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Housing lottery revised for sophomores

September 18, 2012 0 comments

The Office of Residential Life is adjusting the housing lottery system this year to better accommodate the needs of rising sophomores, said Richard Bova, senior associate dean of residential and dining services.

Keeney Quadrangle's renovation, which will be completed next summer, features expanded and overhauled lounges.

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Housing overhaul seeks to foster community ties

September 13, 2012 0 comments

As the University undertakes a $67 million dorm renovation project, major changes have been made over the summer to several residence halls. The plan for a reorganized campus housing system, which incorporated feedback from groups such as the Undergraduate Council of Students and Residential Council, is intended to better suit students’ needs as they shift over the four years.

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Web Update: Steinem discusses feminist movement with Simmons

May 2, 2012 0 comments

Members of the Brown community, female and male, filled Salomon 101 Monday night for “An Evening with Gloria Steinem,” a program featuring a screening of an HBO documentary about the feminist activist from the 1970s followed by a discussion between Steinem and President Ruth Simmons.

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FEC looks to standardize promotion process

April 26, 2012 0 comments

The Faculty Executive Committee hopes to release a more uniform procedure for promoting associate professors to full professor status, said Peter Shank, chair of the committee and professor of medical science. These guidelines, which the FEC plans to release in the fall, were partly inspired by the discussions last year that resulted in new rules for promoting assistant professors to associate, tenured positions. 

Science & Research

NSF protocol heightens competition for grants

April 6, 2012 0 comments

In recent years, funds for science research have been stretched thin, with the number of researchers growing faster than the number of dollars. Though it was created in response to this competitive climate, a new proposal procedure at the National Science Foundation has posed additional challenges for research faculty, especially junior members.

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Nobel Prize-winning physicist enthralls first-years

February 17, 2012 0 comments

Professor of Physics Leon Cooper, a Nobel Prize winner, has made important contributions to the discipline of physics while passionately teaching undergraduates.

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Pipe burst sends crowds to Ratty

February 13, 2012 0 comments

A pipe burst in the Verney-Woolley Dining Hall Friday, closing the facility before lunchtime for the rest of the day. The cause of the leak was still unclear as of Sunday, but the V-Dub will reopen today, wrote Ann Hoffman, director of administration and human resources for Brown Dining Services in an email to The Herald.

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Inaugural JanLab connects students and alums

January 30, 2012 0 comments

Life after Brown may seem daunting, but alums who have braved this frontier returned to campus earlier this month to lend a hand to students starting their careers.

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Program seeks to boost U. language offerings

November 30, 2011 0 comments

Interested in Swahili? Armenian? Well, the Brown Language Society is interested in you.

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Increased satisfaction reflects advising changes

November 27, 2011 0 comments
This article is part of the series Fall 2011 Student Poll

Many students are drawn to Brown by the freedom and independence the New Curriculum offers.