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Articles by Isabel Gottlieb (42)

Bit of Brown in Obama’s cabinet?

November 19, 2008 0 comments

Even before the presidential campaign was over, speculation flourished among political bloggers and media outlets over the next big question: Who would work in Barack Obama’s administration? With President-elect Obama and his transition team preparing to announce major cabinet appointments in the coming weeks, several prominent figures with ties to Brown have been mentioned as candidates.

In last few days, students head to N.H. for Obama

November 3, 2008 0 comments

NORTH HAMPTON, N.H. – Harrison Kreisberg ’10 and Lise Rahdert ’10, armed with a clipboard and covered with Barack Obama stickers, walked down a gravel driveway and knocked on the door of a small blue house. A woman in a Red Sox T-shirt answered, and they asked which presidential candidate she planned on voting for.

Republicans go local

November 3, 2008 0 comments

While student Democrats headed to New Hampshire for their final campaigning, the Brown Republicans stayed closer to home. Sean Quigley ’10, president of the Brown Republicans and a Herald opinions columnist, said the group’s campaigning efforts leading up to the election included a rally Friday afternoon outside a radio debate between incumbent Democratic Congressman James Langevin from Dist.

‘Closing a circle,’ prof. gives to U.

October 20, 2008 0 comments

In 1968, a young anthropologist named Louise Lamphere took an assistant professorship at Brown, where she said she was the only woman in the department and one of only about 25 women on the faculty. Six years later, after finding out she had been denied tenure, Lamphere hired a lawyer and eventually filed a class-action lawsuit for sexual discrimination that would lead to one of the largest changes in hiring policy in the University’s history – and one of its most expensive lawsuits, running up more than a million dollars in legal fees over the course of 14 years.

Economic crisis may affect U. fundraising

October 8, 2008 0 comments

Though the Campaign for Academic Enrichment is still projected to reach its goal of $1.4 billion by 2010, the ongoing economic downturn may have a negative effect on the Brown Annual Fund and on donor participation, and a prolonged recession could further depress giving in the future, according to campaign leadership.

Screening commemorates Burma protests

September 30, 2008 0 comments

The PBS Frontline documentary “Burma: State of Fear” aired in Salomon 001 last night before an audience of about 20 people, followed by a question-and-answer session with Burmese writer and this year’s International Writers Project fellow Ma Thida. The event capped off a week of events recognizing the one-year anniversary of the Saffron Revolution in Burma.

New BUDS pay scale no longer rewards extra hours

September 18, 2008 0 comments

When Dan Velazquez ’10 returned to campus this fall, he assumed his job as cart supervisor with Brown University Dining Services would be the same as always.

Simmons to faculty: U. financially stable

September 4, 2008 0 comments

The University remains financially stable despite the current economic downturn, President Ruth Simmons told the faculty in their monthly meeting yesterday. Because the University plans a detailed budget with sufficient “lead time” before big projects, it is able to avoid the economic problems that currently plague many businesses and has not had to change its plans for its biggest projects, Simmons said.

Building the new Brown

May 22, 2008 0 comments

Visitors to College Hill may be surprised by the abundance of fences brandishing “Building Brown” signs and blocking walkways around campus. But in just a few years, the signs will be gone, and Brown will look dramatically different, thanks to a campus overhaul costing more than $200 million.

Fuentes: Education will move Latin America ahead

April 10, 2008 0 comments

Prolific Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes called for a “new New Deal” for Latin American political and social reform in a speech to a half-full Salomon 101 last night.