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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.

Debating union to host over 100 teams this weekend

January 20, 2007 0 comments

Over 100 teams will swarm to campus this weekend to compete in the annual parliamentary debate tournament run by the Brown Debating Union.

Off-campus housing search in full swing

January 20, 2007 0 comments

The off-campus housing search is well underway for hundreds of sophomores and juniors looking to leave residence halls behind next year.

Young alum climbs city’s political ranks

January 20, 2007 0 comments

At age 25, Chris Bizzacco ‘03.5 has an impressive resume.

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.