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High school seniors Kristen Quesada and Haley Damon filmed reaction videos that captured their acceptances.

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In midst of COVID-19 pandemic, accepted students react to admissions decisions

March 31, 2020 0 comments

As the economy suffers and schools close in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, last week proved at least one constant: it still feels pretty good to get an acceptance letter from Brown.

In the Undergraduate Student Council elections, Zanagee Artis ’22 and Jason Carroll ’21 vie for the UCS presidency, while Summer Dai ’22 and Sam Caplan '22 compete for the vice presidency.

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Candidates compete for UCS presidency, vice presidency

March 30, 2020 0 comments

Polls open today at 8 p.m. EDT for the Undergraduate Council of Students and Undergraduate Finance Board elections. Zanagee Artis ’22 and Jason Carroll ’21 vie for the UCS presidency, while Sam Caplan ’22 and Summer Dai ’22 compete for the vice presidency.

In the race for Undergraduate Finance Board chair, Akilesh Raman ’22 (left) runs unopposed, with Anika Ahluwalia ’23 (right) also running unopposed for UFB vice chair.

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UFB chair, vice chair candidates discuss platforms

March 30, 2020 0 comments

Akilesh Raman ’22 runs unopposed in the race for Undergraduate Finance Board chair, with Anika Ahluwalia ’23 also running unopposed for UFB vice chair.

Professors navigate challenges of transitioning to remote learning

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Professors navigate challenges of transitioning to remote learning

March 27, 2020 1 comment

Professors across disciplines are preparing for the challenges and opportunities of a virtual academic environment in advance of the resumption of classes remotely March 30.

Brown admits 6.9 percent of applicants amid COVID-19 crisis

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Brown admits 6.9 percent of applicants amid COVID-19 crisis

March 26, 2020 3 comments

The University admitted 1,732 students to the class of 2024, bringing this year’s overall acceptance rate to 6.9 percent, according to Dean of Admission Logan Powell.

Brown temporarily changes academic policies in response to COVID-19 pandemic

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Brown temporarily changes academic policies in response to COVID-19 pandemic

March 26, 2020 1 comment

The University updated several academic policies following the move to remote learning and teaching in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and recent student and faculty concerns. Policy changes include an opportunity for individual students to modify their grading options.

While Commencement has been postponed due to the continued evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, a virtual "Degree Conferral Ceremony" will be held during Memorial Day weekend.

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Brown postpones Commencement, virtual ceremony to take its place

March 25, 2020 1 comment

The University will postpone Commencement and Reunion Weekend, traditionally held in May, due to the continuing global COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Sarah Behn steps down as women’s basketball head coach

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Sarah Behn steps down as women’s basketball head coach

March 24, 2020 0 comments

Sarah Behn stepped down from her position as head coach of the women’s basketball team, the University announced yesterday in a press release.

Due to the suspension of in-person classes, UCS and UFB held debates — which were meant to occur on campus on March 13 — over video.

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UCS, UFB candidates use videos to debate

March 24, 2020 0 comments

Candidates for the top positions on the Undergraduate Council of Students and Undergraduate Finance Board discussed topics such as transparency, accessibility and concerns surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic in pre-recorded videos released Monday morning. 

As Brown closes amid COVID-19 concerns, 365 students to remain on campus

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As Brown closes amid COVID-19 concerns, 365 students to remain on campus

March 23, 2020 0 comments

In a typical semester, roughly 5,000 students live on campus. COVID-19 has knocked that number down to less than 400. ““It feels quite empty. I haven’t been out that much.”