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Articles by Marielle Segarra (25)

Alum’s film brings real camera to virtual world

October 16, 2008 0 comments

It’s the 21st century. You can choose your clothing and make your own money. You can build houses and drive cars, form relationships, have sex, fall in love – all through your computer screen. In his documentary film “Life 2.0,” Jason Spingarn-Koff ’96 examines what he calls “the world’s first virtual world” – Second Life.

Three Brown properties top endangered list

July 21, 2008 0 comments

The Providence Preservation Society has placed three historic Angell Street buildings at the top of its annual Most Endangered Properties List.

U.’s alert system goes cellular

March 7, 2008 0 comments

Last Thursday at 11:52 a.m., Vice President of Administration and Chief Risk Officer Walter Hunter stood outside his University Hall office and watched students across the Main Green reach into their pockets and pull out their cell phones.

The ‘dormitory to end all dormitories’ turns 40

February 13, 2008 0 comments

Occupying an entire square block on the south end of campus, the Graduate Center is a lot of things to a lot of people. Some students see the building as a cement fortress.

UCS focuses on going green

January 30, 2008 0 comments

Now that the University has announced plans to reduce its carbon emissions, the Undergraduate Council of Students is looking for other ways to make Brown green.

Josiah gets a facelift

January 23, 2008 0 comments

Students returning to campus this week will see the benefits of “MyJosiah,” an addition to Josiah, the University’s online library catalog. The new features will allow users to save searches, spell check and improve word search results, among other changes, said Bonnie Buzzell ’72, senior knowledge systems librarian.

Denzel in Providence? GISP members hope so

January 13, 2008 0 comments

Thirteen Brown students have discovered that Denzel Washington wants to bring attention to a different type of underdog story – and they want to help him with his project.

Weinstein brothers’ twin careers follow Faulkner

November 7, 2007 0 comments

There is a heavily disputed topic in Professor of Comparative Literature Arnold Weinstein’s family. It’s not whether he or his twin brother Philip, a professor of English literature at Swarthmore College, is the more impressive William Faulkner scholar, or what exactly smells like dirt in Faulkner’s “The Sound and the Fury.

Congress may mandate increased U. spending

October 23, 2007 0 comments

In an effort to make college more affordable, a panel of experts urged Congress last month to set a minimum amount that universities must spend per year out of their endowments in hopes of spurring financial aid spending, a proposal that, if it gains Congressional support, could have an impact at Brown.

Anonymous donor gives $250,000 to public education fund

October 23, 2007 0 comments

A $250,000 gift by an anonymous donor has boosted University efforts to raise $10 million to support local public schools in a permanent Fund for the Education of the Children of Providence. The fund’s committee, along with Providence public school department officials, will determine distribution of the endowment funds, President Ruth Simmons announced in a campus-wide e-mail Saturday.

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