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Articles by Evan Boggs (31)

Standardized tests coming to college?

December 3, 2007 0 comments

Admission officers often talk about standardized test scores, from the SAT to the ACT and beyond. But with legislation in Washington proposing standardized assessment for college students, University Hall has become embroiled in a nationwide debate over a different kind of assessment in higher education.

Seeking feedback, task force meets with UCS

November 15, 2007 0 comments

Discussing their activities so far this year, members of the Task Force on Undergraduate Education met Wednesday evening with the Undergraduate Council of Students.

College task force is playing a role in U.’s reaccreditation

November 14, 2007 0 comments

Though still in its early stages, the University’s reaccreditation process may be getting a boost from the Task Force on Undergraduate Education.

Mass transit can work in Rhode Island, planner says

October 26, 2007 0 comments

For Charles Hales, Thursday morning was all about “why transit matters.” Hales, a former commissioner of planning and transportation for Portland, Ore., and longtime proponent of mass transit, spoke yesterday morning at the University of Rhode Island’s Shepard building in downtown Providence.

Lt. Gov. Roberts ’78 leads New England delegation to Taiwan

October 11, 2007 0 comments

Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts ’78 left last Friday for Taiwan, leading a New England delegation of lawmakers on an eight-day trip focused on healthcare issues and economic development.

New sabbatical policy could leave departments in a lurch

October 2, 2007 0 comments

The faculty approved a new sabbatical policy in March, but University officials are still gearing up for a long and uncertain implementation process.

College review gains speed, on track for spring report

September 21, 2007 0 comments

The University committee charged with evaluating the undergraduate College met Sept. 11 in University Hall for the first time since May and the third time since it was created in March.

New greenery greets students on Thayer

September 11, 2007 0 comments

Thayer Street gained a new, leafy canopy over the summer as part of an improvement program that has already lead to new crosswalks and refurbished sidewalks along the College Hill thoroughfare.

New task force will review College

April 30, 2007 0 comments

A new committee to review four major aspects of the Brown undergraduate curriculum will be officially announced today in campus-wide e-mails to students and faculty.

Task force to accept 4th student member

April 26, 2007 0 comments

New applications will be solicited later this week for a fourth student member to serve on the Task Force on Undergraduate Education.