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Grad school growth puts U. identity into question

Grad school growth puts U. identity into question

March 31, 2015 2 comments
This article is part of the series 1,000 Days: Paxson's Path

As Christina Paxson’s P’19 presidency passes its thousandth day, a debate that has been brewing since before her tenure continues to mount.

Though joke candidates are less common at Brown than at some other universities, in 2007 a candidate was nominated by his friends for Undergraduate Council of Students president without his knowledge.

Detours enliven UCS, UFB campaign trail

March 31, 2015 0 comments

Elections start this week for UCS and the UFB, but past races have run into hiccups due to occurrences ranging from joke campaigns to candidate withdrawals.

This Week in Higher Ed: March 31, 2015

March 31, 2015 0 comments

Individuals from China will soon be eligible for Rhodes Scholarships, the New York Times reported Monday.

Undergrads disapprove of University disciplinary process outcomes

Undergrads disapprove of University disciplinary process outcomes

March 30, 2015 0 comments
This article is part of the series Spring 2015 Student Polls

An undergraduate poll found that more than two-thirds of students disapprove of the decision to cancel a hearing for a student accused of spiking a drink.

Spring 2015 Poll 1 Results and Methodology

Spring 2015 Poll 1 Results and Methodology

March 30, 2015 0 comments
This article is part of the series Spring 2015 Student Polls

1,014 questionnaires were administered to undergraduates March 2-3 in J. Walter Wilson, the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center and the Sciences Library.

Spring 2015 Poll 2 Results and Methodology

Spring 2015 Poll 2 Results and Methodology

March 30, 2015 2 comments
This article is part of the series Spring 2015 Student Polls

972 questionnaires were administered to undergraduates March 16-17 in J. Walter Wilson, the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center and the Sciences Library.

Brown Asian Sisters Empowered will send Nan-Hui Jo photos of Brown community members holding messages of solidarity written in English and Korean. Nan-Hui spent seven months in jail, and she faces charges of child abduction and the possibility of deportation.

BASE letter campaign aims to support victim of domestic violence

March 20, 2015 1 comment

“I stand with Nan-Hui because our women and children should be protected and supported at all costs.”

As the Engaged Scholars Program expands to include five additional concentrations next year, the University will hire an assistant director of the program to develop new curricular initiatives. “We hope to have as many as 40 concentrations in the program,” Dean of the College Maud Mandel said.

Engaged Scholars program concentrations to expand

March 20, 2015 1 comment

The Engaged Scholars program will expand to five more concentrations next year, adding to the five concentrations piloting the program this year.

Panelists included Director of the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Khali Muhammad, Rutgers University Professor of Political Science Lisa Miller, Director for the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity Tricia Rose and Professor of Economics Glenn Loury.

Panelists debate social justice implications of Michael Brown shooting

March 20, 2015 3 comments

“Mike Brown is no Rosa Parks, and he ain’t Emmett Till either,” said Glenn Loury, professor of economics, at a discussion Thursday night.

Rachel Spaulding ’00, director of the Brown Parents Program, and her roommate Colleen Dalton ’00, a professor of geology, smile during their graduation. Spaulding returned to Brown because she “needed something to do.” She has been working at the University ever since.

Alums fly from University nest, only to return

March 19, 2015 0 comments

Some members of the Brown community linger long after their undergraduate years, experiencing life at the University from nearly every perspective.