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Brown agrees to reinstate women’s equestrian, women’s fencing in proposed settlement

Sports, University News

Brown agrees to reinstate women’s equestrian, women’s fencing in proposed settlement

September 17, 2020 0 comments

The University announced today that it has agreed to reinstate both the women’s equestrian team and the women’s fencing team to varsity status after both teams had been moved to club status in May.

The University’s COVID-19 dashboard shows data on the small number of Brown community members who tested positive since the testing program began on August 24.

Science & Research

Comparing Brown’s COVID-19 positivity rate to other college campuses

September 17, 2020 2 comments

Out of over 23,000 asymptomatic COVID-19 tests administered at the University since the beginning of its academic-year testing program Aug. 24, under 0.1 percent have come back positive. 14 total cases have arisen out of over 6,000 people enrolled in the testing program, yielding a prevalence rate of 0.2 percent. 

Dean of Admissions Logan Powell proposes applicant video portfolios, online alumni panels and Admission conversations with past alumni interviewers as alternatives to pre-COVID interviews.

University News

Brown suspends Alumni Interview Program for 2020-21 admission cycle

September 17, 2020 8 comments

The University will suspend its Alumni Interview Program for the 2020-21 admission cycle, Dean of Admission Logan Powell announced in a Sept. 10 email to past alumni interviewers. 

Health Services says CAPS, BWell and Student Support Services will offer virtual treatment for remote students alongside telehealth this fall.

University News

Brown telehealth services here to stay

September 17, 2020 0 comments

Health Services will offer both in-person and virtual care during the fall semester, as many students begin returning to campus amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since April, the students and faculty on the Healthy Fall 2020 Task Force have held meetings to discuss how to reopen campus for the fall semester.

COVID-19 Updates, University News

Brown’s Healthy Fall 2020 Task Force members outline experience, challenges

September 16, 2020 1 comment

In April, Brown created the Healthy Fall 2020 Task Force: a 14-person committee charged with giving high-level administrators recommendations for developing a public health plan for reopening in the fall. 

Brown gives students, staff, faculty Election Day off

University News

Brown gives students, staff, faculty Election Day off

September 16, 2020 2 comments

The University will suspend classes and offer a paid day off for faculty and staff on federal Election Days going forward and beginning this Nov. 3, making it the second Ivy League institution to do so.

The Herald spoke with students in Providence, Rhode Island; Sea Ranch, California; Quito, Ecuador and Prague, Czech Republic about their first week of the semester amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

University News

Five students on a first week of school like no other

September 15, 2020 0 comments

The Herald spoke with five students, spread across three continents and in four class years, about a first week back to school like no other.

The University COVID-19 test statistics reflect data collected from Aug. 25-Sept. 15.

COVID-19 Updates, University News

Brown COVID-19 testing update: 13 total positive cases as of 9/15

September 15, 2020 0 comments

As college students across the country face sudden evacuations of their schools and administrators scramble to modify reopening plans announced in the summer, one common metric underlies each decision: testing numbers. 

The screening will take place Sept. 22 and 23 and will be followed by a panel with guests including Stacey Abrams, and hopes to bring attention to voter suppression.

University News

Stacey Abrams, Liz Garbus to speak at Watson documentary screening, panel

September 15, 2020 0 comments

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs will host two screenings of a new documentary, All In: The Fight for Democracy, followed by a virtual discussion panel featuring the director, Liz Garbus ’92, and Stacey Abrams.

Dr. Ashish Jha shares a photo on twitter, capturing his excitement to work across departments in promoting global public health.

University News

Public health leader Ashish Jha begins as dean of Brown University School of Public Health

September 14, 2020 1 comment

In his new role as the Dean of the School of Public Health, Dr. Ashish Jha will use his expertise to advance public health at Brown by building upon its strategic plan and ensuring academic excellence within Brown’s interdisciplinary environment.