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Articles by Livia Gimenes (44)

Somerson studied at RISD as an undergraduate in the 1970s, before co-founding and heading the Furniture Design program in the 1990s.

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RISD President Rosanne Somerson to retire

January 14, 2021 0 comments

Rhode Island School of Design President Rosanne Somerson will retire at the end of the academic year after serving five years in office, the school’s Board of Trustees announced in an email to the RISD community Dec. 22. “For over three decades, President Somerson has been an influential leader and […]

Students placed in hotels will be housed in single-occupancy rooms in areas of the properties that will be occupied only by other Brown students.

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University to lease off-campus hotel rooms for students on spring 2021 housing waitlist

December 4, 2020 1 comment

The University will lease hotel rooms in the Hilton, Marriott and Omni properties in downtown Providence for all students on the spring housing waitlist who express interest in the option, according to a Dec. 4 email from the Office of Residential Life.

With the semester coming to a close, students try to plan for the spring while handling uncertainties about housing spots and public health concerns.

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Students plan for the spring semester amidst uncertainties about on-campus housing and COVID-19

November 23, 2020 1 comment

The waitlist ranks students hoping to live on campus next semester according to class year and whether they have taken leave. Juniors currently studying remotely have priority, followed by remote sophomores, and then seniors, juniors and sophomores currently on leave.

Online education at Brown, past and future

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Online education at Brown, past and future

November 23, 2020 1 comment

As of January 2020, the University was only planning to offer three online courses for the spring semester: a creative nonfiction class, an English course called “Renegades, Reprobates and Castaways” and a course on the archeology of death in ancient Egypt. 

Students form Zoom study groups to navigate online classes, connect with peers

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Students form Zoom study groups to navigate online classes, connect with peers

November 9, 2020 0 comments

Studying in groups no longer happens in clusters in the Sciences Library or packed booths in the Blue Room. 

Students “podding” away from the University find their own balance between maintaining friendship within pods, housekeeping responsibilities and engaging in outdoor group activities.

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‘It’s sort of the best of both worlds’: Students choose to live with peers while being miles away from College Hill

November 1, 2020 1 comment

Historic red brick buildings jammed with students sharing one large communal shower and sleeping in high-raised twin XL beds — this environment usually comes to mind when thinking about the college experience.

Frederic Whitney “Eric” Wu ’22 is remembered by community members as ‘determined,’ ‘generous’ and ‘quietly exceptional.’

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Eric Wu ’22 remembered as kind, determined and generous soul

October 27, 2020 0 comments

Frederic Whitney “Eric” Wu ’22, a go-getter with a passion for helping others, passed away in a tragic automobile accident Sept. 23. Eric would now be 21 years old. 

Under current Rhode Island law, teletherapy is not made available to out-of-state residents. If passed by the U.S. Senate, the TREAT Act would allow healthcare professionals to offer telehealth visits from any state during the pandemic, regardless of the state in which they are licensed.

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Students struggle with navigating CAPS’ resources remotely

October 20, 2020 0 comments

Counseling and Psychological Services is working hard to offer consistent telehealth appointments and “services have been going well,” CAPS Director Dr. Will Meek wrote in an email to The Herald. But many on-campus groups and students have said that CAPS’ operations fall short of their goal of supporting students.

Sophomores represent the largest proportion of remote learners and the number of juniors living off-campus increased after the decision was delayed.

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Number of Brown students studying remotely more than doubled following delayed in-person class decision

October 18, 2020 1 comment

Of the sophomores, juniors and seniors enrolled in classes this semester, only 23 percent are living on campus, while 44.2 percent are living off campus or commuting. Another 32.8 percent are studying remotely, according to data provided to The Herald by Dean of the College Rashid Zia ’01.

The unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 pandemic caused this summer to be the busiest in CAPS history, according to the program’s director Will Meek. As classes started again, isolation and work-life balance have worsened the mental health of many students.

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“They basically had their lives ripped from under them”: Students grapple with mental health concerns amidst an unexpected academic year

October 13, 2020 0 comments

As colleges shut down across the country in March, many students saw their lives completely change without warning. Intensely packed days scrambling to classes around campus turned into days spent parked in front of computer screens while scattered around the globe.

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