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Topic: Italy

RISD canceled its study abroad program in Rome, while the University canceled its “Brown in Bologna” program due to coronavirus fears.

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

Brown, RISD respond to growing coronavirus concerns

March 6, 2020 1 comment

The University and the Rhode Island School of Design recently unveiled new immediate and long-term policies concerning the coronavirus outbreak, according to interviews, emails and a town hall hosted by RISD administrators.

In response to the spread of coronavirus, students enrolled in the Brown in Bologna program have been told to leave Italy, with the option of taking online courses or withdrawing entirely. At press time, there were over 800 cases of coronavirus in Italy, and 21 deaths.

News, University News

Brown suspends study abroad program in Italy due to increasing concerns about coronavirus

February 29, 2020 0 comments

In light of growing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, the University cancelled its Brown in Bologna program yesterday, asking all enrolled students to make arrangements to depart from Italy.

Simshauser ’20: On Italy’s football pitches, racism finds a refuge

Columns, Opinions

Simshauser ’20: On Italy’s football pitches, racism finds a refuge

September 19, 2019 Comments are Disabled

The season had hardly begun when Italian football’s most vile tradition reared its head. On Sept. 1 — just the second matchday of Serie A (Italy’s top league) — Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku readied himself for a penalty against rival club Cagliari.