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‘The planning is exhausting’: International students discuss challenges of arriving on College Hill during pandemic

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‘The planning is exhausting’: International students discuss challenges of arriving on College Hill during pandemic

June 2, 2021 1 comment

When Xinyu Yan ’24 realized that the U.S. Embassy in China was not going to open in time for her to obtain a visa for the summer semester, she decided to take an unconventional route.

With the final faculty meeting of the semester, President Paxson, Provost Locke and faculty discuss the Faculty Rules and Regulations and 2022 Fiscal Year Budget.

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FY22 budget, Faculty Rules and Regulations amendments discussed at faculty meeting

June 2, 2021 2 comments

Members of the University’s administration and faculty discussed amendments to the Faculty Rules and Regulations, the Fiscal Year 2022 budget and hopes for the 2021-22 academic year at the final faculty meeting of the semester Tuesday.

Corporation approves $1.34 billion budget for FY22

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Corporation approves $1.34 billion budget for FY22

June 1, 2021 1 comment

The Corporation — the University’s highest governing body — approved a $1.34 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2022 at its May meeting, an 11.9 percent increase from last year’s budget.

Ivy Plus universities will all require COVID-19 vaccinations for students in the fall, but are so far adopting different policies towards faculty and staff.

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University’s peer institutions announce COVID-19 vaccination requirements

May 27, 2021 5 comments

More schools are announcing a vaccine requirement for students returning to campus for the 2021-22 academic year, signaling a return to normalcy.

The University said community members should treat the summer as a "transition period," during which campus policies may continue to shift.

COVID-19 Updates, News

U. reduces COVID-19 testing frequency, updates mask-wearing, social distancing guidelines

May 27, 2021 5 comments

The University announced “significant changes” to its COVID-19 guidelines that will “enable increased campus activities” in response to improving public health conditions both on campus and across the state, according to a Thursday email from Executive Vice President for Planning and Policy Russell Carey ’91 MA’06.

Brown-RISD Catholic Community’s new community center is located on Prospect Street.

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Brown RISD Catholic Community to open new community center

May 26, 2021 0 comments

The Brown RISD-Catholic Community is opening a new community center on Prospect Street, a space which BRCC hopes will become a new hub for Catholic life on campus. 

As COVID-19 continues to ravage India, students weigh in

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As COVID-19 continues to ravage India, students weigh in

May 25, 2021 0 comments

As the second wave of COVID-19 infections continues in India, images of devastating loss — such as people lining up outside hospitals with empty oxygen cylinders — have captured the world’s attention. 

As the first week of the first offering of a full semester in the Summer, students express different opinions on campus public health guidelines as well as course offerings and summer learning.

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One week in, students offer mixed opinions on summer term

May 24, 2021 2 comments

Unlike in previous years, summer on College Hill is bustling with students taking full-time courses, which began May 13. All first-years and some sophomores are spending this summer fully enrolled in classes as part of the University’s de-densified tri-semester system amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The faculty met over Zoom to unpack the first few months of Biden’s presidency, with a heavy emphasis on COVID relief and domestic reforms.

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No time to waste: Taubman panel recaps Biden’s first 100 days

May 24, 2021 1 comment

What letter grade does President Biden deserve for his first 100 days in office? The Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy and the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs sought to answer that question and assess Biden’s presidential progress in a panel May 24.

The first floor of the hall is dedicated to housing health and wellness facilities: Counseling and Psychological Services, Health Services, BWell Health Promotion and Emergency Medical Services.

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Students move into new Health and Wellness Dorm for summer semester

May 20, 2021 0 comments

The University welcomed residents into a new 162-bed dormitory and wellness center located on 450 Brook St. May 9, marking the opening of the first new dorm in nearly 35 years. The building will also house the University’s health and wellness services.