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Articles by Chaz Kelsh (58)

Faust: Harvard may cut some programs

November 11, 2008 0 comments

Even Harvard is vulnerable to the effects of the current economic turmoil. Harvard president Drew Gilpin Faust said Monday that the university will scrutinize its budget in an attempt to cut spending, suggesting that it may have to cut some programs.

Delays in growth likely, URC says

October 28, 2008 0 comments

Two top University administrators told a concerned audience at Monday’s open forum of the University Resources Committee that Brown could delay capital projects, slow the addition of new faculty positions and increase payout from the endowment in response to the dour economy.

Want to buy a U. building? That’ll be $10, thank you

October 27, 2008 0 comments

The University is selling two historic houses on Angell Street for $10 each, though the buyers will have to relocate the houses.

Liberal studies forum reviews task force ideas

October 7, 2008 0 comments

A forum on the future of the Brown curriculum drew about 20 attendees Monday evening.

Senator targets professor’s ties to big pharma

September 24, 2008 0 comments

Investigators from the U.S. Senate Finance Committee are scrutinizing Brown over disclosure of conflicts of interest in clinical research, Provost David Kertzer ’69 P’95 P’98 confirmed Thursday.

Keller’s findings on Paxil disputed by doctors, FDA

September 24, 2008 0 comments

Among the reasons Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, has targeted Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior Martin Keller in his scrutiny of conflicts of interest in clinical research is Keller’s authorship of a controversial study of the antidepressant Paxil in children.

Chafee ’75 calls Palin ‘cocky whacko’

September 12, 2008 0 comments

Former Republican Sen. Lincoln Chafee ’75 called Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin a “cocky whacko” Tuesday.

RI primary elections held today

September 9, 2008 0 comments

Rhode Island’s primary election will be held today, though no elections in Brown’s district are seriously contested. The election covers state offices and state representation in the U.S. Congress. Only the Democratic race for U.S. Senator is contested in Brown’s district, District 3.

Research, and a little P.R., from Iceland

September 8, 2008 0 comments

Richard Lewis is used to New England’s rapidly changing weather. But when he traveled to Iceland with three Brown geology professors in late August, he began to appreciate New England’s relative consistency. “In Iceland, if you don’t like the weather, wait 30 seconds,” Lewis said, alluding to Mark Twain’s quotation about the weather in New England.

Brown’s bandwidth capacity sufficient for now, but use growing

July 7, 2008 0 comments

Brown’s connection to the Internet is sufficient for the near future, despite increases in traffic as more students download large files such as videos, according to Timothy Wells, director of network technology for Computing and Information Services.