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Cress Health has created the Callie app for mental health, aimed at the younger population, which employs methods of journaling and reflection on a person’s health.

Science & Research

Cress Health provides mental wellness through mobile application

October 13, 2020 0 comments

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to fill hospitals with patients, healthcare workers battle the virus while trying to maintain their own mental health. Cress Health, a mental wellness company, seeks to help address burnout among healthcare workers.

Theta and KD chapters at Brown remain affiliated to national chapters after holding votes

University News

Theta and KD chapters at Brown remain affiliated to national chapters after holding votes

October 12, 2020 0 comments

As internal calls to disband Greek life organizations have spread across the country, amidst a reckoning of their historical, systematic exclusion of people of color, two sororities at Brown have held votes to disaffiliate from their national chapters since the start of the fall semester.

Stages of Freedom, a BIPOC-led nonprofit in Providence, has struggled to raise money during the pandemic.

Metro

BIPOC-led nonprofits weather pandemic

October 12, 2020 0 comments

Ray Rickman, executive director of nonprofit Stages of Freedom, is used to getting a few calls and emails each day from community members. But when the organization decided to give away masks at the height of the pandemic, he received 1,400 calls and emails in a single day.

UCS votes to delay first year representatives’ election

University News

UCS votes to delay first year representatives’ election

October 12, 2020 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students voted on two constitutional amendments related to elections code updates and grade representatives at its general body meeting Wednesday. The Council also proposed an additional amendment to be voted on at its next general body meeting.

The Brown Center for Students of Color serves as an additional resource to cultural student organizations adapting to the online format of social events and community building.

University News

Cultural groups at Brown forge connections online

October 12, 2020 0 comments

As the pandemic continues to restrict in-person social interaction, cultural student groups are turning to Zoom and social media to maintain community and build connections with new members. 

Veritas Forum panel discusses pursuit of racial justice in the prison system

University News

Veritas Forum panel discusses pursuit of racial justice in the prison system

October 12, 2020 0 comments

Dehlia Umunna clicks play. The voice of a Black disabled mother whose 19-year-old son was just denied bail echoes, slowly at first, then her cries intensify. She screams his name over and over again.

Executive Vice President of Planning and Policy Russell Carey ’91 MA’06 and University Spokesperson Brian Clark talk about personal travel risks, transitioning to Campus Activity Status Level 2 and the asymptomatic testing program, which has had 26 positive test returns since it began Aug. 24.

University News

VP Carey: Personal travel for Brown students ‘strongly discouraged’ over long weekend

October 9, 2020 2 comments

Executive Vice President of Planning and Policy Russell Carey and University Spokesperson Brian Clark discussed the results of asymptomatic testing, the first week of undergraduate in-person classes and the travel risks of the upcoming long weekend in a conversation with The Herald Oct. 8.

Transit riders are frustrated by the lack of stakeholder input in the development of the RIDOT multi-hub proposal.

Metro

Transportation tussle: RIPTA riders and community organizations push back on RIDOT bus hub plan

October 8, 2020 0 comments

It takes Edilberta Trejo one whole hour on the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority every day to travel from her home to the library where she works. 

Connecting through the screen during COVID-19

Science & Research

Connecting through the screen during COVID-19

October 8, 2020 0 comments

The college experience is an innately social one, drawing students, faculty and all community members to interact together. Now, with health and safety concerns at the forefront, physically communing on campus and forming relationships in person have been restricted.

University libraries opened on Monday as part of Brown’s transition to level two of the reopening plan, providing students the ability to book a two-hour study slot on the library website.

Arts & Culture, University News

Brown libraries welcome back undergraduate students

October 8, 2020 0 comments

As the University welcomed back undergraduate students into classrooms Monday, it also allowed students back into three of the University’s libraries as part of the school’s move to a Level 2 Campus Activity Status.