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Salomon 101 leak resolved

October 21, 2009 0 comments

Thanks to a leaky pipe, students attending class in Salomon 101 this month have spent class in an unexpected shower of drops of water falling from the ceiling.

Concurrent degree program scrutinized

September 29, 2009 0 comments

A rarely-used joint degree program that lets undergraduate students graduate with both a master’s and a bachelor’s degree in four years may soon face elimination, according to administrators. Two committees have recommended the program be eliminated, but the final say rests with the faculty, which has not yet considered the proposal.

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Some students still being housed in kitchens

September 9, 2009 0 comments

Last year’s unusually large freshman class is still presenting a strain on housing this year, as about 60 students — mostly sophomores — move this week into bedrooms converted from common rooms and kitchens.

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Prefrosh, rainfall hit campus as annual ADOCH begins

April 22, 2009 0 comments

Students admitted to the Class of 2013 descended upon Brown’s campus Tuesday for this year’s A Day on College Hill. ADOCH gives prospective freshmen a taste of life at Brown to aid their college decision process.

Brown hosts taekwondo Nat’ls for the first time

March 30, 2009 0 comments

As most Brown students packed their bags and headed home for spring break, more than 400 taekwondo competitors from colleges across the nation converged on campus last weekend for the 34th National Collegiate Championship, the first-ever taekwondo tournament hosted at Brown.

New research examines acro-bat-ics

March 30, 2009 0 comments

Brown researchers have shed light for the first time on how bats perform the acrobatics necessary to land with their feet above their heads. The research, published in the Journal of Experimental Biology earlier this month, shows that landing styles varied among species: Two species studied cart-wheeled into a softer landing, while a third back-flipped into a harder impact and landed on all fours.

Several alums prepare for race to State House

March 16, 2009 0 comments

Though the 2010 gubernatorial election in Rhode Island is more than a year away, potential candidates are already gearing up for the race.

War correspondent discusses technology, trust in journalism

March 11, 2009 0 comments

Digital record keeping offers journalists a means of countering attempted government fabrications of events in nations with restricted presses, C.J. Chivers, foreign correspondent for the New York Times, told an audience at Brown/RISD Hillel last night.

Bush adviser: GOP can bounce back

February 26, 2009 0 comments

These are “dark times” for the Republican party, David Frum told a List Auditorium audience last night, but one way into the light is a less polarizing stance on social issues.

Sovereign customers unfazed by buyout

February 24, 2009 0 comments

Sovereign Bank, which operates a branch on Thayer Street, has been acquired by Spanish banking giant Banco Santander, but the takeover will not affect customer accounts, according to Ellen Molle, a spokesperson for Sovereign.