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Researchers at the University are archiving memes from the Facebook page “Brown Dank Stash of Memes for S/NC Teens."

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Dispersed across globe, Brown community finds connection through ‘Dank Stash of Memes’

May 29, 2020 0 comments
This article is part of the series Commencement Magazine 2020

Richard Bungiro PhD’99, senior lecturer in molecular microbiology and immunology, structures his course BIOL 0530: “Principles of Immunology” around pop culture themes. He challenges students to untangle the hypothetical immunological functions of a Terminator or a dragon.

‘We’re just really hurting right now’: Student athletes express disappointment, anger with sudden varsity sports cuts

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‘We’re just really hurting right now’: Student athletes express disappointment, anger with sudden varsity sports cuts

May 28, 2020 13 comments

At around 12 p.m. EST Thursday, Jacob Good ’22, a member of the squash team, received an email from the Athletics Department inviting him and all student-athletes to an unanticipated Zoom call later that afternoon. An hour later, Good and his fellow teammates were no longer members of a varsity team.

Inside the decisions that moved Brown online

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Inside the decisions that moved Brown online

May 28, 2020 2 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19 jolted awake one early morning in March with a grim realization. She would send an email to her students days later, instructing most of them to pack up their lives and leave College Hill.

Brown releases fourth annual DIAP progress report

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Brown releases fourth annual DIAP progress report

May 26, 2020 1 comment

The Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity released its fourth annual progress report for “Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion: An Action Plan for Brown University” May 19.

Commencement 2020: a shared ceremony, lived through a screen

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Commencement 2020: a shared ceremony, lived through a screen

May 25, 2020 0 comments

Scattered across three continents, Jonathan He ’20 and his friend group tuned in to watch Sunday’s online Commencement ceremony together. They were expecting the event, which began at 1 p.m. EST, to last hours. It ran for just over 20 minutes.

As COVID-19 highlights societal fault lines, student activists press on

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As COVID-19 highlights societal fault lines, student activists press on

May 25, 2020 1 comment
This article is part of the series Commencement Magazine 2020

As an organizer for Sunrise Providence, Emma Bouton ’20 planned to participate in a mass strike on Earth Day to protest the lack of political action taken to combat climate change.

Brown’s financial deficit for Fiscal Year 2021 could range from $100 million to $200 million

COVID-19 Updates, University News

Brown’s financial deficit for Fiscal Year 2021 could range from $100 million to $200 million

May 23, 2020 4 comments

The deficit for Fiscal Year 2021 will be “significantly larger” than previous years and could range from $100 million to $200 million, President Christina Paxson P’19 announced at Wednesday’s faculty meeting. 

FarmLink, co-founded by Aidan Reilly ’21, buys surplus produce from farmers and delivers it to food banks to minimize waste and offer support in a time of economic uncertainty.

COVID-19 Updates, Metro

Brown students lead food redistribution efforts amidst pandemic

May 23, 2020 3 comments

In recent months, Brown students have been leading a nationwide food redistribution effort to help farms whose usual supply chains have been disrupted.

No spring break, shorter terms: Brown outlines potential three semester plan

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No spring break, shorter terms: Brown outlines potential three semester plan

May 23, 2020 3 comments

At a special faculty meeting Wednesday, Provost Richard Locke P’18 detailed a potential tri-semester model for the 2020-2021 academic year, but also explained that the University is preparing for the possibility of a fully remote fall semester.

Tagged for the Americas, Australia, countries in between, students’ study abroad travel bags must stay home another semester

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Tagged for the Americas, Australia, countries in between, students’ study abroad travel bags must stay home another semester

May 15, 2020 1 comment

As the impact of COVID-19 continues into the summer, the University has canceled its sponsored Fall 2020 study abroad programs for undergraduate students.