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The University has implemented new safety measures for construction workers in order to avoid delays from COVID-19 cases.

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Wellness Center and Residence Hall construction expedited for summer 2021 occupancy

October 22, 2020 0 comments

The University has expedited the construction of the new Wellness Center and Residence Hall in preparation for hosting students and staff for a summer semester.

Brown instigates initiative to change status quo surrounding climate change

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Brown instigates initiative to change status quo surrounding climate change

October 21, 2020 0 comments

Effectively addressing climate change entails changing a status quo that has been accepted for decades. The University’s new three-year Climate Solutions Initiative aims to use research, innovation and collaboration to overcome climate inertia.

The virtual Meiklejohn advising program has adapted to individual student needs, presenting some challenges for first-years as they begin college.

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Meiklejohn Program remotely welcomes Brown’s first-years

October 21, 2020 0 comments

Although first-years will not arrive on College Hill until at least the spring semester due to the coronavirus pandemic, the University’s Meiklejohn Program is currently working remotely to prepare and mentor the class of 2024 for life at Brown.

In lieu of on-campus visits, the Brown Admissions Office is offering virtual information sessions and tours led by admissions officers and current students. These online alternatives are offered on a nearly daily basis through the platforms YouVisit and Slate.

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Brown turns to virtual touring for current admission cycle

October 20, 2020 3 comments

Despite the University’s cancellation of on-campus tours for this year, many prospective students and their families are finding ways to get a sense of Brown’s campus and learn more about the school.

Under current Rhode Island law, teletherapy is not made available to out-of-state residents. If passed by the U.S. Senate, the TREAT Act would allow healthcare professionals to offer telehealth visits from any state during the pandemic, regardless of the state in which they are licensed.

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Students struggle with navigating CAPS’ resources remotely

October 20, 2020 0 comments

Counseling and Psychological Services is working hard to offer consistent telehealth appointments and “services have been going well,” CAPS Director Dr. Will Meek wrote in an email to The Herald. But many on-campus groups and students have said that CAPS’ operations fall short of their goal of supporting students.

Questions surrounding DPS’s role in enforcing social distancing follow nationwide activism to defund and reform police in the wake of anti-Black violence, though some say DPS’s role is minimal and essential.

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Students expressed split opinions on DPS enforcement of COVID-19 Campus Safety Policy

October 20, 2020 1 comment

Since the start of the academic year, the Brown Department of Public Safety has been responsible for monitoring campus, educating students about the COVID-19 Campus Safety Policy and reporting some violations to the Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards, according to DPS Chief of Police Mark Porter.

Corporation accepts $121 million in gifts and pledges at October meetings

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Corporation accepts $121 million in gifts and pledges at October meetings

October 19, 2020 0 comments

The Corporation, the University’s highest governing body, discussed the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on Brown as well as evaluated progress on several long-term plans at its virtual fall meetings.

PhD student admissions in several departments, including the history department, have been suspended for the 2021-2022 academic year due to logistical challenges and budget constraints related to the COVID-19 crisis.

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Several departments suspend PhD admissions for 2021-22 academic year amid pandemic

October 19, 2020 3 comments

Several departments have suspended doctoral admissions for the 2021-22 academic year, the University announced Oct. 7. The decision comes amid budget constraints and logistical challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 1619 Project’s Nikole Hannah-Jones unpacks anti-Blackness, history of slavery in Watson talk

The 1619 Project’s Nikole Hannah-Jones unpacks anti-Blackness, history of slavery in Watson talk

October 19, 2020 2 comments

Nikole Hannah-Jones wants to reframe the way we perceive American history. 

Brown University Health Services has shifted operations to accommodate both remote and in-person treatment, as well as distribution of safe sex supplies by mail.

Sexual health resources on College Hill take new shape during pandemic

October 19, 2020 0 comments

Sexual health care on campus has had to adapt to the new reality of the pandemic following Health Services’ shift to using both telehealth and in-person services, The Herald previously reported.