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SDS protest injured officers, University says

November 18, 2008 0 comments

The University is alleging that Students for a Democratic Society members injured three employees while trying to force their way into University Hall during a protest outside last month’s Corporation meeting, according to SDS members.

New administration brings new service opportunities

November 17, 2008 0 comments

During their presidential campaigns, John McCain and Barack Obama both discussed the importance of increasing national community service efforts. As the country prepares for Inauguration Day, a number of policy proposals aimed at encouraging greater participation in and providing more resources for national service initiatives are on the table.

Eight in SDS to face hearing for conduct

November 14, 2008 0 comments

Eight members of Students for a Democratic Society are facing the University’s most severe level of disciplinary proceedings as a result of events that took place during the group’s protest of a Corporation meeting last month.

Brown will not appeal EMS policy

November 7, 2008 0 comments

Brown is no longer planning to appeal the newly enforced state policy that requires Emergency Medical Services to transport patients to Rhode Island Hospital on nights and weekends when there is no doctor at Health Services, Vice President for Campus Life and Student Services Margaret Klawunn said.

Fewer job opportunities in finance available to students

November 3, 2008 0 comments

The number of banking and finance companies recruiting on campus this year has decreased by one quarter, and the number of positions these firms are looking to fill has dropped by one third from last year’s numbers, according to a representative of the Career Development Center.

University now has more access to certain funds

October 31, 2008 0 comments

What a difference one month can make. On Sept. 29, Wachovia Bank told the 1,007 colleges – including Brown – that had assets in its short-term investment account that they would only be able to access 10 percent of their money, sending some schools scrambling to make sure they could cover operating costs.

Students behaving better?

October 20, 2008 0 comments

The number of alleged violations of the non-academic disciplinary code investigated last academic year was down by half from the year before, according to Associate Dean of Student Life Terry Addison. A total of 453 cases were processed by the Office of Student Life from July 2007 through June 2008, a significant drop after the number of cases spiked to 863 in the previous year.

Reported sex crimes more than double from ’06 to ’07

October 2, 2008 0 comments

The number of sex crimes reported at Brown more than doubled from 2006 to 2007, according to a report released last week, a change that University officials said demonstrated students’ increased willingness to seek campus resources following an incident.

Alumnae Hall changes please groups

September 22, 2008 0 comments

Student performance groups will have a new space to showcase their abilities this year, thanks to the persistence of some of their fellow performers. Alumnae Hall underwent some dramatic upgrades over the summer, including the recircuiting of the entire building and the purchase of about 80 theatrical lights.

Dual degree students arrive on College Hill

September 12, 2008 0 comments

As members of the Rhode Island School of Design’s class of 2012 attended their first classes on Wednesday, 13 of the freshmen were not preparing to spend their next four years at the college. In fact, they weren’t actually members of the class of 2012. The inaugural class of the Brown-RISD dual degree program officially began their five-year careers on College Hill this week.