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University News

Field stops declined sharply, DPS data trove shows

November 4, 2009 0 comments

Instances of Department of Public Safety officers stopping people on campus have declined by more than half since early 2008, according to detailed field-stop reports from DPS.

University News

Simmons discusses her experience in higher education on PBS

November 3, 2009 0 comments

President Ruth Simmons appeared on The Tavis Smiley Show on PBS last Thursday night to discuss higher education and the challenges of leadership, basing her comments on her experiences as a black woman in a leadership position.

Higher Ed

Higher Ed Roundup: Two-year colleges drive enrollment spike

November 3, 2009 0 comments

College enrollment among the nation’s 18- to 24-year-olds has reached a record high of 39.6 percent, or 11.5 million young adults, enrolled in a two- or four-year college, according to a Pew Research Center report released last week.

Higher Ed

Rise in number of int’l students reflects national trend

November 2, 2009 0 comments

The number of international students — particularly those coming from Asia — has increased dramatically on U.S. campuses over the past several years, a trend that is changing the face of college admissions in many ways.

Higher Ed

Higher Ed Roundup: Anti-cross dressing policy draws criticism at Morehouse

October 26, 2009 0 comments

Morehouse College implements a student dress code that bans cross-dressing and Brandeis stalls plans to auction its art collection in this week’s college news roundup.

Higher Ed

Higher Ed Roundup: Harvard group cancels address by controversial anti-immigration leader Gilchrist

October 20, 2009 0 comments

Campus highlights from this week at Harvard, Gallaudet University, and North Dakota State University.

University News

Parents get a chance to quiz Simmons

October 19, 2009 0 comments

President Ruth Simmons outlined the University’s recent achievements and challenges and highlighted the importance of financial aid to a standing-room-only crowd of parents and students Saturday afternoon.

University News

Number of international students from India grows

October 19, 2009 0 comments

As the University redoubles its efforts to increase Brown’s profile abroad and attract more international students — particularly students from India — the numbers are beginning to show for it.

Arts & Culture

Alums play Avon homecoming show tonight

October 15, 2009 0 comments

Eight years ago, as freshmen, Jeff Prystowsky ’06 and Ben Miller ’06 were jazz DJs for WBRU’s graveyard-shift jazz show, 2:30-5:30 a.m.

Higher Ed

Higher Ed Roundup: UCLA student charged with attempted murder after chem lab slashing

October 13, 2009 0 comments

A student at the University of California, Los Angeles was critically injured last Thursday after a fellow student stabbed her five times and slashed her neck in an organic chemistry lab between classes.