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This Week in Higher Ed: Oct. 22, 2014

October 22, 2014 0 comments

Current and former Harvard law school professors wrote a letter published in the Boston Globe lambasting the university’s new sexual harassment policy.

Squirrel entry into power station causes city blackout

Squirrel entry into power station causes city blackout

October 22, 2014 1 comment

More than 4,500 Providence National Grid customers lost power for about two hours Tuesday morning after a squirrel climbed into a power station.

Financial aid ranks as students’ top priority in UCS poll

Financial aid ranks as students’ top priority in UCS poll

October 22, 2014 1 comment

Financial aid emerged as the top priority for respondents to the Undergraduate Council of Students’ fall poll for the second year in a row.

Language classes see drop in enrollment

October 21, 2014 1 comment

Around 200 fewer students enrolled in foreign language courses at Brown this year than last.

The inaugural class of recipients of the Public Humanities Fellowship includes four professors and two Providence community members. The fellowship includes a $1,500 research fund.

Fellowship applies humanist perspective to social, cultural issues

October 21, 2014 1 comment

Four professors and two Providence community members will receive the Public Humanities Fellowship for the 2014-2015 academic year

U.’s student loan default rate drops 35 percent

U.’s student loan default rate drops 35 percent

October 21, 2014 2 comments

The three-year cohort default rate on federal direct student loans decreased by about 35 percent from the previous yea.

A new applied math building is set to be constructed in the parking lot next to Barus and Holley next year.

Corporation backs construction of applied math building

October 20, 2014 2 comments

The Corporation green-lighted construction of a new Division of Applied Mathematics building.

The Rave Guardian Campus Safety App functions as a “virtual Safewalk,” said Deputy Chief of Police for DPS Paul Shanley. Its release is part of a suite of new safety promotion features.

In new media push, DPS goes mobile

October 17, 2014 0 comments

Following the Department of Public Safety’s release of the Rave Guardian Campus Safety App at the beginning of the semester, the app has been downloaded over 1,100 times.

Warren Simmons

Annenberg director to step down at end of year

October 17, 2014 0 comments

Warren Simmons will leave his position as executive director of the University’s Annenberg Institute for School Reform June 30.

An upcoming redesigned MPA program reflects the Taubman Center’s integration with the Watson Institute in a newly international approach.

Taubman, Watson accelerate MPA program

October 17, 2014 0 comments

The Watson Institute for International Studies will launch a newly designed, one-year Master of Public Affairs program this summer.