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Brown researchers weigh in on COVID-19 vaccines

Science & Research

Brown researchers weigh in on COVID-19 vaccines

November 25, 2020 0 comments

Since pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Moderna announced that their vaccines for COVID-19 had achieved around 95 percent effectiveness, University researchers have formed insights about their potential impacts.

As students face additional conduct regulations per state and University COVID-19 guidelines, total disciplinary actions taken against undergraduate students have risen sharply this fall compared to past semesters

University News

Brown sees spike in disciplinary actions in fall semester

November 24, 2020 3 comments

As students face additional conduct regulations per state and University COVID-19 guidelines, total disciplinary actions taken against undergraduate students have risen sharply this fall compared to past semesters.

Around the country, millions are traveling home for Thanksgiving despite pandemic restrictions. Meanwhile, some University students are playing it safe and staying on campus through the holiday and reading period.

COVID-19 Updates, University News

Brown’s fall semester comes to gradual close

November 23, 2020 0 comments

As classes wrap up before Thanksgiving break, many students are packing their bags to head home for the winter. Some have already departed. Others are hunkering down in their dorms and apartments for the reading period and beyond — opting to avoid a change in environment, and possible exposure, as COVID-19 cases rise. 

With the semester coming to a close, students try to plan for the spring while handling uncertainties about housing spots and public health concerns.

University News

Students plan for the spring semester amidst uncertainties about on-campus housing and COVID-19

November 23, 2020 1 comment

The waitlist ranks students hoping to live on campus next semester according to class year and whether they have taken leave. Juniors currently studying remotely have priority, followed by remote sophomores, and then seniors, juniors and sophomores currently on leave.

Online education at Brown, past and future

University News

Online education at Brown, past and future

November 23, 2020 0 comments

As of January 2020, the University was only planning to offer three online courses for the spring semester: a creative nonfiction class, an English course called “Renegades, Reprobates and Castaways” and a course on the archeology of death in ancient Egypt. 

The squash players filing suit say the University made a contractual promise when they were recruited that they would play varsity athletics at Brown. They believe that by demoting the two squash teams to club status, the University failed to meet their end of the agreement.

Sports

Demoted men’s and women’s squash teams file lawsuit against Brown, seek reinstatement of varsity status

November 23, 2020 0 comments

Twelve members of the University’s men’s and women’s squash teams filed a lawsuit against the University in federal court Aug. 17, after the teams were among 11 that were demoted from varsity to club status in May as part of the Excellence in Brown Athletics Initiative.

Seth Goldstein ‘22.5 said he hopes the next four years under Biden aren’t simply “a third Obama term," and that the new administration embarks on a more progressive path forward.

Metro

‘All gas, no brakes’: student volunteers for Democratic candidates reflect on campaign trail experiences

November 22, 2020 0 comments

When major news outlets called the presidential race for Joe Biden on the morning of Nov. 7, Alexandra Blitzer ’22.5 fell to her couch and cried — enjoying “a huge moment of triumph and excitement” as her work campaigning for the Democratic candidate paid off. 

Though not on campus for the fall semester, first-year students find deeper connections and build community through the BRANCH FYE program.

University News

First-years at Brown find connection, community through BRANCH, despite virtual setting

November 22, 2020 0 comments

When Jessie Deschenes ’24 opened yet another Today@Brown email early this fall offering a “community building opportunity for first years,” she was unsure about joining.

International students try to maintain optimism amid uncertainty about Biden administration

Metro

International students try to maintain optimism amid uncertainty about Biden administration

November 22, 2020 1 comment

When Cecilia Martin ’23 first moved to the United States, her mother gave her a pep talk she never thought she’d need to hear: “If anything goes wrong, pick up your brother, go to the Swiss Embassy and take shelter.”

The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: Thanksgiving, Travel and Testimony

COVID-19 Updates, Multimedia, Podcasts, Science & Research

The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: Thanksgiving, Travel and Testimony

November 20, 2020 1 comment

On this bonus episode of The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha, Dean of the School of Public Health at Brown University, Dr. Jha provides advice for managing COVID-19 over Thanksgiving.