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First-gens lack increased support as numbers rise

April 23, 2014 0 comments

A record 18 percent of students accepted into the class of 2018 will be the first in their families to attend college.

This Week in Higher Ed: April 23, 2014

April 23, 2014 1 comment

The Supreme Court issued a decision Tuesday allowing Michigan’s ban on the use of race in public university admission to continue.

Poll finds heightened faculty disapproval of Paxson, Corp.

Poll finds heightened faculty disapproval of Paxson, Corp.

April 23, 2014 3 comments

Just over half of faculty members approve of President Christina Paxson’s job performance, according to a Herald poll conducted April 14-18.

Lena Sclove ’15.5 criticized the University’s sexual assault policies in a press conference in front of the Van Wickle Gates Tuesday.

U. mishandled sexual assault case, victim says

April 23, 2014 33 comments

The summer after her first semester, Lena Sclove ’15.5 was strangled and raped by another Brown student, she said at a press conference Tuesday.

Biology, computer science dominate sophomore declarations

Biology, computer science dominate sophomore declarations

April 23, 2014 0 comments

Biology topped the list of most popular concentration declarations — submitted by sophomores April 1 — for the second consecutive year.

Adam Michnik said Monday that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s administration poses a threat to emerging Ukrainian democracy, but successful dialogue could ease tensions between the countries involved.

From protest to podium: Adam Michnik

April 22, 2014 1 comment

Adam Michnik gave over 50 people a taste of his rebellious nature at a lecture Monday in the Joukowsky Forum at the Watson Institute for International Studies.

“Any reasonable person would know that taking eight bananas is not okay,” Gretchen Willis, director of Dining Services, said. “It’s not all you can take, it’s all you can eat.”

BuDS policy week calls attention to eatery theft

April 22, 2014 10 comments

According to signs that appeared in campus dining halls earlier this month, “Take out is in boxes. Not backpacks.”

UFB grants higher rate of group funding

UFB grants higher rate of group funding

April 22, 2014 0 comments

The Undergraduate Finance Board has met 82 percent of student groups’ funding requests for the upcoming academic year.

The new printing station in the Sharpe Refectory is part of an Undergraduate Council of Students initiative to place printers in common study locations.

U. installs printing stations in eateries, Keeney Quad

April 21, 2014 0 comments

Students who resent last-minute runs to the Sciences Library to print materials before class may be in luck.

LGBTQ Center celebrates 10th birthday with cake, reflection

April 21, 2014 0 comments

In the decade since the LGBTQ Center opened in 2004, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities have experienced several dramatic changes.