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Olivia is a Metro editor for The Brown Daily Herald. Born and raised in London, UK, Olivia is a junior studying American History with a focus on race and law. Her journalistic work focuses on criminal justice, social justice and politics. She's interested in people, words and pictures.

Articles by Olivia George (38)

Brown files to dismiss class action lawsuit demanding refund over COVID-19 closure

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

Brown files to dismiss class action lawsuit demanding refund over COVID-19 closure

September 1, 2020 3 comments

The University has filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit brought by students seeking reimbursement of tuition, fees, and room and board following the University’s decision to close campus in March and transition exclusively to online learning amid the coronavirus pandemic.

As fall semester nears, students already on campus voice serious concerns about living conditions

News, University News

As fall semester nears, students already on campus voice serious concerns about living conditions

August 13, 2020 1 comment

College students across the country are preparing for an academic year like no other: masks in near-empty lecture halls, regular nasal swab testing and no large campus gatherings. 

Brown undergraduate classes will be fully online until at least Oct. 5

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Brown undergraduate classes will be fully online until at least Oct. 5

August 11, 2020 1 comment

All undergraduate courses will be taught remotely until the week of October 5, according to the Healthy Brown website.

COVID-19 testing specifics remain uncertain for fall semester

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

COVID-19 testing specifics remain uncertain for fall semester

July 30, 2020 2 comments

Before classes resume on College Hill, the University intends to test all returning students for COVID-19. But what happens next?

Celebration, reflection, action: Employees mark Juneteenth as a paid day off for the first time at Brown

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Celebration, reflection, action: Employees mark Juneteenth as a paid day off for the first time at Brown

June 26, 2020 0 comments

When Juliet Hooker, a professor of political science, began teaching her class POLS 1530: Gender, Slavery, and Freedom a few years ago, she was surprised to learn just how little some students in her classroom knew of the University’s ties to chattel slavery. 

‘Racism is a public health issue’: Medical workers unite to support Black Lives Matter

Metro, News

‘Racism is a public health issue’: Medical workers unite to support Black Lives Matter

June 15, 2020 0 comments

In the shadow of Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Chief Pediatrics Resident Alexis Thompson bowed her head in silence. She was motionless, surrounded by dozens of colleagues, clad in their white jackets, blue-green uniforms and face masks.

Brown student files class-action lawsuit against University for tuition, fee refunds

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Brown student files class-action lawsuit against University for tuition, fee refunds

May 1, 2020 11 comments

A Brown student filed a class-action lawsuit against the University demanding a refund for tuition, fees and/or room and board he claims he was unlawfully charged for because the COVID-19 pandemic forced the University to close its campus and cancel in-person classes.

Activists protest against Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility's contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in September 2019.

Metro, News

Wyatt Detention Facility reports first COVID-19 case among detainees, facility in lockdown

April 22, 2020 0 comments

An unidentified prisoner at the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility tested positive for COVID-19, according to a daily report sent from Daniel Martin, the facility’s warden, to United States Chief District Court Judge John McConnell Jr. ’80. The prisoner is one of the 490 people currently being held at the facility.

A coalition of over 30 community organizations and faith leaders planned Friday’s car-based rally, during which dozens of advocates circled the R.I. State House.

Metro, News

Amid fears of COVID-19 sweeping through correctional facilities, a rallying cry: ‘Free Them All’

April 20, 2020 0 comments

Streams of protestors drove around the R.I. State House last Friday, blaring their horns and carrying signs in support of increased releases of incarcerated people from the Adult Correctional Institutions — releases that they say have taken on a potentially life-or-death-significance, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

University to enact salary, wage freezes for upcoming Fiscal Year 2021

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University to enact salary, wage freezes for upcoming Fiscal Year 2021

April 8, 2020 0 comments

The University will freeze regular salary increases for faculty and staff for Fiscal Year 2021 beginning July 1 as one of many measures to alleviate the financial strain of COVID-19, according to a community-wide email sent by Provost Richard Locke P’18. 

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