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University reopens indoor dining

The University will reopen indoor dining Friday following a drop in COVID-19 cases among students, after temporarily moving to take-out only dining in response to a spike, according to a Wednesday evening email from Russell Carey ’91 MA’06, executive vice president for planning and policy.


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News

U. expands list of study abroad programs for spring 2022

The Office of International Programs has expanded the list of available study abroad programs for the spring 2022 semester after offering a limited selection in the fall due to COVID-19, it announced in a Sept. 15 Today@Brown message. The University will offer 18 programs — up from the 10 offered ...


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Sports

Controversy of U. event amid COVID-19

A Sept. 13 dinner hosted by the Brown Athletics Department for student-athletes drew backlash from students, who criticized the University for hosting a large event that coincided with its announcement of temporary COVID-19 restrictions. The short-term restrictions included a halt on in-person dining, ...


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Metro

Faced with isolating students, some classes return to Zoom

Nearly two weeks into the semester, Jo Kavishe ’25 has no clue how to get to her classes, and for good reason — she’s never attended them in person. Kavishe tested positive for COVID-19 Sept. 7, the day before classes began. As of press time, she had never stepped foot in a college lecture hall. Since ...


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Rising COVID-19 cases prompt new precautions in Rhode Island

Cases of COVID-19 are once again steeply increasing in Rhode Island with the prevalence of the Delta variant, prompting new restrictions and more calls for the unvaccinated to get a shot. Rhode Island is currently listed as a state with “high transmission” by the Centers for Disease Control and ...


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Opinions

Simon ’25: A start to college more tentative than usual

The last night before I left home felt biblical. In the days leading up to my departure for my freshman year of college, my hometown was hit by the remnants of Hurricane Ida blowing up the East Coast. I remember winds and claps of thunder so loud they chased away sleep but felt dreamlike all the same. ...


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Metro

U. shuts OMAC testing site

The Olney-Margolies Athletic Center, which has been the primary asymptomatic COVID-19 testing site for students since they returned to campus last fall, closed yesterday. Two new sites — one in the lower level of Alumnae Hall on Pembroke campus and one in the former health services building, Andrews ...


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University News

PPSD students ponder fall, reflect on pandemic learning

Providence public schools begin the 2021-2022 school year on Sept. 9. But amid rising COVID-19 levels, a new interim superintendent, a contentious Providence Teachers Union Contract negotiation and the continuing state takeover, Providence Public School District students find themselves in an uncertain ...


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