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UCS hopes to host conversations between administrators and students at its monthly meetings this summer in lieu of its typical weekly general body meetings.


UCS plans events, activities for first-years, prepares for fall during summer semester

June 29, 2021 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students has remained operational during the University’s final semester of the three-term calendar, a change from prior years during which the council would typically take a summer hiatus.

As masks come down, respiratory illness goes up among first-years


As masks come down, respiratory illness goes up among first-years

June 29, 2021 4 comments

As students take off their masks, an unwelcome hallmark of pre-pandemic life on campus has made its return: non-COVID-19 illnesses sweeping across College Hill.

Founders Samuel Prado ’22, Robbie Felton ’22, Evan Jackson ’22 and Alexander Rothberg ’22 developed Intus Care as underclassmen, leveraging a shared interest in the long-term health care space.


Brown-founded Intus Care raises $2.3 million in funding for long-term health care

June 27, 2021 1 comment

Since taking first prize at the 2020 Brown Venture Prize competition, Intus Care, a data-driven analytics platform for long-term health care, has raised a total $2.3 million in funding from investors to grow the company.

Sylvia R. Carey-Butler, who has spent much of her career working in areas of diversity and inclusion, will focus on addressing structural inclusion barriers in her new role as VP for institutional equity and diversity.

News, Uncategorized

University appoints Sylvia Carey-Butler as vice president for institutional equity and diversity

June 24, 2021 4 comments

Sylvia R. Carey-Butler will serve as the new vice president for institutional equity and diversity effective Aug. 16, according to a June 24 news release. Carey-Butler will replace Shontay Delalue, former vice president for institutional equity and diversity who departed in June for a new role as senior vice president […]

The new policies outlined by Carey hinge on near-universal vaccination rates by the start of the fall semester.

COVID-19 Updates, News

Brown outlines policies for return to normal

June 23, 2021 1 comment

The University will drop nearly all pandemic-related restrictions by the fall semester or sooner, assuming near-universal vaccination rates on campus, Executive Vice President for Planning and Policy Russell Carey ’91 MA ’06 wrote in a Wednesday email to the University community. 

The lightning strike caused bricks to crumble down the rooftop and to hit the sidewalk below. The damaged area was later cordoned off.


Lightning strikes Keeney chimney, forces temporary move-outs

June 22, 2021 2 comments

Lightning struck a chimney on the Benevolent Street side of Everett-Poland House during a thunderstorm Tuesday afternoon, according to an email from the Office of Residential Life. 

The Diversity and Inclusion Oversight Board recommended the University continue to work towards the goals laid out in the DIAP through data disaggregation, hiring practices and responding to anti-Asian and anti-Black violence.


Diversity and Inclusion Oversight Board releases DIAP recommendations

June 22, 2021 1 comment

The University’s Diversity and Inclusion Oversight Board — a group composed of faculty, staff and students charged with assessing progress toward goals laid out in the University’s Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan — released its annual recommendations May 4.

U. to allow some employees to continue remote work


U. to allow some employees to continue remote work

June 22, 2021 0 comments

The majority of University employees currently working remotely will be required to return to campus full-time before the beginning of the fall 2021 semester, excluding a limited few who will be allowed to continue with hybrid or remote work as approved through a formal process.

“There’s only a few of use who are willing to stand up and say, ‘Yes, I’m queer,’” Calista Manuzza ’23 said. “It’s definitely an uphill battle.”

News, Sports

Out on the field: Life as an LGBTQ student-athlete at Brown

June 17, 2021 3 comments

When a high school student decides to play a sport at the collegiate level, signing a letter of intent means more than just new opportunities. In the world of varsity athletics, teammates train side-by-side in practices and spend hours packed together in buses for travel games.

Students studying abroad for Fall 2021 must also be vaccinated against COVID-19 by July 15.


Brown plans to resume select study abroad programs for Fall 2021

June 17, 2021 0 comments

The University plans to resume a number of study abroad programs for the fall semester in light of increased COVID-19 vaccination rates and reduced travel restrictions, according to the Office of International Programs in a June 17 Today@Brown announcement.