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Need-blind admission continues to be an issue of student concern for groups like Brown for Financial Aid even 20 years after a University Hall sit-in that resulted in the arrest of over 250 students in April 1992.

University News

Twentieth anniversary of need-blind protest

April 23, 2012 0 comments

On April 21, 1992, 253 students were arrested after taking over University Hall in protest of the University’s need-aware admissions policy for all students. Now, 20 years later, a new campus group, Brown For Financial Aid, has formed to protest the University’s need-aware policy for international and transfer students. It is in this context that The Herald decided to revisit those original protesters and administrators to hear their stories.

Metro

Locals protest tax exemption

January 25, 2012 0 comments

Nearly 100 Providence firefighters, police officers and community members protested the University’s exemption from paying taxes on many of its properties Jan. 11, blasting fog horns, chanting and holding signs that read “pay your share.” The protest was the latest sign of escalating tensions in an ongoing debate over how much the University should contribute to the city.

Higher Ed, Metro

Web update: Outside U. building, protest targets Brown’s tax exemption

January 12, 2012 0 comments

Nearly 100 Providence firefighters, police officers and community members protested the University’s exemption from paying taxes on many of its properties Wednesday evening, blasting fog horns, chanting and holding signs that read “pay your share.” The protest was the latest sign of escalating tensions in an ongoing debate over how much the University should contribute to the city.

Teams will be able to seek funding through gifts and pledges to meet Simmons’ proposed financial terms.

University News

Simmons recommends against cutting teams

October 17, 2011 0 comments

After nearly six months of contentious debate over the prospect of cutting the ski, fencing and wrestling programs, President Ruth Simmons recommended yesterday that the Corporation, the University’s highest governing body, keep all three programs this year.

The fencing program plans to appeal the committee’s recommendation Wednesday.

Sports

Students, coaches vow to fight

April 22, 2011 0 comments

Seventy students across four teams—wrestling, men’s and women’s fencing and women’s skiing — learned yesterday that their teams will not exist next year if President Ruth Simmons and the Corporation accept the Athletics Review Committee’s recommendations to cut their programs. Students’ and coaches’ reactions ranged from outrage to disappointment, but all shared a common message — their team must stay.

Sports

Tight end Colin Cloherty ’09 has a ‘crazy ride’ as an NFL rookie

April 29, 2010 0 comments

It was 6:28 a.m. Tight end Colin Cloherty ’09 was walking into the Cleveland Browns weight room for a lift that was to begin in two minutes when his phone rang. A Browns representative told him he wouldn’t need to work out today. He had been cut.

Sports

Walk-on Howard ‘09.5 takes unlikely path

April 28, 2010 0 comments

David Howard ‘09.5 slept zero hours the night before day three of the NFL draft. He didn’t yet know the Tennessee Titans would select him in the seventh round. He didn’t know which NFL city, if any, would be his next home. He didn’t know if the last four months of high-intensity training — after a lifetime of preparation — would pay off.

Sports

Sewall ’10 undergoes months of training for NFL contract

April 28, 2010 0 comments

The first Monday after New Years Day, Bobby Sewall ’10 walked into Mike Boyle’s strength and conditioning gym for his first day of high-intensity training for the NFL.

Sports

NFL’s Titans draft Howard ‘09.5, sign Sewall ’10

April 26, 2010 0 comments

Defensive end David Howard ‘09.5 and wide receiver Bobby Sewall ’10 aren’t done playing football together. The Tennessee Titans drafted Howard as the 241st overall pick in the seventh round of the NFL Draft as they were on the phone with Sewall, working out a free-agent contract.

Sports

Attorney General Lynch ’87 takes shot at becoming governor

April 9, 2010 0 comments

In the years since he walked out of the Van Wickle Gates, Patrick Lynch ’87 has volunteered in an effort to mend the Catholic-Protestant struggle in Northern Ireland, practiced law in the private sector, prosecuted the mafia and run for office — first for attorney general, and now for governor. But through all of the twists and turns, Lynch never stopped being a basketball player, either in practice or in mindset.

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