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Articles by Livia Gimenes (59)

First-years and other students on campus experienced in-person dining at the Sharpe Refectory for the first time since its transition to take-out only in March 2020.

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Sharpe Refectory reopens for in-person dining after more than a year of take-out only

July 12, 2021 3 comments

The clock struck 12 noon Monday and in the Sharpe Refectory, for the first time in over a year, a familiar scene appeared. Students rushed in with raincoats and backpacks wet after the journey from their dorm or previous class.

Midway through the summer semester, on-campus students hit target goal with 90.6 percent vaccinated.

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On-campus COVID-19 vaccination rate reaches 90.6 percent

June 29, 2021 3 comments

The COVID-19 vaccination rate for students living on campus for the summer reached 90.6 percent last week, Executive Vice President for Planning and Policy Russell Carey ’91 MA’06 wrote in a June 25 Today@Brown announcement.

One year after the murder of George Floyd at the hands of the police officer Derek Chauvin, protesters gather around the Rhode Island State to remember Floyd’s legacy and call for further change.

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‘It’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon’: Protesters reflect one year after murder of George Floyd

May 26, 2021 1 comment

A year after the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police officer Derek Chauvin, the Black Lives Matter Rhode Island Political Action Committee held a protest Tuesday around the Rhode Island State House that gathered around 40 people.

The proposal recommended expanding programs like wintersession, precollege and executive masters.

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Provost Locke presents preliminary recommendations for new budget model 

May 1, 2021 2 comments

Provost Richard Locke P’18 revealed the “preliminary recommendations” of the Ad Hoc Committee on Promoting Financial Health and Sustainability to reduce the “small structural deficit” in the University’s budget at an April 30 faculty meeting.

During adapted Senior Week, Class of ’21 strives to make memories, celebrate last days on College Hill

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During adapted Senior Week, Class of ’21 strives to make memories, celebrate last days on College Hill

April 28, 2021 0 comments
This article is part of the series 2021 Commencement Magazine

As the late Spring dawns on College Hill, many students rush to dining halls to grab a last bite between cramming for finals and packing their semester into boxes that will only be opened in the fall. 

Community members and local activists called for immediate change to confront police brutality.

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‘It feels like deja vu’: Protesters demand end to police brutality after death of Daunte Wright  

April 15, 2021 0 comments

The late spring sun set over the Rhode Island State House Wednesday evening as protesters raised signs bearing bold letters reading: “Stop the war on Black Americans” and “Justice for George Floyd and Daunte Wright.”

Students abroad who received non-FDA-approved vaccines have already shared concerns with the University, President Christina Paxson P'19 said.

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‘We are planning for a much more traditional fall’: President Paxson addresses plans for upcoming academic year

April 6, 2021 0 comments

A year after the first discussions about the University’s reopening plan amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, President Christina Paxson P’19 shared optimistic views on plans for “a more traditional fall” semester at the monthly faculty meeting.

CIS staff worked "24/7" through the weekend to bring the University's systems back online, President Christina Paxson P'19 said.

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Most University systems restored following last Tuesday’s cyberattack

April 6, 2021 0 comments

Most of the University’s non-cloud based systems have been restored following the March 30 cyberattack, said Bill Thirsk, chief digital officer and chief information officer, during a report at Tuesday’s faculty meeting. 

The shutdowns came as part of "a number of aggressive steps” to protect University resources, chief digital officer and chief information officer Bill Thirsk said.

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Cybersecurity attack forces University systems shutdown

March 30, 2021 1 comment

All University non-cloud-based systems and services were out of service Mar. 30 following a cybersecurity attack. 

A year ago today, students reacted to the cancellation of classes and events. Now, in 2021, campus life looks a little different.

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One year later: Brown’s journey through COVID-19

March 11, 2021 0 comments

At this time of the year in 2020, College Hill woke up to its typical bustling scene. Students left their doubles and triples and headed to packed lecture halls and huddled around eight-person tables at the Sharpe Refectory.   

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