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Topic: COVID-19

Brown researchers weigh in on COVID-19 vaccines

News, Science & Research

Brown researchers weigh in on COVID-19 vaccines

November 25, 2020 0 comments

Since pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Moderna announced that their vaccines for COVID-19 had achieved around 95 percent effectiveness, University researchers have formed insights about their potential impacts.

As students face additional conduct regulations per state and University COVID-19 guidelines, total disciplinary actions taken against undergraduate students have risen sharply this fall compared to past semesters

University News

Brown sees spike in disciplinary actions in fall semester

November 24, 2020 3 comments

As students face additional conduct regulations per state and University COVID-19 guidelines, total disciplinary actions taken against undergraduate students have risen sharply this fall compared to past semesters.

Pollard ’21: Brown can’t make up for lost time but should support its students’ futures

Columns, Opinions

Pollard ’21: Brown can’t make up for lost time but should support its students’ futures

November 23, 2020 0 comments

As the University returns to COVID-19 Campus Activity Level 1, current students once again cannot access many of the campus resources that make a Brown education such an asset in the professional world.

Online education at Brown, past and future

News, University News

Online education at Brown, past and future

November 23, 2020 0 comments

As of January 2020, the University was only planning to offer three online courses for the spring semester: a creative nonfiction class, an English course called “Renegades, Reprobates and Castaways” and a course on the archeology of death in ancient Egypt. 

Brown EMS adapts services during COVID-19 to respond to new needs of community

News, Science & Research

Brown EMS adapts services during COVID-19 to respond to new needs of community

November 20, 2020 0 comments

Vivian Van ’21 rests in her official dark-blue Emergency Medical Services uniform, which matches the sky in the backdrop of the window behind her. It’s past midnight, but she’ll be ready to respond if there is an emergency call. The clock ticks onward, pushing into her 12-hour shift. 

Contract Tracing: The Herald’s COVID-19 loveline

Arts & Culture

Contract Tracing: The Herald’s COVID-19 loveline

November 20, 2020 0 comments

With College Hill’s foliage saturated in crimson hues and Uniqlo HEATTECH fabric materializing on the student body, temperatures dip below the 50s and midterm exams vigilantly march on by. 

Schmidt ’21: Distrusting COVID-19 science is a disease in itself

Columns, Opinions

Schmidt ’21: Distrusting COVID-19 science is a disease in itself

November 18, 2020 3 comments

The immediate and negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are innumerable: serious illness, worsening mental health, economic downturn and more.

Brown classes shift back to online due to rising COVID-19 cases

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

Brown classes shift back to online due to rising COVID-19 cases

November 17, 2020 10 comments

All undergraduate and graduate classes, with the exception of Warren Alpert Medical School classes, will resume online instruction. 

R.I. COVID-19 Roundup: Pfizer to test new vaccine in Ocean State, as Mayor Elorza limits gatherings to five in Providence

Metro, News

R.I. COVID-19 Roundup: Pfizer to test new vaccine in Ocean State, as Mayor Elorza limits gatherings to five in Providence

November 17, 2020 0 comments

As Rhode Island continues to report record rates of positive COVID-19 tests, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza signed an executive order limiting social gatherings to five people.

The University saw its greatest number of COVID-19 cases in a single week so far during the week of Nov. 8, with a total of 26 cases reported from the asymptomatic testing program.

News, University News

Brown sees highest number of asymptomatic COVID-19 cases in single week. Administrators ‘watching it carefully’

November 15, 2020 0 comments

Brown saw its greatest number of COVID-19 cases in a single week so far during the week starting Nov. 8, with a total of 26 cases reported from the asymptomatic testing program.