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Topic: Academics

The future of online learning at Brown

News, University News

The future of online learning at Brown

June 7, 2021 0 comments

Since March 2020, the student experience at the University has been largely relegated to Zoom meetings and recorded lectures. But the novel prevalence of online technology in the University curriculum has provided a chance for the University to examine how it educates and challenges faculty and students alike.

Bhaskar ’21: Contemplating the future of academic objectivity

Columns, Opinions

Bhaskar ’21: Contemplating the future of academic objectivity

April 9, 2021 5 comments

Over the past two years, identity politics have trickled into the curricula of university settings worldwide. At face value, such movements appear well-intentioned.

Online orientation events included the President’s Welcome, the Campus Resource Fair, the Culture of Consent and Community Care and Speed Friending online.

News, University News

Brown’s First-Year Orientation transitions to an online format

February 2, 2021 0 comments

Every year, the University typically hosts in-person orientation programs for incoming first-years to learn about academics and extracurriculars as well as meet other students. But this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Quiet Period restrictions, the orientation moved to a virtual format.

Pipatjarasgit ’21: Enrollment as a part-time undergraduate student: An option that should be available to all

Columns, Opinions

Pipatjarasgit ’21: Enrollment as a part-time undergraduate student: An option that should be available to all

February 1, 2021 2 comments

In July 2020, shortly after Brown released its plan for conducting the academic year amidst the current pandemic, I sat at home weighing my options for how I would choose to navigate what I knew would be an atypical academic year.

Brown plans to welcome students from each class year back in Spring 2021

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

Brown plans to welcome students from each class year back in Spring 2021

October 29, 2020 0 comments

The University plans to offer an in-person residential experience for students from each undergraduate class for the spring semester, though space constraints may limit how many students can return. 

Pollard ’21: Classes should be accessible. Where are the standards?

Columns, Opinions

Pollard ’21: Classes should be accessible. Where are the standards?

September 14, 2020 0 comments

Shopping period is in full swing, and while the start of the semester is normally a time filled with options and new opportunities, students face obstacles to accessing their education.

Ruzicka ’21: Maintain reading period to ensure student success

Op-eds, Opinions

Ruzicka ’21: Maintain reading period to ensure student success

April 1, 2020 Comments are Disabled

On the evening of March 24, 2020, Rashid Zia, dean of the College, and Andrew Campbell, dean of the Graduate School, emailed the Brown community detailing temporary academic policies that will be implemented in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kramer ’20: In response to “Brown should be harder”

Columns, Opinions

Kramer ’20: In response to “Brown should be harder”

April 23, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Last week, I read a column in The Herald titled “Brown is hard. It should be harder,” which advocated for intensified grading practices on campus.

The computer science department depends heavily on its teaching assistants, who use their integral role as guides to build a support system for students.

News, Science & Research

CS concentrators face unique challenges on campus

April 19, 2019 3 comments

While Kendrick Tan ’21, a former Herald reporter, was taking computer science classes, it consumed his life. If he was not working on an assignment for a class, he was thinking about one, and the projects and labs never seemed to end, keeping him under constant stress.

U. produces most Fulbright scholars for third consecutive year

News, University News

U. produces most Fulbright scholars for third consecutive year

February 15, 2019 Comments are Disabled

With its 35-member spring 2018 cohort, the University produced the most Fulbright scholars of any U.S. institution for the third consecutive year, according to data published by The Chronicle of Higher Education Feb. 10.