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Just shy of a month ago, the University announced its decision to remove fully vaccinated individuals from its routine testing program.

University News

Brown reinstates routine COVID-19 testing for all students, cites uptick in variants

July 27, 2021 0 comments

The University will reinstate its COVID-19 testing requirement for all community members starting August 16 with plans to maintain it through September at least, Vice President of Planning and Policy Russell Carey ’91 MA’06 wrote in a Monday email to the Brown community. 

Following months of closure to the student body, the July 23 reopening of the Blue Room elicited much excitement among students and staff.

Uncategorized, University News

Blue Room reopens its doors to on-campus students

July 26, 2021 0 comments

On July 23, the Blue Room reopened its doors for in-person dining to students approved to be on campus for the summer 2021 semester — marking its first time offering full services since the onset of the pandemic, according to a July 22 email from Brown Dining Services to the Brown community.

A ‘waiting game’: life on Brown’s waitlist during an uncertain admissions season

University News

A ‘waiting game’: life on Brown’s waitlist during an uncertain admissions season

July 26, 2021 0 comments

For the vast majority of applicants to the University, regular admission notifications conclude a months-long waiting game, providing a definitive answer at the end of their college process.

With summer semester ending on Aug. 13 and fall semester approaching, the University continues planning for increased population on campus while monitoring the Delta variant and public health guidelines.

University News

Brown considers adjustments for fall semester as asymptomatic, symptomatic COVID-19 testing rates remain low

July 26, 2021 0 comments

The University continues to watch public health conditions while preparing for changes leading up to the fall semester, including further reopening of campus dining halls.

As of July 20, 86 percent of all students and 93.8 percent of all faculty and staff have documented proof of full vaccination with the University.

COVID-19 Updates, University News

A timeline of COVID-19 vaccination and re-opening plans on College Hill

July 22, 2021 0 comments

Recent months for the University and Providence at large — entailing vaccine distribution, uncertain public health guidelines and a gradual re-opening of in-person activity — have proven to be a time of change, documented in an outpouring of new COVID-19 policies and plans.

The University currently only provides housing units for 80 graduate students each year, compared to the 270 offered by River House.

Metro, University News

Brown purchases River House to turn into graduate student housing

July 22, 2021 2 comments

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.  The University has purchased River House, a 174-unit residential building located in the Jewelry District, with plans to turn the complex into housing for Brown graduate and medical students. The University formed and executed the purchase of River House through a […]

Rexy Josh Dorado ’14 (left) and Roland Ros (right) co-founded Kumu in 2018 after working together on a social venture Dorado started at Brown.

Science & Research

Kumu co-founder Rexy Josh Dorado ’14 named Forbes 30 under 30 Asia, discusses connecting Filipino diaspora through social media

July 22, 2021 0 comments

Inside the app Kumu — named after the Filipino phrase “Kumusta ka” or “how are you,” users are greeted by a bright blue tarsier mascot, encouraging members to participate in one of its many popular game shows or to gift virtual coins to a livestreamer.

Centered on Article 5 of the Student Bill of Rights — ‘students have the right to express their identity’ — one billboard can be seen along I-95, near Black Street.


BAI, Providence Student Union unveil youth-created billboard series highlighting Student Bill of Rights

July 21, 2021 1 comment

The Brown Arts Initiative, the Providence Student Union and a group of local artists unveiled a series of three billboards that highlight an ongoing campaign “to secure a safe, healthy and engaging school environment for all students” through a national Student Bill of Rights.

Chatman comes to the University with 31 years of experience in law enforcement and public safety, including 16 on college campuses.

University News

Brown names Rodney Chatman as vice president for campus safety

July 20, 2021 0 comments

Rodney Chatman will assume an “expanded and newly elevated position” of vice president for campus safety effective Sept. 1, according to a July 20 news release from the University.

After a grand jury decided not to press charges against Doe’s alleged assaulters, Doe filed lawsuits in federal and Superior courts against the University and two deans.

University News

R.I. Supreme Court rules in favor of Brown in sexual assault lawsuit

July 20, 2021 0 comments

The Supreme Court of Rhode Island affirmed the dismissal of Title IX lawsuit Jane Doe v. Brown in an opinion filed June 28, ending an eight-year investigatory and legal process.