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Articles by Katie Chen (18)

Transit riders are frustrated by the lack of stakeholder input in the development of the RIDOT multi-hub proposal.

Metro, News

Transportation tussle: RIPTA riders and community organizations push back on RIDOT bus hub plan

October 8, 2020 0 comments

It takes Edilberta Trejo one whole hour on the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority every day to travel from her home to the library where she works. 

Students and local housing experts suggested that the proposed plan was ultimately lacking in any real commitment.

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Drafted Providence housing plans draws critiques, recognition of positive efforts

September 30, 2020 0 comments

In an effort to provide more housing and homeownership opportunities to Providence residents, the city released a draft of its first Anti-Displacement and Comprehensive Housing Strategy on Aug. 26.

Several students erroneously received emails alleging they had been in the Providence area between Sept. 14 and 21 and therefore had violated the Code of Student Conduct.

News, University News

Some remote students receive emails from Brown accusing them of violating code of student conduct

September 28, 2020 5 comments

As the University pushed for students who have opted for remote status but are living in Providence to enroll in its testing program last week, some students erroneously received emails alleging that they had been in the Providence area and had violated the Code of Student Conduct. 

Of the 8,294 COVID-19 tests Brown has completed in the past seven days, only three have been confirmed positive, marking a prevalence rate of 0.1 percent.

News, University News

Brown COVID-19 testing update: 16 total positive cases as of 9/22

September 22, 2020 1 comment

The University maintains a positivity rate under 0.1 percent as the testing program proceeds, while Providence College reported an outbreak and greater Rhode Island remains at risk for an outbreak of its own.

No positive COVID-19 cases among RISD student leaders back on campus

Metro, News

No positive COVID-19 cases among RISD student leaders back on campus

August 28, 2020 0 comments

None of the 44 student leaders Rhode Island School of Design welcomed back this month in preparation for in-person learning tested positive for COVID-19. 

Brown announces educational campaign on COVID-19 public health guidelines

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

Brown announces educational campaign on COVID-19 public health guidelines

August 27, 2020 1 comment

As some students return to campus and Providence, the University has launched the Brown Takes Care campaign to encourage personal responsibility for public health by providing both physical and online resources to stay safe and maintain the community.

University announces decreased fees, room, board costs

University announces decreased fees, room, board costs

August 12, 2020 0 comments

The University will decrease some student fees for the Fall 2020 semester, according to an Aug. 12 email from Student Financial Services. Student Financial Services stated in their email that these decisions were motivated by the University’s decision to postpone the planned arrival of students until late September.

Protestors in October 2019 urged University administrators to cut ties with Warren Kanders '79.

Metro, News

Students will continue to demand Brown cut ties with Warren Kanders following Safariland tear gas divestment

June 28, 2020 0 comments

Safariland Group — a company led by University alum and donor Warren Kanders ’79 P’23 — announced June 9 that it will divest from its Defense Technology and Monadnock divisions, which are responsible for producing crowd-control weapons such as tear gas.

On April 26, the New York Times published an op-ed written by President Christina Paxson P’19 titled “College Campuses Must Reopen in the Fall. Here’s How We Do It.”

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

Paxson’s NYT op-ed on fall reopening met with mixed reactions from Brown community

May 4, 2020 5 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19’s April 26 New York Times op-ed, titled “College Campuses Must Reopen in the Fall. Here’s How We Do It,” has received mixed reactions from University students and faculty.

The Graduate Center Bar represents a central place of community for Brown alumni and current students. But, as the GCB closed its doors amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, campus community members have put energy toward fundraising efforts to keep the bar running.

News, University News

In midst of COVID-19 pandemic, community aids GCB

April 16, 2020 1 comment

Ever since Susan Yund became manager of the Graduate Center Bar in 1994, Brown students and faculty could always count on the bar to open its doors every night for good drinks and good company.

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