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Around the country, millions are traveling home for Thanksgiving despite pandemic restrictions. Meanwhile, some University students are playing it safe and staying on campus through the holiday and reading period.

COVID-19 Updates, News

Brown’s fall semester comes to gradual close

November 23, 2020 0 comments

As classes wrap up before Thanksgiving break, many students are packing their bags to head home for the winter. Some have already departed. Others are hunkering down in their dorms and apartments for the reading period and beyond — opting to avoid a change in environment, and possible exposure, as COVID-19 cases rise. 

With the semester coming to a close, students try to plan for the spring while handling uncertainties about housing spots and public health concerns.

Students plan for the spring semester amidst uncertainties about on-campus housing and COVID-19

November 23, 2020 1 comment

The waitlist ranks students hoping to live on campus next semester according to class year and whether they have taken leave. Juniors currently studying remotely have priority, followed by remote sophomores, and then seniors, juniors and sophomores currently on leave.

Online education at Brown, past and future

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Online education at Brown, past and future

November 23, 2020 1 comment

As of January 2020, the University was only planning to offer three online courses for the spring semester: a creative nonfiction class, an English course called “Renegades, Reprobates and Castaways” and a course on the archeology of death in ancient Egypt. 

Though not on campus for the fall semester, first-year students find deeper connections and build community through the BRANCH FYE program.

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First-years at Brown find connection, community through BRANCH, despite virtual setting

November 22, 2020 0 comments

When Jessie Deschenes ’24 opened yet another Today@Brown email early this fall offering a “community building opportunity for first years,” she was unsure about joining.

Former students and others shared memories of the lasting impact Professor Anani Dzidzienyo, who taught Africana studies and Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, had on them.

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Prof. Anani Dzidzienyo, beloved and brilliant, dies at 79

November 20, 2020 0 comments

Professor Anani Dzidzienyo, renowned scholar, mentor and educator, died on Oct. 25. Dzidzienyo was 79 years old. Following over four decades of teaching at the University, the Ghanaian academic has left behind a legacy of internationally respected scholarship and a deep memory of his capacity for connection.

State Representative-elect David Morales MPA ’19 plans to push for affordable healthcare, housing and Green New Deal legislation in the RI state house.

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Guided by grassroots advocacy, David Morales MPA’19 will now enter R.I. State House

November 20, 2020 0 comments

Just under one year ago, David Morales MPA’19 was in the midst of organizing a protest for climate justice with Sunrise Rhode Island. Now, he’s the District 7 state representative-elect, and he has no plans to stop advocating for progressive causes. 

All lockouts and wellness checks during business hours will be carried out by the Office of Residential Life instead of DPS, administrators said at a Nov. 18 BUCC meeting as part of a larger conversation about DPS and public safety on campus.

Current DPS role, lockout protocol, body cameras among policing policy raised at BUCC meeting

November 18, 2020 0 comments

Members of the University’s administration and student body discussed current safety practices, changes to dorm lockout policies and an external DPS review among other aspects of campus safety at a Brown University Community Council meeting Nov. 18. 

Graduate Labor Organization elects first executive board

Graduate Labor Organization elects first executive board

November 18, 2020 0 comments

The Graduate Labor Organization, Brown’s graduate student union, announced the election of its first 14-member executive board Nov. 8.

Brown classes shift back to online due to rising COVID-19 cases

COVID-19 Updates, News

Brown classes shift back to online due to rising COVID-19 cases

November 17, 2020 11 comments

All undergraduate and graduate classes, with the exception of Warren Alpert Medical School classes, will resume online instruction. 

First-years elect Mina Sarmas ’24 and Emma Amselem Bensadon ’24 to UCS

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First-years elect Mina Sarmas ’24 and Emma Amselem Bensadon ’24 to UCS

November 17, 2020 0 comments

The class of 2024 elected Mina Sarmas ’24 and Emma Amselem Bensadon ’24 to serve on the Undergraduate Council of Students as first-year representatives, the Council announced in a Nov. 12 email to first-year students.