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As of this week, 62,490 COVID-19 tests taken of University community members have resulted in 27 positive cases, only one of which was recorded this week.

News

Brown COVID-19 testing update: 1 confirmed positive case in last week

October 13, 2020 0 comments

As COVID-19 cases rise nationally, the University continues to report scant occurrences of the virus on College Hill. The past week has seen one confirmed positive case out of 9,250 asymptomatic tests completed, according to the University’s COVID-19 Dashboard.

Theta and KD chapters at Brown remain affiliated to national chapters after holding votes

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Theta and KD chapters at Brown remain affiliated to national chapters after holding votes

October 12, 2020 0 comments

As internal calls to disband Greek life organizations have spread across the country, amidst a reckoning of their historical, systematic exclusion of people of color, two sororities at Brown have held votes to disaffiliate from their national chapters since the start of the fall semester.

UCS votes to delay first year representatives’ election

UCS votes to delay first year representatives’ election

October 12, 2020 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students voted on two constitutional amendments related to elections code updates and grade representatives at its general body meeting Wednesday. The Council also proposed an additional amendment to be voted on at its next general body meeting.

The Brown Center for Students of Color serves as an additional resource to cultural student organizations adapting to the online format of social events and community building.

News

Cultural groups at Brown forge connections online

October 12, 2020 0 comments

As the pandemic continues to restrict in-person social interaction, cultural student groups are turning to Zoom and social media to maintain community and build connections with new members. 

Veritas Forum panel discusses pursuit of racial justice in the prison system

Veritas Forum panel discusses pursuit of racial justice in the prison system

October 12, 2020 0 comments

Dehlia Umunna clicks play. The voice of a Black disabled mother whose 19-year-old son was just denied bail echoes, slowly at first, then her cries intensify. She screams his name over and over again.

Executive Vice President of Planning and Policy Russell Carey ’91 MA’06 and University Spokesperson Brian Clark talk about personal travel risks, transitioning to Campus Activity Status Level 2 and the asymptomatic testing program, which has had 26 positive test returns since it began Aug. 24.

News

VP Carey: Personal travel for Brown students ‘strongly discouraged’ over long weekend

October 9, 2020 2 comments

Executive Vice President of Planning and Policy Russell Carey and University Spokesperson Brian Clark discussed the results of asymptomatic testing, the first week of undergraduate in-person classes and the travel risks of the upcoming long weekend in a conversation with The Herald Oct. 8.

University libraries opened on Monday as part of Brown’s transition to level two of the reopening plan, providing students the ability to book a two-hour study slot on the library website.

Arts & Culture, News

Brown libraries welcome back undergraduate students

October 8, 2020 0 comments

As the University welcomed back undergraduate students into classrooms Monday, it also allowed students back into three of the University’s libraries as part of the school’s move to a Level 2 Campus Activity Status. 

In early spring, the University began formulating plans for students to vacate campus and finish the semester remotely.

COVID-19 Updates, News

A timeline of University COVID-19 decision-making

October 8, 2020 1 comment

Since early March, the conditions created by the COVID-19 pandemic have forced the University to reconsider important aspects of campus life and the student experience.

The University resumed in-person classes on Monday after the move to level 2 reopening. “It felt like, not a return to normalcy but definitely a relatively good substitute,” said Olivia Siemens ’21.

News

In-person classes elicit mixed reviews from on-campus, remote students

October 8, 2020 1 comment

Eleven students take their seats in a lecture hall meant for more than 100 people, each staggered among the rows and wearing a mask. A professor stands at the front of the room, 50 feet away from the closest student.

Exercise in the time of COVID-19

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Exercise in the time of COVID-19

October 8, 2020 1 comment

When the University shuttered its doors in March along with gyms and recreational facilities across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic, many students found themselves forced to adapt how they work out and reflect on the significance of their exercise.