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A Sept. 18 memo by President Christina Paxson P’19 and Provost Richard Locke P’18 notes that representation of HUGs among undergraduate students has remained stagnant while recruitment of faculty and graduate students from historically underrepresented groups has risen.

University News

Paxson, Locke memo addresses anti-Black racism and lack of representation in admissions

September 23, 2020 0 comments

Both addressing anti-Black racism and furthering diversity and inclusion initiatives at the University were centered in a Sept. 18 memo written by President Christina Paxson P ’19 and Provost Richard Locke P’18 in response to the Diversity and Inclusion Oversight Board’s 2020 annual report released in May. 

Brown Votes launches challenge aimed at 100 percent voter registration, turnout in 2020 election

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Brown Votes launches challenge aimed at 100 percent voter registration, turnout in 2020 election

September 23, 2020 0 comments

When men’s basketball captain Tamenang Choh ’21 and his teammates returned to campus this year, they knew they wanted to take action beyond the court during this unusual fall semester.

UCS held its first general body meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 23. The Council discussed the new UCS Equity and Inclusion Committee, project updates and upcoming UCS elections.

University News

UCS introduces Equity and Inclusion committee, discusses semester projects at first meeting of academic year

September 23, 2020 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students held an information session during its first general body meeting of the semester and discussed the new UCS Equity and Inclusion Committee, project updates and upcoming UCS elections.

70 Ship Street, a multi-lab research building, remains open for workers. All affected areas and common spaces were cleaned or closed.

University News

Five 70 Ship Street workers have tested positive for COVID-19 over past four weeks

September 22, 2020 0 comments

Five individuals working in University labs at 70 Ship Street, a multi-lab research building, have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past four weeks, according to a Sept. 19 email to workers, reviewed by The Herald, from Executive Vice President for Planning and Policy Russell Carey. 

Of the 8,294 COVID-19 tests Brown has completed in the past seven days, only three have been confirmed positive, marking a prevalence rate of 0.1 percent.

University News

Brown COVID-19 testing update: 16 total positive cases as of 9/22

September 22, 2020 1 comment

The University maintains a positivity rate under 0.1 percent as the testing program proceeds, while Providence College reported an outbreak and greater Rhode Island remains at risk for an outbreak of its own.

Brown and Rhode Island Department of Health use interviews, mobile app for contact tracing

Science & Research

Brown and Rhode Island Department of Health use interviews, mobile app for contact tracing

September 22, 2020 0 comments

From personal logs to phone applications and software, many methods of contact tracing are being put to use at the University, state and national levels to track COVID-19 infections.

The letter from administrators, which was released to faculty and staff Tuesday morning, detailed a five-part plan to address the economic impacts of the pandemic and adjusted academic calendar.

University News

Brown’s FY21 deficit may reach $165 million

September 22, 2020 2 comments

The University’s financial losses for Fiscal Year 2021 may range from $100 to $165 million due to the economic impacts of COVID-19 and adjustments made to the academic year, President Christina Paxson P ’19, Provost Richard Locke P ’18 and Vice President for Finance and Administration Barbara Chernow announced. 

The southern Oregon Almeda fire created enormous clouds of smoke and ash across California and Oregon, forcing many, including Brown students, to evacuate.

Science & Research

‘Everything moved so fast’: Ravaging wildfires burden Brown students studying out west

September 21, 2020 1 comment

Noah Hoffman ’22, a Resumed Undergraduate Education student, was relaxing at his home in Medford, Oregon Sept. 8, preparing for the first day of a new semester. Little did he know that less than 24 hours later, the southern Oregon Almeda fire would force him and his partner to pack their belongings and evacuate.

‘I just want my children to be safe’: Providence Public School District parents on school reopening

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‘I just want my children to be safe’: Providence Public School District parents on school reopening

September 21, 2020 0 comments

As their children began school Sept. 14, Providence Public School District parents expressed concerns about what the year will bring.

Health and Education for All, a humanitarian and health care non-profit founded by Associate Professor of Surgery Ruahul Abid, was nominated for 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.

Science & Research

Nonprofit organization founded by Brown professor receives nomination for 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

September 21, 2020 0 comments

Associate Professor of Surgery Ruhul Abid is one of 318 candidates in the world to receive a nomination for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for his nonprofit organization Health and Education for All.