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No varsity teams to be cut this year

October 17, 2011 0 comments

The men’s and women’s fencing teams, men’s wrestling team and women’s ski team will not be cut in the next year, according to recommendations released by President Ruth Simmons today. 

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Simmons defends Goldman ties

October 10, 2011 0 comments

Four years after signing off on a $68 million executive bonus at the height of the economic boom and two years after parting ways with Goldman Sachs amid a recession, President Ruth Simmons said she does not feel her decade-long tenure on Goldman’s board has negatively impacted the University.

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Simmons reflects on themes of presidency

October 10, 2011 0 comments

“A lot of the things that have happened that seemed to be important to people, I missed,” said President Ruth Simmons of her accomplishments at Brown. “I was here, I was doing it — and now somebody defines it as having been

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A legacy of inspiration and growth

September 16, 2011 0 comments

When President Ruth Simmons steps down at the close of the academic year, she will leave the University with a legacy of institutional expansion, unprecedented fundraising and a progressive yet competitive vision for the future of Brown.

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Alum killed in one-car accident during Reunion Weekend

May 28, 2011 0 comments

Laura Kavazanjian ’06 was killed in a one-car accident at about 1:30 am Saturday on Route 95 in Groton, Conn., when a car driven by David Reidy ’06 went off the road and rolled onto its hood, according to an article in the Providence Journal.

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ResLife locks DTau out of frat lounge

April 21, 2011 0 comments

The Office of Residential Life changed the locks on the first floor lounge and basement common spaces belonging to Delta Tau fraternity at approximately 4 p.m.

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Model for housing both complex, imprecise

April 11, 2011 0 comments

Each year, about 20 percent of undergraduates — roughly 1,000 seniors and 250 juniors — live off campus as part of a system that enables the Office of Residential Life to relieve pressure on the limited supply of on-campus housing, like a safety valve that can be opened as needed.

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Dorm overcrowding a persistent problem

April 11, 2011 0 comments

Since the University became a residential college in 1951 with the completion of Wriston Quadrangle, overcrowding has been a persistent problem.

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Academic priorities trumped housing concerns

April 11, 2011 0 comments

Recognizing a gradual and unplanned rise in enrollment over past years, administrators are now turning serious attention to housing expansion in an effort to improve on-campus living standards affected by the growth of the student of body, according to Richard Spies, executive vice president for planning and senior adviser to the president.

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U. names new dean of engineering

March 4, 2011 0 comments

Lawrence Larson, chair of the University of California at San Diego’s electrical and computer engineering department, will take the reigns from Interim Dean of Engineering Rod Clifton as the inaugural dean of the engineering school next year.

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