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Articles by Tyler Jacobson (28)

Source: Megan Fox, Assistant Director for Greek and Program House Engagement

News, University News

Sororities welcome 61 new members following first ever virtual recruitment

February 23, 2021 0 comments

Sixty-one undergraduate students accepted bids into three of the University’s four nationally recognized sororities following four days of virtual recruitment from Feb. 11-14, according to Megan Fox, assistant director for Greek and program house engagement.

A variety of speakers with backgrounds such as ecology, public policy and theology gathered virtually at the event.

News, Science & Research

Annual Space Horizons conference discusses sustainability in space

February 11, 2021 0 comments

Scientists, researchers and space enthusiasts convened at Brown’s annual Space Horizons conference from Feb. 8-12, where they attempted to answer some of the most pressing questions in space exploration and research.

Amid limited COVID-19 vaccine supply, Rhode Island leaders prioritize equity, lowered death rate, economy in vaccine rollout

Metro, News

Amid limited COVID-19 vaccine supply, Rhode Island leaders prioritize equity, lowered death rate, economy in vaccine rollout

January 24, 2021 0 comments

With limited supply of vaccines in Rhode Island, state officials have backed a three-phased prioritization plan to determine who receives doses first, with a focus on equity and minimizing hospitalizations.

Professors navigate the unfamiliar territory of hybrid learning and try to juggle the multiple logistical challenges of returning to in-person instruction.

University News

Professors share experiences teaching hybrid classes

October 26, 2020 0 comments

Shriram Krishnamurthi walked into the Center for Information Technology at 8:30 a.m. to set up the broadcasting system for his first day teaching hybrid classes of the semester.

Exercise in the time of COVID-19

News, University News

Exercise in the time of COVID-19

October 8, 2020 1 comment

When the University shuttered its doors in March along with gyms and recreational facilities across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic, many students found themselves forced to adapt how they work out and reflect on the significance of their exercise.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Ou Chen and Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Emilia Huerta-Sanchez will each receive a $75,000 grant to advance their research over a two-year period. They are two of 126 recipients of the Sloan Research Fellowship this year.

News, University News

Two Brown assistant professors receive $75,000 grant for up-and-coming research

March 6, 2020 1 comment

Two University assistant professors received one of the most prestigious awards for an early-career researcher in science, mathematics or economics when they were named 2020 Sloan Research Fellows last month.

The renovations, which took 18 months, added faculty offices, classrooms and accessibility to Sharpe House.

News, University News

Completed Sharpe House renovations unify History department

February 14, 2020 Comments are Disabled

After 18 months of renovations, Sharpe House reopened its doors to history professors and students alike last January. Newly connected to Peter Green House on Brown Street via a glass bridge on the second and third floors and an open-air loggia on the ground floor, Sharpe House now boasts an elevator.

The Watson Institute announced the new IAPA concentration last spring to mixed student reactions. The three-track concentration is now available to current students in the 2019-20 academic year.

News, University News

Watson implements new IAPA concentration

December 2, 2019 Comments are Disabled

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs has begun developing its new concentration in International and Public Affairs.

Following student activism in the 1970s, the University severed ties with the Naval and Air Force ROTC programs. The programs’ reestablishment has been met with slow growth and transportation challenges, which the University hopes to address with increased resources and support.

News, University News

University ROTC cadets navigate reestablished program

November 13, 2019 Comments are Disabled

When he arrived on campus, Ben Chiacchia ’20 was the first midshipman in the Naval Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at Brown since 1971.

President Christina Paxson P’19 announced policy changes that the University hopes will attract more veterans to campus during the Veterans Day Ceremony Monday afternoon.

News, University News

University to make veteran admission need-blind

November 12, 2019 Comments are Disabled

The University will eliminate out-of-pocket costs for all undergraduate veterans and make applications need-blind for prospective student veterans, President Christina Paxson P’19 announced at the Veterans Day Ceremony Monday afternoon.