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Students express preference for return to campus, fall/spring semester combination in tri-semester model

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Students express preference for return to campus, fall/spring semester combination in tri-semester model

June 21, 2020 1 comment

Most University undergraduate students prefer on-campus experiences for the upcoming academic year, according to the results of the Undergraduate Student Preferences Survey on 2020-21 Academic Year Scenarios.

Most students support randomized COVID-19 testing, technology-enabled contact tracing for 2020-21 academic year

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Most students support randomized COVID-19 testing, technology-enabled contact tracing for 2020-21 academic year

June 21, 2020 1 comment

Most University undergraduate students expressed strong support for randomized COVID-19 testing and technology-enabled contact tracing in any on-campus scenarios for the upcoming academic year, according to the results of the Undergraduate Student Preferences Survey on 2020-21 Academic Year Scenarios.

Paxson and Hayes detail initial decision-making process behind Excellence in Brown Athletics Initiative

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Paxson and Hayes detail initial decision-making process behind Excellence in Brown Athletics Initiative

June 14, 2020 0 comments

After the University announced last month that it would transition 11 varsity sports teams to club status and promote club co-ed sailing and women’s sailing to varsity, an outpouring of support flooded in for the demoted teams.

Demoted student-athletes weigh transfer option

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Demoted student-athletes weigh transfer option

June 11, 2020 0 comments

Two weeks after losing their varsity status, over 100 former student-athletes now face a once-unfathomable choice: stay at Brown or continue their athletic careers at a different institution.

Predicting hundreds of millions in upcoming pandemic expenses, Brown Corporation approves base budget for FY 2021

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Predicting hundreds of millions in upcoming pandemic expenses, Brown Corporation approves base budget for FY 2021

June 11, 2020 0 comments

The Corporation, the University’s highest governing body, voted to approve a $1.3 billion base budget for the 2021 fiscal year during its May meeting, but this budget may be revised once the format of the fall semester is decided.

Men’s Track & Field, Cross Country athletes, alums react to reinstatement

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Men’s Track & Field, Cross Country athletes, alums react to reinstatement

June 10, 2020 2 comments

On Tuesday evening, President Christina Paxson  P’19 released a statement reversing a May 28 decision to eliminate the Men’s Track and Field and Cross Country teams as part of the University’s Excellence in Brown Athletics Initiative, which demoted 11 varsity teams to club status.

A memorial for George Floyd in Minneapolis. Community organizations at Brown including student groups, student centers and administrators have expressed solidarity and the need for action as national and international protests of racism and police brutality have continued.

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Community organizations at Brown take a stand for George Floyd

June 8, 2020 0 comments

As students continue to take to the streets to protest George Floyd’s death two weeks ago at the hands of a white police officer, University community organizations and members have chosen to speak out and urge action in support of the movement. 

Brown graduate students voted to form a union with SUGSE in November 2018 and have been in negotiations with the University and the AFT for the last 13 months, beginning April 2019, for a union contract.

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After 13 months of bargaining, graduate students, Brown reach tentative agreement

June 6, 2020 0 comments

Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees, the University and the American Federation of Teachers — SUGSE’s union affiliate — reached a tentative three-year agreement for a union contract, Provost Richard Locke P’18 and Dean of the Graduate School Andrew Campbell announced in a community-wide email June 4.

Paxson addresses criticism of decision to demote 11 varsity sports

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Paxson addresses criticism of decision to demote 11 varsity sports

June 6, 2020 0 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19 addressed circulating concerns regarding the recent demotion of 11 varsity teams to club status in a community-wide email Saturday, offering greater detail about how the decision was made and the motivation behind it. 

On Thursday, President Paxson testified in front of the United States Senate virtually and outlined the essential aspects of plans to reopen college campuses in the fall in light of COVID-19.

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Paxson testifies on reopening college campuses safely before U.S. Senate Committee

June 6, 2020 0 comments

In testimony before the United States Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Thursday morning, President Christina Paxson P’19 outlined essential aspects of any plan to safely reopen college campuses in the fall in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.