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Articles by Franklin Kanin (57)

U. gets $1m for high school advising effort

April 4, 2007 0 comments

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation recently donated $1 million to the University to establish the College Advising Corps, which will help Rhode Island high school students navigate the admission process. The Swearer Center for Public Service will implement the program, which will build on existing work by Brown undergraduates, said Roger Nozaki MAT’89, the director of the Swearer Center and an associate dean of the College.

More undergrads opt for grad-level classes

March 22, 2007 0 comments

The number of undergraduates taking graduate-level courses has substantially increased in recent years – 582 undergraduate students enrolled in graduate-level classes in the 2006-2007 academic year, compared to 411 in 2002-2003.

City’s Interim Comprehensive Plan goes digital

March 13, 2007 0 comments

The city’s Interim Comprehensive Plan, “Providence Tomorrow,” which outlines goals for the city’s development over the coming half-decade, is currently available online so residents can read and comment on it before the City Council and the City Plan Commission address it.

Scientists speak out on their religious beliefs

March 7, 2007 0 comments

Though tension between scientific discovery and religious belief can prove divisive, Brown students and professors say the two are not mutually exclusive – studying one can drive interest in the other. Many scientists maintain their faith because, they say, they believe texts such as the Bible and tools like microscopes hold different, but equally valid, truths.

Joint RISD/Brown degree program ready for 2008 launch

February 22, 2007 0 comments

A new five-year dual degree program that would award undergraduates degrees from both Brown and the Rhode Island School of Design is set to launch in 2008.

Power outages lie ahead for campus as electrical system is upgraded

February 15, 2007 0 comments

Students may notice numerous power outages across campus over the next six months as Facilities Management upgrades the University’s medium voltage electrical distribution system.

CIS to hold off on support for Vista

February 9, 2007 0 comments

Computing and Information Services will not support Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows Vista, until later this year.