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Member of Brown community tests positive for COVID-19

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Member of Brown community tests positive for COVID-19

March 14, 2020 1 comment

An individual from a Brown University course has tested positive for COVID-19, according to an email reviewed by The Herald from the Rhode Island Department of Health.

University cancels in-person classes, moves to virtual learning

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University cancels in-person classes, moves to virtual learning

March 13, 2020 1 comment

All University courses will be canceled starting Monday and will resume online following a two-week break in response to the increasing risk posed by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

$5.4 million in aid issued to Rhode Island to combat COVID-19

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$5.4 million in aid issued to Rhode Island to combat COVID-19

March 12, 2020 0 comments

In an effort to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, Rhode Island is receiving $4.9 million in supplemental aid as part of an $8.3 billion spending package issued by the Trump Administration, which comes in addition to a $500,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Among student concerns raised in the UCS meeting circling the COVID-19 pandemic, members discussed measures to support campus safety and increase transparency in communication.

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UCS discusses potential impacts of COVID-19 on students

March 12, 2020 0 comments

At its general body meeting on March 11, The Undergraduate Council of Students sent an email to Provost Richard Locke P’18 and Vice President for Campus Life Eric Estes expressing concerns about possible actions the University could undertake in line with peer institutions, according to UCS President William Zhou ’20.

Three University students test negative for COVID-19

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Three University students test negative for COVID-19

March 11, 2020 0 comments

All three Brown students who were tested for COVID-19 earlier this week tested negative, according to a community-wide email sent Wednesday morning from Division of Campus Life officials. 

Brody-Heine ’22: COVID-19 reveals the weaknesses of our health care system

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Brody-Heine ’22: COVID-19 reveals the weaknesses of our health care system

March 10, 2020 0 comments

“So, as you all probably know, the coronavirus has hit Rhode Island.”Immediately after this announcement by my professor, I walked briskly up Thayer Street to CVS with the intention of buying multiple bottles of hand sanitizer and soap to stock up.

Three University students are currently being tested for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). While the students are currently in isolation, test results are pending.

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Three University students tested for COVID-19 as state precautions increase

March 10, 2020 0 comments

Three University students are currently being tested for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to an email sent by Vice President for Campus Life Eric Estes and Executive Director of Health and Wellness Vanessa Britto to students and faculty Monday.

Douglas ’20: Don’t Panic President Paxson, COVID-19 is not here (yet)

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Douglas ’20: Don’t Panic President Paxson, COVID-19 is not here (yet)

March 9, 2020 4 comments

On Friday, President Christina Paxson P’19 announced that the University will cancel all non-academic events with over 100 people, among other precautions. These events include a University-wide dance and a chance for admitted students to visit Brown’s campus.

Although ADOCH has been modified for weather-related reasons in the past, this year’s cancellation will mark the first time “in recent memory” an incoming class will not have an official admitted students event, according to Dean of Admission Logan Powell.

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Brown cancels ADOCH to ensure safety of admitted, current students

March 9, 2020 0 comments

The University has canceled A Day on College Hill in response to concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, Dean of Admission Logan Powell wrote in an email to recently admitted students.

Brown updates event, travel COVID-19 policies

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Brown updates event, travel COVID-19 policies

March 6, 2020 0 comments

In light of “the rapidly evolving impact” of COVID-19 coronavirus, President Paxson announced substantial new University event and travel policies, in an email circulated to community members March 6.