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Paxson, Locke take 20 percent salary cut due to pandemic’s financial impact

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Paxson, Locke take 20 percent salary cut due to pandemic’s financial impact

April 7, 2020 0 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19 and Provost Richard Locke P’18 will each be taking a 20 percent pay reduction this fiscal year. This decision accompanies salary freezes for faculty and staff.

‘If only I could teleport home’: International students and COVID-19

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‘If only I could teleport home’: International students and COVID-19

March 26, 2020 0 comments

When news broke that the University was moving to remote learning and telling students to leave College Hill, Jessica Zhu ’20 was not surprised. She was expecting the announcement. In many ways, it felt as though her whole semester had been building to that moment.

The Herald has compiled information and news updates regarding some of the modified rules and resources available for students staying on campus this semester.

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For students staying on campus: services and facilities information

March 17, 2020 0 comments

The University is shifting to remote learning, with all course instruction taking place online for the remainder of the semester, beginning March 30. Many students have evacuated campus and the University community now spans multiple continents.

Students began preparing to move on Thursday, following President Paxson's initial email telling students to leave campus.

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University pushes move out date up to March 17

March 14, 2020 0 comments

Undergraduate students who live in on-campus residences or Brown-owned properties must now vacate their residences by 5 p.m. on March 17, five days sooner than the University originally instructed.

Three University students are currently being tested for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). While the students are currently in isolation, test results are pending.

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Three University students tested for COVID-19 as state precautions increase

March 10, 2020 0 comments

Three University students are currently being tested for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to an email sent by Vice President for Campus Life Eric Estes and Executive Director of Health and Wellness Vanessa Britto to students and faculty Monday.

Brown updates event, travel COVID-19 policies

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Brown updates event, travel COVID-19 policies

March 6, 2020 0 comments

In light of “the rapidly evolving impact” of COVID-19 coronavirus, President Paxson announced substantial new University event and travel policies, in an email circulated to community members March 6. 

Brown students react to Super Tuesday results

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Brown students react to Super Tuesday results

March 5, 2020 1 comment

Voters in 14 states — from California to Maine — cast their ballots for their choice Democratic candidate March 3, when more than one third of all delegates for the Democratic National Convention were up for grabs on Super Tuesday.

Bernie Sanders won a surprise victory in the 2016 Rhode Island Democratic contest, partly due to the state’s semi-open primary.

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Metro Recap: Reflections on Sanders’ 2016 Rhode Island win

March 2, 2020 0 comments

The nation’s smallest state voted big for Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on April 26, 2016. Winning 54.7 percent of the vote compared to Hillary Clinton’s 43.1 percent, Sanders emerged victorious in Rhode Island’s Democratic presidential primary even as Clinton scooped up wins in many neighboring states.

Journalists expelled by Chinese Foreign Ministry

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Journalists expelled by Chinese Foreign Ministry

February 27, 2020 0 comments

On Feb. 19, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced its decision to expel three Wall Street Journal reporters, including University alum Chao Deng ’09. The move marked the country’s first direct expulsion of foreign reporters in over two decades.

Members of Brown Students for Bernie, Brown Students for Warren and Bruno for Pete traveled to New Hampshire last weekend to support their candidates.

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Brown students canvas in NH Democratic primary

February 12, 2020 0 comments

When Alison Swinth ’22 knocked on the front door of a modest home in the outskirts of Epping, New Hampshire, she was greeted by a man wearing nothing but a towel.