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During a Tuesday faculty meeting, President Paxson stressed that the University must be prepared for the campus to either reopen all residential halls in the fall, operate completely online or for a hybrid of the two.

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Brown to prepare both on-, off-campus fall semester plans

April 8, 2020 0 comments

During a heavily-attended Tuesday faculty meeting held over Zoom, President Christina Paxson P’19 and Provost Richard Locke P’18 discussed future operations, including reopening campus for the fall and contingency plans for potentially continuing online learning next semester.

Faculty discuss grading policy for semester at meeting

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Faculty discuss grading policy for semester at meeting

April 8, 2020 2 comments

University administration and faculty discussed grading policies at this week’s faculty meeting, a topic which has been widely debated by community members since students evacuated campus.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University has spent $21,800,000 on refunds of room and board and parking charges, as well as student wages, E-Gap Funds for travel and a line of credit for Brown Physicians, Inc.

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Brown spends more than $21 million in COVID-19 response

April 8, 2020 0 comments

The University has spent $21,800,000 on refunds of room and board and parking charges, as well as student wages, E-Gap Funds for travel and a line of credit for Brown Physicians, Inc., in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and students’ evacuation from campus.

Environmental Program House advocates for more sophomore meal plan exemptions

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Environmental Program House advocates for more sophomore meal plan exemptions

April 8, 2020 0 comments

Due to the sophomore meal plan requirement imposed June 2019, several Environmental Program House members argue that their houses are now unable to meet their mission without more sophomore meal plan exemptions. The University granted eight meal plan exemptions for sophomores in each EPH for the 2020-21 academic year.

Paxson, Locke take 20 percent salary cut due to pandemic’s financial impact

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Paxson, Locke take 20 percent salary cut due to pandemic’s financial impact

April 7, 2020 0 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19 and Provost Richard Locke P’18 will each be taking a 20 percent pay reduction this fiscal year. This decision accompanies salary freezes for faculty and staff.

Brown to continue to pay 81 percent of student workers after transition to remote operations

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Brown to continue to pay 81 percent of student workers after transition to remote operations

April 7, 2020 0 comments

The University will continue paying 81 percent of student workers as Brown transitions to remote learning, despite its recent announcement of $20 million in COVID-related expenses.

Jason Carroll ’21 was elected president of the Undergraduate Council of Students, Elections Board Co-Chairs Alex Song ’20 and Mary Stack ’21 announced in a Zoom video conference open to the student body Monday night.

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Jason Carroll ’21 elected UCS President

April 6, 2020 0 comments

Jason Carroll ’21 was elected president of the Undergraduate Council of Students and Akilesh Raman ’22 was elected as chair of the Undergraduate Finance Board in this year’s elections, Elections Board Co-Chairs Alex Song ’20 and Mary Stack ’21 announced in a Zoom video conference open to the student body Monday night. 

Since most students evacuated campus and the University transitioned to remote learning in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, students have continued to debate the grading policy adopted by the University.

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Students express mixed opinions on temporary grading policy, advocate for alternative systems

April 6, 2020 0 comments

Reflecting on notions of equity, choice and transparency in the context of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, students expressed mixed reactions to the temporary academic policy implemented by the University that will allow students to change their grade options from April 13 to May 1. 

The costs for this fiscal year, which ends June 30, have now likely exceeded $21 million as a result of expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Paxson: Brown must make ‘tough’ financial choices due to economic impacts of COVID-19

April 6, 2020 1 comment

The University calculated that costs associated with the effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic will exceed $20 million in the current fiscal year, according to a community-wide email from President Christina Paxson P’19 sent this morning.

Spring 2020 Herald poll reflects student perspectives, experiences

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Spring 2020 Herald poll reflects student perspectives, experiences

April 6, 2020 0 comments

The Herald’s Spring 2020 poll was conducted over the course of two days from March 10-11, the two days before the University announced its transition to remote learning and limited on-campus housing, as previously reported by The Herald.