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Metro Roundup, Oct. 25

The Rhode Island Foundation’s 15-member steering committee, tasked with delivering recommendations to the R.I. General Assembly on how to spend $1.13 billion in state funding allocated by the American Rescue Plan Act, delivered its report Oct. 19, WPRI reported.

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Sam Zurier wins District 3 Democratic primary

Sam Zurier, a former Providence city council member who ran on an education-oriented progressive platform, has won Rhode Island’s District 3 State Senate Democratic primary with 1,282 votes — approximately 32% — according to unofficial results from the R.I. Board of Elections reported by WPRI. ...

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University reopens indoor dining

The University will reopen indoor dining Friday following a drop in COVID-19 cases among students, after temporarily moving to take-out only dining in response to a spike, according to a Wednesday evening email from Russell Carey ’91 MA’06, executive vice president for planning and policy.

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Faced with isolating students, some classes return to Zoom

Nearly two weeks into the semester, Jo Kavishe ’25 has no clue how to get to her classes, and for good reason — she’s never attended them in person. Kavishe tested positive for COVID-19 Sept. 7, the day before classes began. As of press time, she had never stepped foot in a college lecture hall. Since ...

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U. shuts OMAC testing site

The Olney-Margolies Athletic Center, which has been the primary asymptomatic COVID-19 testing site for students since they returned to campus last fall, closed yesterday. Two new sites — one in the lower level of Alumnae Hall on Pembroke campus and one in the former health services building, Andrews ...

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Brown outlines policies for return to normal

The University will drop nearly all pandemic-related restrictions by the fall semester or sooner, assuming near-universal vaccination rates on campus, Executive Vice President for Planning and Policy Russell Carey ’91 MA ’06 wrote in a Wednesday email to the University community.  Several COVID-19-related ...

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U. to allow some employees to continue remote work

The majority of University employees currently working remotely will be required to return to campus full-time before the beginning of the fall 2021 semester, excluding a limited few who will be allowed to continue with hybrid or remote work as approved through a formal process, President Christina ...

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Community groups ask for changes to Brook St. dorm plan

Multiple East Side neighborhood groups and Ward 1 Councilman John Goncalves ‘13 MA ‘15 released a letter Monday demanding changes to the University proposal for a two-building residence hall on Brook Street, including shrinking the proposed structure and adding back retail space that had been removed ...

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Arts & Culture

Restaurant Map

The Herald made this map to provide University students with a resource for eating around College Hill. This list is non-exhaustive and intended to be built upon; if you have suggestions or corrections, please reach out to herald@browndailyherald.com. The map was made at no cost to the establishments ...

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