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Articles by Claire Liu (36)

The University encourages community members to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, according to Vice President for Planning and Policy Russell Carey ’91 MA’06, who cited vaccinations as a means of helping to prevent the spread of variants.

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

VP Carey discusses student COVID-19 vaccine requirement for fall, COVID-19 protocol moving forward

April 9, 2021 0 comments

Sixteen University community members tested positive for COVID-19 through the asymptomatic testing program from April 1 to April 7, Executive Vice President for Planning and Policy Russell Carey ’91 MA’06 told The Herald in a conversation April 8.

Commencement for the graduating class of 2021 and 2021.5 will take place in two parts on May 2, one ceremony beginning at 10:00 am and the second at 2:30 pm.

News, University News

Modified in-person Commencement to take place, expanded to include class of 2021.5

April 8, 2021 0 comments

The University will hold Commencement in-person through two ceremonies and will open the event to students graduating mid-year in 2021.5, according to an email sent to the class of 2021 and 2021.5 April 8. 

Univeristy Covid-19 testing centers will remain open in the break between the spring and summer semesters.

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

VP Carey looks ahead as R.I. general vaccine eligibility date, end of semester approach

April 4, 2021 0 comments

Twenty-seven community members tested positive for COVID-19 through the asymptomatic testing program between March 25 and March 31, according to the Healthy Brown COVID-19 Testing Update April 2.

Distinguished, female figures of the University's Economics department Anna Aizer, Rachel Friedberg, Bryce Steinberg and Amy Handlan discuss common experiences and challenges to diversity in their field.

News, University News

Female economics professors talk gender dynamics in the field

April 1, 2021 0 comments

The percentage of women in full-time professor positions in research-oriented economics departments is eight to 13 percent, according to an Institute of Labor Economics study in 2018. The share of women academics in economics is slowly increasing, but senior and junior figures alike remain a minority in the profession. 

Given federal course-credit guidelines and the need for pubic health safety during the 2020-2021 acadmeic year, "the (academic) calendar had to be the way it is," according to VP Russell Carey.

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

VP Carey: Increase in COVID-19 cases is a ‘definite turn in a different direction’ due to individual actions

March 28, 2021 0 comments

The University saw an increase in positive COVID-19 cases this week, with 37 community members testing positive through the asymptomatic testing program March 21 to March 27, according to the Healthy Brown COVID-19 Dashboard. The majority of cases came from undergraduate students on campus.

The University is currently discussing whether to make the COVID-19 vaccine a requirement for students and employees.

News, University News

VP Carey: Brown is ‘strongly encouraging’ vaccinations, but no ‘expectations’ for on-campus vaccination site

March 21, 2021 0 comments

Governor Dan McKee announced Thursday that Rhode Island will move up the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility date for all adults to April 19. The University “welcomes” the announcement, Executive Vice President for Planning and Policy Russell Carey ’91 MA’06 told The Herald in a conversation March 19.

The University saw 23 positive COVID-19 cases in the week of Mar. 7 to Mar. 13, according to Executive Vice President for Planning and Policy Russell Carey ’91 MA’06.

News, University News

Campus COVID-19 cases trend in an ‘encouraging direction’ while state vaccine eligibility expands

March 14, 2021 0 comments

As the University reported relatively steady levels of asymptomatic COVID-19 cases among community members from last week through its testing program, Rhode Island saw increased vaccine eligibility. 

Since the testing program began on Aug. 24, the number of completed tests has now surpassed 250,000.

News, University News

VP Carey: Brown community sees ‘encouraging’ declines in positive COVID-19 cases following spike

March 7, 2021 0 comments

The University saw a decrease in positive COVID-19 cases this week after a spike in numbers the previous week.

The Lemley Family Leadership Lecture Series was established in 2020 through a gift from Wayne C. Lemley ’80 to feature exceptional intellectual leaders that “inform, challenge and educate” the Brown community, according to Provost Richard Locke P’18.

News, Science & Research

Pioneer of CRISPR genome-editing technology, Jennifer Doudna, opens inaugural Lemley Family Leadership Lecture Series

March 5, 2021 0 comments

Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna, who co-invented CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing technology, joined President Christina Paxson P’19 for a virtual conversation on CRISPR’s wide-ranging applications and its ethical implications in medicine and beyond.

(Photo: Tracy Pan / Herald)

Students receive email reminders to book a follow-up appointment three days after their most recent COVID test.

News, University News

University increases frequency of follow-ups for student testing in spring semester

March 1, 2021 0 comments

For undergraduates living on or off campus, testing is required twice a week, while graduate students are either required to test once or twice a week depending on time spent on campus, according to the Healthy Brown website.