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As students face additional conduct regulations per state and University COVID-19 guidelines, total disciplinary actions taken against undergraduate students have risen sharply this fall compared to past semesters

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Brown sees spike in disciplinary actions in fall semester

November 24, 2020 3 comments

As students face additional conduct regulations per state and University COVID-19 guidelines, total disciplinary actions taken against undergraduate students have risen sharply this fall compared to past semesters.

In 2019, the University announced an initiative to double its U.S. veteran population by 2024. Healey’s $20 million gift marks an important step towards this goal.

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Brown receives $20 million gift to help provide full scholarships for U.S. veterans

November 12, 2020 0 comments

A recent $20 million gift from Joseph P. Healey P’22 P’24 will create a permanent endowment for a scholarship for U.S. military veterans. 

The 2020 presidential election highlights two diverging visions for the country and for higher eduction policy.

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Undetermined election outcome leaves higher education policies uncertain

November 5, 2020 1 comment

While current presidential election results project a potential win for the Biden administration, the lingering possibility of President Trump’s reelection leaves the future of higher education in the United States at the precipice of two very different administrations. 

In early spring, the University began formulating plans for students to vacate campus and finish the semester remotely.

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

A timeline of University COVID-19 decision-making

October 8, 2020 1 comment

Since early March, the conditions created by the COVID-19 pandemic have forced the University to reconsider important aspects of campus life and the student experience.

While CS TA Nick Young ’23 noted that high enrollment this semester has sometimes made his job challenging, the workload is overall manageable and he is finding ways to adapt to the remote semester.


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TAs navigate online semester

September 27, 2020 0 comments

Teaching assistants have always played an essential role in helping classes run smoothly, moderating discussion sessions and answering students’ questions.

Students’ residence halls are gradually being repopulated as students return to campus. RPLs work to promote health and safety in the on-campus community.

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RPLs plan for atypical dorm experience this fall semester

September 20, 2020 1 comment

For Natalia Brown ’23, the decision to return as an in-person Residential Peer Leader was not an easy one. When the University announced its phased opening plan, she considered pulling out of the RPL program entirely. “It was almost too much stress,” Brown said.

Brown to welcome undergraduate students back to campus for in-person classes

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Brown to welcome undergraduate students back to campus for in-person classes

September 10, 2020 3 comments

Brown will welcome back more undergraduates to its residence halls and hold some in-person classes this fall, President Christina Paxson P’19 wrote in an email to the Brown community Thursday, Sept. 10. 

Balancing daily life, academics and public health concerns with the potential undergraduate return to campus, graduate students navigate unprecedented circumstances this fall.

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Graduate students worry about safety as fall semester begins, more students return

September 9, 2020 0 comments

Graduate students entering the fall semester are concerned about access to campus resources and safety, especially with the looming return of some of the undergraduate population.

Convocation keynote address discusses ‘new normal’ in Brown ethics

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Convocation keynote address discusses ‘new normal’ in Brown ethics

September 8, 2020 0 comments

In his keynote address at the University’s 257th Opening Convocation, Associate Professor of Religious Studies Andre C. Willis discussed the “new normal” in daily life and ethics during this time of global unrest — a new normal reflected in the University’s first-ever convocation to occur entirely online.

New course matching process for registration causes student frustration

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New course matching process for registration causes student frustration

September 8, 2020 0 comments

When Cici Osias ’23 opened Courses@Brown on Aug. 16, she was confused and worried. She found that she hadn’t been registered for any of the courses in her primary cart, despite the fact that some of the capped courses she had selected were still listing available seats. 

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