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Questions surrounding DPS’s role in enforcing social distancing follow nationwide activism to defund and reform police in the wake of anti-Black violence, though some say DPS’s role is minimal and essential.

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Students expressed split opinions on DPS enforcement of COVID-19 Campus Safety Policy

October 20, 2020 1 comment

Since the start of the academic year, the Brown Department of Public Safety has been responsible for monitoring campus, educating students about the COVID-19 Campus Safety Policy and reporting some violations to the Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards, according to DPS Chief of Police Mark Porter.

Corporation accepts $121 million in gifts and pledges at October meetings

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Corporation accepts $121 million in gifts and pledges at October meetings

October 19, 2020 0 comments

The Corporation, the University’s highest governing body, discussed the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on Brown as well as evaluated progress on several long-term plans at its virtual fall meetings.

PhD student admissions in several departments, including the history department, have been suspended for the 2021-2022 academic year due to logistical challenges and budget constraints related to the COVID-19 crisis.

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Several departments suspend PhD admissions for 2021-22 academic year amid pandemic

October 19, 2020 3 comments

Several departments have suspended doctoral admissions for the 2021-22 academic year, the University announced Oct. 7. The decision comes amid budget constraints and logistical challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 1619 Project’s Nikole Hannah-Jones unpacks anti-Blackness, history of slavery in Watson talk

The 1619 Project’s Nikole Hannah-Jones unpacks anti-Blackness, history of slavery in Watson talk

October 19, 2020 3 comments

Nikole Hannah-Jones wants to reframe the way we perceive American history. 

Brown University Health Services has shifted operations to accommodate both remote and in-person treatment, as well as distribution of safe sex supplies by mail.

Sexual health resources on College Hill take new shape during pandemic

October 19, 2020 0 comments

Sexual health care on campus has had to adapt to the new reality of the pandemic following Health Services’ shift to using both telehealth and in-person services, The Herald previously reported. 

Sophomores represent the largest proportion of remote learners and the number of juniors living off-campus increased after the decision was delayed.

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Number of Brown students studying remotely more than doubled following delayed in-person class decision

October 18, 2020 1 comment

Of the sophomores, juniors and seniors enrolled in classes this semester, only 23 percent are living on campus, while 44.2 percent are living off campus or commuting. Another 32.8 percent are studying remotely, according to data provided to The Herald by Dean of the College Rashid Zia ’01.

From College Hill to campaign trail: how Brown students are getting politically involved virtually this semester

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From College Hill to campaign trail: how Brown students are getting politically involved virtually this semester

October 15, 2020 0 comments

When Seth Goldstein ’22.5 voted in Wisconsin’s gubernatorial election in 2018, he woke up the next morning in tears — the candidate Goldstein supported, Democrat Tony Evers, had defeated Republican incumbent Scott Walker.

The University has seen positive reports on the seasonal flu vaccination program and continued asymptomatic testing for community members on campus.

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VP Carey: ‘We feel very good about where things are right now’

October 15, 2020 0 comments

Executive Vice President of Planning and Policy Russell Carey ’91 and University Spokesperson Brian Clark discussed the seasonal flu, asymptomatic testing following the long weekend and the second week of activity level 2 in a conversation with The Herald Oct. 15.

Starting Oct. 14, the Nelson Fitness Center is once again open to Brown community members since its closure this spring.

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Nelson Fitness Center reopens with COVID-19 safety protocols

October 15, 2020 1 comment

The Jonathan Nelson ’77 Fitness Center reopened Tuesday and welcomed members of the Brown community who are approved to be on campus this fall.

UCS discusses Decolonization at Brown statue removal initiative

UCS discusses Decolonization at Brown statue removal initiative

October 14, 2020 19 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students discussed an initiative presented by student group Decolonization at Brown to remove and replace Roman statues on campus, began voting on the Student Activities Anti-Discrimination Clause introduced at last week’s meeting and shared committee updates at its general body meeting Wednesday evening. Junaid Malik ’20.5, […]