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Topic: COVID-19

While dissections are an integral part of the Med School experience, staff now perform these dissections beforehand for students to study to adhere to COVID-19 safety guidelines.

News, Science & Research

Alpert Medical School adapts first-year anatomy course to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines

January 21, 2021 0 comments

Since the Warren Alpert Medical School moved the majority of its curriculum to a remote format beginning in fall 2020 to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines, lectures have been given live over Zoom or pre-recorded.

Families and guests will tune into the class of 2021's Commencement ceremony virtually, Paxson announced in a Thursday email.

News, University News

University to hold in-person Commencement for class of 2021, cancels postponed class of 2020 ceremony

January 21, 2021 1 comment

Commencement for the class of 2021 will be held in-person May 1 and 2, but families and guests must attend the event virtually in light of public health conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Walsh ’23: The savings disparity

Columns, Opinions

Walsh ’23: The savings disparity

January 20, 2021 2 comments

As joblessness claims have reached record highs during the pandemic, the ultra-rich have lined their pockets. By taking advantage of easy access to PPP loans, tax loopholes and the summer rebound in the stock market, the country’s billionaires have added more than $500 billion to their net worth.

With the continued spread of COVID-19 in R.I. prisons, the Decarcerate Now Coalition advocates for the early release of pre-trial and vulnerable prisoners by the RIDOC and state courts.

Metro, News

R.I. prisons face rampant COVID-19 spread amid calls for decarceration

January 19, 2021 0 comments

In Rhode Island, there have been 10 reported COVID-19 cases for every 100 people, according to the New York Times. But the rate in state prisons is currently more than five times that, with 51 cases per 100 incarcerated people as of Jan. 14, according to the Rhode Island Department […]

Public health officials and the University both stress that community members follow public health guidelines, amidst increasing positive rates of COVID-19 cases reported nationwide.

News, University News

On-campus procedures and guidelines for the spring semester

January 19, 2021 0 comments

At the outset of the spring semester, public health officials and the University both maintain the importance of adhering to public health guidelines, as January marks the greatest number of positive COVID-19 cases reported yet on a national level.

Volunteer groups reflect on adapting service work to pandemic

Metro, News, University News

Volunteer groups reflect on adapting service work to pandemic

January 19, 2021 0 comments

While the pandemic forced University and local service organizations to limit in-person outreach and work, the needs of those they serve have only grown as Rhode Island battles economic and public health crises. 

While “small, in-person departmental gatherings” could still occur, the class of 2021 will graduate with a virtual ceremony.

News, University News

RISD cancels in-person commencement

January 11, 2021 0 comments

The Rhode Island School of Design canceled in-person commencement for the class of 2021, citing uncertainty around the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an email from President Rosanne Somerson to the student body Monday morning.

Students assigned to live in the Omni were notified of their assignment Dec. 6 in an email from ResLife. The University selected the Omni after also considering the Mariott and Hilton properties downtown.

News, University News

Brown leases rooms in Omni Providence Hotel to house students for spring semester

January 8, 2021 2 comments

The University has leased rooms in the Omni Providence Hotel to house students during the spring semester, University Spokesperson Brian Clark wrote in an email to The Herald. 

Students placed in hotels will be housed in single-occupancy rooms in areas of the properties that will be occupied only by other Brown students.

News, University News

University to lease off-campus hotel rooms for students on spring 2021 housing waitlist

December 4, 2020 1 comment

The University will lease hotel rooms in the Hilton, Marriott and Omni properties in downtown Providence for all students on the spring housing waitlist who express interest in the option, according to a Dec. 4 email from the Office of Residential Life.

The new Rhode Island House of Representatives Task Force for COVID-19 Vaccine met for the first time Wednesday to discuss vaccine distribution with public health experts.

Metro, News

R.I. House COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force hears from public health experts on vaccine distribution

December 4, 2020 0 comments

The new Rhode Island House of Representatives Task Force for COVID-19 Vaccine discussed vaccine distribution and prioritization in the state and the challenges that lay ahead during its first meeting Wednesday.