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U. approves new concentration in contemplative studies

May 19, 2014 24 comments

The College Curriculum Council approved contemplative studies as Brown’s newest concentration at its meeting last week.

English faculty members have outlined a modified set of concentration requirements designed to be clearer and more contextualized, in response to student feedback since the concentration’s last changes in 2011.

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English faculty greenlights concentration restructuring

April 21, 2014 0 comments

Faculty members in the Department of English approved a proposal to restructure the undergraduate concentration last week.

Busy schedules, boring lectures drive students to skip classes

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Busy schedules, boring lectures drive students to skip classes

April 17, 2014 2 comments

About one fourth of the student body skips class at least once a week, according to a Herald poll conducted March 3-4.

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Feminist activist discusses rape culture

April 7, 2014 1 comment

Voices of about 60 teal-clad students in Saturday’s March Against Sexual Assault welcomed Jaclyn Friedman, feminist activist and writer, to College Hill.

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U. expands UTRA program, increases stipend amount

March 21, 2014 5 comments

As students struggle to fund summer plans, the University has expanded its Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards program.

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U. to evaluate AP and IB weight

March 11, 2014 3 comments

Administrators said they will likely review Brown’s policies on both transfer credits and advanced standing from AP and IB scores this spring.

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R.I. middle school students get a taste of Brown

March 10, 2014 1 comment

The noontime Sharpe Refectory rush was especially crowded Friday, as around 300 students from middle schools throughout Rhode Island swarmed campus.

Professor of Chemistry Paul Williard last taught CHEM 0350 in 2004. Returning to the course, Williard says this year’s content covers a wider range of topics and will not focus as heavily on specifics.

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Organic Chemistry receives makeover, yields higher midterm scores

March 3, 2014 6 comments

With a new professor, different textbook and an unusually high average on the first midterm, Organic Chemistry underwent marked changes this year.

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Undergrad work integral to prof’s new book

February 26, 2014 1 comment

Ross Cheit, professor of public policy and political science, will discuss the 15-year process of compiling his new book in a talk Thursday.

Professor of Archaeology and Classics Susan Alcock’s second iteration of her Coursera course, “Archaeology’s Dirty Little Secrets,” starts today.

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Faculty, students offer mixed opinions on Coursera

February 23, 2014 12 comments

For Susan Alcock, professor of archaeology and classics, archaeology does not need to be practiced amidst dusty ruins in an exotic country.