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Articles by Corey Gelb-Bicknell (18)

Around the country, millions are traveling home for Thanksgiving despite pandemic restrictions. Meanwhile, some University students are playing it safe and staying on campus through the holiday and reading period.

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

Brown’s fall semester comes to gradual close

November 23, 2020 0 comments

As classes wrap up before Thanksgiving break, many students are packing their bags to head home for the winter. Some have already departed. Others are hunkering down in their dorms and apartments for the reading period and beyond — opting to avoid a change in environment, and possible exposure, as COVID-19 cases rise. 

Despite University policies prohibiting professors from taking political stances in classes, many professors provided accommodations or discussions to help students deal with the stress of the Presidential Election last week.

News, University News

Amid anxiety over U.S. Election results, professors pressed on with class

November 13, 2020 0 comments

For students like Renee Clairvoyant ’23, the uncertainty of last week’s election made it difficult to focus. “It was like my chest felt heavy,” Clairvoyant said. “I kept checking the maps every five minutes. I couldn’t really think about anything else.”

R.I. Elections Roundup: Mack ’16 wins election to State Senate as R.I. Dems reelected to U.S. House, Senate

Metro, News

R.I. Elections Roundup: Mack ’16 wins election to State Senate as R.I. Dems reelected to U.S. House, Senate

November 4, 2020 0 comments

While the presidential race continues to be drawn out by counts of mail-in ballots in several swing states, Rhode Island results rolled in sooner.

Brown College Republicans officially endorse Trump as other conservatives express hesitation

News, University News

Brown College Republicans officially endorse Trump as other conservatives express hesitation

October 29, 2020 12 comments

As a number of prominent Republicans have distanced themselves politically from President Donald Trump ahead of the imminent 2020 election, conservative students at the University are grappling with the decision of whether or not to back their party’s incumbent. 

Brown community pours donation money into Democratic 2020 campaign, leaves Republicans dry

News, University News

Brown community pours donation money into Democratic 2020 campaign, leaves Republicans dry

October 29, 2020 1 comment

Democratic political donations from University employees have increased exponentially since 1992, dwarfing donations to Republicans, which have more or less remained constant, according to data from OpenSecrets.

Questions surrounding DPS’s role in enforcing social distancing follow nationwide activism to defund and reform police in the wake of anti-Black violence, though some say DPS’s role is minimal and essential.

News, University News

Students expressed split opinions on DPS enforcement of COVID-19 Campus Safety Policy

October 20, 2020 1 comment

Since the start of the academic year, the Brown Department of Public Safety has been responsible for monitoring campus, educating students about the COVID-19 Campus Safety Policy and reporting some violations to the Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards, according to DPS Chief of Police Mark Porter.

According to DPS, the reported decrease in crime on campus can be attributed partially to having fewer students on campus than usual.

Metro, News

Brown sees overall decrease in crime in 2020 despite recent uptick in violent crimes

October 15, 2020 0 comments

Reported crimes on the University’s campus decreased by 58 percent compared to last year, according to Brown’s Department of Public Safety crime report, which was reviewed by The Herald. DPS has also seen a 54 percent decrease in reported crimes for September alone, compared to last year.  

Providence College has recently seen a spike in COVID-19 cases, with 202 positive tests confirmed as of Sept. 28. Students are now under a strict stay-at-home directive.

Metro, News

Brown urges students to be cautious as Providence College sees spike in COVID-19 cases

September 28, 2020 2 comments

In the last seven days, Brown administered 10,000 COVID-19 asymptomatic tests to students and faculty with no confirmed positive cases among students. In total, Brown has announced 16 asymptomatic positive cases since Aug. 24. 

Friends and family share fond memories of Milan Samardziski ’23, who passed away earlier this month.

News, University News

Brown community remembers Milan Samardziski ’23

September 24, 2020 0 comments

Milan Samardziski ’23, a loving friend with a quick wit and resounding laugh, passed away unexpectedly while at home with his family in North Macedonia, on Sept. 4. He had just turned 20 years old.

A memorial for George Floyd in Minneapolis. Community organizations at Brown including student groups, student centers and administrators have expressed solidarity and the need for action as national and international protests of racism and police brutality have continued.

News, University News

Community organizations at Brown take a stand for George Floyd

June 8, 2020 0 comments

As students continue to take to the streets to protest George Floyd’s death two weeks ago at the hands of a white police officer, University community organizations and members have chosen to speak out and urge action in support of the movement.