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Articles by Michael Skocpol (69)

Firebombs thrown at Hillel staffer’s house

March 17, 2008 0 comments

In an attack early Saturday morning, improvised explosives were hurled at the off-campus apartment of Yossi Knafo, an emissary from the Jewish Agency for Israel employed by Brown/RISD Hillel. Knafo was home at the time but unharmed by the attack.

U. makes its case on young faculty’s need for NIH funds

March 12, 2008 0 comments

Stagnant funding for the National Institutes of Health may be taking a toll on young researchers and threatening the United States’ long-term status as the world’s leader in biomedical advancement, according to a glossy report released Tuesday by Brown and six other research institutions.

Top Place to Clear Your Head: Swan Point Cemetery

March 10, 2008 0 comments

With all the zombies, mummies and assorted spooks who haunt today’s popular culture, it can be pretty easy to forget just how restful the dead really are. But a great reminder is not too far away – Swan Point Cemetery, one of the best places for peaceful reflection the Ocean State has to offer.

U. submits endowment data to Senate

March 7, 2008 0 comments

Touting its recent financial aid expansion, the University responded Monday to a letter from leaders of the Senate Finance Committee requesting detailed information on its financial aid policies and endowment.

Corporation boosts financial aid

February 26, 2008 0 comments

Faced with the competing pressures of a slumping economy and the need to keep pace with peer schools that have strengthened financial aid programs, the Corporation approved a plan at its winter meeting Saturday that will decrease the financial burden on low- and middle-income students and draw more heavily on endowment.

Tisch ’76: The man on top

February 26, 2008 0 comments

Last Saturday, the Corporation concluded business in one of its more eventful meetings in recent memory, announcing increased financial aid, raising endowment draw and endorsing a fresh assessment of the Plan for Academic Enrichment. Following the meeting, Chancellor Thomas Tisch ’76, the University’s highest officer and the Corporation’s leader, took a walk with The Herald around the Main Green to discuss the meeting and issues facing the University.

Bolton, Holbrooke ’62 face off over U.N. at Janus Forum

February 22, 2008 0 comments

Former U.N. ambassadors John Bolton and Professor-at-Large Richard Holbrooke ’62 outlined contrasting visions of the United Nations and its role in U.S. foreign policy to a crowded Salomon 101 Thursday afternoon.

Enrollment falls for first-year seminars

February 12, 2008 0 comments

When the University’s first-year seminar program was unveiled in 2002, it was hailed as a seminal success of President Ruth Simmons’ wide-ranging Plan for Academic Enrichment.

U. to comply with Senate request for endowment data

January 31, 2008 0 comments

Brown plans to comply with a request from leaders of the Senate Finance Committee for detailed information on its endowment, tuition and financial aid policies, a University spokesman said Tuesday.

How ‘Building Brown’ will change the face of College Hill

December 13, 2007 0 comments

Five years into the Plan for Academic Enrichment, many of the most visible changes to campus remain in store. Over $1 billion raised, need-blind admission and a hundred new faculty positions – these often top the list of accomplishments that Brown can boast thanks to President Ruth Simmons’ wide-ranging Plan for Academic Enrichment.

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