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Brown temporarily changes academic policies in response to COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 Updates, News

Brown temporarily changes academic policies in response to COVID-19 pandemic

March 26, 2020 1 comment

The University updated several academic policies following the move to remote learning and teaching in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and recent student and faculty concerns. Policy changes include an opportunity for individual students to modify their grading options.

While Commencement has been postponed due to the continued evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, a virtual "Degree Conferral Ceremony" will be held during Memorial Day weekend.

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Brown postpones Commencement, virtual ceremony to take its place

March 25, 2020 1 comment

The University will postpone Commencement and Reunion Weekend, traditionally held in May, due to the continuing global COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Sarah Behn steps down as women’s basketball head coach

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Sarah Behn steps down as women’s basketball head coach

March 24, 2020 0 comments

Sarah Behn stepped down from her position as head coach of the women’s basketball team, the University announced yesterday in a press release.

Due to the suspension of in-person classes, UCS and UFB held debates — which were meant to occur on campus on March 13 — over video.

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UCS, UFB candidates use videos to debate

March 24, 2020 0 comments

Candidates for the top positions on the Undergraduate Council of Students and Undergraduate Finance Board discussed topics such as transparency, accessibility and concerns surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic in pre-recorded videos released Monday morning. 

As Brown closes amid COVID-19 concerns, 365 students to remain on campus

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As Brown closes amid COVID-19 concerns, 365 students to remain on campus

March 23, 2020 0 comments

In a typical semester, roughly 5,000 students live on campus. COVID-19 has knocked that number down to less than 400. ““It feels quite empty. I haven’t been out that much.”

On March 12, the University announced that students must vacate on-campus and Brown-owned housing as a consequence of the spread of COVID-19. Many community members stepped up to help each other with moving, storage and other resources.

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In overcoming move-out challenges, community assistance plays key role

March 23, 2020 1 comment

As many undergraduates cleared out their dorm rooms in the aftermath of the University’s March 12 decision to vacate on-campus and other Brown-owned housing, Kahini Mehta ’21 packed up her belongings and prepared to hand them off to a moving company.

Faculty member among new Rhode Island COVID-19 cases

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Faculty member among new Rhode Island COVID-19 cases

March 21, 2020 2 comments

A second member of the Brown community, a University faculty member, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a message from Health Services Clinical Director Adam Pallant and Associate Vice President for Campus Life Vanessa Britto.

COVID-19 shuts down Brown study abroad programs

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COVID-19 shuts down Brown study abroad programs

March 20, 2020 0 comments

When Halle Fowler ’21 arrived in Australia in mid-February for her semester abroad, she looked forward to excursions to the Great Barrier Reef, the Northern Territories, Western Australia, New Zealand and more.

The Herald has compiled information and news updates regarding some of the modified rules and resources available for students staying on campus this semester.

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For students staying on campus: services and facilities information

March 17, 2020 0 comments

The University is shifting to remote learning, with all course instruction taking place online for the remainder of the semester, beginning March 30. Many students have evacuated campus and the University community now spans multiple continents.

Students began preparing to move on Thursday, following President Paxson's initial email telling students to leave campus.

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University pushes move out date up to March 17

March 14, 2020 0 comments

Undergraduate students who live in on-campus residences or Brown-owned properties must now vacate their residences by 5 p.m. on March 17, five days sooner than the University originally instructed.