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Topic: COVID-19

Acknowledging lost moments: Grief, gratitude and unusual goodbyes

News, University News

Acknowledging lost moments: Grief, gratitude and unusual goodbyes

April 28, 2021 1 comment
This article is part of the series 2021 Commencement Magazine

Before the University made any announcement about moving to remote learning last spring, staff in the Office of Residential Life were making contingency plans.

The light at the end of the tunnel just got brighter

News, Science & Research

The light at the end of the tunnel just got brighter

April 28, 2021 0 comments

In October 2020, The Herald launched a podcast with Ashish Jha, Dean of the School of Public Health at Brown University. At the end of our first call, Dr. Jha said: “If people stay focused, there’s a lot of good news coming in 2021.”

During its final meeting of the semester Wednesday, members of the BUCC and Brown community discussed updates on various initiatives.

News, University News

Summer and fall semesters, updates on Brook Street Dormitory discussed at BUCC meeting

April 15, 2021 0 comments

Members of the University’s administration and student body discussed changes for the upcoming summer and fall semesters, updates on the Food Access Initiative and the progress of the Brook Street dormitory project at the Brown University Community Council’s final meeting of the semester April 14.

RI to hold vaccination weekends for residents of color

Metro, News

RI to hold vaccination weekends for residents of color

April 9, 2021 0 comments

In order to reduce the racial disparity in COVID-19 vaccination rates in Rhode Island, the state will hold two mass vaccination weekends for residents of color in the state.

The University encourages community members to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, according to Vice President for Planning and Policy Russell Carey ’91 MA’06, who cited vaccinations as a means of helping to prevent the spread of variants.

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

VP Carey discusses student COVID-19 vaccine requirement for fall, COVID-19 protocol moving forward

April 9, 2021 0 comments

Sixteen University community members tested positive for COVID-19 through the asymptomatic testing program from April 1 to April 7, Executive Vice President for Planning and Policy Russell Carey ’91 MA’06 told The Herald in a conversation April 8.

Participants can decide whether to make their journal entries public or keep them private. Assitaant Professor of Anthropology Katherine Mason said that the entries that do enter the Featured Entries page will be stripped of any identifying information.

News, Science & Research

Pandemic Journaling Project enables ordinary people to write their own history

April 9, 2021 0 comments

In an effort to record the voices of ordinary people during the COVID-19 pandemic, Assistant Professor of Anthropology Katherine Mason and Sarah Willen, associate professor of anthropology at University of Connecticut, co-founded the Pandemic Journaling Project to predesign an archive of people’s unique experiences. 

Commencement for the graduating class of 2021 and 2021.5 will take place in two parts on May 2, one ceremony beginning at 10:00 am and the second at 2:30 pm.

News, University News

Modified in-person Commencement to take place, expanded to include class of 2021.5

April 8, 2021 0 comments

The University will hold Commencement in-person through two ceremonies and will open the event to students graduating mid-year in 2021.5, according to an email sent to the class of 2021 and 2021.5 April 8. 

Editorial: Accessibility in a post-pandemic world

Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: Accessibility in a post-pandemic world

April 6, 2021 0 comments

As vaccines become much more widespread, we’re all ready to leave the horrors of the pandemic behind us. But there have been some silver linings. Looking forward as an institution, we ought to preserve the culture of understanding and accommodation that we were forced to develop in the face of the pandemic.

Brown to require COVID-19 vaccine for in-person instruction in fall

News, University News

Brown to require COVID-19 vaccine for in-person instruction in fall

April 6, 2021 6 comments

The University will require that all undergraduate, graduate and medical students on-campus or participating in in-person instruction receive the COVID-19 vaccine for the fall 2021 semester, barring medical or religious exemptions, President Christina Paxson P’19 announced in an email to the Brown community April 6.

Schmidt ’21: The science of isolation and why first-years at Brown need more support

Columns, Opinions

Schmidt ’21: The science of isolation and why first-years at Brown need more support

April 5, 2021 0 comments

The first-year experience at Brown for the class of 2024 is unique in that its challenges are unlike anything many upperclassmen have experienced before, with one of the primary difficulties being social isolation from their peers, whom they have only been allowed to meet through Zoom.