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Students express frustration regarding quiet period meals, dorm conditions

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Students express frustration regarding quiet period meals, dorm conditions

January 26, 2021 2 comments

As Quiet Period restrictions confine students to their dorm rooms, some have expressed concerns about challenging living and dining conditions following their return to campus for the spring semester.  These have included drafts of cold air, frigid showers and unclean residence halls, students told The Herald.

‘Intern from Home,’ created by recent Brown graduates, sees growth during pandemic

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‘Intern from Home,’ created by recent Brown graduates, sees growth during pandemic

January 26, 2021 0 comments

At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic back in March, recent Brown graduates Chuck Isgar ’20.5 and Megan Kasselberg ’20 started Intern from Home, an online platform that connects students seeking internships with companies in need.

Beginning Jan. 27, classes of 19 students or fewer will be permitted to meet in person.

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University moves to Modified Campus Activity level 2

January 26, 2021 0 comments

The University will transition into a Modified Level 2 of the Campus Activity Status beginning Jan. 27, at which point classes of 19 students or fewer will be allowed to meet in person, according to an email sent by Russell Carey, executive vice president for planning and policy, Tuesday evening. […]

Janet Yellen studied economics as a student at Pembroke College, Brown's previous all-female coordinate college.

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Janet Yellen ’67 confirmed to serve as first female Treasury Secretary

January 25, 2021 1 comment

Janet Yellen ’67 was confirmed by the U.S. Senate Monday evening to head the Department of the Treasury following announcements of her planned nomination by the Biden administration in November. Yellen is the first woman to hold the position.

Paxson began her tenure Jan. 1 as chair of the Boston Federal Reserve's board of directors after previously serving as deputy chair.

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Paxson selected to chair Boston Federal Reserve board of directors

January 25, 2021 0 comments

University President Christina Paxson P’19 was selected to serve as the chair of the Boston Federal Reserve Bank’s board of directors, the Federal Reserve Board announced Dec. 23. Her position began Jan. 1.  Paxson, an expert on economics and public policy, has served on the Boston Fed’s board of directors […]

Compared to the fall semester, students’ spring study locations more closely match the plans they had declared in a survey over the summer. First-year students have the largest proportion living on campus, reaching nearly 88.5 percent.

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In second full semester during the pandemic, almost half of undergraduate students to be living on-campus

January 25, 2021 0 comments

Nearly half of all enrolled students are living on campus or in University-leased housing this semester, according to data provided to The Herald by Dean of the College Rashid Zia ’01. Only 15 percent of enrolled students are studying remotely this spring, and 36.1 percent are living off campus or commuting.

The University saw 37 positive COVID-19 cases from asymptomatic testing in the Brown community from Jan. 10 to Jan. 17, which included the move-in period. 15 positive cases were reported from Jan. 17 to Jan. 21.

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VP Carey: Increased positive COVID-19 cases as students arrived on campus, but no outbreaks overall

January 23, 2021 0 comments

37 University community members tested positive for COVID-19 through the asymptomatic testing program from Jan. 10 to Jan. 17, which included the move-in period for the spring semester, according to the Healthy Brown COVID-19 Dashboard. 

University sees record-high number of applicants for Class of 2025

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University sees record-high number of applicants for Class of 2025

January 21, 2021 1 comment

Applications to the University reached an all-time high for the class of 2025, exceeding last year’s total by nearly 10,000 students, Dean of Admission Logan Powell told The Herald.

During stage two of Quiet Period, students may pick up meals from any on-campus dining location, gather in small groups with masks, exercise outdoors and order food using contactless delivery apps.

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Students move to stage 2 of Quiet Period

January 21, 2021 0 comments

Students who recently arrived on campus can move into stage two of Quiet Period starting Jan. 23 at 6 a.m., according to a Thursday night email from Associate Vice President for Campus Life Vanessa Britto and Dean of Students Koren Bakkegard.

BCSC search for new director continues amid staff departures

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BCSC search for new director continues amid staff departures

January 21, 2021 0 comments

The Brown Center for Students of Color is in the process of searching for a new director, planning to pick someone to assume the position by the summer.