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Brown admits 22 percent of early applicants

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Brown admits 22 percent of early applicants

December 10, 2015 0 comments

The University admitted 22 percent of its early decision applicants to the class of 2020, marking the largest early decision class in recent years.

Though Allie scheduled an appointment at Counseling and Psychological Services, she did not receive treatment in time to prevent a panic attack that left her gasping for breath.

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Under pressure: CAPS strains to support students’ mental health needs

November 11, 2015 0 comments
This article is part of the series Mind the Gaps

As more students reach out to CAPS, the understaffed office struggles to find the resources to help students confront mental health

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Lack of textbook info violates federal law

September 11, 2015 3 comments

More than half of courses have no textbook information listed on Banner, violating a federal law that requires colleges to make such information available.

College textbook retail prices have risen more than 1,000 percent over the last four decades, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Students who buy new Brown Bookstore books will spend an average of  $133 per class.

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Rising textbook costs add to affordability challenges of student life

September 9, 2015 1 comment

As students select their courses this fall, they must also foot a hefty bill for books.

Spring 2015 Poll 1 Results and Methodology

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Spring 2015 Poll 1 Results and Methodology

March 30, 2015 0 comments
This article is part of the series Spring 2015 Student Polls

1,014 questionnaires were administered to undergraduates March 2-3 in J. Walter Wilson, the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center and the Sciences Library.

Spring 2015 Poll 2 Results and Methodology

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Spring 2015 Poll 2 Results and Methodology

March 30, 2015 2 comments
This article is part of the series Spring 2015 Student Polls

972 questionnaires were administered to undergraduates March 16-17 in J. Walter Wilson, the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center and the Sciences Library.

Fighting grade inflation: a cause without a rebel

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Fighting grade inflation: a cause without a rebel

March 12, 2014 17 comments

“The fraction of the As is getting pretty high — too high for comfort,” said President Christina Paxson.

Click above for an interactive graphic breaking down students' approval of UCS according to their responses to several other questions. (Interactive graphic by Adrian Kramer and Patrick Maiden.)

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Poll: Most report no opinion on UCS

October 29, 2013 0 comments
This article is part of the series Fall 2013 Student Poll 1

Despite UCS efforts to increase visibility and student involvement, polling detected apathy

This graphic visualizes inter- and intra- genre preferences among respondents to the fall 2012 poll conducted by UCS and the BCA surveying interest in acts for Spring Weekend. The size of each genre's exterior band represents the total number of votes received by that genre in the poll. The connecting segments represent shared tastes between genres. The width of each of the segments is proportional to the total number of votes the corresponding genre received among voters of the source genre. (Interactive graphic by Data Science Contributor Madeline Kau and Data Science Editor Andersen Chen.)

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BCA poll results reveal rock as most popular genre

April 18, 2013 9 comments

Students indicated an interest in mainstream rather than ‘indie’ musical artists.

This interactive visualization displays the data for concentrations completed at Brown from 1984 to 2012, obtained by The Herald from the Office of Institutional Research.

The visualization starts in the “line” mode, which plots each concentration with a solid line.

The “area” mode stacks the data, allowing you to see more clearly trends involving related concentrations. 

The thickness of a colored band in a given year is proportional to the number of degrees completed in the concentration that year.  

In both modes, click on the name of a concentration once to see the data for that concentration alone. Click on it a second time to see all the data. If you hover over the concentration name, its line will remain highlighted. 

Click on checkmarks for multiple concentrations to see those concentrations together.

(Interactive graphic by Herald Data Science Contributor Marvin Arroz and Data Science Editor Andersen Chen.)

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Top 10 concentrations claim over half of students

April 5, 2013 3 comments
This article is part of the series Concentration Trends

Economics, biological sciences and international relations lead most popular fields.