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Faculty fellows program tweaked over summer

September 16, 2008 0 comments

Brown students living on campus have all been invited to at least one party this semester – the Faculty Advising Fellows party, that is. The event marks a new year for the Faculty Advising Fellows program, which is larger this year than ever before, and has reconvened with renewed spirit and vigor.

Andean leaders discuss region’s future

February 14, 2008 0 comments

Andean leaders joined prominent Latin American scholars on campus Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss the region’s future at a conference.

Without affirmative action, Asian admission rates rise

February 13, 2008 0 comments

In the absence of affirmative action laws, admission rates at public universities have risen for Asian-American students, while numbers for white, black and Hispanic students have declined, according to a recent study.

Sallie Mae tightens loan policies

February 6, 2008 0 comments

Sallie Mae, the nation’s largest student loan company, announced late last month that it would cut back loan programs to students at colleges with poor graduation rates. The company, which lost $1.6 billion last quarter, is also reviewing its underwriting criteria to keep loans out of the hands of students with poor credit.

Straight Path on Walk opens to public

February 1, 2008 0 comments

The Walk took another step towards completion over winter break, when a temporary sidewalk opened, allowing students to journey from Waterman Street to Meeting Street. streets.

Former prof. to head new Saudi university

January 28, 2008 0 comments

Former Professor of Engineering Choon Fong Shih was named the founding president of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology this month.

Talent show to determine first lottery pick

January 24, 2008 0 comments

Brown students will have the chance to earn the prized first overall pick in this year’s housing lottery in a Feb. 13 talent show, Residential Council announced Wednesday. The show, hosted by ResCouncil, takes the place of recent contests that allowed students to submit videos, essays or songs pleading their cases for the first pick to the student body, which voted to determine the winner.

Wheeler student’s recycling project kicks into action

November 13, 2007 0 comments

The average Brown student’s weekly recycling bin might contain a variety of empty plastic bottles from Josiah’s, cardboard boxes and probably a large number of aluminum cans. Few would likely contain any type of footwear, but thanks to the environmentally conscious efforts of one local middle-schooler, Providence residents and Brown students can now recycle their old sneakers at special bins located around the city.

Though strapped for cash, WaterFire to continue

November 6, 2007 0 comments

As homegrown international sensation WaterFire closes up for another winter – the final lighting of the season was on Oct. 27 – preparations are already being made and proposals drafted for next year’s program. Though the WaterFire season starts in May and ends in October, the behind-the-scenes work never ends, said Barnaby Evans ’75, the creator of the phenomenon.

Al Franken’s campaign hits Thayer Street

October 31, 2007 0 comments

Students who ventured into Blue State Coffee for their caffeine fix yesterday were treated to more than just cream with their coffee. Minnesota Senate hopeful and comedian Al Franken came to the coffee shop Tuesday afternoon to mingle, deliver remarks and – of course – raise money.