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Although UFB saw an increase in funding allotted to student groups with the return of in-person activities, the restrictions implemented Monday mandated that all student group activities go virtual for the time being.

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UFB continues pre-pandemic policy discussions, considers use of surplus funding

September 13, 2021 0 comments

The Undergraduate Finance Board continued discussions about use of its budget surplus, which was first revealed in the Board’s public funding disclosure statement released last year. With the exception of the latter half of the summer semester, student groups in the 2020-21 school year were unable to plan in-person events […]

The vegetarian eatery on campus opened its doors to students Sept 13, serving vegen and vegetarian options that are modified since it last operated before the pandemic.

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The Ivy Room briefly reopens for in-person dining

September 13, 2021 0 comments

The Ivy room was originally slated to open between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for lunch and between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. for dinner, before closing for in-person dining along with all other campus eateries, in response to an increase in positive asymptomatic tests, The Herald previously reported. 

University temporarily suspends in-person dining and increases undergraduate testing to twice weekly in light of the uptick in asymptomatic cases last week.

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University halts in-person dining, limits social gatherings after uptick in COVID-19 cases

September 13, 2021 16 comments

The University will halt in-person dining, increase mandatory testing and restrict social gatherings among other temporary restrictions in light of an increase in positive asymptomatic cases in the undergraduate population over the past week, according to a community-wide email Monday.

Students received shopping period well in both virtual and in-person formats.

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Brown community responds to in-person shopping period

September 13, 2021 0 comments

Shopping period has returned to the classroom after being conducted solely online for the past three semesters. While many students showed excitement at being able to socialize and meet teachers and fellow students face to face, this shopping period comes with unique challenges and protocols. 

Twenty years later: the legacy of 9/11 media coverage

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Twenty years later: the legacy of 9/11 media coverage

September 13, 2021 1 comment

Twenty years ago, on the eve of Sept. 11, 2001, life on Brown’s campus proceeded as normal. It was a sunny day at the tail end of summer, and, in passing, students read Herald stories covering last night’s Undergraduate Council of Students meeting and the construction of a new English building.

BSU's fourth annual Black Convocation, themed "Rooted and Resting: Rebuilding Brick by Brick," emphasized student support and tradition.

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BSU hosts fourth Black Convocation

September 13, 2021 3 comments

The Black Student Union celebrated its fourth annual Black Convocation Sunday for the classes of 2024 and 2025. The event welcomed Black underclassmen to College Hill and into the Black community at Brown, encouraging them to lean on one another for support and to forge new traditions.

After receiving a $5 million donation, the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women will welcome a new director, fund new initiatives.

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Pembroke Center endowed with $5 million donation, welcomes new director

September 10, 2021 2 comments

The Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women received a $5 million gift this summer from alumnus Shauna McKee Stark ’76 P ’10 . The gift will work to permanently fund the Center’s director position and help support the Center’s programming.

Telijah Patterson ’23, a RUE student studying remotely in Texas, is unable to afford a bed or a desk. She said she was "really looking forward to" receiving funding, but was surprised to receive half of what she expected.

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RUE students discuss U. dispersal of federal funds

September 10, 2021 0 comments

In Spring 2021, Telijah Patterson ’23 completed her remote schoolwork on the mat that doubles as both her bed and her workspace.

The University had previously removed the two-semester leave requirement and adjusted the readmission process as part of changes made to its medical leave policy in years preceding the settlement.

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‘​​I just felt like I had to sign the papers’: Brown community reflects on U. mental health, leave taking settlement after DOJ settlement

September 8, 2021 0 comments

Vanessa Garcia ’19 ScM ’22 had a productive first semester of college when they started their freshman year in 2015. They found themselves to be hyper-productive and needed very little sleep to function during the day. But, come second semester, they crashed.

The GSC cut funding for graduate student organizations to hold initiatives, programs and events roughly in half to $500 per semester per group.

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GSC cuts back on funding for student groups due to stagnant student fees following pandemic

September 8, 2021 0 comments

The Graduate Student Council will limit the potential maximum amount of funding that recognized graduate student organizations may receive for this academic year, the Executive Board announced at the Council’s first meeting of the semester Wednesday evening.