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Articles by Nicole Friedman (44)

‘I really need to get to know this place’

‘I really need to get to know this place’

May 24, 2012 0 comments

President-elect Christina Paxson is taking a crash course in all things Brunonia while keeping her day job as dean of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Paxson will take the reins as president July 1, and her formal inauguration will take place in October. Paxson spoke with The Herald earlier in the month about her vision for Brown.

Though Henry Wriston championed Brown’s identity as a “university-college,” Ruth Simmons has departed from that model and pursued rapid expansion.

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Is the University suffering an identity crisis?

November 28, 2011 3 comments
This article is part of the series Mission drift?

The University mission statement grew out of its charter, a document bold enough to create a governance structure for a school with no home, professors or students. The motley crew of New England Baptists and intellectuals that gathered in Newport in 1764 — the original Corporation — had their charter signed by the Royal Governor of Rhode Island, who was appointed by King George III. They could never have foreseen the Watson Institute for International Studies, the Alpert Medical School, the Ivy League, celebrity students or the sprawling, global institution the University has become.

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New perspectives for political science dept.

July 26, 2010 0 comments

Brown’s Department of Political Science will continue to give undergraduates a taste of law next year when Steven Calabresi, a renowned professor at Northwestern University School of Law and a conservative legal scholar, joins the department as a visiting professor.

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Committee calls for changes to tenure

April 5, 2010 0 comments

The maximum probationary period before a faculty member is either promoted with tenure or dismissed should be increased to eight years, according to recommendations in a report released March 25 by the ad hoc Committee to Review Tenure and Faculty Development Policies.

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Bill would counteract skewed census figures

March 16, 2010 0 comments

Pending bills in the Rhode Island General Assembly would require the state to count prisoners as residents of their hometowns — not the town the prison is in — when determining state and county legislative districts.

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Faculty stick together in work and marriage

March 15, 2010 0 comments

Finding a tenured or tenure-track position is hard enough, but locating two academic job openings at once is next to impossible. Faculty recruitment — a key priority of the University’s long-term Plan for Academic Enrichment — gets more complicated when a prospective hire’s spouse also needs a position, and universities, including Brown, are facing this situation more than ever before.

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Corporation balances budget, raises tuition

March 1, 2010 0 comments

The Corporation approved a $786.6 million budget for the next fiscal year, authorized construction for capital projects and voted to reappoint two of its top members for second terms at its meeting Saturday. The University will also lay off employees at the end of this fiscal year.

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A merging of minds: cognitive sciences and psychology departments to merge

March 1, 2010 0 comments

The Corporation approved the merging of the Department of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences and the Department of Psychology into a single department at its meeting Feb. 27. While the two departments will merge when the next fiscal year begins July 1, they will not move into the renovated Metcalf Chemistry and Research Laboratory until fall 2011.This merge has been a “long time in the making,” said Provost David Kertzer ’69 P’95 P’98.

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Corp. to consider ways to balance budget

February 26, 2010 0 comments

Faced with the task of further reducing the University’s projected budget deficit by $30 million, the Corporation will convene this weekend to finalize plans to balance next fiscal year’s operating budget and discuss academic priorities.

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Postdocs clarify policies and build community

February 10, 2010 0 comments

The University is currently home to 211 postdoctoral fellows and research associates in 41 departments, according to data from the Human Resources Department. Having already received doctorates, postdocs are neither students nor faculty — they have come to Brown for extra research and training before moving on to careers in academia or other industries.

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