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Articles by Emma Berry (18)


Taking empathy for a spin, students find new outlook

November 10, 2009 0 comments

Allyson Schumacher ’12 hadn’t anticipated how important a little crack in the sidewalk could be until she tried to roll over it in a wheelchair. Luckily, Schumacher’s roommate was there to help her out with a push.


At 40th birthday bash, GCB raises a glass to itself

October 19, 2009 0 comments

On their 21st birthdays, Brown undergrads often flock to the Graduate Center Bar for a night of celebration. This Saturday night, the GCB threw a party for its own birthday — and at 40, the GCB is still looking pretty good.

Business school takes its shoes off

October 1, 2009 0 comments

It’s tough to run a tailoring business without a sewing machine. But it can be just as hard for someone without a business plan. Microlending, a rapidly growing tool of economic development, can address the first problem, providing financial support to someone looking to start or expand a small business — and the Barefoot MBA, co-created by former Herald editor Katherine Boas ’02, is tackling the second.


Hope High, with difficult past, has yet another new face

September 24, 2009 0 comments

In 2005, the Rhode Island Department of Education took control of an underperforming  high school and divided it into three separate “learning communities.” Now Hope High’s three communities have become two, leaving students to adapt to a school that feels “different.”


Teacher hiring plan draws lawsuit

September 7, 2009 0 comments

As the school year begins for more than 20,000 students and teachers in Providence public schools, a change in hiring policy has led to praise, concern — and now a lawsuit.The new policy ends the practice known as “bumping,” in which teacher vacancies are filled on the basis of seniority, and institutes an interview-based system that gives principals greater autonomy in selecting faculty.

Bookstore’s new digs, cafe a hit so far

March 13, 2009 0 comments

After months of renovations, traffic at the Brown Bookstore is picking up again, said Assistant Vice President for Financial and Administrative Services Elizabeth Gentry, who is serving as the bookstore’s interim director.

Researcher teams receive $200k for medical studies

March 9, 2009 0 comments

Two research teams with collaborators from the Warren Alpert Medical School and the Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island have received grants to study fertility and pregnancy risks.

Over 1,100 take first-year seminars this year, highest ever

March 3, 2009 0 comments

After falling slightly last year, first-year seminar enrollment for the current school year has been larger than ever.

Dorm inspections begin today

February 10, 2009 0 comments

Thomas Forsberg has encountered some strange safety violations during his tenure with the Office of Residential Life, but the one that sticks out most in his memory occurred almost 10 years ago.

Some classes facing TA shortages

January 30, 2009 0 comments

Erin Curtis GS stood at the front of Foxboro Auditorium with a stack of index cards in her hand. “Could I get someone to help me?” she asked the students as she began to distribute them.

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