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Articles by Sydney Ember (105)

University Hall, the first building on Brown's campus, was partly built with slave labor.

The forgotten report

May 24, 2012 1 comment

In the spring of 2003, President Ruth Simmons formed the Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice to examine Brown’s historic ties to slavery and the transatlantic slave trade. But six years later, is the report dead?

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ResLife to push off-campus option

October 28, 2010 0 comments

The Office of Residential Life is aggressively attempting to move more students to off-campus housing next year to combat the overcrowding that has continued to plague the University’s residence halls, said Senior Associate Dean of Residential and Dining Services Richard Bova.

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Achebe honored for literary arts

October 28, 2010 0 comments

Acclaimed Nigerian writer and Professor of Africana Studies Chinua Achebe was awarded the 2010 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize at a ceremony at the Hudson Theatre in New York City Wednesday evening.

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ResLife investigating fake ‘surveillance’ letter

October 1, 2010 0 comments

The Office of Residential Life is reviewing the circumstances surrounding a letter announcing the installation of security cameras in Keeney and Pembroke campus.

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Hoax letter claims cameras planned for frosh dorms

September 30, 2010 0 comments

A letter posted in residence halls Sept. 29 that purported to be from the Office of Residential Life announcing the installation of closed circuit television cameras was a hoax, according to Senior Associate Dean of Residential and Dining Services Richard Bova.

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Corporation to convene this weekend

September 30, 2010 0 comments

Facing a less dire financial situation, the University’s highest governing body will meet this weekend to begin planning for the next phase of capital projects and initiate discussions on opening new revenue streams to support academic priorities.

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U. looks for new revenue sources

September 15, 2010 0 comments

The final phase of budget restructuring is designed to close the gap in the $95 million budget deficit.

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Recent national events spur Muslim action

September 14, 2010 0 comments

Muslim Chaplain David Coolidge ’01 denounced extremist actions and urged the community to honor religious differences at a Sept. 10 press conference.

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After years, U. website gets facelift

September 8, 2010 0 comments

After months of planning and interface-tweaking, the University unveiled its revamped website Tuesday afternoon, culminating a redesign project that began in 2008.

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New donations to U. fell by a quarter last year

September 1, 2010 0 comments

Financial gifts and pledges to the University fell nearly 25 percent last year, even as the University’s ambitious fundraising campaign continues to outperform expectations.

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