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Topic: Faculty Meeting

Students abroad who received non-FDA-approved vaccines have already shared concerns with the University, President Christina Paxson P'19 said.

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‘We are planning for a much more traditional fall’: President Paxson addresses plans for upcoming academic year

April 6, 2021 0 comments

A year after the first discussions about the University’s reopening plan amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, President Christina Paxson P’19 shared optimistic views on plans for “a more traditional fall” semester at the monthly faculty meeting.

The University’s faculty meeting on Tuesday discussed operations for the summer semester, herd immunity and an open access policy to research.

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Paxson and Locke look ahead to University “going back to normal” at faculty meeting

March 2, 2021 0 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19 and Provost Richard Locke P’18 further detailed the University’s plans for campus operations in the following months at Tuesday’s faculty meeting.

For Fall 2021, the University may not return to “fully densified” campus, like before the pandemic, said Provost Richard Locke P’18.

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University plans return to two-semester model for fall 2021

February 2, 2021 0 comments

The University plans to return to a two-semester model in the fall, Provost Richard Locke P’18 said at Tuesday’s faculty meeting.

Vaccination for the larger student population will likely start in the summer, beginning with first-years.

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Paxson shares updates on student, faculty COVID-19 vaccination

February 2, 2021 0 comments

The University will likely begin to vaccinate students over the summer, President Christina Paxson P’19 said at the first faculty meeting of the spring semester Tuesday. 

At Tuesday’s faculty meeting, University administrators announced salary and hiring freeze lifts, as well as potential plans to build a new dorm and concerns surrounding endowment payout rate.

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University salary and hiring freeze to be lifted for the next academic year

February 2, 2021 0 comments

In the coming fiscal year, the University will lift both the hiring and salary freezes in place for the current Fiscal Year 2021 in response to financial setbacks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Provost Richard Locke P’18 announced at Tuesday’s faculty meeting.

Toward the end of the University's Nov. faculty meeting, Provost Richard Locke P’18 offered an update on the Ad Hoc Committee on Promoting Long-term Financial Health and Sustainability.

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Paxson talks Spring Semester housing plans, possible changes to DPS at monthly faculty meeting

November 10, 2020 0 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19 addressed concerns around implementing a denser on-campus housing model for the spring 2021 semester and hinted at “short term, concrete actions” the University plans to take to make the Department of Public Safety more equitable at a faculty meeting Tuesday. 

Paxson said that “so far, things are going well” for the University's testing program, which has reported less than one positive result per 1,000 tests.

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Paxson hopes to announce spring semester plans by end of October

October 6, 2020 0 comments

Although University plans for the spring semester are not yet “set in stone,” President Christina Paxson P’19 announced at a faculty meeting Tuesday that she hopes to make an initial decision by late October.

Clubs have used Zoom meetings, the virtual career fair and taped video auditions to recruit new members in spite of restrictions on in-person meetings.

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Paxson outlines factors for students’ possible return to Brown

September 9, 2020 0 comments

At the first faculty meeting of the 2020-21 academic year, President Christina Paxson P’19 updated faculty members on the possibility of welcoming more students back to Providence and back into classrooms amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

Paxson discusses national issues impacting College Hill at faculty meeting

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Paxson discusses national issues impacting College Hill at faculty meeting

June 28, 2020 0 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19 discussed the recent federal actions and national issues, reaffirming the University’s support for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Black Lives Matter movement and LGBTQ+ rights during Tuesday’s special faculty meeting.

Brown faculty governance modified at special faculty meeting

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Brown faculty governance modified at special faculty meeting

June 26, 2020 0 comments

At Tuesday’s special faculty meeting, attendees passed a motion to create the Procedural Integrity Committee, which will take over responsibilities regarding denials of promotion, tenure and reappointment from the Committee on Faculty Equity and Diversity.