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Topic: fall semester

Housing, academic modifications announced for fall 2020

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Housing, academic modifications announced for fall 2020

July 7, 2020 0 comments

Returning undergraduate students must submit housing and meal plan preferences by July 15, according to an email from Dean of the College Rashid Zia ’01 and Vice President for Campus Life Eric Estes.

Brown to bring students back to campus for two out of three terms for 2020-21 academic year

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Brown to bring students back to campus for two out of three terms for 2020-21 academic year

July 7, 2020 4 comments

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the University will resume on-campus instruction in the fall under a tri-semester model.

Students express preference for return to campus, fall/spring semester combination in tri-semester model

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Students express preference for return to campus, fall/spring semester combination in tri-semester model

June 21, 2020 1 comment

Most University undergraduate students prefer on-campus experiences for the upcoming academic year, according to the results of the Undergraduate Student Preferences Survey on 2020-21 Academic Year Scenarios.

Most students support randomized COVID-19 testing, technology-enabled contact tracing for 2020-21 academic year

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Most students support randomized COVID-19 testing, technology-enabled contact tracing for 2020-21 academic year

June 21, 2020 1 comment

Most University undergraduate students expressed strong support for randomized COVID-19 testing and technology-enabled contact tracing in any on-campus scenarios for the upcoming academic year, according to the results of the Undergraduate Student Preferences Survey on 2020-21 Academic Year Scenarios.

North Hall, a RISD dorm located off of Waterman Street, backs into Thompson House, which RISD will convert to a respiratory clinic when students return to campus.

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RISD will re-open campus in de-densified model for Fall 2020

June 16, 2020 0 comments

The Rhode Island School of Design plans to open its campus for Fall 2020 in a “de-densified” model, according to a community-wide email sent by RISD President Rosanne Somerson Monday afternoon.

On Thursday, President Paxson testified in front of the United States Senate virtually and outlined the essential aspects of plans to reopen college campuses in the fall in light of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

Paxson testifies on reopening college campuses safely before U.S. Senate Committee

June 6, 2020 0 comments

In testimony before the United States Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Thursday morning, President Christina Paxson P’19 outlined essential aspects of any plan to safely reopen college campuses in the fall in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Provost Richard Locke P'18 said that classes with more than 100 students will most likely have to be taught in a “flipped classroom, in which lectures are recorded, but smaller in-person discussion groups will be allowed.”

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

‘Next year may very likely look different’: What Brown could look like in three terms

May 6, 2020 1 comment

While President Christina Paxson P’19 said she is “very cautiously optimistic” that an on-campus experience split into three terms could happen for the coming academic year, the safety of community members and the observance of public health guidelines will remain priorities.

Paxson will make a decision on the coming academic year by July 15, she wrote in an email to the University community Wednesday morning.

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Amid COVID-19 crisis, Brown outlines three potential scenarios for coming academic year

May 6, 2020 2 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19 announced three possible scenarios for the 2020-2021 academic year in light of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic at Tuesday’s faculty meeting. 

On April 26, the New York Times published an op-ed written by President Christina Paxson P’19 titled “College Campuses Must Reopen in the Fall. Here’s How We Do It.”

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Paxson’s NYT op-ed on fall reopening met with mixed reactions from Brown community

May 4, 2020 5 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19’s April 26 New York Times op-ed, titled “College Campuses Must Reopen in the Fall. Here’s How We Do It,” has received mixed reactions from University students and faculty.

With Healthy Fall 2020 Task Force, Brown plans for next semester

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With Healthy Fall 2020 Task Force, Brown plans for next semester

April 13, 2020 0 comments

The University announced the creation of the Healthy Fall 2020 Task Force, which will plan the reopening of Brown’s campus next semester in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic forcing students to evacuate campus last month.