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Brown’s Faculty Executive Committee to vote on three-semester academic calendar

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Brown’s Faculty Executive Committee to vote on three-semester academic calendar

June 23, 2020 0 comments

The University is currently “planning intensely” in order to be prepared to implement the three-semester calendar for the coming academic year in light of the coronavirus pandemic, regardless of whether these fall, spring or summer semesters are held in person or online.

Brown launches full-tuition scholarship for underrepresented students pursuing Masters in Public Health

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Brown launches full-tuition scholarship for underrepresented students pursuing Masters in Public Health

June 22, 2020 0 comments

The School of Public Health has announced a new Health Equity Scholars fellowship program that will allow up to five students from Tougaloo College — a historically Black college in Mississippi — to pursue a Master of Public Health degree at the University under a full-tuition scholarship.

Students express preference for return to campus, fall/spring semester combination in tri-semester model

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Students express preference for return to campus, fall/spring semester combination in tri-semester model

June 21, 2020 1 comment

Most University undergraduate students prefer on-campus experiences for the upcoming academic year, according to the results of the Undergraduate Student Preferences Survey on 2020-21 Academic Year Scenarios.

Most students support randomized COVID-19 testing, technology-enabled contact tracing for 2020-21 academic year

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Most students support randomized COVID-19 testing, technology-enabled contact tracing for 2020-21 academic year

June 21, 2020 1 comment

Most University undergraduate students expressed strong support for randomized COVID-19 testing and technology-enabled contact tracing in any on-campus scenarios for the upcoming academic year, according to the results of the Undergraduate Student Preferences Survey on 2020-21 Academic Year Scenarios.

North Hall, a RISD dorm located off of Waterman Street, backs into Thompson House, which RISD will convert to a respiratory clinic when students return to campus.

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RISD will re-open campus in de-densified model for Fall 2020

June 16, 2020 0 comments

The Rhode Island School of Design plans to open its campus for Fall 2020 in a “de-densified” model, according to a community-wide email sent by RISD President Rosanne Somerson Monday afternoon.

Predicting hundreds of millions in upcoming pandemic expenses, Brown Corporation approves base budget for FY 2021

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Predicting hundreds of millions in upcoming pandemic expenses, Brown Corporation approves base budget for FY 2021

June 11, 2020 0 comments

The Corporation, the University’s highest governing body, voted to approve a $1.3 billion base budget for the 2021 fiscal year during its May meeting, but this budget may be revised once the format of the fall semester is decided.

As Brown students await fall 2020 decision, class pre-registration postponed

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As Brown students await fall 2020 decision, class pre-registration postponed

June 4, 2020 1 comment

Dean of the College Rashid Zia ’01 and Dean of the Graduate School Andrew G. Campbell also announced that changes will be made to the current pre-registration system to “improve this process for all students,” in the community-wide email announcing the delay Wednesday.

COVID-19 reshapes students’ summer plans

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COVID-19 reshapes students’ summer plans

June 4, 2020 0 comments

Earlier this year, Ryan Silverman ’23 had planned to spend his summer conducting research supported by his Undergraduate and Teaching Research Award. But due to restrictions posed by COVID-19, his research project in a bioelectronic lab quickly became infeasible.

Gaur ’21 and Lee ’20: UFB’s pandemic response fails our communities

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Gaur ’21 and Lee ’20: UFB’s pandemic response fails our communities

May 30, 2020 2 comments

Following Brown’s closure due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, 16 Brown student organizations called on the Undergraduate Finance Board to donate unused funds from these organizations’ annual budgets to mutual aid efforts to support members of both the Brown and Rhode Island communities.

The Main Green still filled with scattered groups of students from time to time, long after Brown had mostly shuttered in response to the Covid-19 crisis.

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Seniors bid farewell to an empty College Hill

May 30, 2020 0 comments
This article is part of the series Commencement Magazine 2020

During the Spring Weekend that never was, Jordana Siegel ’20 found herself drawn to the Main Green.