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Brown EMS adapts services during COVID-19 to respond to new needs of community

Science & Research

Brown EMS adapts services during COVID-19 to respond to new needs of community

November 20, 2020 0 comments

Vivian Van ’21 rests in her official dark-blue Emergency Medical Services uniform, which matches the sky in the backdrop of the window behind her. It’s past midnight, but she’ll be ready to respond if there is an emergency call. The clock ticks onward, pushing into her 12-hour shift. 

Former students and others shared memories of the lasting impact Professor Anani Dzidzienyo, who taught Africana studies and Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, had on them.

University News

Prof. Anani Dzidzienyo, beloved and brilliant, dies at 79

November 20, 2020 0 comments

Professor Anani Dzidzienyo, renowned scholar, mentor and educator, died on Oct. 25. Dzidzienyo was 79 years old. Following over four decades of teaching at the University, the Ghanaian academic has left behind a legacy of internationally respected scholarship and a deep memory of his capacity for connection.

R.I. environmental initiatives persevere in face of pandemic

Metro

R.I. environmental initiatives persevere in face of pandemic

November 20, 2020 0 comments

For the Rhode Island state government, response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been an “all hands on deck” operation since the initial outbreak in spring of 2020, according to Terrence Gray, deputy director for environmental protection at the R.I. Department of Environmental Management.

State Representative-elect David Morales MPA ’19 plans to push for affordable healthcare, housing and Green New Deal legislation in the RI state house.

University News

Guided by grassroots advocacy, David Morales MPA’19 will now enter R.I. State House

November 20, 2020 0 comments

Just under one year ago, David Morales MPA’19 was in the midst of organizing a protest for climate justice with Sunrise Rhode Island. Now, he’s the District 7 state representative-elect, and he has no plans to stop advocating for progressive causes. 

Alan Rosenberg, the executive editor of The Providence Journal, announced his retirement after a 43 year career at the paper.

Providence Journal Executive Editor Alan Rosenberg.

Metro

ProJo Exec. Editor announces retirement from paper, marking one last change in a career full of them

November 19, 2020 0 comments

Things change fast in the news business. Alan Rosenberg knows this better than most. In his nearly 43-year career at the Providence Journal, Rosenberg has seen changes big and small. He saw journalism shift online in the mid-2000s.

All lockouts and wellness checks during business hours will be carried out by the Office of Residential Life instead of DPS, administrators said at a Nov. 18 BUCC meeting as part of a larger conversation about DPS and public safety on campus.

University News

Current DPS role, lockout protocol, body cameras among policing policy raised at BUCC meeting

November 18, 2020 0 comments

Members of the University’s administration and student body discussed current safety practices, changes to dorm lockout policies and an external DPS review among other aspects of campus safety at a Brown University Community Council meeting Nov. 18. 

Brown EMS incorporates online mentorship to foster new group of recruits

Science & Research

Brown EMS incorporates online mentorship to foster new group of recruits

November 18, 2020 0 comments

This year, BEMS adapted to COVID-19 by training all incoming staff for free over the fall semester through a virtual academy.

Graduate Labor Organization elects first executive board

University News

Graduate Labor Organization elects first executive board

November 18, 2020 0 comments

The Graduate Labor Organization, Brown’s graduate student union, announced the election of its first 14-member executive board Nov. 8.

Brown classes shift back to online due to rising COVID-19 cases

COVID-19 Updates, University News

Brown classes shift back to online due to rising COVID-19 cases

November 17, 2020 10 comments

All undergraduate and graduate classes, with the exception of Warren Alpert Medical School classes, will resume online instruction. 

First-years elect Mina Sarmas ’24 and Emma Amselem Bensadon ’24 to UCS

University News

First-years elect Mina Sarmas ’24 and Emma Amselem Bensadon ’24 to UCS

November 17, 2020 0 comments

The class of 2024 elected Mina Sarmas ’24 and Emma Amselem Bensadon ’24 to serve on the Undergraduate Council of Students as first-year representatives, the Council announced in a Nov. 12 email to first-year students.