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Articles by Debbie Lehmann (67)

Much work ahead, say race scholars

November 6, 2008 0 comments

For Professor of Africana Studies Tricia Rose PhD’93, Barack Obama’s election Tuesday as the nation’s first black president is just the beginning of a larger story. “That curtain went down, but now the curtain has to go back up,” Rose said Wednesday. “And what will happen in the second act? That’s not a given.

College papers’ revenue down

October 1, 2008 0 comments

Wednesdays are slow news days this year at the University of California at Berkeley. Or at least that’s how it might seem to students and community members looking for copies of the university’s independent student newspaper, the Daily Californian. Faced with waning ad revenue and fearing “falling into the red,” the Daily Cal decided in late August to stop publishing a print edition of the paper on Wednesdays, said Editor-in-Chief Bryan Thomas.

Schools take a liking to Brown’s Web site

September 12, 2008 0 comments

They say imitation is the highest form of flattery. So while students may have been slow to embrace the new Brown.edu home page when it launched in August 2006, at least two schools have taken to it – or simply taken it. Over the past two years, a number of designers have asked permission to use the University’s code, and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Ohio State University and the University of Alabama in Huntsville have created Web sites that look and function just like Brown’s.

UF students hunger strike for investment transparency

April 16, 2008 0 comments

For students at the University of Florida, the path to socially responsible investment is one of empty stomachs. About 10 students at UF have been on a hunger strike since last Wednesday as part of a campaign for transparency and community input in the university’s investment of its $1.

No early admits may yield a different ADOCH

April 14, 2008 0 comments

A year ago, Aaron Bartnick ’11 was sitting in a dorm room with three other admitted high school students during A Day on College Hill.

Construction noise creates early birds

March 17, 2008 0 comments

At 7 a.m. one day in the last week of February, freshmen living on the east side of Littlefield Hall groggily dragged their blankets anxd pillows into the lounge on the other side of the building, trying to ignore the deafening roar of jackhammers that came bursting through their windows.

Studying abroad? Then have a smoke

March 10, 2008 0 comments

David Gumbiner ’08 had never smoked a cigarette before he spent a semester in India, China and South Africa last spring. But while he was abroad, Gumbiner started to smoke bidis – small cigarettes popular in South Asia – with some participants in his program.

Some feel aided, but some don’t

February 28, 2008 0 comments

The University’s new financial aid policy has sparked mixed reaction among students, with some pleased about the changes and others saying they do not go far enough.

Professors strap on their dancing shoes

February 12, 2008 0 comments

Julia Beamesderfer ’09 couldn’t quite see Professor of Biology Gary Wessel as the dancing type. But on Friday night, after Wessel performed a fast-paced, feet-stomping jive with Hilary Johnson ’09 in a packed Alumnae Hall, she took that back.

ADOCH will not include early admits

January 29, 2008 0 comments

Students who were admitted early decision will not be invited to A Day on College Hill this year, as the Office of Admission prepares to make the event more intimate and address increased competition with peer schools.