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Topic: COVID-19

Employees for Brown Dining Services and the Department of Facilities Management continue to work on a rotating schedule to support those students still living on campus.

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Full-time, regular staff members still working while following public health guidelines

May 5, 2020 1 comment

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the livelihoods of millions of Americans, University staff members have had to adapt to changes in their work schedules and responsibilities.

McLaughlin: A reflection on the COVID-19 Crisis and the University

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McLaughlin: A reflection on the COVID-19 Crisis and the University

May 5, 2020 1 comment

Since roughly the middle of March we have all been living in a professional and social world of distance and remoteness imposed by the coronavirus public health emergency. As the Dean of the Faculty at Brown, I can confirm that we are managing to navigate the crisis at the University. […]

College students offer support for K-12 students in time of crisis

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College students offer support for K-12 students in time of crisis

May 5, 2020 0 comments

Some University students are taking time out of their own remote education to help younger students as they adjust to learning outside the school building during a pandemic. 

On April 26, the New York Times published an op-ed written by President Christina Paxson P’19 titled “College Campuses Must Reopen in the Fall. Here’s How We Do It.”

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Paxson’s NYT op-ed on fall reopening met with mixed reactions from Brown community

May 4, 2020 4 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19’s April 26 New York Times op-ed, titled “College Campuses Must Reopen in the Fall. Here’s How We Do It,” has received mixed reactions from University students and faculty.

R.I. Department of Health data shows people of color are overrepresented in positive test cases for COVID-19

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R.I. Department of Health data shows people of color are overrepresented in positive test cases for COVID-19

May 1, 2020 3 comments

Data released by the Rhode Island Department of Health revealed that, of the 59 percent of positive test cases where race was reported, Hispanic or Latinx residents comprise 44 percent of positive COVID-19 coronavirus test cases in the state and non-Hispanic Black or African American residents comprise 13 percent.

Brown student files class-action lawsuit against University for tuition, fee refunds

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Brown student files class-action lawsuit against University for tuition, fee refunds

May 1, 2020 11 comments

A Brown student filed a class-action lawsuit against the University demanding a refund for tuition, fees and/or room and board he claims he was unlawfully charged for because the COVID-19 pandemic forced the University to close its campus and cancel in-person classes.

While students are away from campus, Community for COVID works to connect undergraduate students across the country to compile and spread information on the coronavirus to their communities.

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First-year creates online platform to facilitate undergraduate community work during COVID-19 crisis

April 30, 2020 1 comment

Fascinated and concerned by public health crises from a young age, Rhode Island resident and University student Maddie McCarthy ’23 has created Community For COVID, a website focused on involving undergraduates with community efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ostrovsky ’23, Carroll ’21, Amkieh ’21.5: Why Brown must do more

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Ostrovsky ’23, Carroll ’21, Amkieh ’21.5: Why Brown must do more

April 30, 2020 6 comments

Recently, Brown University announced it will temporarily house those fighting coronavirus on the front lines, namely emergency personnel and healthcare workers.

In NYT op-ed, Paxson says colleges ‘must reopen in the fall’

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In NYT op-ed, Paxson says colleges ‘must reopen in the fall’

April 26, 2020 17 comments

In an April 26 op-ed published in the New York Times, President Christina Paxson P’19 detailed the importance of reopening college campuses in the fall, as well as the potential detriment to higher education and the national economy if they remain closed.

Sahyouni ’21: Don’t blame the people of China for the Chinese Communist Party’s coronavirus failures

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Sahyouni ’21: Don’t blame the people of China for the Chinese Communist Party’s coronavirus failures

April 26, 2020 1 comment

As COVID-19 challenges the United States with the greatest health crisis in recent history, many American news outlets have devoted a worrying amount of coverage to bickering over what to call the virus.