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The Herald spoke with students in Providence, Rhode Island; Sea Ranch, California; Quito, Ecuador and Prague, Czech Republic about their first week of the semester amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Five students on a first week of school like no other

September 15, 2020 0 comments

The Herald spoke with five students, spread across three continents and in four class years, about a first week back to school like no other.

The University COVID-19 test statistics reflect data collected from Aug. 25-Sept. 15.

COVID-19 Updates, News

Brown COVID-19 testing update: 13 total positive cases as of 9/15

September 15, 2020 0 comments

As college students across the country face sudden evacuations of their schools and administrators scramble to modify reopening plans announced in the summer, one common metric underlies each decision: testing numbers. 

The screening will take place Sept. 22 and 23 and will be followed by a panel with guests including Stacey Abrams, and hopes to bring attention to voter suppression.

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Stacey Abrams, Liz Garbus to speak at Watson documentary screening, panel

September 15, 2020 0 comments

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs will host two screenings of a new documentary, All In: The Fight for Democracy, followed by a virtual discussion panel featuring the director, Liz Garbus ’92, and Stacey Abrams.

Dr. Ashish Jha shares a photo on twitter, capturing his excitement to work across departments in promoting global public health.

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Public health leader Ashish Jha begins as dean of Brown University School of Public Health

September 14, 2020 1 comment

In his new role as the Dean of the School of Public Health, Dr. Ashish Jha will use his expertise to advance public health at Brown by building upon its strategic plan and ensuring academic excellence within Brown’s interdisciplinary environment.

Data-driven decisions: Ashish Jha and Russell Carey discuss students’ return to Brown

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Data-driven decisions: Ashish Jha and Russell Carey discuss students’ return to Brown

September 13, 2020 0 comments

Between monitoring the statewide and national numbers, securing adequate and timely testing and ensuring ample space for quarantining and isolating community members, the decision to reopen Brown’s campus to more students and return to in-person instruction amid a pandemic was multi-layered.

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Monitoring, responding to COVID-19 changes: Ashish Jha and Russell Carey discuss students’ return to Brown

September 13, 2020 0 comments

Although the University has decided to welcome more students back to College Hill and classrooms amid the coronavirus pandemic, it is continuing to monitor the situation and willing to make changes to its approach.

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Brown to welcome undergraduate students back to campus for in-person classes

September 10, 2020 3 comments

Brown will welcome back more undergraduates to its residence halls and hold some in-person classes this fall, President Christina Paxson P’19 wrote in an email to the Brown community Thursday, Sept. 10. 

66 percent of students accept admission to Brown in record high year

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66 percent of students accept admission to Brown in record high year

September 10, 2020 1 comment

The admission yield rate for the class of 2024 reached a record high 66 percent, a 5 percent increase from the previous year, according to Dean of Admission Logan Powell.

Representatives of ARM said that the coalition does not believe that research awards are enough to adequately compensate the work to be done by members of the task force.

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ARM petitions for compensation for members of University’s anti-Black racism task force

September 10, 2020 0 comments

Against Racism in Medicine, a coalition which advocates for anti-racist practices in the medical field, released a petition Aug. 11 that calls for monetary compensation for every member of the University’s Task Force on Anti-Black Racism. 

Balancing daily life, academics and public health concerns with the potential undergraduate return to campus, graduate students navigate unprecedented circumstances this fall.

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Graduate students worry about safety as fall semester begins, more students return

September 9, 2020 0 comments

Graduate students entering the fall semester are concerned about access to campus resources and safety, especially with the looming return of some of the undergraduate population.