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Articles by Michael Skocpol (69)

Public health program gets $10m boost

November 28, 2007 0 comments

The National Institute on Aging has awarded a team of Brown researchers over $10 million to study long-term care for the elderly nationwide, a windfall of rare magnitude for the University’s burgeoning public health program.

ROTC exchange with PC down to a lone student

November 26, 2007 0 comments

Among Brown’s nearly 6,000 undergraduates, Adam Swartzbaugh ’09 is unique – he’s the lone student currently enrolled in the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Providence College.

Labor standards on the agenda at Community Council meeting

November 14, 2007 0 comments

Despite student onlookers holding bright orange signs urging the Brown University Community Council at its meeting Tuesday to “support the Designated Suppliers Program,” it was President Ruth Simmons who ultimately injected some urgency into an otherwise sedate discussion of the fledgling national effort to guarantee labor standards in factories producing college apparel.

U.S. News to honor Simmons tonight

November 11, 2007 0 comments

For President Ruth Simmons, November is turning out to be quite a heady month. U.S. News and World Report will honor Simmons as one of “America’s Best Leaders,” the magazine announced today, making it the second national publication in as many weeks to honor Simmons with an award.

New dorm back on the agenda

November 7, 2007 0 comments

Members of the Corporation, Brown’s highest governing body, have insisted that improving and expanding student housing figure more prominently into the University’s plans for the near future, President Ruth Simmons told the faculty Tuesday.

New pre-law advising draws mixed student reviews

November 5, 2007 0 comments

The quality of pre-law advising has been disappointing since a long-serving dean in charge of the program left as part of a larger restructuring of the Office of the Dean of the College, several pre-law students told The Herald.

A conversation with the president

October 30, 2007 0 comments

As parents flocked to College Hill Friday for Parents Weekend, President Ruth Simmons sat down with The Herald to discuss a reassessment of her Plan for Academic Enrichment, recent changes in the dean of the College’s office, the University’s position on climate change and the state of academic freedom on college campuses.

U. shoulders $450m in debt

October 23, 2007 0 comments

Brown will continue to rely on reserve funds well beyond 2010 to make up budget shortfalls as the University continues its aggressive expansion, Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration Elizabeth Huidekoper told The Herald.

Taubman conference debates living wage laws

October 17, 2007 0 comments

Three sharply differing views on addressing poverty were on display yesterday at a panel discussion of living wage ordinances hosted by the Taubman Center for Public Policy, part of an annual conference on urban policy issues.

Corporation to meet this weekend

October 12, 2007 0 comments

At its regular fall meeting this weekend, the Corporation, the University’s highest governing body, will focus on construction plans and hear reports on internationalization, the Task Force on Undergraduate Education and faculty hiring.

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