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Residents receive loan relief for foreclosures

March 15, 2012 0 comments

Rhode Island received $172 million of a $25 billion national settlement compensating states for improperly foreclosed homes in early February. The $25 billion settlement, a joint effort between 49 state attorneys general and the federal government, involved five of the country’s largest loan providers – Ally Financial, Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo.

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Conference tackles sustainable urbanism

March 12, 2012 0 comments

The urban studies program hosted a two-day conference on sustainable urbanism this weekend, highlighting new challenges cities face to become cleaner, healthier, greener and less socioeconomically stratified.

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With new office, Continuing Ed looks to expand

March 8, 2012 0 comments

The Office of Continuing Education’s new home at 200 Dyer St. will facilitate a planned expansion of its adult and professional programs and help the University increase its engagement with the community.

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Social action program house approved

February 24, 2012 0 comments

The Office of Residential Life approved a proposal Wednesday to create a Social Action Program House  in Diman House on Wriston Quadrangle. The house was approved after nearly three months of deliberation by ResLife and the student-comprised Residential Council.


From PLME to Med School: Moving off the Hill

February 22, 2012 0 comments

Pre-med students enrolled in the University’s Program in Liberal Medical Education are not afraid of obligations. They have committed to a profession at the fresh-faced age of 18 or 19 years old, something most students are unwilling to do. They have committed to a place — a school and a city — where they will study for eight sometimes grueling years. And they have committed to a high level of stress, the neurological and physiological effects of which they will experience firsthand, on top of reading about them in textbooks.

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Brown community teams, shapes up

January 30, 2012 0 comments

With the national debate on health care and rising obesity in the U.S. raging on, Rajiv Kumar ’05 MD’11  has decided to “disrupt the health care system” on his own terms.

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Thai students raise $600 for flood relief

December 6, 2011 0 comments

Thai students at Brown have been working vigorously in the wake of intense flooding in Thailand to fundraise for their communities and raise awareness on campus about the issue.

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Dark matter may be heavier than previously thought

December 1, 2011 0 comments

Sometimes even theoretical physicists — scientists pushing the boundaries of modern science to new heights — make the fatal mistake of using the wet erase marker on the dry erase board. Though Assistant Professor of Physics Savvas Koushiappas was using the wrong marker, he was able to make a discovery that may change science completely. Koushiappas, along with Alex Geringer-Sameth GS, published a paper in Physical Review Letters yesterday that offers a new lower limit for the mass of dark matter particles. Their conclusion that a dark matter particle must have a mass of at least 40 giga-electron volts rules out other existing theories that predict a mass less than that number or are based on the assumption of a lower mass.

Arts & Culture

Professor explores artistic high Arctic

November 20, 2011 0 comments

It seems counterintuitive that a sound artist would seek out one of the quietest places on earth for inspiration. But that is just what Ed Osborn, assistant professor of visual art, did this fall when he ventured to the high Arctic.

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Pro-legalization speaker dominates debate

November 10, 2011 0 comments

At times lawyer-like, at others sharp-tongued and defensive, Glenn Greenwald, a politics and law columnist for, and John Walters, former director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy during the Bush administration, debated national drug policy before a crowd unafraid to voice its opinions.