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Independent concentrations may be on the rise, say IC Week organizers

January 20, 2007 0 comments

Organizers of this year’s “Independent Concentration Week,” which runs through Friday, speculate that programming changes along with a recent on-campus trend toward interdisciplinary studies in both medicine and digital media will draw more students to the week’s events.

Biomedical ethics on the way out despite student interest

January 20, 2007 0 comments

Students wishing to concentrate in biomedical ethics are running out of options this semester, though oppor-tunities for those interested in the field have not altogether disappeared.

U. to begin utilities upgrade next month

January 20, 2007 0 comments

The University will begin construction next month on a project aimed at updating portions of the campus utilities system, which is deteriorating and inadequate for current needs, according to University officials.

Study finds dearth of black economics professors

January 20, 2007 0 comments

A February survey from the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education found only eight black economists teaching undergraduate courses at the top 30 highest-ranked universities nationwide.

Enterprise rental deal part of larger effort to banish College Hill cars

January 20, 2007 0 comments

In an effort to deal with a growing campus and the demand for student transportation, the University has initiated several programs to help students remain mobile without keeping a car in Providence. While a program with short-term rental company Zipcar has been the most recent development by the University, a joint program with Enterprise Rent-A-Car still serves as the foundation for student rental opportunities.

Ruckus replaces Napster as legal music service

January 20, 2007 0 comments

Brown launched a free legal downloading service called Ruckus on Friday, giving students access to a database of 1.5 million songs and hundreds of movies, television shows and videos.

Tutoring program reforms target abuse, demand

January 20, 2007 0 comments

Concerned that the ability to choose friends as tutors was allowing students to abuse the University’s tutoring system, administrators have modified the system to ensure that the limited tutoring resources go to the students who actually need them.

UCS passes resolutions to improve study spaces, communications

January 20, 2007 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students discussed everything from improvements to Univ-ersity libraries to potential changes in study abroad policies during its penultimate meeting of the semester Wednesday night. The council also passed two resolutions during a meeting that featured Provost Robert Zimmer and University Libr-arian Harriette Hemmasi as guest speakers.

Fall Dance Concert a delectable ‘sampler’

January 20, 2007 0 comments

The Fall Dance Concert debuted in Ashamu Dance Studio Thursday night. The show was the first in a series of four scheduled for this weekend. It features approximately 86 dancers in total, with several appearing more than once during the 10 different pieces presented.

BSR show makes obscure research accessible

January 20, 2007 0 comments

Until recently, few student radio programs tried to bring discussions of academic work to air in an interview format because it is so difficult to make esoteric and complicated research coherent. Brown Student Radio’s innovative “Not Your Classroom,” an interview-based talk show aimed at exposing the work of professionals to the student community, is looking to change that.