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COVID-19 testing specifics remain uncertain for fall semester

COVID-19 Updates, News

COVID-19 testing specifics remain uncertain for fall semester

July 30, 2020 2 comments

Before classes resume on College Hill, the University intends to test all returning students for COVID-19. But what happens next?

Brown to fully fund $10 million endowment for Providence Public Schools

Metro, News

Brown to fully fund $10 million endowment for Providence Public Schools

July 29, 2020 4 comments

The University Corporation has designated $8.1 million to fulfill its 2007 commitment to establish a $10 million endowment to support the Providence Public School District, President Christina Paxson P’19 wrote in a press announcement and community-wide email Wednesday. 

CS professors, students plan for online instruction

COVID-19 Updates, News

CS professors, students plan for online instruction

July 28, 2020 1 comment

In early spring, before COVID-19 had officially been deemed a pandemic and the semester moved online, the University’s Department of Computer Science was one of the first to begin moving its operations online.

Students express concerns about returning to campus in UCS pre-reopening decision poll

COVID-19 Updates, News

Students express concerns about returning to campus in UCS pre-reopening decision poll

July 23, 2020 1 comment

The Undergraduate Council of Students’ pre-reopening decision poll revealed the majority of students surveyed are concerned about aspects of campus life as they prepare to return to College Hill in the fall.

Apartments at River House — located across the river from College Hill — are among those being leased by Brown for additional student housing.

COVID-19 Updates, News

Brown secures one-year leases at four off-campus Providence locations for upcoming academic year

July 15, 2020 0 comments

To supplement the supply of on-campus housing and allow for a de-densified campus during the upcoming academic year, the University has agreed to one-year leases at four off-campus locations in Providence. 

First-year students will come to campus during the spring and summer semesters of Brown's tri-semester model.

COVID-19 Updates, News

First-years balance excitement, concern over delayed arrival on campus

July 13, 2020 0 comments

The class of 2024 has to wait a little longer. After an unorthodox high school senior spring and an uncertain summer, first-years will not study on campus for the fall semester.

Faculty express cautious optimism for Brown’s three-term plan

COVID-19 Updates, News

Faculty express cautious optimism for Brown’s three-term plan

July 11, 2020 2 comments

Weighing excitement to welcome students back to campus with the hope that their own health will be protected, five University faculty members told The Herald about their anticipations for the upcoming fall. 

Brown to file amicus brief in support of Harvard, MIT in lawsuit against ICE

News

Brown to file amicus brief in support of Harvard, MIT in lawsuit against ICE

July 10, 2020 0 comments

Brown will file an amicus brief in support of the case brought in federal court this week by Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology against the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 

Paxson denounces ICE guidance prohibiting international students from studying in U.S. with fully online course load

News

Paxson denounces ICE guidance prohibiting international students from studying in U.S. with fully online course load

July 9, 2020 0 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19 wrote that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s new guidance for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program is “nothing short of cruel” in a community-wide email sent Wednesday afternoon.

Ivy League cancels all fall sports competition

News, Sports

Ivy League cancels all fall sports competition

July 8, 2020 0 comments

The Ivy League canceled all fall athletic competition, according to an announcement released Wednesday afternoon. Winter sports will not begin until after Jan. 1.