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Policymakers are often separated from the issues that students and parents face, making the lack of engagement in school board meetings a major concern when crafting education policy, Collins said.

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Improved discussion between school boards, communities could help increase involvement at school board meetings, study finds

June 14, 2021 3 comments

School board meetings with deliberation and discussion between the school board and community members are more likely to have higher community engagement, seen in a greater willingness to attend school board meetings in the future and result in an increased trust in school officials.

Between May 30 and June 12, there were no positive COVID-19 cases reported among students and staff through the University’s asymptomatic testing program.

COVID-19 Updates, News

Brown partnership with Broad Institute allows for new viral sequencing, studying of COVID-19 variants from testing program samples

June 13, 2021 0 comments

Students in the COVID-19 testing program were asked to consent to new viral sequencing for variants through the Broad Institute, the University’s testing partner, in an email sent to on-campus students June 8. 

The percentage of students on-campus who have documented COVID-19 vaccinations with the University surpasses 75 percent and nearly reaches 70 percent for on-campus employees.

COVID-19 Updates, News

More than three-quarters of students on campus have documented their COVID-19 vaccinations with the University

June 6, 2021 2 comments

The percentage of documented COVID-19 vaccinations increased to 76.8 percent and 69.3 percent, respectively, for students and employees on campus during the week of May 27 to June 2, according to the Healthy Brown COVID-19 Testing Update. 

The percentage of students on-campus who have documented COVID-19 vaccinations with the University surpasses 75 percent and nearly reaches 70 percent for on-campus employees.

COVID-19 Updates, News

Brown ‘on a very good trajectory’: Vaccine documentation surpasses 60 percent for employees, students on campus as Brown begins lifting COVID-19 restrictions

May 31, 2021 1 comment

The total percentage of students who have documented their COVID-19 vaccinations has increased to 40.6 percent, and the total number of employees has increased to 59.7 percent, according to the University’s May 28 COVID-19 Testing Update.

Brown research study finds decades-long decline in Black male, Native American, Alaskan Native medical students

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Brown research study finds decades-long decline in Black male, Native American, Alaskan Native medical students

May 27, 2021 3 comments

Despite efforts by medical schools to increase diversity in their student bodies, the percentage of students that make up medicine’s most underrepresented groups — Black men and Native American and Alaskan Native men and women — has decreased over the last four decades.

Nearly a third of all students and half of employees have recorded their COVID-19 vaccination with Brown amid low positivity rates at the start of the summer term.

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Nearly one third of all students, half of employees have documented COVID-19 vaccination with University

May 23, 2021 1 comment

Almost a third of total students — 31.1 percent — and 44.7 percent of employees have documented their COVID-19 vaccinations with the University as of May 21, according to Executive Vice President for Planning and Policy Russell Carey ’91 MA’06.

The new Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research will include research conducted at Brown in partnership with researchers at Lund University and the University of Gothenburg in Sweden.

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Brown’s new Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research to expand studies on prevention, treatment methods

May 19, 2021 1 comment

The University is establishing a Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research with the support of two gifts totaling $30 million from anonymous donors.

Jha purposely used multiple different forms of communication, from Twitter to television, to reach a broader audience when discussing the coronavirus pandemic.

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The light at the end of the tunnel just got brighter

April 28, 2021 0 comments

In October 2020, The Herald launched a podcast with Ashish Jha, Dean of the School of Public Health at Brown University. At the end of our first call, Dr. Jha said: “If people stay focused, there’s a lot of good news coming in 2021.”

The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: Approaching a More ‘Normal’ Fall 2021

COVID-19 Updates, Multimedia, News, Podcasts

The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: Approaching a More ‘Normal’ Fall 2021

April 10, 2021 0 comments

On the last episode of The COVID Pod, recorded on the morning of April 9, 2021, Dean of the School of Public Health Ashish Jha is back to comment on Brown’s plans toward a more traditional semester in fall of 2021.

Participants can decide whether to make their journal entries public or keep them private. Assitaant Professor of Anthropology Katherine Mason said that the entries that do enter the Featured Entries page will be stripped of any identifying information.

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Pandemic Journaling Project enables ordinary people to write their own history

April 9, 2021 0 comments

In an effort to record the voices of ordinary people during the COVID-19 pandemic, Assistant Professor of Anthropology Katherine Mason and Sarah Willen, associate professor of anthropology at University of Connecticut, co-founded the Pandemic Journaling Project to predesign an archive of people’s unique experiences.