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Sports

Lacrosse teams call for opportunity to compete in spring season

The men’s and women’s lacrosse teams released a joint statement Thursday afternoon requesting that the Ivy League allow them to compete this spring.  The statement was posted on both teams’ Instagram pages and addressed to Executive Director of the Ivy League Council of Presidents Robin Harris. ...


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University News

Students move to stage 2 of Quiet Period

Students who recently arrived on campus can move into stage two of Quiet Period starting Jan. 23 at 6 a.m., according to a Thursday night email from Associate Vice President for Campus Life Vanessa Britto and Dean of Students Koren Bakkegard. During stage two of Quiet Period, students may pick up meals ...


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Opinions

Walsh '23: The savings disparity

As joblessness claims have reached record highs during the pandemic, the ultra-rich have lined their pockets. By taking advantage of easy access to PPP loans, tax loopholes and the summer rebound in the stock market, the country’s billionaires have added more than $500 billion to their net worth. ...


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Metro

Volunteer groups reflect on adapting service work to pandemic

While the pandemic forced University and local service organizations to limit in-person outreach and work, the needs of those they serve have only grown as Rhode Island battles economic and public health crises.  Before 2020, the Refugee Dream Center, a post resettlement refugee agency in R.I., served ...


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University News

RISD cancels in-person commencement

The Rhode Island School of Design canceled in-person commencement for the class of 2021, citing uncertainty around the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an email from President Rosanne Somerson to the student body Monday morning. “We do not have confidence that either the progression ...


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Science & Research

Brown researchers weigh in on COVID-19 vaccines

Since pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Moderna announced that their vaccines for COVID-19 had achieved around 95 percent effectiveness, University researchers have formed insights about their potential impacts.  With the prospect of immunity to COVID-19 closer than ever, researchers from the School ...


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University News

Online education at Brown, past and future

As of January 2020, the University was only planning to offer three online courses for the spring semester: a creative nonfiction class, an English course called “Renegades, Reprobates and Castaways” and a course on the archeology of death in ancient Egypt.  But as COVID-19 edged closer to Providence, ...





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