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Brown student files class-action lawsuit against University for tuition, fee refunds

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Brown student files class-action lawsuit against University for tuition, fee refunds

May 1, 2020 11 comments

A Brown student filed a class-action lawsuit against the University demanding a refund for tuition, fees and/or room and board he claims he was unlawfully charged for because the COVID-19 pandemic forced the University to close its campus and cancel in-person classes.

OIED releases inaugural Annual Report of Bias

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OIED releases inaugural Annual Report of Bias

April 30, 2020 1 comment

The Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity released its inaugural Annual Report of Bias April 27. The report contains figures concerning the 23 reports of bias incidents to OIED from October 2018 to June 2019.

CareerLAB aims to offset loss of summer work amid pandemic through BrownConnect Summer Institute

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CareerLAB aims to offset loss of summer work amid pandemic through BrownConnect Summer Institute

April 28, 2020 0 comments

With the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic forcing many summer internships and programs across industries to cancel, a new CareerLab program called the Brown Connect Summer Institute will provide free networking, mentorship and industry experience to students. 

In NYT op-ed, Paxson says colleges ‘must reopen in the fall’

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In NYT op-ed, Paxson says colleges ‘must reopen in the fall’

April 26, 2020 17 comments

In an April 26 op-ed published in the New York Times, President Christina Paxson P’19 detailed the importance of reopening college campuses in the fall, as well as the potential detriment to higher education and the national economy if they remain closed.

‘While I am sleeping they’re awake, and now, when I wake up, they’re asleep’: For international students at home, remote semester presents unique challenges

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‘While I am sleeping they’re awake, and now, when I wake up, they’re asleep’: For international students at home, remote semester presents unique challenges

April 24, 2020 0 comments

When Jenny Huang’s ’23 acting class transitioned to remote learning after the University canceled in-person classes and evacuated campus in March , her professor asked students to switch to performing monologues telematically.

Andrew Yang ’96 and DNC Chair Tom Perez ’83 discussed the 2020 presidential election cycle and the potential political implications of the COVID-19 pandemic during a virtual Watson Institute event.

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Brown alum Andrew Yang ’96 reflects on presidential campaign, political implications of COVID-19 pandemic

April 23, 2020 1 comment

At a virtual event hosted by the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Wednesday evening, Andrew Yang ’96 sat down with Tom Perez ’83 to discuss Yang’s trajectory from Brown to the political arena as well as the political implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Marysol Fernández Harvey ’21, a staff columnist at The Herald, is the sixth Brown recipient of the Truman Scholarship since the 2013-2014 academic year.

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Fernández Harvey ’21 wins Truman Scholarship

April 23, 2020 0 comments

Marysol Fernández Harvey ’21, a staff columnist at The Herald, earned a slot as one of 62 public-service oriented Truman Scholars across the country earlier this month, according to a University press release.

The Undergraduate Council of Students voted by a simple majority in support of the Students for Equitable Pandemic Response coalition’s letter.

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UCS votes to endorse call to action from Students for Equitable Pandemic Response

April 23, 2020 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students voted to endorse a call to action letter written by the coalition Students for Equitable Pandemic Response at the last UCS general body meeting of the academic year Wednesday evening.

Students with 21st birthdays during the COVID-19 pandemic have seen trips and parties cancelled, leading to new, creative ways of celebrating in quarantine. “It just ended up being back in my house,” said Morgan Awner ’21, who previously planned to celebrate while on a trip to Patagonia.

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‘Definitely not what you expected from movies’: Celebrating 21st birthdays in quarantine

April 23, 2020 0 comments

The weekend of her 21st birthday, Morgan Awner ’21 was supposed to be in Patagonia, hiking and taking in the breathtaking views of the region’s infamous glaciers, fjords and mountains, on her study abroad program’s first trip out of Santiago, Chile.

Brown has not reached decision on whether to accept $4.8 million in federal COVID-19-related relief

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Brown has not reached decision on whether to accept $4.8 million in federal COVID-19-related relief

April 23, 2020 3 comments

The University has not yet made a decision on whether it will accept over $4.8 million in federal government aid through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.