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FarmLink, co-founded by Aidan Reilly ’21, buys surplus produce from farmers and delivers it to food banks to minimize waste and offer support in a time of economic uncertainty.

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Brown students lead food redistribution efforts amidst pandemic

May 23, 2020 3 comments

In recent months, Brown students have been leading a nationwide food redistribution effort to help farms whose usual supply chains have been disrupted.

Tagged for the Americas, Australia, countries in between, students’ study abroad travel bags must stay home another semester

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Tagged for the Americas, Australia, countries in between, students’ study abroad travel bags must stay home another semester

May 15, 2020 1 comment

As the impact of COVID-19 continues into the summer, the University has canceled its sponsored Fall 2020 study abroad programs for undergraduate students. 

Agarwal ’24: In our focus on viruses, we underestimate the risk of deadly bacteria

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Agarwal ’24: In our focus on viruses, we underestimate the risk of deadly bacteria

April 22, 2020 0 comments

I have always found it ironic that Alexander the Great likely died of a fever. With the benefits of modern medicine, it is hard for us to appreciate the threat that fevers have posed to people in the past. Before the 1920s, fevers were the leading cause of premature death.

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. 

Ren ’23: Andrew Yang is wrong: Asian Americans do not have to prove their “American-ness”

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Ren ’23: Andrew Yang is wrong: Asian Americans do not have to prove their “American-ness”

April 7, 2020 0 comments

In a recent Washington Post op-ed, former presidential candidate Andrew Yang ’96 leads a rallying cry against racism. Only instead of simply denouncing the recent rise of anti-Asian sentiment in America, he goes one step further. 

Reed ’21: Coronavirus reveals the cost of voters prioritizing ideology over competence

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Reed ’21: Coronavirus reveals the cost of voters prioritizing ideology over competence

April 2, 2020 0 comments

If it weren’t already evident, the COVID-19 pandemic has further illuminated the greatest problem in American politics: Both sides think the other is irresponsible, both sides think the other is incompetent and both sides are right.  

A message from the Chaplain: Upholding community through song

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A message from the Chaplain: Upholding community through song

March 30, 2020 3 comments

More a love letter than an op-ed, I write with a deep April heartache for beloved, far-flung Brunonia and a suffering world. Everywhere, everything has changed. College Hill is now oddly quiet, despite a loud riot of daffodils and magnolias defiantly gathered to bloom. 

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.

Ruzicka ’21: Brown should make all courses S/NC while allowing grade petitions

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Ruzicka ’21: Brown should make all courses S/NC while allowing grade petitions

March 24, 2020 0 comments

Amid the panic and fear caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, college students everywhere have been left in limbo about the trajectory of their academic careers. The most prominent concern I have encountered among students is the impact the global crisis might have on their academic success.

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.”