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Cultural groups at Brown forge connections online

As the pandemic continues to restrict in-person social interaction, cultural student groups are turning to Zoom and social media to maintain community and build connections with new members.  In interviews with The Herald, executive board members of five on-campus organizations discussed the difficulties ...

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Connecting through the screen during COVID-19

The college experience is an innately social one, drawing students, faculty and all community members to interact together. Now, with health and safety concerns at the forefront, physically communing on campus and forming relationships in person have been restricted. Social life has transitioned online, ...

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Brown libraries welcome back undergraduate students

As the University welcomed back undergraduate students into classrooms Monday, it also allowed students back into three of the University’s libraries as part of the school’s move to a Level 2 Campus Activity Status.  Starting on Oct. 5, undergraduate students were able to reserve two-hour time ...

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A timeline of University COVID-19 decision-making

Since early March, the conditions created by the COVID-19 pandemic have forced the University to reconsider important aspects of campus life and the student experience. The following is a timeline of the University’s historic moments and administrative decision-making, as it was announced to the Brown ...

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Exercise in the time of COVID-19

When the University shuttered its doors in March along with gyms and recreational facilities across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic, many students found themselves forced to adapt how they work out and reflect on the significance of their exercise. Before the Jonathan Nelson ‘77 Fitness ...

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Brown suspends Spring 2021 study abroad programming

All study abroad programming for the Spring 2021 semester has been canceled, Brown’s Office of International Programs announced Wednesday morning. The decision took into account factors such as student safety, disruptions in visa processing and persisting travel restrictions due to the novel coronavirus ...


Pandemic exacerbates the challenges of homelessness in R.I.

The difficulties experienced by Rhode Island’s homeless population have only intensified in recent months, said Laura Jaworski, executive director of House of Hope Community Development Corporation. “In the early days of COVID-19, (the virus) was identified as a great equalizer,” Jaworski said, ...

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