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COVID-19 Updates

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Recent updates on COVID-19 from The Herald

CS professors, students plan for online instruction

News, University News

CS professors, students plan for online instruction

July 28, 2020 1 comment

In early spring, before COVID-19 had officially been deemed a pandemic and the semester moved online, the University’s Department of Computer Science was one of the first to begin moving its operations online.

Students express concerns about returning to campus in UCS pre-reopening decision poll

News, University News

Students express concerns about returning to campus in UCS pre-reopening decision poll

July 23, 2020 1 comment

The Undergraduate Council of Students’ pre-reopening decision poll revealed the majority of students surveyed are concerned about aspects of campus life as they prepare to return to College Hill in the fall.

University researchers funded by COVID-19 Seed Fund collaborate on life-saving machinery, diagnostic devices for patients, including “PufferFish” ventilator and “Bubbler” COVID-19 testing kit

News, Science & Research

Take a breath

July 18, 2020 0 comments

To assist in the battle against COVID-19, a number of University research projects in progress since early spring seek to develop new technology molded to the needs of medical personnel, COVID-19 patients and testing sites.

Apartments at River House — located across the river from College Hill — are among those being leased by Brown for additional student housing.

News, University News

Brown secures one-year leases at four off-campus Providence locations for upcoming academic year

July 15, 2020 0 comments

To supplement the supply of on-campus housing and allow for a de-densified campus during the upcoming academic year, the University has agreed to one-year leases at four off-campus locations in Providence. 

Federal government rescinds ICE, DHS decision prohibiting international students from remaining in the U.S. with a fully online course load

Metro, News

Federal government rescinds ICE, DHS decision prohibiting international students from remaining in the U.S. with a fully online course load

July 14, 2020 0 comments

The Department of Homeland Security will rescind the regulations released July 6 barring International Students from remaining in the United States if their course load is entirely online, federal judge Allison Burroughs announced Tuesday.

First-year students will come to campus during the spring and summer semesters of Brown's tri-semester model.

News, University News

First-years balance excitement, concern over delayed arrival on campus

July 13, 2020 0 comments

The class of 2024 has to wait a little longer. After an unorthodox high school senior spring and an uncertain summer, first-years will not study on campus for the fall semester.

Faculty express cautious optimism for Brown’s three-term plan

News, University News

Faculty express cautious optimism for Brown’s three-term plan

July 11, 2020 2 comments

Weighing excitement to welcome students back to campus with the hope that their own health will be protected, five University faculty members told The Herald about their anticipations for the upcoming fall. 

Brown to bring students back to campus for two out of three terms for 2020-21 academic year

News, University News

Brown to bring students back to campus for two out of three terms for 2020-21 academic year

July 7, 2020 4 comments

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the University will resume on-campus instruction in the fall under a tri-semester model.

Brown’s Faculty Executive Committee to vote on three-semester academic calendar

News, University News

Brown’s Faculty Executive Committee to vote on three-semester academic calendar

June 23, 2020 0 comments

The University is currently “planning intensely” in order to be prepared to implement the three-semester calendar for the coming academic year in light of the coronavirus pandemic, regardless of whether these fall, spring or summer semesters are held in person or online.

Brown announces test-optional policy for class of 2025 applicants

News, University News

Brown announces test-optional policy for class of 2025 applicants

June 22, 2020 0 comments

Citing the impact of the coronavirus on students’ ability to take the SAT or ACT, the University announced that applicants to the class of 2025 will not need to submit a standardized test score.