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Articles by Max Godnick (18)

University News

Honesty is tour guides’ policy

April 12, 2010 0 comments

Red brick buildings, wide campus greens, the New Curriculum, the Van Wickle Gates: these ideas represent Brown to the outside world.

University News

UFB proposes changes to appointment process

March 11, 2010 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students reviewed proposed amendments to the Undergraduate Finance Board’s constitution at their general body meeting Wednesday.

University News

Princeton prof. asks: What is whiteness?

March 9, 2010 0 comments

What makes white people white? This is the question that Nell Painter, professor emeritus of American history at Princeton, asked Monday night in Salomon 001 as she discussed her new book, “The History of White People.”

University News

Student coalition rallies for budget transparency

March 1, 2010 0 comments

The Open the Books Coalition held a teach-in and a rally this weekend in protest of the University’s confidential investment policy. The coalition, a joint effort between Students for a Democratic Society, the Student Labor Alliance and Brown Students for Justice in Palestine, was created to fight for a transparent endowment that the community would play a role in crafting, said Susan Beaty ’10, who moderated the teach-in.

University News

UCS to institute instant runoff for internal elections

February 25, 2010 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students voted to approve a number of changes to the elections section in its Code of Operations. The proposed alterations would allow the UCS president to nominate members of the elections board, create an ad hoc appeals board to hear complaints filed against the elections board and institute an instant runoff voting system for the Council’s internal elections.

University News

Students weigh in on budget

February 24, 2010 0 comments

Most college students rarely have the opportunity to help craft nine-figure institutional budgets. But five Brown students — the student representatives to the University Resources Committee — do just that as they advise senior administrators on theUniversity’s annual budget.

University News

UCS elects new secretary and UFB representative

February 11, 2010 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students elected a new representative to the Undergraduate Finance Board and a new secretary at its general body meeting on Wednesday night.

University News

Salary freeze may be lifted for faculty and staff for next year

February 9, 2010 0 comments

The University Resources Committee made a recommendation to the Corporation earlier this month that the freeze placed on faculty and staff salaries be lifted in the next year’s budget. Last year’s budget initiated a freeze on all University employee wages due to the harsh economic climate.

Metro

Group promotes electric car in R.I.

February 4, 2010 0 comments

Project Get Ready, a national nonprofit initiative to promote the usage of plug-in electric vehicles, announced on Jan. 21 that it would add Rhode Island to its list of pilot sites. Rhode Island, the first entire state to become a pilot site, joins Houston, Indianapolis, Denver and Toronto.

Higher Ed

RIPTA dreams big for revamped transit

January 28, 2010 0 comments

The Metropolitan Providence Transit Enhancement Study — a joint project conducted by the Rhode Island Public Transportation Agency and Mayor David Cicilline’s ’83 office — was released Dec. 10. The study, which recommends future strategies for Providence public transport, represents the culmination of a four-year city initiative to improve public transportation.