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As Brown students await fall 2020 decision, class pre-registration postponed

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As Brown students await fall 2020 decision, class pre-registration postponed

June 4, 2020 1 comment

Dean of the College Rashid Zia ’01 and Dean of the Graduate School Andrew G. Campbell also announced that changes will be made to the current pre-registration system to “improve this process for all students,” in the community-wide email announcing the delay Wednesday.

COVID-19 reshapes students’ summer plans

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COVID-19 reshapes students’ summer plans

June 4, 2020 0 comments

Earlier this year, Ryan Silverman ’23 had planned to spend his summer conducting research supported by his Undergraduate and Teaching Research Award. But due to restrictions posed by COVID-19, his research project in a bioelectronic lab quickly became infeasible.

Demoted varsity athletes petition Brown for reinstatement

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Demoted varsity athletes petition Brown for reinstatement

June 4, 2020 3 comments

In response to the University’s recent announcement that 11 varsity teams would be demoted to the club level as part of a new Excellence in Brown Athletics initiative, student athletes have mobilized to organize their teammates, peers, parents and alumni networks to petition for more answers. 

The Main Green still filled with scattered groups of students from time to time, long after Brown had mostly shuttered in response to the Covid-19 crisis.

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Seniors bid farewell to an empty College Hill

May 30, 2020 0 comments
This article is part of the series Commencement Magazine 2020

During the Spring Weekend that never was, Jordana Siegel ’20 found herself drawn to the Main Green.

Researchers at the University are archiving memes from the Facebook page “Brown Dank Stash of Memes for S/NC Teens."

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Dispersed across globe, Brown community finds connection through ‘Dank Stash of Memes’

May 29, 2020 0 comments
This article is part of the series Commencement Magazine 2020

Richard Bungiro PhD’99, senior lecturer in molecular microbiology and immunology, structures his course BIOL 0530: “Principles of Immunology” around pop culture themes. He challenges students to untangle the hypothetical immunological functions of a Terminator or a dragon.

Inside the decisions that moved Brown online

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Inside the decisions that moved Brown online

May 28, 2020 2 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19 jolted awake one early morning in March with a grim realization. She would send an email to her students days later, instructing most of them to pack up their lives and leave College Hill.

Brown releases fourth annual DIAP progress report

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Brown releases fourth annual DIAP progress report

May 26, 2020 1 comment

The Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity released its fourth annual progress report for “Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion: An Action Plan for Brown University” May 19.

Commencement 2020: a shared ceremony, lived through a screen

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Commencement 2020: a shared ceremony, lived through a screen

May 25, 2020 0 comments

Scattered across three continents, Jonathan He ’20 and his friend group tuned in to watch Sunday’s online Commencement ceremony together. They were expecting the event, which began at 1 p.m. EST, to last hours. It ran for just over 20 minutes.

As COVID-19 highlights societal fault lines, student activists press on

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As COVID-19 highlights societal fault lines, student activists press on

May 25, 2020 1 comment
This article is part of the series Commencement Magazine 2020

As an organizer for Sunrise Providence, Emma Bouton ’20 planned to participate in a mass strike on Earth Day to protest the lack of political action taken to combat climate change.

Brown’s financial deficit for Fiscal Year 2021 could range from $100 million to $200 million

COVID-19 Updates, News

Brown’s financial deficit for Fiscal Year 2021 could range from $100 million to $200 million

May 23, 2020 4 comments

The deficit for Fiscal Year 2021 will be “significantly larger” than previous years and could range from $100 million to $200 million, President Christina Paxson P’19 announced at Wednesday’s faculty meeting.