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Topic: remote learning

Over the last two months, Myanmar has lost roughly 600 civilian lives to the ongoing unrest, including 40 children.

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U. students studying in Myanmar amid a military coup discuss impact on daily life, learning

April 7, 2021 0 comments

On Feb. 1, Myanmar citizens woke up with no Internet and their phone lines cut off. A military televised program later informed the public that Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s state counselor and civilian leader, had been detained and charged under counts of voter fraud in the recent November democratic elections.

The judge wrote that the plaintiffs did not cite evidence showing contractual agreement for the University to provide in-person instruction.

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Court rules University students will not get tuition refund for spring 2020

March 18, 2021 2 comments

University students do not have the right to a tuition refund from the spring semester of 2020, a federal court in Rhode Island ruled earlier this month.

Remote students reflect on time away from Brown

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Remote students reflect on time away from Brown

March 11, 2021 0 comments

On a Thursday afternoon in March 2020, unassembled cardboard boxes appeared in the entryways of dorms across Brown’s campus, shrouding bulletin boards of colorful flyers and event invites.

Editorial: Brown, be kind

Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: Brown, be kind

March 5, 2021 1 comment

As we approach COVID-19’s anniversary on College Hill, the University is better equipped than ever before to handle a pandemic. From the automated COVID-19 test reminders to the plexiglass dividers in the dining halls, Brown has created its own “new normal” to keep members of the campus community safe. 

Students will be able to apply to study remotely “should circumstances warrant it,” according to the announcement.

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University plans to return to two-semester, in-person learning model for 2021-22 academic year

March 2, 2021 0 comments

The University expects to return to a two-semester system where all undergraduate, graduate and medical students will be brought back to campus to take classes and conduct research in person for the 2021-22 academic year.

While leaders in BLM RI are calling for Pawtucket schools to reopen, others are not sure it is the right choice.

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Pawtucket community calls for reopening of district’s schools for in-person learning

February 4, 2021 0 comments

Pawtucket, which has Rhode Island’s highest population of Black students, remains the only city in the state without an in-person learning plan for the semester. 

Online education at Brown, past and future

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Online education at Brown, past and future

November 23, 2020 1 comment

As of January 2020, the University was only planning to offer three online courses for the spring semester: a creative nonfiction class, an English course called “Renegades, Reprobates and Castaways” and a course on the archeology of death in ancient Egypt. 

‘Time doesn’t even have meaning anymore’: International students adopt irregular sleep schedules to study remotely

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‘Time doesn’t even have meaning anymore’: International students adopt irregular sleep schedules to study remotely

November 12, 2020 0 comments

11 p.m. in Seoul, South Korea. As his family goes to bed, Joon Nam ’23 awakes and opens his laptop to prepare for his Zoom class. As he studies, the sun rises — and by the time he’s ready to end his day, the rest of the country has only just started theirs.

Students form Zoom study groups to navigate online classes, connect with peers

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Students form Zoom study groups to navigate online classes, connect with peers

November 9, 2020 0 comments

Studying in groups no longer happens in clusters in the Sciences Library or packed booths in the Blue Room. 

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

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‘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.