Topic: coronavirus

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 1 comment

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.”

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.

As of March 17, restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Rhode Island may only offer take-out or delivery services — prompting many to close.

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Rhode Island works to contain COVID-19

March 18, 2020 0 comments

Restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Rhode Island may only offer take out, delivery and drive-thru food and drinks as of March 17, following reports of community transmission of COVID-19 in the state. 

By 5 p.m. today, research labs across the University — including those in Sidney Frank Hall — will go dark, their facilities shut down in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus.

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University restricts research in effort to prevent COVID-19 spread

March 18, 2020 0 comments
This article is part of the series Academia in Flux: Consequences of COVID-19

While people turn to scientists for the latest updates on COVID-19, laboratories across campus will more or less go dark after 5 pm today. The constant hum of machines mixing samples will grow quiet as equipment is shut off, new experiments are canceled and entry is limited to essential personnel only.

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.