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Commencement 2009, University News

How many ways can the U. say ‘recession’?

May 19, 2009 0 comments

Examining Brown’s ways of talking about the financial crisis.

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Across campus, puzzlers get down with Shortz

April 6, 2009 0 comments

The room was silent except for the squeak of markers against whiteboards. Messy letters filled the boxes, building corners with words intertwined. As white space disappeared, the crowd held its breath until, suddenly, Aaron Mazel-Gee ’09 took a step back and threw up his hands. He had finished.

Instead of hiring, Campus Life office re-tools

March 9, 2009 0 comments

The Office of Campus Life and Student Services has expanded the roles of several top administrators to cover the responsibilities once filled by currently vacant positions, including that of the associate vice president.

Lt. Gov. Roberts ’78 setting her sights on top office

March 4, 2009 0 comments

When Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts ’78 was in college, had you asked her if she would ever run for public office, she said she “would have looked at you like you had two heads.”

Scrabblers unite for love of words

February 13, 2009 0 comments

S-E-Q-U-I-N-S The tiles click against the board as the players groan. “So it’s 102 to 0 right now.” The proclamation draws spectators closer. “That’s ridiculous,” one comments. “I know,” Martha laughs. Looking over at her opponent, Jesse, shaking his head and shuffling his tiles, she smiles.

Minority prof. hiring accelerates

February 9, 2009 0 comments

The University has seen an increase in minority and women faculty since the creation of the Office of Institutional Diversity in 2003, according to statistics released by the Office of the Dean of the Faculty. Though the faculty expansion outlined in the Plan for Academic Enrichment has been completed, minority hiring will continue to improve despite the economic downturn.

Hitler in the Hay stacks

January 30, 2009 0 comments

Shelved in the walk-in basement vault of the John Hay Library is a second-edition copy of “Mein Kampf.” A yellowing bookplate on its inside cover features a menacing eagle with wings outstretched and a banner spread above its head reading “Ex Libris.”

Holbrooke ’62 appointed Asia envoy

January 23, 2009 0 comments

Richard Holbrooke ’62, professor-at-large at the Watson Institute for International Studies and a former U.N. ambassador, was appointed special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan in a State Department ceremony Thursday. Holbrooke, whom President Barack Obama praised yesterday as “one of the most talented diplomats of his generation,” served as President Bill Clinton’s representative to the U.

Obama’s election has big implications for country, professors agree in panel

November 19, 2008 0 comments

When Marion Orr was in middle school, ABC News hired Max Robinson as the first African-American television news anchor. Every day, Orr left the playground at 6 p.m. so he could hear Robinson on the news. Though he tuned in just to see Robinson, he began to absorb the information the anchor delivered.

Students to discuss U.S.-Russia relations

November 19, 2008 0 comments

Last spring, Henry Shepherd ’08 began exchanging e-mails with students at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, after being put in contact with them by Terrence Hopmann, professor emeritus of political science. “I wanted to have some sort of dialogue between Brown students and students at their school (to) bridge misunderstandings,” Shepherd said.

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