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Will Kubzansky is a senior staff writer for University News covering admission, financial aid and the athletics department. He is a sophomore concentrating in either history or political science, from Washington, D.C. In his free time, he likes to talk politics, TikTok, and the 2019 World Series champion Washington Nationals.

Articles by Will Kubzansky (24)

First-year students will come to campus during the spring and summer semesters of Brown's tri-semester model.

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

First-years balance excitement, concern over delayed arrival on campus

July 13, 2020 0 comments

The class of 2024 has to wait a little longer. After an unorthodox high school senior spring and an uncertain summer, first-years will not study on campus for the fall semester.

Brown announces test-optional policy for class of 2025 applicants

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

Brown announces test-optional policy for class of 2025 applicants

June 22, 2020 0 comments

Citing the impact of the coronavirus on students’ ability to take the SAT or ACT, the University announced that applicants to the class of 2025 will not need to submit a standardized test score.

Demoted student-athletes weigh transfer option

News, Sports, University News

Demoted student-athletes weigh transfer option

June 11, 2020 0 comments

Two weeks after losing their varsity status, over 100 former student-athletes now face a once-unfathomable choice: stay at Brown or continue their athletic careers at a different institution.

The Main Green still filled with scattered groups of students from time to time, long after Brown had mostly shuttered in response to the Covid-19 crisis.

News, University News

Seniors bid farewell to an empty College Hill

May 30, 2020 0 comments
This article is part of the series Commencement Magazine 2020

During the Spring Weekend that never was, Jordana Siegel ’20 found herself drawn to the Main Green.

‘We’re just really hurting right now’: Student athletes express disappointment, anger with sudden varsity sports cuts

News, Sports

‘We’re just really hurting right now’: Student athletes express disappointment, anger with sudden varsity sports cuts

May 28, 2020 13 comments

At around 12 p.m. EST Thursday, Jacob Good ’22, a member of the squash team, received an email from the Athletics Department inviting him and all student-athletes to an unanticipated Zoom call later that afternoon. An hour later, Good and his fellow teammates were no longer members of a varsity team.

Marysol Fernández Harvey ’21, a staff columnist at The Herald, is the sixth Brown recipient of the Truman Scholarship since the 2013-2014 academic year.

News, University News

Fernández Harvey ’21 wins Truman Scholarship

April 23, 2020 0 comments

Marysol Fernández Harvey ’21, a staff columnist at The Herald, earned a slot as one of 62 public-service oriented Truman Scholars across the country earlier this month, according to a University press release.

Professors of engineering have noted that their classes, which require visual demonstrations, cannot be conducted to the same degree online.

News, University News

Professors react to remote learning, prepare for potential online fall semester

April 15, 2020 0 comments

As the University prepares for students’ return to campus in the fall, while also crafting contingency plans for a potential virtual semester, professors — many already balancing the transition to online classes this semester — are thinking about what September could bring..

High school seniors Kristen Quesada and Haley Damon filmed reaction videos that captured their acceptances.

News, University News

In midst of COVID-19 pandemic, accepted students react to admissions decisions

March 31, 2020 0 comments

As the economy suffers and schools close in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, last week proved at least one constant: it still feels pretty good to get an acceptance letter from Brown.

Brown admits 6.9 percent of applicants amid COVID-19 crisis

News, University News

Brown admits 6.9 percent of applicants amid COVID-19 crisis

March 26, 2020 3 comments

The University admitted 1,732 students to the class of 2024, bringing this year’s overall acceptance rate to 6.9 percent, according to Dean of Admission Logan Powell.

Although ADOCH has been modified for weather-related reasons in the past, this year’s cancellation will mark the first time “in recent memory” an incoming class will not have an official admitted students event, according to Dean of Admission Logan Powell.

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

Brown cancels ADOCH to ensure safety of admitted, current students

March 9, 2020 0 comments

The University has canceled A Day on College Hill in response to concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, Dean of Admission Logan Powell wrote in an email to recently admitted students.

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