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Articles by Jack Walker (37)

Members of grassroots organization Project Weber/RENEW distribute resources to local community members at Kennedy Plaza in Providence.

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Rhode Island community members turn to mutual aid, direct outreach during pandemic

March 4, 2021 0 comments

“All Services Free & Confidential,” reads a corner of the black-and-white handout being distributed to Kennedy Plaza passersby on a chilly March afternoon. The other side of the printed graphic advertises resources ranging from HIV testing to job application support.

The Nelson Fitness Center increased its operations for the spring opening in-person fitness sessions and the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center, in addition to the fitness loft.

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Nelson Fitness Center balances increased student population and health guidelines for spring semester

February 23, 2021 0 comments

Every day at midnight, students race to book time slots to access the Nelson Fitness Center on its website, scheduling one-hour workout sessions four days in advance. Prior to the pandemic, Howard Silverman ’22 went to the gym about six times a week to work out.

Fashion@Brown announces ‘bigger-than-ever’ 2021 Brown Fashion Week lineup

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Fashion@Brown announces ‘bigger-than-ever’ 2021 Brown Fashion Week lineup

February 11, 2021 0 comments

Brown Fashion Week ’21 promises “bigger-than-ever” virtual programming this March, including a star-studded lineup of CEOs and style icons, according to an email to The Herald from President of Fashion@Brown Sasha Pinto ’21. 

For the spring semester, Andrews Commons and Josiah’s are offering students pre-ordered, customizable meals through the GET Mobile app.

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Students express frustration over ordering Brown meals through GET Mobile app

February 9, 2021 2 comments

As one of the many students assigned to live in the Omni Hotel for the spring semester, Tommy Bellaire ’23 has to plan ahead for the trek across College Hill before engaging with campus dining options.

Long lines wrapping around Page-Robinson Hall have become a familiar sight as students wait for their mail with social distancing requirements in place.

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Mail Services faces increased volume of packages, further logistical demands

February 2, 2021 0 comments

After getting a notification from Mail Services that her package had arrived the night before, Emerson Goodrich ’23 made a point of waking up early to beat the line at the campus mailroom.

BDS cashier Gail McCarthy worked from 6:30 to 10:30 AM every day during Quiet Period preparing bagged meals for the Brown community.

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BDS navigates meal planning, prep, pickup as campus quarantines

January 28, 2021 1 comment

Gail McCarthy, a beloved Brown Dining Services cashier, found herself doing much more than her typical role of swiping ID cards and doling out smiles during the spring semester’s unusual start.

Beginning Jan. 27, classes of 19 students or fewer will be permitted to meet in person.

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University moves to Modified Campus Activity level 2

January 26, 2021 0 comments

The University will transition into a Modified Level 2 of the Campus Activity Status beginning Jan. 27, at which point classes of 19 students or fewer will be allowed to meet in person, according to an email sent by Russell Carey, executive vice president for planning and policy, Tuesday evening. […]

Janet Yellen studied economics as a student at Pembroke College, Brown's previous all-female coordinate college.

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Janet Yellen ’67 confirmed to serve as first female Treasury Secretary

January 25, 2021 2 comments

Janet Yellen ’67 was confirmed by the U.S. Senate Monday evening to head the Department of the Treasury following announcements of her planned nomination by the Biden administration in November. Yellen is the first woman to hold the position.

Families and guests will tune into the class of 2021's Commencement ceremony virtually, Paxson announced in a Thursday email.

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University to hold in-person Commencement for class of 2021, cancels postponed class of 2020 ceremony

January 21, 2021 1 comment

Commencement for the class of 2021 will be held in-person May 1 and 2, but families and guests must attend the event virtually in light of public health conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Public health officials and the University both stress that community members follow public health guidelines, amidst increasing positive rates of COVID-19 cases reported nationwide.

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On-campus procedures and guidelines for the spring semester

January 19, 2021 0 comments

At the outset of the spring semester, public health officials and the University both maintain the importance of adhering to public health guidelines, as January marks the greatest number of positive COVID-19 cases reported yet on a national level.

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