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Articles by Hannah Furst (14)

UCS passes resolution urging unified posting of profs’ office hours

December 8, 2006 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students unanimously passed a resolution asking faculty members to post their office hours online on the Brown Directory at its weekly meeting Wednesday night. The resolution is a response to a recent UCS WebCT poll in which respondents said professors’ office hours were not publicized enough.

D’Agata examines aspects of the lyric essay

December 8, 2006 0 comments

A lyric essay should connect to readers on an intimate level, regardless of whether the facts are imaginary or real, said essay-ist John D’Agata to a nearly full MacMillan 117 Wednesday night.

UCS postpones vote on resolution addressing pay for grad students

December 8, 2006 0 comments

At its weekly general body meeting Wednesday night, the Undergraduate Council of Students postponed its vote on a resolution addressing pay for graduate students to allow time for revisions.

Bitter-Swede farewell

December 8, 2006 0 comments

“Sitting in (Ann Weinstein’s) living room feels like sitting in a living room in Sweden,” said Angela Sherwin ’07, describing the setting of Weinstein’s course, SW 10-20: “Beginning Swedish.” But this semester is one of the last opportunities for students to enjoy Weinstein’s living room – and to enjoy studying Swedish at Brown.

Nobel winner recounts tumultuous writing career

December 8, 2006 0 comments

Orhan Pamuk, this year’s recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, spoke about his personal experiences as an author and the importance of freedom of expression at the kickoff of “Strange Times, My Dear, A Freedom-to-Write Literary Festival” Tuesday in a packed Salomon 101.

Forging careers in food

December 8, 2006 0 comments

On Friday afternoon, Warren Brown ’93, founder of CakeLove bakery and Love Café, and host of the Food Network’s hit show “Sugar Rush,” returned to his alma mater to serve Italian buttercream meringue cupcakes in the Blue Room.

Via Via workers say LiSci construction hurts business

December 8, 2006 0 comments

For a two-year period before the University broke ground on the Life Sciences Building on Meeting Street, administrators negotiated with Via Via IV about purchasing its lot.

City and state move to divest from Sudan

December 8, 2006 0 comments

Following the decision of Brown’s highest governing body to divest from companies that do business with Sudan last month, both the city of Providence and the state of Rhode Island are considering doing the same.

Seniors learn city government from the inside out

December 8, 2006 0 comments

Saul McDonald ’06 and Hanyen Andrew Lee ’06 addressed everything from Providence’s burgeoning economic development to education reform this summer, expanding their knowledge of city government and politics as fellows under Mayor David Cicilline ’83.

Former Poet Laureate to read on campus today

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Former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass will read his poetry today in Salomon 001 at 3 p.m., as part of the Writers on Writing series. The Literary Arts Program, sponsor of the Writers on Writing series, has high hopes for the reading. Hass gave a reading at Brown in 2000 and then received a standing ovation from the audience, according to Professor of English Forrest Gander.