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Articles by Laura David (12)

Just shy of a month ago, the University announced its decision to remove fully vaccinated individuals from its routine testing program.

News, University News

Brown reinstates routine COVID-19 testing for all students, cites uptick in variants

July 27, 2021 0 comments

The University will reinstate its COVID-19 testing requirement for all community members starting August 16 with plans to maintain it through September at least, Vice President of Planning and Policy Russell Carey ’91 MA’06 wrote in a Monday email to the Brown community. 

UCS Chair of Campus Life Mina Sarmas ’24 moderated the discussion with Director of Wellness and Nutrition Jessie Curran alongside UCS President Summer Dai ’22.

News, University News

UCS discusses food accessibility, plant-based options at town hall

July 7, 2021 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students hosted a town hall with Director of Wellness and Nutrition Jessie Curran at its virtual general body meeting Wednesday. Students were able to submit questions via Google Form prior to the meeting. 

Students returning to campus for the fall semester are required to receive their final dose and upload their vaccination card to the University’s health portal by August 1.

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

University reaches 90 percent COVID-19 vaccination rate

July 7, 2021 0 comments

The University has reached a 90 percent overall COVID-19 vaccination rate for students, faculty and staff currently engaged in on-campus activity, Russell Carey ’91 MA’06, executive vice president of planning and policy, wrote in an email to the community Wednesday morning.

Lucy Dacus used experiences from her upbringing as inspiration for her album "Home Video."

Arts & Culture, Reviews

‘Home Video’ shows Lucy Dacus at her best

June 30, 2021 0 comments

For years, Lucy Dacus has been one of indie’s best kept secrets. After bubbling under the surface as a member of the group boygenius with Phoebe Bridgers and Julien Baker and after the release of her first album “No Burden,” Dacus’ sophomore record “Historian” garnered her a reach she’d never had before. 

Marie Ulven, Norwegian singer-songwriter known as girl in red, has garnered millions of followers on platforms like Spotify and Instagram.

Arts & Culture, Reviews

On the verge of greatness: girl in red releases album ‘if i could make it go quiet’

June 16, 2021 0 comments

Norwegian singer-songwriter Marie Ulven, more widely known as the indie-pop icon girl in red, released her debut album “if i could make it go quiet” April 30 to much anticipation by fans and critics alike. 

Brown music community adapts during COVID-19 pandemic

Arts & Culture

Brown music community adapts during COVID-19 pandemic

May 25, 2021 0 comments

Last year, many lives were upended as the world went into lockdown. For the music community, however, the sting of the shutdowns was particularly harsh.

Spring weekend was cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Brown Concert Agency said that planning this year's concert for a virtual format was not easy.

Arts & Culture

Phoebe Bridgers, KAYTRANADA, KeiyaA to perform at Spring Weekend

April 9, 2021 1 comment

Earlier today, the Brown Concert Agency announced that Phoebe Bridgers, KAYTRANADA and KeiyaA will be performing at Saturday night’s Spring Weekend concert. After being cancelled last year, the annual festival will return this year virtually on Zoom. 

Because of the budget cut, BCA has decided to scale Spring Weekend back to one day with three artists.

Arts & Culture

Brown Concert Agency to release Spring Weekend lineup April 3

March 29, 2021 1 comment

Though this year’s Spring Weekend will take a virtual format for the first time in University history, Brown Concert Agency is set to bring back the treasured College Hill event April 10. The lineup for this year’s festival will be released April 3.

“The World’s A Little Blurry” shows Eilish’s world for exactly what it is: crazy and complex but punctuated by moments of normalcy.

Arts & Culture, Reviews

‘The World’s A Little Blurry’: Billie Eilish releases new documentary

March 14, 2021 0 comments

The artist documentary appears to be a deceptively simple concept. It’s all too easy to assume that if you follow a superstar around with a camera for long enough, you’ll stumble upon depth and greatness. 

Toronto-based Tamara Lindeman grew up feeling connected to the natural world, incorporating it into her music today.

Arts & Culture, Reviews

The Weather Station releases new album Ignorance

February 21, 2021 0 comments

From the opening notes of Ignorance, the album is a culmination of Tamara Lindeman’s musical efforts. Using an avant-garde blend of jazz and folk, Toronto-based Lindeman has produced a piece of work that perfectly encapsulates the often harsh realities of present-age climate anxieties.