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Simmons explains to BUCC why U. won’t apologize for slavery

March 14, 2007 0 comments

In her explanation of the University’s response to the slavery and justice report, President Ruth Simmons acknowledged and discussed her decision not to issue a formal apology, elaborated on the implementation of some elements of the University’s plan and explained how the response would be funded.

Reparations experts criticize U.’s slavery and justice response

March 8, 2007 0 comments

Though reparations experts have praise for the University’s official plan to make amends for its historic ties to slavery and the slave trade, some criticize the response’s lack of focus on immediate descendants of slaves.

S&J response draws media coverage

February 28, 2007 0 comments

The University’s plans to make amends for its historic ties to the slave trade made front-page news in the Providence Journal this weekend and garnered coverage in nearly 100 media outlets. The Associated Press wire service ran an article on the University’s official response, announced Saturday, to last year’s report by the University Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice.

S&J response directs millions to Providence schools

February 27, 2007 0 comments

A $10-million endowment for public education in Providence is the centerpiece of the University’s official response to the University Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice’s report.

Snowstorm forecast for Providence today

February 14, 2007 0 comments

Providence can expect two to four inches of snow to accumulate by midday today, the National Weather Service reported last night. The service has put a winter weather advisory in effect for the city until midnight tonight. The snow was expected to begin after midnight last night, with the heaviest snowfall – one to two inches an hour – occurring early this morning.

Holbrooke ’62 to help support U.’s int’l efforts

February 13, 2007 0 comments

The appointment of former Ambassador to the United Nations Richard Holbrooke ’62 to a post at the Watson Institute for International Studies last week formalized a powerful connection that has benefited the University in the past and will be especially important as Brown’s internationalization initiative progresses, President Ruth Simmons told The Herald Monday.

Harvard names first female president

February 12, 2007 0 comments

Harvard University named Drew Gilpin Faust its 28th president Sunday. Faust, a Civil War historian and current dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, is the first woman to hold the post.

Interdisciplinary programs can struggle in departmental system

February 8, 2007 0 comments

Biomedical ethics and Middle East studies may be very different fields, but they have much in common – both are interdisciplinary, both are growing fields of interest in the United States and both have languished at Brown in recent years.

Simmons to receive Women of Power award

February 7, 2007 0 comments

President Ruth Simmons will be honored tonight at the Women of Power Legacy Awards.

Police remove man from Starbucks

January 31, 2007 0 comments

A man was removed from Starbucks on Thayer Street by Providence police last night after he approached two Brown first-years and began shouting and cursing when asked to return to his seat by employees.

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