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COVID-19 Updates

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Recent updates on COVID-19 from The Herald

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.

Students express preference for return to campus, fall/spring semester combination in tri-semester model

News, University News

Students express preference for return to campus, fall/spring semester combination in tri-semester model

June 21, 2020 1 comment

Most University undergraduate students prefer on-campus experiences for the upcoming academic year, according to the results of the Undergraduate Student Preferences Survey on 2020-21 Academic Year Scenarios.

Most students support randomized COVID-19 testing, technology-enabled contact tracing for 2020-21 academic year

News, University News

Most students support randomized COVID-19 testing, technology-enabled contact tracing for 2020-21 academic year

June 21, 2020 1 comment

Most University undergraduate students expressed strong support for randomized COVID-19 testing and technology-enabled contact tracing in any on-campus scenarios for the upcoming academic year, according to the results of the Undergraduate Student Preferences Survey on 2020-21 Academic Year Scenarios.

North Hall, a RISD dorm located off of Waterman Street, backs into Thompson House, which RISD will convert to a respiratory clinic when students return to campus.

Metro, News

RISD will re-open campus in de-densified model for Fall 2020

June 16, 2020 0 comments

The Rhode Island School of Design plans to open its campus for Fall 2020 in a “de-densified” model, according to a community-wide email sent by RISD President Rosanne Somerson Monday afternoon.

Brown Research Seed Fund fuels ongoing research on COVID-19

News, Science & Research

Brown Research Seed Fund fuels ongoing research on COVID-19

June 10, 2020 0 comments

The University distributed $350,000 in research funds through the COVID-19 Seed Awards this April to faculty carrying out experiments on the virus and its societal impact.

On Thursday, President Paxson testified in front of the United States Senate virtually and outlined the essential aspects of plans to reopen college campuses in the fall in light of COVID-19.

News, University News

Paxson testifies on reopening college campuses safely before U.S. Senate Committee

June 6, 2020 0 comments

In testimony before the United States Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Thursday morning, President Christina Paxson P’19 outlined essential aspects of any plan to safely reopen college campuses in the fall in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

As Brown students await fall 2020 decision, class pre-registration postponed

News, University News

As Brown students await fall 2020 decision, class pre-registration postponed

June 4, 2020 1 comment

Dean of the College Rashid Zia ’01 and Dean of the Graduate School Andrew G. Campbell also announced that changes will be made to the current pre-registration system to “improve this process for all students,” in the community-wide email announcing the delay Wednesday.

Brown’s financial deficit for Fiscal Year 2021 could range from $100 million to $200 million

News, University News

Brown’s financial deficit for Fiscal Year 2021 could range from $100 million to $200 million

May 23, 2020 4 comments

The deficit for Fiscal Year 2021 will be “significantly larger” than previous years and could range from $100 million to $200 million, President Christina Paxson P’19 announced at Wednesday’s faculty meeting.