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Paxson, Locke take 20 percent salary cut due to pandemic’s financial impact

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Paxson, Locke take 20 percent salary cut due to pandemic’s financial impact

April 7, 2020 0 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19 and Provost Richard Locke P’18 will each be taking a 20 percent pay reduction this fiscal year. This decision accompanies salary freezes for faculty and staff.

Brown to continue to pay 81 percent of student workers after transition to remote operations

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Brown to continue to pay 81 percent of student workers after transition to remote operations

April 7, 2020 0 comments

The University will continue paying 81 percent of student workers as Brown transitions to remote learning, despite its recent announcement of $20 million in COVID-related expenses.

Jason Carroll ’21 was elected president of the Undergraduate Council of Students, Elections Board Co-Chairs Alex Song ’20 and Mary Stack ’21 announced in a Zoom video conference open to the student body Monday night.

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Jason Carroll ’21 elected UCS President

April 6, 2020 0 comments

Jason Carroll ’21 was elected president of the Undergraduate Council of Students and Akilesh Raman ’22 was elected as chair of the Undergraduate Finance Board in this year’s elections, Elections Board Co-Chairs Alex Song ’20 and Mary Stack ’21 announced in a Zoom video conference open to the student body Monday night. 

Since most students evacuated campus and the University transitioned to remote learning in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, students have continued to debate the grading policy adopted by the University.

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Students express mixed opinions on temporary grading policy, advocate for alternative systems

April 6, 2020 0 comments

Reflecting on notions of equity, choice and transparency in the context of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, students expressed mixed reactions to the temporary academic policy implemented by the University that will allow students to change their grade options from April 13 to May 1. 

The costs for this fiscal year, which ends June 30, have now likely exceeded $21 million as a result of expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Paxson: Brown must make ‘tough’ financial choices due to economic impacts of COVID-19

April 6, 2020 1 comment

The University calculated that costs associated with the effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic will exceed $20 million in the current fiscal year, according to a community-wide email from President Christina Paxson P’19 sent this morning.

Spring 2020 Herald poll reflects student perspectives, experiences

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Spring 2020 Herald poll reflects student perspectives, experiences

April 6, 2020 0 comments

The Herald’s Spring 2020 poll was conducted over the course of two days from March 10-11, the two days before the University announced its transition to remote learning and limited on-campus housing, as previously reported by The Herald.

Brown students focus on voter turnout in first ever Ivy League Voting Challenge

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Brown students focus on voter turnout in first ever Ivy League Voting Challenge

April 6, 2020 0 comments

As COVID-19 upends daily life across the country and around the world, political campaigning has largely been put on pause.

University extends S/NC deadline to May 1

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University extends S/NC deadline to May 1

April 4, 2020 0 comments

In an email to undergraduate students Friday, Dean of the College Rashid Zia ’01 announced that the deadline for changing grade options will be extended to May 1, the end of the last full week of classes. 

Brown cancels international summer programs due to COVID-19 pandemic

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Brown cancels international summer programs due to COVID-19 pandemic

April 4, 2020 0 comments

The University canceled all international undergraduate travel and programming for the coming summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an April 2 Today@Brown announcement. 

Jeff Bailey, Wafik El-Deiry and Daniel Harris are three researchers who have shifted their traditionall studies aside as they pursue COVID-19 related projects

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Brown researchers combat COVID-19 in the lab, clinic

April 2, 2020 0 comments

While researchers across the University had to close their doors and hang up their lab coats for the foreseeable future on March 18, some labs have found ways to keep their doors open for the benefit of the community amid the COVID-19 crisis.