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More raves than gripes for new campus center

September 15, 2010 0 comments

The Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center has quickly entered the everyday routines of students.

Diners can now take advantage of an entirely trayless system, reducing wasted food and water.

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Ratty promotes trayless option

September 7, 2010 0 comments

Students accustomed to stacking their trays on the cart at the Sharpe Refectory were greeted with a new trayless system this semester.

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Coffee and couches: new campus center debuts

September 1, 2010 0 comments

It is a truth universally acknowledged that any campus space with comfy couches and food must be in want of students. The Brown community’s enthusiastic adoption of the new Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center — completed after a year of extensive renovations to Faunce House — is no exception to the rule.


Summer program goes global

July 25, 2010 0 comments

Stepping onto Wriston Quadrangle, where many Summer@Brown students choose to relax, a visitor is likely to hear strains of Italian, shouts of Turkish and murmurs of Mandarin mingling with the chatter of English.

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Spring Weekend tickets sell out

April 22, 2010 0 comments

With his fold-out chair and boombox, Devin Wilmot ’10 came prepared for the wait. Though the additional Spring Weekend concert tickets did not go on sale until 5 p.m., Wilmot arrived at the George Street ticket booth just after noon. Soon, he was not alone.

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Corporation fellow investigated for kickbacks

April 16, 2010 0 comments

The Quadrangle Group — a private investment firm co-founded by Steven Rattner ’74 P’09, a member of the Corporation’s board of fellows and a former Herald editor-in-chief — has reached a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission and New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo concerning a corruption investigation, the New York Times reported Thursday.

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Despite Goldman publicity, Simmons as popular as ever

April 12, 2010 0 comments

Questions over President Ruth Simmons’ involvement as a member of the Board of Directors of Goldman Sachs earlier this year seem to have done little to dampen students’ enthusiasm for their president. The most recent Herald poll revealed that Simmons’ job approval among Brown students has not changed from last semester’s 77.5 percent rating. But many students who supported Simmons admitted that they did not keep up with administrative issues at the University.

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Shortz spells it out; students are puzzled

April 12, 2010 0 comments

As other students relaxed outside in the sun Saturday afternoon, Brown’s puzzle fans gathered in MacMillan Hall 117 to compete in the second annual Brown Crossword Tournament for fame, glory and puzzle books by Will Shortz, the event’s host. Shortz is the New York Times crossword editor and puzzle master on National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition Sunday.

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Gala moves back onto campus

April 9, 2010 0 comments

The venue for this year’s Gala will be changed from the Westin Hotel to an on-campus location, according to an e-mail sent to students Thursday afternoon. Ticket sales were put on hold Thursday for a “few days” while organizers wait to determine the new venue and its capacity, according to the e-mail.


Students whip up tastes of the world

March 15, 2010 0 comments

While most Brown students have to rely on the Sharpe Refectory for some Tastes of the World, the participants in the Office of International Programs’ Top Chef competition last Thursday displayed some of the foods that these students enjoyed when they studied abroad.