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Students abroad who received non-FDA-approved vaccines have already shared concerns with the University, President Christina Paxson P'19 said.

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‘We are planning for a much more traditional fall’: President Paxson addresses plans for upcoming academic year

April 6, 2021 0 comments

A year after the first discussions about the University’s reopening plan amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, President Christina Paxson P’19 shared optimistic views on plans for “a more traditional fall” semester at the monthly faculty meeting.

CIS staff worked "24/7" through the weekend to bring the University's systems back online, President Christina Paxson P'19 said.

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Most University systems restored following last Tuesday’s cyberattack

April 6, 2021 0 comments

Most of the University’s non-cloud based systems have been restored following the March 30 cyberattack, said Bill Thirsk, chief digital officer and chief information officer, during a report at Tuesday’s faculty meeting. 

Brown to require COVID-19 vaccine for in-person instruction in fall

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Brown to require COVID-19 vaccine for in-person instruction in fall

April 6, 2021 5 comments

The University will require that all undergraduate, graduate and medical students on-campus or participating in in-person instruction receive the COVID-19 vaccine for the fall 2021 semester, barring medical or religious exemptions, President Christina Paxson P’19 announced in an email to the Brown community April 6.

The revised two residential buildings will face one another on both sides of Brook Street between Charlesfield and Power Streets, on the southern side of campus.

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University revises plans for Brook Street dorms

April 5, 2021 0 comments

The University has revised its plan for the two-building residential hall on Brook Street in an effort to incorporate input from Providence residents and to reduce the impact of the dormitory on the surrounding community, according to an April 5 announcement.

With remote students unable to make in-person visits to mental health services, CAPS and Project Let's look for alternative ways to support students online.

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CAPS and Project LETS find ways to adapt mental health services in a virtual world

April 5, 2021 0 comments

As the pandemic has disrupted in-person visits, Counseling and Psychological Services is focusing “on providing available support” to the entire student body, especially remote students who cannot access CAPS psychologists due to state licensing laws.

Callan was a strong candidate for the positon because of her "her leadership role in community-based learning, her work as a community partner and her experience in local government,” said Dean Rashid Zia.

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Mary Jo Callan selected to serve as executive director of the Swearer Center

April 5, 2021 0 comments

Mary Jo Callan will step into the role of executive director of the University’s Swearer Center for Public Service and associate dean for engaged scholarship May 17, according to a University news release.

The Bruno Brief: a glimpse behind the scenes of Brown admissions

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The Bruno Brief: a glimpse behind the scenes of Brown admissions

April 4, 2021 0 comments

In this week’s episode of The Bruno Brief, we peel back the curtain on Brown admissions during the COVID-19 pandemic. We talk to Senior Staff Writer Will Kubzansky, who spoke with two University admissions committees about how life has changed during a year of unprecedented applicant numbers and a public health crisis. 

‘My mind never gets a chance to fully rest’: Students describe burnout from accelerated semester, lack of spring break

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‘My mind never gets a chance to fully rest’: Students describe burnout from accelerated semester, lack of spring break

April 4, 2021 0 comments

For the past month, Olivia hasn’t gotten enough sleep. She generally aims for eight hours a night, but in the last few weeks, she has averaged only six hours due to her increased workload.

Univeristy Covid-19 testing centers will remain open in the break between the spring and summer semesters.

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VP Carey looks ahead as R.I. general vaccine eligibility date, end of semester approach

April 4, 2021 0 comments

Twenty-seven community members tested positive for COVID-19 through the asymptomatic testing program between March 25 and March 31, according to the Healthy Brown COVID-19 Testing Update April 2.

Distinguished, female figures of the University's Economics department Anna Aizer, Rachel Friedberg, Bryce Steinberg and Amy Handlan discuss common experiences and challenges to diversity in their field.

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Female economics professors talk gender dynamics in the field

April 1, 2021 0 comments

The percentage of women in full-time professor positions in research-oriented economics departments is eight to 13 percent, according to an Institute of Labor Economics study in 2018. The share of women academics in economics is slowly increasing, but senior and junior figures alike remain a minority in the profession.