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RISD holds some classes outside amid pandemic

Outside of buildings at the Rhode Island School of Design, large white tents are spread across various corners of campus. Under these tents, groups of students are seen drawing, sketching and painting while sitting six feet apart from each other. These outdoor arrangements are the latest classrooms ...

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Brown telehealth services here to stay

Health Services will offer both in-person and virtual care during the fall semester, as many students begin returning to campus amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Health Services originally transitioned to remote operations in April in light of public health concerns, The Herald previously reported. Since ...


Ruzicka ’21: Where is Brown’s Plan B?

Last week, on Sept. 10, 2020, President Christina Paxson P’19 sent an email to the Brown community announcing that the University would be moving forward with Phase 2 of its reopening plans. Under this direction, undergraduate sophomores, juniors and seniors who elect to return to campus will move ...

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Five students on a first week of school like no other

Sparsely populated dorm buildings and classrooms not yet in use. Eyes glued to computer screens. Care packages filled with masks and hand sanitizer.  On campus and off, students are embarking on an unusual first week of classes that would have been unthinkable a year ago.  Students back on campus ...


R.I. blood supply in jeopardy amid COVID-19 concerns

Many mobile blood drives in Rhode Island scheduled for this upcoming fall have been canceled due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, according to Kara LeBlanc, marketing communications manager of the Rhode Island Blood Center. “The pandemic has essentially destroyed the whole mobile ...

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Monitoring, responding to COVID-19 changes: Ashish Jha and Russell Carey discuss students’ return to Brown

Part 2 in a 2-part series “Welcoming Students Back to Brown: A Conversation with Dr. Jha and VP Carey. Part 1 can be found here. Although the University has decided to welcome more students back to College Hill and classrooms amid the coronavirus pandemic, it is continuing to monitor the situation ...

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