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Topic: COVID-19

Watson Institute, Rhodes Center directors virtually talk economic impacts of COVID-19

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

Watson Institute, Rhodes Center directors virtually talk economic impacts of COVID-19

April 2, 2020 Comments are Disabled

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs hosted a live virtual conversation Tuesday with Director Edward Steinfeld and Rhodes Center for International Economics and Finance Director Mark Blyth on the economic impacts of the virus.

The school has also postponed commencement for the class of 2020 to the weekend of Indigenous People's Day.

News, University News

RISD cancels on-campus summer programming

April 1, 2020 Comments are Disabled

The Rhode Island School of Design has canceled on-campus and in-person summer programming due to the COVID-19 pandemic. RISD’s commencement and graduate thesis show have also been postponed, according to an email from President Rosanne Somerson sent to students today.

Uncertain future challenges researchers, students working away from Brown

News, Science & Research

Uncertain future challenges researchers, students working away from Brown

April 1, 2020 Comments are Disabled
This article is part of the series Academia in Flux: Consequences of COVID-19

Following the University’s instruction to shut down all non-essential research in laboratories by March 18 — by which time most students had relocated off-campus — it became apparent that remote work would become the new normal for millions of people around the world. 

The University libraries closed their doors to students and the public and limited the number of staff following an email notice of a COVID-19 case on campus.

News, Science & Research

Historic pandemic poses lasting impact on libraries, scholarship

March 31, 2020 Comments are Disabled
This article is part of the series Academia in Flux: Consequences of COVID-19

As researchers and academics across the globe shift their priorities, the scholarship that used to dominate their time is largely being put on hold, with consequences and personal ramifications spanning departments and fields. 

‘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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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. 

Alumni Relations will also run regional events next year for the class of 2020.

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 Comments are Disabled

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.