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Articles by Josh Tobias (17)

UCS coping with big budget cut

January 20, 2007 0 comments

Despite losing 70 percent of its annual budget, the Undergraduate Council of Students is still running smoothly, according to UCS President John Gillis ’07.

The other Brown University: JBU expels lone openly gay student

January 20, 2007 0 comments

A prospective student searching for the University on Google might come across another Brown University – John Brown University. But despite the similarities in namesakes, the school atop College Hill has little in common – at least at first glance – with the small Christian college in Siloam Springs, Ark.

SSDP mobilizes against Higher Education Act

January 20, 2007 0 comments

Students might expect smoking marijuana to make them a little red-eyed or necessitate a late night excursion to Josiah’s.

Students help explore University’s connection to slavery

January 20, 2007 0 comments

Colin Brown ’08 spent most of last summer perusing hundreds of 18th-century business documents in the John Carter Brown Library, trying to find a connection between the business firm of Brown, Benson and Ives and the Atlantic slave trade. Nicholas Brown Jr., the University’s namesake, was one of the firm’s partners.

Profs. Banchoff and Raaflaub named teachers of excellence

January 20, 2007 0 comments

Professor of Mathematics Thomas Banchoff wields an impressive collection of multi-colored chalk, drawing frantic, sweeping curves on two blackboards – one a standard flat board, the other an unorthodox sphere. After illustrating a theorem, Banchoff turns to his projection screen, where he has put up a computer visualization of a sphere.

Late Night Fund provides drinkers, non-drinkers weekend alternatives

January 20, 2007 0 comments

A typical weekend party at Brown might involve cramming students into a small lounge area, playing loud club music and filling hundreds of plastic cups with cheap beer and vodka.

Community members bring concerns over health insurance, South Asian studies to URC

January 20, 2007 0 comments

The University Resources Committee held its second open forum of the semester in Salomon 202 Monday evening. Issues raised at the forum ranged from wireless Internet to health insurance for graduate students in masters’ programs.

Students, professors juggle pre-break exams

January 20, 2007 0 comments

While studying for a midterm might not be as appealing as lying on the beach or skiing, students say having midterms directly before spring break has not seriously affected their vacation plans. Though several exams have caused scheduling issues.

Virtual reality on George Street

January 20, 2007 0 comments

Virtual reality may seem more like science fiction than an academic resource, but it can be an essential research tool for professors and students across disciplines.

Music dept. drawing more applicants

January 20, 2007 0 comments

With interests ranging from avant-garde to Christian rock, high school seniors seeking a spot in the class of 2010 sent more than 900 music portfolios with their applications.