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COVID-19 Updates

The Brown Daily Herald is documenting all cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island.

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Jed Fox and Leon Jiang / Herald

Source: Rhode Island Department of Health

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Recent updates on COVID-19 from The Herald

No spring break, shorter terms: Brown outlines potential three semester plan

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No spring break, shorter terms: Brown outlines potential three semester plan

May 23, 2020 3 comments

At a special faculty meeting Wednesday, Provost Richard Locke P’18 detailed a potential tri-semester model for the 2020-2021 academic year, but also explained that the University is preparing for the possibility of a fully remote fall semester.

Tagged for the Americas, Australia, countries in between, students’ study abroad travel bags must stay home another semester

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Tagged for the Americas, Australia, countries in between, students’ study abroad travel bags must stay home another semester

May 15, 2020 1 comment

As the impact of COVID-19 continues into the summer, the University has canceled its sponsored Fall 2020 study abroad programs for undergraduate students. 

Brown cancels Fall 2020 study abroad programs

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Brown cancels Fall 2020 study abroad programs

May 12, 2020 4 comments

The University has canceled all of its sponsored undergraduate study abroad programs for Fall 2020 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on global health and international travel restrictions.

After campus closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students posed outside the Van Wickle gates for impromptu graduation photos.

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Graduating seniors to celebrate commencement in-person next May with class of ’21

May 7, 2020 0 comments

On Sept. 6, 2016, members of the class of 2020 walked through the Van Wickle gates to cheers from faculty, staff, family members and current Brown students as they processed toward the Main Green, where they took in Brown’s 253rd annual convocation.

Fitness instructors from the Jonathan Nelson ’77 Fitness Center have expressed concern that their assignments were ended as opposed to furloughed.

Assignments for seasonal, intermittent workers terminated in troubled times

May 6, 2020 0 comments

While all of the University’s permanent staff workers have been able to keep their jobs, seasonal and intermittent employees — including programmers, seasonal cashiers and interns and fitness instructors and trainers — have not been as fortunate.

Provost Richard Locke P'18 said that classes with more than 100 students will most likely have to be taught in a “flipped classroom, in which lectures are recorded, but smaller in-person discussion groups will be allowed.”

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‘Next year may very likely look different’: What Brown could look like in three terms

May 6, 2020 1 comment

While President Christina Paxson P’19 said she is “very cautiously optimistic” that an on-campus experience split into three terms could happen for the coming academic year, the safety of community members and the observance of public health guidelines will remain priorities.

Paxson will make a decision on the coming academic year by July 15, she wrote in an email to the University community Wednesday morning.

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Amid COVID-19 crisis, Brown outlines three potential scenarios for coming academic year

May 6, 2020 2 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19 announced three possible scenarios for the 2020-2021 academic year in light of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic at Tuesday’s faculty meeting. 

Employees for Brown Dining Services and the Department of Facilities Management continue to work on a rotating schedule to support those students still living on campus.

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Full-time, regular staff members still working while following public health guidelines

May 5, 2020 1 comment

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the livelihoods of millions of Americans, University staff members have had to adapt to changes in their work schedules and responsibilities.

McLaughlin: A reflection on the COVID-19 Crisis and the University

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McLaughlin: A reflection on the COVID-19 Crisis and the University

May 5, 2020 1 comment

Since roughly the middle of March we have all been living in a professional and social world of distance and remoteness imposed by the coronavirus public health emergency. As the Dean of the Faculty at Brown, I can confirm that we are managing to navigate the crisis at the University. […]

On April 26, the New York Times published an op-ed written by President Christina Paxson P’19 titled “College Campuses Must Reopen in the Fall. Here’s How We Do It.”

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Paxson’s NYT op-ed on fall reopening met with mixed reactions from Brown community

May 4, 2020 5 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19’s April 26 New York Times op-ed, titled “College Campuses Must Reopen in the Fall. Here’s How We Do It,” has received mixed reactions from University students and faculty.