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Although UFB saw an increase in funding allotted to student groups with the return of in-person activities, the restrictions implemented Monday mandated that all student group activities go virtual for the time being.

University News

UFB continues pre-pandemic policy discussions, considers use of surplus funding

September 13, 2021 0 comments

The Undergraduate Finance Board continued discussions about use of its budget surplus, which was first revealed in the Board’s public funding disclosure statement released last year. With the exception of the latter half of the summer semester, student groups in the 2020-21 school year were unable to plan in-person events […]

The vegetarian eatery on campus opened its doors to students Sept 13, serving vegen and vegetarian options that are modified since it last operated before the pandemic.

University News

The Ivy Room briefly reopens for in-person dining

September 13, 2021 0 comments

The Ivy room was originally slated to open between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for lunch and between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. for dinner, before closing for in-person dining along with all other campus eateries, in response to an increase in positive asymptomatic tests, The Herald previously reported. 

RI Treasurer Seth Magaziner set to declare candidacy for governor. At the same time, the state kicks off redistricting Sept. 9.

Metro

Metro Roundup, Sept. 13

September 13, 2021 0 comments

Seth Magaziner, current Rhode Island Treasurer, is set to declare his candidacy for governor tomorrow, according to a press release from his campaign.

University temporarily suspends in-person dining and increases undergraduate testing to twice weekly in light of the uptick in asymptomatic cases last week.

University News

University halts in-person dining, limits social gatherings after uptick in COVID-19 cases

September 13, 2021 16 comments

The University will halt in-person dining, increase mandatory testing and restrict social gatherings among other temporary restrictions in light of an increase in positive asymptomatic cases in the undergraduate population over the past week, according to a community-wide email Monday.

Students received shopping period well in both virtual and in-person formats.

University News

Brown community responds to in-person shopping period

September 13, 2021 0 comments

Shopping period has returned to the classroom after being conducted solely online for the past three semesters. While many students showed excitement at being able to socialize and meet teachers and fellow students face to face, this shopping period comes with unique challenges and protocols. 

Vaccinated individuals no longer need to quarantine after being exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 but must get tested four days after exposure.

COVID-19 Updates, Science & Research

Brown sees peak in asymptomatic, positive COVID-19 cases since Aug. 2020

September 13, 2021 1 comment

The University reported 70 positive COVID-19 cases through the asymptomatic testing program from Sept. 5 to Sept. 11, according to the Healthy Brown COVID-19 Dashboard  as of Sunday afternoon.

Twenty years later: the legacy of 9/11 media coverage

University News

Twenty years later: the legacy of 9/11 media coverage

September 13, 2021 1 comment

Twenty years ago, on the eve of Sept. 11, 2001, life on Brown’s campus proceeded as normal. It was a sunny day at the tail end of summer, and, in passing, students read Herald stories covering last night’s Undergraduate Council of Students meeting and the construction of a new English building.

Teachers expressed concern about overcrowding and lost learning for students who have to quarantine because of the lack of a remote option.

Metro

PPSD starts third year amid pandemic

September 13, 2021 0 comments

The Providence Public School District began its third academic year amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic Sept. 9.

BSU's fourth annual Black Convocation, themed "Rooted and Resting: Rebuilding Brick by Brick," emphasized student support and tradition.

University News

BSU hosts fourth Black Convocation

September 13, 2021 3 comments

The Black Student Union celebrated its fourth annual Black Convocation Sunday for the classes of 2024 and 2025. The event welcomed Black underclassmen to College Hill and into the Black community at Brown, encouraging them to lean on one another for support and to forge new traditions.

Ceremony maintained its calm ambiance and minimalist aesthetic in its new, larger location.

Metro

Ceremony Tea opens new location, expands options

September 13, 2021 0 comments

The soft launch of Ceremony Tea’s new location at 21 Euclid Ave.  saw a steady stream of customers eager to return to the shop Friday, preceeded by a month-long hiatus following its move off Thayer Street.