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Ivy League plans to resume normal athletic competition in fall

The Ivy League plans to resume athletic competition for the fall 2021 season, according to a joint statement issued Tuesday by the Council of Ivy League Presidents.  “Barring unanticipated circumstances, such as a dramatic increase in infection rates from a variant in the virus, we look forward ...

University News

Zooming through senior year and into adulthood

This article is the fourth in the four-part series "An Unexpected Commencement: The Class of 2021 Looks Back, and Forward." The class of 2021 spent its entire last year at Brown under COVID-19 restrictions: last memories made socializing in pods of no more than five people; senior seminars held in ...


Brown grants $474,000 to Providence Public School District

The University granted $474,000 to the Providence Public School District to bolster academic excellence and other critical efforts in 2021, the University announced in a news release Tuesday. This grant is the Brown’s first payout to PPSD since the University fully funded the Fund for the Education ...

Science & Research

The light at the end of the tunnel just got brighter

In October 2020, The Herald launched a podcast with Ashish Jha, Dean of the School of Public Health at Brown University. At the end of our first call, Dr. Jha said: “If people stay focused, there’s a lot of good news coming in 2021.” Specifically, he added, “we’re going to have multiple vaccines ...

University News

Graduates reflect on hybrid Commencement

This article is the third in the four-part series "An Unexpected Commencement: The Class of 2021 Looks Back, and Forward" Graduating seniors in the class of 2021 will conclude their time at Brown with a hybrid Commencement May 2, capping off over a year of virtual classes, social distancing and navigating ...


Brown, Providence communities react to Chauvin conviction

Following the murder conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, members of the Brown and Providence communities shared their reactions to the verdict. Chauvin was convicted last Tuesday of unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for ...

University News

Gregorian dies at 87

Former University President Vartan Gregorian died April 15 at age 87. Known for increasing diversity and growing the University’s endowment to over $1 billion during his tenure, Gregorian served as president of the University from 1988 to 1997. He was the University’s first foreign-born president. Gregorian ...

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GLO demands higher pay raise in U. negotiations

The University is currently engaged in negotiations with the Graduate Labor Organization on increased pay raises for graduate workers, which they are demanding in order to offset the costs of their continued work amid the pandemic. These wage negotiations are part of the union’s broader “Raises, ...

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