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Topic: student life

Though not on campus for the fall semester, first-year students find deeper connections and build community through the BRANCH FYE program.

News, University News

First-years at Brown find connection, community through BRANCH, despite virtual setting

November 22, 2020 0 comments

When Jessie Deschenes ’24 opened yet another Today@Brown email early this fall offering a “community building opportunity for first years,” she was unsure about joining.

University organist Mark Steinbach, dressed as Dracula, performed for over 300 people via Zoom on Halloween.

Arts & Culture

Steinbach haunts in first virtual Halloween Midnight Organ Recital

November 1, 2020 2 comments

University Organist Mark Steinbach, dressed as Dracula, virtually emerged from his coffin in a live-streamed rendition of the annual Halloween Midnight Organ Recital Saturday night. Over 300 people enjoyed the recital — which commenced at midnight — from the comfort of their own electronic devices.

The unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 pandemic caused this summer to be the busiest in CAPS history, according to the program’s director Will Meek. As classes started again, isolation and work-life balance have worsened the mental health of many students.

News, University News

“They basically had their lives ripped from under them”: Students grapple with mental health concerns amidst an unexpected academic year

October 13, 2020 0 comments

As colleges shut down across the country in March, many students saw their lives completely change without warning. Intensely packed days scrambling to classes around campus turned into days spent parked in front of computer screens while scattered around the globe.

Students’ residence halls are gradually being repopulated as students return to campus. RPLs work to promote health and safety in the on-campus community.

News, University News

RPLs plan for atypical dorm experience this fall semester

September 20, 2020 1 comment

For Natalia Brown ’23, the decision to return as an in-person Residential Peer Leader was not an easy one. When the University announced its phased opening plan, she considered pulling out of the RPL program entirely. “It was almost too much stress,” Brown said.

The Graduate Center Bar represents a central place of community for Brown alumni and current students. But, as the GCB closed its doors amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, campus community members have put energy toward fundraising efforts to keep the bar running.

News, University News

In midst of COVID-19 pandemic, community aids GCB

April 16, 2020 1 comment

Ever since Susan Yund became manager of the Graduate Center Bar in 1994, Brown students and faculty could always count on the bar to open its doors every night for good drinks and good company.

Students began preparing to move on Thursday, following President Paxson's initial email telling students to leave campus.

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

University pushes move out date up to March 17

March 14, 2020 0 comments

Undergraduate students who live in on-campus residences or Brown-owned properties must now vacate their residences by 5 p.m. on March 17, five days sooner than the University originally instructed.

Three University students are currently being tested for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). While the students are currently in isolation, test results are pending.

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

Three University students tested for COVID-19 as state precautions increase

March 10, 2020 0 comments

Three University students are currently being tested for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to an email sent by Vice President for Campus Life Eric Estes and Executive Director of Health and Wellness Vanessa Britto to students and faculty Monday.

On "The Raspberry Men," Emerson discusses his teenage years split between Taipei, Hong Kong and New Hampshire.

Arts & Culture

Chance Emerson ’23 debuts album, ‘The Raspberry Men’

March 10, 2020 0 comments

Sporting summery attire despite the unexpected snowfall outside, Chance Emerson ’23 and the Clementines turned Andrews Commons into a makeshift concert hall on the night of March 6. The band enlivened the large crowd that turned up with songs from Emerson’s new album, “The Raspberry Men.”

Forty-one burglaries were reported to the Providence Police in District Nine, which includes parts of College Hill, from the first week of June to the first week of September. That number is comparable to the rate of burglaries reported in this district in the past five years.

Metro, News

Summer burglaries leave students shaken

September 10, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Students living near campus this summer had an extra reason to sweat after a series of robberies swept through College Hill. The Herald spoke with four students who experienced break-ins over the summer, all of whom expressed frustration and unease after the incidents. Evie Hidysmith ’21 woke up around midnight […]

At its first meeting of the semester, the Graduate Student Council outlined its priorities and budget for the semester. Adam Spierer GS also shared that graduate and medical students will be able to access group fitness classes for free at the Nelson Fitness Center.

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Fitness classes now free for grad, med students

September 5, 2019 Comments are Disabled

This academic year, graduate and medical students will be able to access group fitness classes for free at the Jonathan Nelson ’77 Fitness Center, said Adam Spierer GS at the Graduate Student Council’s first meeting of the semester Wednesday evening.