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Topic: coronavirus

COVID-19 testing specifics remain uncertain for fall semester

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

COVID-19 testing specifics remain uncertain for fall semester

July 30, 2020 2 comments

Before classes resume on College Hill, the University intends to test all returning students for COVID-19. But what happens next?

University researchers funded by COVID-19 Seed Fund collaborate on life-saving machinery, diagnostic devices for patients, including “PufferFish” ventilator and “Bubbler” COVID-19 testing kit

COVID-19 Updates, News, Science & Research

Take a breath

July 18, 2020 0 comments

To assist in the battle against COVID-19, a number of University research projects in progress since early spring seek to develop new technology molded to the needs of medical personnel, COVID-19 patients and testing sites.

Brown to bring students back to campus for two out of three terms for 2020-21 academic year

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

Brown to bring students back to campus for two out of three terms for 2020-21 academic year

July 7, 2020 4 comments

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the University will resume on-campus instruction in the fall under a tri-semester model.

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.

COVID-19 Updates, Metro, News

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

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

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

Op-eds, Opinions

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

News, University News

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”

Columns, Opinions

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

Columns, Opinions

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

Op-eds, Opinions

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.