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As of January 29, 2021, Jack Hayes has decided to step down as director of Brown Athletics. Colin Sullivan, deputy director of athletics, has taken the reins as the interim athletic director.

News, Sports

Jack Hayes departs Brown, leaving behind a changed athletics department and complicated legacy

March 1, 2021 10 comments

It had been a “trying year,” a student-athlete explained to The Herald. That spring, a committee proposed cutting varsity sports teams to improve the athletics program’s competitiveness.

(Photo: Tracy Pan / Herald)

Students receive email reminders to book a follow-up appointment three days after their most recent COVID test.

News

University increases frequency of follow-ups for student testing in spring semester

March 1, 2021 0 comments

For undergraduates living on or off campus, testing is required twice a week, while graduate students are either required to test once or twice a week depending on time spent on campus, according to the Healthy Brown website. 

Facing logistical challenges with the pandemic, UCS and UFB turn towards virtual campaigning for spring elections.

News

UCS, UFB kick off 2021 spring election season

March 1, 2021 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students kicked off the first completely virtual UCS and Undergraduate Finance Board spring election process with an email to the student body last Tuesday. 

The Bruno Brief: Brown students weather the Texas storm

News, Podcasts

The Bruno Brief: Brown students weather the Texas storm

March 1, 2021 0 comments

In this week’s episode of The Bruno Brief, we hear from students studying remotely in Texas about their situations on the ground in light of the winter storm which hit the state hard two weeks ago.

The University plans to distribute new mask kits at the testing sites starting Monday. Campus activity level remains at level 2.

News

VP Carey: Brown sees highest number of weekly positive cases in spring, but ‘not alarmed’ yet

February 28, 2021 1 comment

The University saw its highest number of weekly positive COVID-19 cases for the spring semester so far from Feb. 21 to Feb. 28 after a steady decline in positive COVID-19 cases since students’ arrival this semester.

Revealing truths about historic injustices in colonial New England will allow researchers to present a counternarrative to the common characterization of New England as a “city on the hill.”

News

Center for Slavery and Justice awarded $4.9 million grant for study of racial slavery, Indigenous dispossession

February 28, 2021 1 comment

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded the University’s Center for Slavery and Justice a $4.9 million grant to conduct the project “Reimaging New England Histories: Historical Injustice, Sovereignty and Freedom” in collaboration with Mystic Seaport Museum and Williams College. 

The University announced plans to distribute $5.4 million in COVID-19 aid, including $4.8 million in federal funding from the CARES Act and CRRSAA Acts.

News

University announces distribution of $5.4 million in COVID-19 aid

February 26, 2021 1 comment

The University will begin distributing $5.4 million to approximately 3,500 eligible undergraduate, graduate and medical students the week of March 8, according to a community-wide email from Provost Richard Locke P’18 Friday.

Alpha Phi Alpha has reestablished itself as a presence on campus has focused on building community for Black students since growing its membership in 2018.

News

‘Founded out of resistance’: Brown’s oldest Black fraternity celebrates 100 years

February 25, 2021 0 comments
This article is part of the series Celebrating Black history at Brown

On a Saturday night in February 1923, the brothers of the Alpha Gamma chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha held an initiation ceremony to welcome three new members to their ranks. With the addition of two active members and an honorary member — a renowned Black physician in Providence — the fledgling fraternity began to grow.

In her lecture, Alcindor discussed the current movement for Black lives in the context of Martin Luther King Jr.’s philosophy during the Civil Rights Movement.

News

‘The voice for the voiceless’: PBS Newshour journalist discusses MLK’s legacy, transformative power of journalism

February 25, 2021 0 comments

In high school, American journalist Yamiche Alcindor learned about Emmett Till, a Black boy who was brutally murdered by a group of white men after a white woman falsely accused him of flirting with her.

Lawyer Louis Redding, a member of Brown’s class of 1923, is remembered for his important role in the landmark 1954  Supreme Court Case Brown v. Board of Education.

News

Louis Redding: the life and legacy of a trailblazing lawyer, champion against school segregation

February 25, 2021 0 comments
This article is part of the series Celebrating Black history at Brown

May 17, 1954 marked a landmark Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education: From that day forward, it was unconstitutional to establish racially segregated schools.