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Brown cancels Fall 2020 study abroad programs

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Brown cancels Fall 2020 study abroad programs

May 12, 2020 4 comments

The University has canceled all of its sponsored undergraduate study abroad programs for Fall 2020 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on global health and international travel restrictions.

After campus closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students posed outside the Van Wickle gates for impromptu graduation photos.

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Graduating seniors to celebrate commencement in-person next May with class of ’21

May 7, 2020 0 comments

On Sept. 6, 2016, members of the class of 2020 walked through the Van Wickle gates to cheers from faculty, staff, family members and current Brown students as they processed toward the Main Green, where they took in Brown’s 253rd annual convocation.

Phi Beta Kappa elects 110 seniors

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Phi Beta Kappa elects 110 seniors

May 7, 2020 0 comments

On April 19 and 20, 110 seniors were elected to the University’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter, wrote Chapter Administrator Mary Jo Foley ’75 in an email to The Herald.

Provost Richard Locke P'18 said that classes with more than 100 students will most likely have to be taught in a “flipped classroom, in which lectures are recorded, but smaller in-person discussion groups will be allowed.”

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‘Next year may very likely look different’: What Brown could look like in three terms

May 6, 2020 1 comment

While President Christina Paxson P’19 said she is “very cautiously optimistic” that an on-campus experience split into three terms could happen for the coming academic year, the safety of community members and the observance of public health guidelines will remain priorities.

Paxson will make a decision on the coming academic year by July 15, she wrote in an email to the University community Wednesday morning.

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Amid COVID-19 crisis, Brown outlines three potential scenarios for coming academic year

May 6, 2020 2 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19 announced three possible scenarios for the 2020-2021 academic year in light of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic at Tuesday’s faculty meeting. 

Employees for Brown Dining Services and the Department of Facilities Management continue to work on a rotating schedule to support those students still living on campus.

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Full-time, regular staff members still working while following public health guidelines

May 5, 2020 1 comment

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the livelihoods of millions of Americans, University staff members have had to adapt to changes in their work schedules and responsibilities.

College students offer support for K-12 students in time of crisis

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College students offer support for K-12 students in time of crisis

May 5, 2020 0 comments

Some University students are taking time out of their own remote education to help younger students as they adjust to learning outside the school building during a pandemic. 

On April 26, the New York Times published an op-ed written by President Christina Paxson P’19 titled “College Campuses Must Reopen in the Fall. Here’s How We Do It.”

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Paxson’s NYT op-ed on fall reopening met with mixed reactions from Brown community

May 4, 2020 4 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19’s April 26 New York Times op-ed, titled “College Campuses Must Reopen in the Fall. Here’s How We Do It,” has received mixed reactions from University students and faculty.

Three-year review releases recommendations to improve Title IX response, awareness

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Three-year review releases recommendations to improve Title IX response, awareness

May 4, 2020 0 comments

The Steering Committee on Equity and Diversity’s three-year review, released May 1, recommended new measures to increase awareness and better responses to Title IX and Gender Equity incidents.  

2018-19 Title IX Office report demonstrates increase in reported incidents

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2018-19 Title IX Office report demonstrates increase in reported incidents

May 3, 2020 1 comment

The Office of Title IX and Gender Equity received 12 more reported incidents for the 2018-2019 year compared to the previous year, according to their Annual Outcome Outcomes report for 2018-2019 released May 1.