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Topic: COVID-19

The University has seen an increase in applications for childcare subsidies from faculty due to the impact of the pandemic and the shift to virtual learning.

News, Science & Research

‘This is a very challenging time’: Teaching, researching, parenting amid COVID-19

November 8, 2020 0 comments

As students log onto Zoom to watch their professors lecture, faculty’s children also slink behind screens, their needs posing challenges to faculty’s academic and research responsibilities. 

A dial indicates to users how risky a given activity is. Researchers hope that the MyCOVIDRisk app will impact behavior of people under 40, who tend to adhere less to COVID-19 guidelines and be more online.

Science & Research

MyCOVIDRisk app considers user behavior to calculate risk of contracting COVID-19

November 4, 2020 0 comments

As the threat of COVID-19 infection continues to loom over everyday activities, two University researchers created a free and accessible app called MyCOVIDRisk to help people quantify their risk of infection from specific activities and use that information to mitigate risk through their behavior. 

Students “podding” away from the University find their own balance between maintaining friendship within pods, housekeeping responsibilities and engaging in outdoor group activities.

News, University News

‘It’s sort of the best of both worlds’: Students choose to live with peers while being miles away from College Hill

November 1, 2020 1 comment

Historic red brick buildings jammed with students sharing one large communal shower and sleeping in high-raised twin XL beds — this environment usually comes to mind when thinking about the college experience.

The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: Voting, Lockdowns and Case Counts

COVID-19 Updates, News, Podcasts

The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: Voting, Lockdowns and Case Counts

October 30, 2020 0 comments

On the eve of Halloween, Dr. Ashish Jha joins The Herald’s COVID Pod team to discuss the implications of the Nov. 3 presidential election and how to safely exercise the right to vote. Dr. Jha also touches on the lockdowns occurring in multiple European countries and what that means for the United States.

Schmidt ’21: Get real — the COVID-19 vaccine isn’t coming soon

Columns, Opinions

Schmidt ’21: Get real — the COVID-19 vaccine isn’t coming soon

October 27, 2020 1 comment

The world is coming to terms with COVID-19 and establishing a “new normal” for continuing with everyday life. Naturally, many people — especially in countries hardest hit like the United States — are wondering if there is an end in sight to the pandemic.

The University’s total positive COVID-19 cases rose to 37 this week, a peak that occurs during a period of nationally increasing positivity rates.

News, University News

VP Carey: Brown sees most positive COVID-19 cases ‘in a three day time period to date’

October 25, 2020 4 comments

Eight University students tested positive for COVID-19 from Oct. 21 to Oct. 23, the most “in a three day time period to date,” according to an Oct. 24 email from Executive Vice President of Planning and Policy Russell Carey ’91.

UCS hosts a virtual undergraduate town hall with Paxson, Locke and University administrators to discuss policies, public health and campus life issues for the spring semester.

News, University News

Locke: Sophomores to have choice between remote spring courses or summer term if not allowed back on College Hill next semester

October 25, 2020 1 comment

At a virtual town hall event hosted by the Undergraduate Council of Students Friday, students discussed the University’s COVID-19 plans, policing on campus, academic concerns and more with administrators, including President Christina Paxson P’19, Provost Richard Locke P’18 and Dean of the College Rashid Zia ’01.

Students reimagine activism under COVID-19 restrictions

News, University News

Students reimagine activism under COVID-19 restrictions

October 22, 2020 2 comments

While the conditions that shape the “new normal” have made it exceedingly difficult for community members on campus to safely organize, they have only made activism and advocacy more urgent. 

Avon Cinema resumes showings after ‘brief intermission’

Arts & Culture

Avon Cinema resumes showings after ‘brief intermission’

October 22, 2020 0 comments

Since Aug. 28, film buffs have been able to return to the Avon Cinema to watch the latest motion pictures in person. The 80-year-old independent theater recently opened its doors to the public after a five-month hiatus.

Questions surrounding DPS’s role in enforcing social distancing follow nationwide activism to defund and reform police in the wake of anti-Black violence, though some say DPS’s role is minimal and essential.

News, University News

Students expressed split opinions on DPS enforcement of COVID-19 Campus Safety Policy

October 20, 2020 1 comment

Since the start of the academic year, the Brown Department of Public Safety has been responsible for monitoring campus, educating students about the COVID-19 Campus Safety Policy and reporting some violations to the Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards, according to DPS Chief of Police Mark Porter.