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Topic: COVID-19

‘If only I could teleport home’: International students and COVID-19

COVID-19 Updates, Metro, News

‘If only I could teleport home’: International students and COVID-19

March 26, 2020 0 comments

When news broke that the University was moving to remote learning and telling students to leave College Hill, Jessica Zhu ’20 was not surprised. She was expecting the announcement. In many ways, it felt as though her whole semester had been building to that moment.

Gov. Raimondo orders postponement of Rhode Island primary

COVID-19 Updates, Metro, News

Gov. Raimondo orders postponement of Rhode Island primary

March 26, 2020 0 comments

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo signed an executive order Monday postponing the 2020 presidential primary and shifting to a predominantly mail ballot model in light of escalating COVID-19 concerns. The election will occur June 2, according to the order, over a month later than the original date of April 28. 

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.

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

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

Op-eds, Opinions

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.

McCarthy ’23: In the age of COVID-19, we must consider inequality: make classes mandatory S/NC

Op-eds, Opinions

McCarthy ’23: In the age of COVID-19, we must consider inequality: make classes mandatory S/NC

March 22, 2020 1 comment

As the majority of students depart from campus, entering into new environments with new routines, I fear that remote learning will amplify the inequalities among our student body.

Schmidt ’21: The U.S. healthcare system is a failure, and the coronavirus proves it

Columns, Opinions

Schmidt ’21: The U.S. healthcare system is a failure, and the coronavirus proves it

March 13, 2020 2 comments

The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, has quickly developed into a global pandemic of catastrophic proportions. The virus is said to cause mild to moderate flu-like symptoms in most cases, resulting in severe respiratory illness in particularly vulnerable populations such as the elderly and immunocompromised individuals.

University cancels in-person classes, moves to virtual learning

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

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.

Editorial: Brown must address students’ long-term COVID-19 concerns

Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: Brown must address students’ long-term COVID-19 concerns

March 11, 2020 1 comment

In response to the spread of COVID-19 and the ever-heightening accompanying international concern, the University has announced and implemented a number of public health measures.

Brown Professor tests negative for COVID-19

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

Brown Professor tests negative for COVID-19

March 5, 2020 0 comments

Onésimo Almeida MA’77 PhD’80 P’06, professor of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, tested negative for COVID-19 coronavirus, after fears of exposure following a trip to Portugal during which he interacted with people who were diagnosed with COVID-19. The professor did test positive for the flu.