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Brown has not reached decision on whether to accept $4.8 million in federal COVID-19-related relief

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Brown has not reached decision on whether to accept $4.8 million in federal COVID-19-related relief

April 23, 2020 3 comments

The University has not yet made a decision on whether it will accept over $4.8 million in federal government aid through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.

Full-time UTRAs will come with a $4,000 stipend, a slight increase from past years. The new, teaching-focused UTRAs will be shorter term and will come with a $2,000 stipend, plus an additional $1,000 for students with higher demonstrated financial need.

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Brown works to expand, increase summer UTRA options

April 22, 2020 0 comments

The University plans to offer new options for summer Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards in light of ongoing uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. It will also allow current applicants to modify their plans. 

Health Services aims to provide accessible remote care to students on College Hill and at home through phone calls and videoconferencing.

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Brown Health Services available to students on, off College Hill

April 22, 2020 0 comments

Students can now access remote health care around the globe alongside continued in-person care— as Health Services has transitioned to providing care virtually in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

UCS President William Zhou ’20 helped organize over 150 student body presidents — all eight Ivies included — in calling for employers and graduate programs not to penalize students for their grades this semester.

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UCS president helps organize letters calling for flexibility in hiring, admissions, mental health counseling regulations

April 20, 2020 0 comments

As part of a coalition which now includes student body presidents from over 150 universities, Undergraduate Council of Students President William Zhou ’20 helped organize two letters calling for flexibility in hiring and program admissions criteria and loosened interstate psychological counseling regulations.

Students express confusion about room, board reimbursements process

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Students express confusion about room, board reimbursements process

April 20, 2020 0 comments

After asking students to vacate campus to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the University committed to issuing credits or refunds for 50 percent of students’ room and board fees for the semester. 

Here’s how Brown’s COVID-19 grading policy compares to the rest of the Ivy League

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Here’s how Brown’s COVID-19 grading policy compares to the rest of the Ivy League

April 19, 2020 0 comments

Over the past month, members of the Ivy League have begun adopting new grading policies in wake of campus closures and the transition to remote learning spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic. These changes have stimulated mixed reactions from their undergraduate student bodies. 

In wake of COVID-19, three Brown students create ‘Intern from Home’

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In wake of COVID-19, three Brown students create ‘Intern from Home’

April 19, 2020 0 comments

Amidst the growing threat of COVID-19 coronavirus, which has prompted an exodus of students from their college campuses across the country, three University undergraduates came up with an idea to help students gain work experience and give startup companies an extra set of hands.

‘When we’re not on campus, we’re not equal to other students’: Challenges of COVID-19 for low-income students

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‘When we’re not on campus, we’re not equal to other students’: Challenges of COVID-19 for low-income students

April 19, 2020 1 comment

When they first found out that the University was asking undergraduates to vacate dorms in response to COVID-19, many students from low-income backgrounds faced immediate challenges. “How am I going to pay for this?”

Medical personnel will initially be housed on Pembroke Campus in Andrews, Miller and Metcalf halls, said Executive Vice President for Planning and Policy Russell Carey.

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Brown converts some dorms to temporary housing for emergency personnel, first responders

April 17, 2020 0 comments

The University will open up unoccupied residence halls as temporary housing for front-line personnel isolating from their families in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an April 17 Today@Brown announcement from Executive Vice President for Planning and Policy Russell Carey. 

Online summer courses at the University will proceed as planned. The University will announce a decision about pre-college programs and sports camps which take place later in the summer by May 16.

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Brown cancels on-campus summer session courses

April 16, 2020 2 comments

The University has canceled all on-campus summer session 2020 courses. The cancellations also include residential summer programs both “on- and off-campus between June 13 and July 6,” which includes pre-college programs that were planned to run during that period.