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Kayla Guo is a University News section editor from Long Island, New York. She is a junior studying public policy and philosophy. Outside of The Herald, Kayla enjoys over-caffeinating, making playlists and having long meals with friends. Her role model is her 12-year-old sister.

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Housing, academic modifications announced for fall 2020

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Housing, academic modifications announced for fall 2020

July 7, 2020 0 comments

Returning undergraduate students must submit housing and meal plan preferences by July 15, according to an email from Dean of the College Rashid Zia ’01 and Vice President for Campus Life Eric Estes.

Brown to bring students back to campus for two out of three terms for 2020-21 academic year

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Brown to bring students back to campus for two out of three terms for 2020-21 academic year

July 7, 2020 4 comments

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the University will resume on-campus instruction in the fall under a tri-semester model.

Students express preference for return to campus, fall/spring semester combination in tri-semester model

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Students express preference for return to campus, fall/spring semester combination in tri-semester model

June 21, 2020 1 comment

Most University undergraduate students prefer on-campus experiences for the upcoming academic year, according to the results of the Undergraduate Student Preferences Survey on 2020-21 Academic Year Scenarios.

Most students support randomized COVID-19 testing, technology-enabled contact tracing for 2020-21 academic year

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Most students support randomized COVID-19 testing, technology-enabled contact tracing for 2020-21 academic year

June 21, 2020 1 comment

Most University undergraduate students expressed strong support for randomized COVID-19 testing and technology-enabled contact tracing in any on-campus scenarios for the upcoming academic year, according to the results of the Undergraduate Student Preferences Survey on 2020-21 Academic Year Scenarios.

On Thursday, President Paxson testified in front of the United States Senate virtually and outlined the essential aspects of plans to reopen college campuses in the fall in light of COVID-19.

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Paxson testifies on reopening college campuses safely before U.S. Senate Committee

June 6, 2020 0 comments

In testimony before the United States Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Thursday morning, President Christina Paxson P’19 outlined essential aspects of any plan to safely reopen college campuses in the fall in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

As COVID-19 highlights societal fault lines, student activists press on

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As COVID-19 highlights societal fault lines, student activists press on

May 25, 2020 1 comment
This article is part of the series Commencement Magazine 2020

As an organizer for Sunrise Providence, Emma Bouton ’20 planned to participate in a mass strike on Earth Day to protest the lack of political action taken to combat climate change.

Students with 21st birthdays during the COVID-19 pandemic have seen trips and parties cancelled, leading to new, creative ways of celebrating in quarantine. “It just ended up being back in my house,” said Morgan Awner ’21, who previously planned to celebrate while on a trip to Patagonia.

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‘Definitely not what you expected from movies’: Celebrating 21st birthdays in quarantine

April 23, 2020 0 comments

The weekend of her 21st birthday, Morgan Awner ’21 was supposed to be in Patagonia, hiking and taking in the breathtaking views of the region’s infamous glaciers, fjords and mountains, on her study abroad program’s first trip out of Santiago, Chile.

The costs for this fiscal year, which ends June 30, have now likely exceeded $21 million as a result of expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Paxson: Brown must make ‘tough’ financial choices due to economic impacts of COVID-19

April 6, 2020 3 comments

The University calculated that costs associated with the effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic will exceed $20 million in the current fiscal year, according to a community-wide email from President Christina Paxson P’19 sent this morning.

Faculty member among new Rhode Island COVID-19 cases

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Faculty member among new Rhode Island COVID-19 cases

March 21, 2020 2 comments

A second member of the Brown community, a University faculty member, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a message from Health Services Clinical Director Adam Pallant and Associate Vice President for Campus Life Vanessa Britto.

COVID-19 shuts down Brown study abroad programs

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COVID-19 shuts down Brown study abroad programs

March 20, 2020 0 comments

When Halle Fowler ’21 arrived in Australia in mid-February for her semester abroad, she looked forward to excursions to the Great Barrier Reef, the Northern Territories, Western Australia, New Zealand and more.

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