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Sara Overstreet ’16 dies

October 30, 2014 2 comments

Sara Overstreet ’16 has died, President Christina Paxson announced in a community-wide email Thursday afternoon.

Fall 2014 Student Poll Results

October 30, 2014 2 comments
This article is part of the series Fall 2014 Student Poll

Written questionnaires were administered to 862 undergraduates Oct. 22-23 in the lobby of J. Walter Wilson, the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center and the Sciences Library.

Number of TRI-Lab applications holds steady

October 30, 2014 0 comments

The University received approximately twice the number of applicants for the number of spots available in the 2015 TRI-Lab by the Oct. 19 deadline.

Undergrads favor student rep on Corp.

Undergrads favor student rep on Corp.

October 30, 2014 0 comments
This article is part of the series Fall 2014 Student Poll

A Herald poll of undergraduates conducted last week found that about 82 percent of the student body supports student representation on the Corporation.

Miriam Staffansdotter Langmoen ’17, left, and Stoni Tomson ’15 brought awareness to sexual assault survivors’ burden Wednesday, holding a mattress bearing the phrase “I carry that weight.” A vigil was held in the evening.

Students help survivors ‘Carry That Weight’

October 30, 2014 6 comments

As a crowd of students huddled near bare mattresses and others joined the group outside Faunce, one enflamed candle began to light another.

This Week in Higher Ed: Oct. 29, 2014

October 29, 2014 0 comments

Administrators at UNC released a report Oct. 22 about a two-decade-long academic fraud scheme involving the university’s varsity athletes.

President Christina Paxson announced that University reserves will be depleted in three years if the current budget deficit level persists.

BUCC discusses U.’s growing deficit, sustainability goals

October 29, 2014 1 comment

The University’s deficit and progress in meeting its sustainability goals took center stage Tuesday at the Brown University Community Council meeting.

CareerLAB sees rise in undergrad job postings

October 28, 2014 0 comments

As a recent national study predicts job opportunities for the class of 2015 will increase, CareerLAB sees signs of a strong hiring cycle for Brown seniors.

The new applied math building is currently in the “design build” phase of the construction process. Foundation work will begin next month.

Construction to commence on applied math building

October 28, 2014 4 comments

After the Corporation approved construction on a new applied math building, designs are being finalized and foundation work is kicking into full swing.

Business managers of performing student organizations such as dance crews and a cappella groups weighed numerous factors as they set Family Weekend ticket prices. Some prioritized drawing a large crowd, while others strategized to bolster funds by charging attendees at the door.

Performance groups juggle Family Weekend ticket prices

October 28, 2014 0 comments

Unfamiliar faces dotted the audiences at concerts and shows as guests flocked to campus theaters to support student performers and experience Brown culture.