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Articles by James Shapiro (33)

Admission rate drops to record low of 13.5 percent

April 3, 2007 0 comments

Brown accepted 13.5 percent of applicants this year out of a record 19,044 applications – the “lowest admit rate in our history,” said Dean of Admission James Miller ’73.

WEB UPDATE: Chinese ambassador speaks on Sino-U.S. relations

March 23, 2007 0 comments

Zhou Wenzhong, the Chinese ambassador to the United States, spoke on U.S.-Sino relations Thursday afternoon as students protested outside.

3 students win Gates Cambridge Scholarships

March 21, 2007 0 comments

Brown will be sending three Gates Cambridge Scholars to England this year.

Nussbaum denounces religious intolerance

March 13, 2007 0 comments

Noted philosopher Martha Nussbaum criticized systematic discrimination against religious minorities Monday in a half-filled Salomon 001 during the 41st Annual Meiklejohn Lecture, titled “Liberty of Conscience: The Attack on Equal Respect.” Nussbaum is a professor of law and ethics at the University of Chicago, where she holds appointments in the law school, divinity school and philosophy department.

Financial aid packages lower for upperclassmen, officials say

March 8, 2007 0 comments

The University made significant strides in improving financial aid when it eliminated the work-study requirement for first-years in 2002, but the policy leaves upperclassmen with a perceived drop in their scholarship packages.

More money for int’l student financial aid in new U. budget

March 7, 2007 0 comments

The Corporation approved a $1.3 million increase in financial aid for international students as part of next year’s University budget at its meetings Feb. 22-24. The University currently spends about $3.1 million per year on scholarships for international students, according to the University Resources Committee report released late last month.

Cut in student loan interest rates goes to Senate

February 28, 2007 0 comments

The House of Representatives passed H.R. 5, the College Student Relief Act of 2007, on Jan. 17. The bill, now before the Senate, would gradually reduce the interest rate on subsidized federal Stafford loans by 50 percent – from 6.8 percent to 3.4 percent – over the next five years.

Many students oppose legacy preference in College admission

February 26, 2007 0 comments

Most Brown undergraduates oppose giving preference to the children of alums in the admission process, according to a recent Herald poll.

Students overwhelmingly support early admission

February 26, 2007 0 comments

Most Brown undergraduates support early admission, according to a recent Herald poll.

Many students support affirmative action in College admission

February 22, 2007 0 comments

More than half of Brown undergraduates support considering an applicant’s racial and ethnic background in the admission process, according to a recent Herald poll.