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Topic: Dorms

Brown students face Northeast heat wave without AC, call University response inadequate

News, University News

Brown students face Northeast heat wave without AC, call University response inadequate

July 7, 2021 0 comments

A multi-day heat wave at the end of June prompted complaints from students about the excessive heat with limited air conditioning and what they called an inadequate University response.

As masks come down, respiratory illness goes up among first-years

News, University News

As masks come down, respiratory illness goes up among first-years

June 29, 2021 4 comments

As students take off their masks, an unwelcome hallmark of pre-pandemic life on campus has made its return: non-COVID-19 illnesses sweeping across College Hill.

Community groups ask for changes to Brook St. dorm plan

Metro, News

Community groups ask for changes to Brook St. dorm plan

May 18, 2021 2 comments

Multiple East Side neighborhood groups and Ward 1 Councilman John Goncalves ‘13 MA ‘15 released a letter Monday demanding changes to the University proposal for a two-building residence hall on Brook Street, including shrinking the proposed structure and adding back retail space that had been removed from previous proposals. Goncalves, […]

Students express frustration regarding quiet period meals, dorm conditions

News, University News

Students express frustration regarding quiet period meals, dorm conditions

January 26, 2021 2 comments

As Quiet Period restrictions confine students to their dorm rooms, some have expressed concerns about challenging living and dining conditions following their return to campus for the spring semester.  These have included drafts of cold air, frigid showers and unclean residence halls, students told The Herald.

UCS project to grant 24/7 swipe access to Bear’s Lair

News, University News

UCS project to grant 24/7 swipe access to Bear’s Lair

March 10, 2020 Comments are Disabled

All residential students will soon have 24/7 swipe access into the Graduate Center Bear’s Lair as part of a pilot program for this spring, according to Associate Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students Koren Bakkegard.

Since late November of last year, over fifteen instances of homophobic graffiti have been found in Hegeman Hall dormitory.

News, University News

DPS investigates Hegeman homophobic graffiti

January 22, 2020 Comments are Disabled

The Department of Public Safety has launched an active, ongoing hate crime investigation into more than 15 incidents of homophobic graffiti inside Hegeman Hall dormitory.

Reports of pest infestation in student housing spike

News, University News

Reports of pest infestation in student housing spike

October 3, 2019 Comments are Disabled

When students returned to the University in September, many moved into dorm rooms alongside unconventional roommates: pests.

Clark ’19: A reminder of reality to those who judge

Columns, Opinions

Clark ’19: A reminder of reality to those who judge

September 26, 2018 2 comments

Earlier this week, Aidan Calvelli ’19 wrote a column calling to ban consulting firms from campus, arguing that “the mad rush to help rich companies get richer obscures a search for employment animated by an independent quest for meaning and social fulfillment.”

An $8.4 million set of dorm renovations planned for the summers of 2018 and 2019 will focus on cosmetic upgrades and routine upkeep. Vartan Gregorian Quad, pictured, will receive a new fire alarm system.

News, University News

Facilities Management to renovate five dorms over next two summers

March 11, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Continuing with a long-term plan to improve and maintain the quality of dormitories on campus, the Department of Facilities Management plans to renovate five residence halls over the next two summers.

Living space aesthetics impact students’ mental health

Arts & Culture

Living space aesthetics impact students’ mental health

March 9, 2018 1 comment

Students moving into their dorms each year are faced with familiar questions: Should they curate the perfect display of photos featuring the optimal balance of high school friends, family and travel experiences?