University News

Nine alums to receive honorary degrees

April 18, 2014 4 comments

In honor of Brown’s 250th anniversary celebration, all nine honorary degree recipients at the May 25 Commencement ceremony will be alums.

Student evaluations seen as beneficial

April 18, 2014 0 comments

Some have voiced concerns that student course evaluations may incentivize professors in the tenure and promotion process to award higher grades.

The College Board announced major changes to the SAT last month, including combining the reading and writing sections.

SAT to introduce new sections, remove penalties

April 18, 2014 0 comments

The College Board announced major changes to the SAT that will take effect in the spring of 2016, with the hopes of appealing to a broader base of students.

Psych Services to change name

April 17, 2014 0 comments

University administrators approved changing the name of Psychological Services to Counseling and Psychological Services effective today.

Former Chilean President and Professor-at-Large Ricardo Lagos discusses climate policy with former Mexican President Felipe Calderon.

Latin American leaders discuss climate change progress

April 17, 2014 0 comments

The conference focused on the desired outcomes of the annual United Nations Climate Summit, which will take place in Lima, Peru this December.

Busy schedules, boring lectures drive students to skip classes

Busy schedules, boring lectures drive students to skip classes

April 17, 2014 1 comment

About one fourth of the student body skips class at least once a week, according to a Herald poll conducted March 3-4.

This Week in Higher Ed: April 16, 2014

April 16, 2014 0 comments

University of Rhode Island administrators announced Monday that the school will arm campus police, Rhode Island Public Radio reported.

Speakers said periods of “modern citizenship” and clientelism drive India’s political issues, though its democracy has survived longer than expected.

Writers discuss India’s development

April 16, 2014 0 comments

India’s democracy, modernization process and capitalist economic structure emerged as key topics at a Tuesday panel organized by the Brown-India Initiative.

New institute uses social lens to study environment

April 15, 2014 0 comments

A new Institute for the Study of Environment and Society will launch next fall, the University announced Monday.

Weekend hospitalization numbers hold steady

April 14, 2014 1 comment

The number of students who needed to be taken to a hospital during Spring Weekend held steady from last year at 17.