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Articles by Anne Simons (46)

‘Merit-blind admissions’ fool math profs. on April 1

April 17, 2008 0 comments

How would you feel if you discovered that 20 percent of your class was admitted to Brown entirely at random? That’s exactly what Richard Schwartz, professor of mathematics, wanted to see on April Fools’ Day when he played a prank on the Department of Mathematics.

Writer is watching Zimbabwe from afar

April 15, 2008 0 comments

Chenjerai Hove is one of Zimbabwe’s most famous writers, having won several literary awards and served as the head of the Zimbabwe Writers Union.

Compute this: CS majors flatline nationwide

March 13, 2008 0 comments

When the dot-com bubble burst several years ago, information technology professionals in Silicon Valley and investors everywhere suffered.

Summer renovations in store for Caswell, Minden

February 27, 2008 0 comments

Caswell, Miller, Metcalf, Hegeman, Barbour, Littlefield, Perkins, Minden and Slater halls and Graduate Center Tower A, Vartan Gregorian Quad B and New Pembroke 4 are all to be refurbished to varying degrees during the summer of 2008.

Iraqis must unify to keep peace, former minister says

February 21, 2008 0 comments

Iraqis must prove that they can run their government “without a policeman,” a former senior minister in the interim Iraqi government told a moderately full Salomon 101 Wednesday night.

Four professors receive state science funds

February 11, 2008 0 comments

Four Brown professors are among the recipients of this year’s grants from the Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council, the group announced Jan. 25. The Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council, or STAC, awarded grants to nine projects representing 24 researchers, including four Brown professors.

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