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Brown releases fourth annual DIAP progress report

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Brown releases fourth annual DIAP progress report

May 26, 2020 1 comment

The Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity released its fourth annual progress report for “Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion: An Action Plan for Brown University” May 19.

Commencement 2020: a shared ceremony, lived through a screen

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Commencement 2020: a shared ceremony, lived through a screen

May 25, 2020 0 comments

Scattered across three continents, Jonathan He ’20 and his friend group tuned in to watch Sunday’s online Commencement ceremony together. They were expecting the event, which began at 1 p.m. EST, to last hours. It ran for just over 20 minutes.

As COVID-19 highlights societal fault lines, student activists press on

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As COVID-19 highlights societal fault lines, student activists press on

May 25, 2020 1 comment
This article is part of the series Commencement Magazine 2020

As an organizer for Sunrise Providence, Emma Bouton ’20 planned to participate in a mass strike on Earth Day to protest the lack of political action taken to combat climate change.

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

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

May 23, 2020 2 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. 

FarmLink, co-founded by Aidan Reilly ’21, buys surplus produce from farmers and delivers it to food banks to minimize waste and offer support in a time of economic uncertainty.

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Brown students lead food redistribution efforts amidst pandemic

May 23, 2020 0 comments

In recent months, Brown students have been leading a nationwide food redistribution effort to help farms whose usual supply chains have been disrupted.

No spring break, shorter terms: Brown outlines potential three semester plan

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No spring break, shorter terms: Brown outlines potential three semester plan

May 23, 2020 2 comments

At a special faculty meeting Wednesday, Provost Richard Locke P’18 detailed a potential tri-semester model for the 2020-2021 academic year, but also explained that the University is preparing for the possibility of a fully remote fall semester.

Tagged for the Americas, Australia, countries in between, students’ study abroad travel bags must stay home another semester

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Tagged for the Americas, Australia, countries in between, students’ study abroad travel bags must stay home another semester

May 15, 2020 1 comment

As the impact of COVID-19 continues into the summer, the University has canceled its sponsored Fall 2020 study abroad programs for undergraduate students. 

New Title IX regulations will change how Brown responds to sexual misconduct cases

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New Title IX regulations will change how Brown responds to sexual misconduct cases

May 13, 2020 0 comments

On May 6, the U.S. Department of Education released long-awaited regulations that will change how schools can address complaints of sexual misconduct on college campuses under Title IX. 

Brown cancels Fall 2020 study abroad programs

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Brown cancels Fall 2020 study abroad programs

May 12, 2020 4 comments

The University has canceled all of its sponsored undergraduate study abroad programs for Fall 2020 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on global health and international travel restrictions.

After campus closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students posed outside the Van Wickle gates for impromptu graduation photos.

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Graduating seniors to celebrate commencement in-person next May with class of ’21

May 7, 2020 0 comments

On Sept. 6, 2016, members of the class of 2020 walked through the Van Wickle gates to cheers from faculty, staff, family members and current Brown students as they processed toward the Main Green, where they took in Brown’s 253rd annual convocation.