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Articles by James Shapiro (33)

Globetrotting efforts boost international applications

January 31, 2007 0 comments

Last year, the Office of Admission sent its recruiters to countries in Asia and Africa it had never before visited, and the international recruiting push paid off – applications from abroad for the class of 2011 jumped 15.1 percent.

Record number of regular decision applications for class of 2011

January 25, 2007 0 comments

A record number of prospective students applied to the College this year, with 18,951 applications for the class of 2011 received so far. University officials expect that number to increase as latecomers trickle in. “We’re not finished counting yet,” said Dean of Admission James Miller ’73, who estimated that the final number of applications would top 19,000.

U.’s early decision acceptance rate remains low

January 24, 2007 0 comments

Last month, the University accepted 523 of the 2,307 early decision applicants to the Class of 2011 – making the University the most selective for early decision admission in the Ivy League for the second consecutive year.

Brown professors take care of business

January 20, 2007 0 comments

A small number of Brown professors engage in what can be a lucrative extra-curricular activity – entrepreneurship. These professors leave behind their offices, classrooms and laboratories to head into the marketplace, research in tow.

Brown students fare poorly on study of civic knowledge

January 20, 2007 0 comments

Brown placed 47th out of 50 schools in a study on civic literacy conducted by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.

Contract talks with Dining Services might affect auxiliary status

January 20, 2007 0 comments

With the current contract for Brown Dining Services workers set to expire at midnight tonight, the potential outcome of ongoing negotiations for a new contract could alter the financial relationship between Dining Services and the University.

With more funding and participation, GSC boosts grad community

January 20, 2007 0 comments

Building on its mission to foster a sense of community among graduate students, the Graduate Student Council has dramatically raised its profile in the Graduate School by increasing its budget by $20,000, funding more student groups and boosting participation at social events.

Teacher interest drives increased demand for Watson’s Choices Program

January 20, 2007 0 comments

A recent surge in demand for curricular materials about terrorism and foreign policy has kept the Choices Program, the curriculum-writing branch of the Watson Institute for International Studies, very busy. Total sales of internationally oriented curricular materials for the last five years are up 150 percent compared to the five years before Sept.

Clinical faculty provide Med School with expertise

January 20, 2007 0 comments

In addition to employing instructors, researchers and other traditional faculty members, the Brown Medical School also collaborates with 1,251 area health professionals and physicians.

Operation Iraqi Freedom organizes against war

January 20, 2007 0 comments

Cloistered away in Wilson 102 every Wednesday night at 10 p.m., a dozen students aspire to help end a war.