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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

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.

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.