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Marjorie Thompson ’74 PhD’79 P’02 P’07 P’09 P’12 P’14 P’16 was admired for opening her home to students.

Community remembers Thompson’s warm spirit

September 19, 2014 0 comments

Thompson touched the lives of countless undergraduates and colleagues during her four decades at Brown.

Sexual assault task force makeup solidifies

September 19, 2014 1 comment

The Undergraduate Council of Students has selected four undergraduate representatives to serve on the Task Force on Sexual Assault.

Members of the Brown University Community Council recommended administrators recognize that students with greater financial resources have an advantage when it comes to the sexual assault disciplinary process.

Sexual assault task force headlines BUCC meeting

September 19, 2014 1 comment

The Brown University Community Council laid out plans for a sexual assault task force.

“Yellow Jackets,” DPS and Providence Police have been more present on campus to keep students safe and combat the number of technology thefts. This year, Providence as a whole has seen less crime.

Providence crime rate falls to historic low

September 19, 2014 2 comments

Rhode Island’s capital city may be the safest it has been in decades.

Most sophomore seminars see low enrollment

September 18, 2014 0 comments

As shopping period draws to a close, enrollment in some of the seven sophomore seminars being offered this semester remains low.

Lawrence Lessig, professor of law at Harvard, argues for broadening public involvement in the financing of political campaigns.

Law professors debate campaign finance reform

September 18, 2014 0 comments

Super PACs, access to government officials and donation caps emerged as critical points of discussion at a Janus Forum debate on campaign finance Wednesday.

Maahika Srinivasan ’15, president of the Undergraduate Council of Students, welcomes new members to the council’s first general body meeting of the semester and briefs them on internal elections procedures.

UCS fills positions through internal elections

September 18, 2014 2 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students filled eight leadership positions, including two positions on the executive board, at its Wednesday night meeting.

Prof. emeritus Anthony Davids ’49 dies

September 17, 2014 0 comments

Anthony Davids ’49, professor emeritus of psychology, died Tuesday morning.

This Week in Higher Ed: Sept. 17, 2014

September 17, 2014 0 comments

The trustees of the University of Illinois voted to withdraw an offer of a tenured position to a Palestinian-American professor after reviewing his tweets.

U. plans partnership with Naval War College

September 17, 2014 1 comment

President Christina Paxson and former President of the Naval War College Walter Carter Jr. signed an agreement to collaborate on research and teaching.