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President Ruth Simmons welcomed potential members of the class of 2014 on the Main Green.

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Over 700 visit the Hill for a taste of Brown

April 16, 2010 0 comments

After a record number of applications and months of student planning, A Day on College Hill welcomed over 700 prospective students to the sunny Brown campus. 

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Herald poll: Simmons’ approval rate steady

April 5, 2010 0 comments
This article is part of the series Spring 2010 Student Poll

President Ruth Simmons’ approval rating has not significantly changed since last semester, despite recent publicity about her past tenure on the Board of Directors of Goldman Sachs, according to a Herald poll conducted last month. Of the students polled, 77.5 percent said they approve of the way Simmons is handling her job, while only 6.2 percent said they disapprove.

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Spring Weekend tickets on sale tomorrow

March 23, 2010 0 comments

Tickets for this year’s Spring Weekend concerts featuring Snoop Dogg and MGMT will be available Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. on Brown Student Agency’s online store at, according to Abigail Schreiber ’11, Brown Concert Agency’s hospitality chair.

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Corporation adopts new policy for minutes

March 18, 2010 0 comments

The minutes from Corporation meetings held after July 1, 2009, will be made public after 25 years, a change from the previous policy of holding the minutes for 50 years, according to Russell Carey ’91 MA’06, senior vice president for Corporation affairs and governance.

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Transfer applications up 5 percent from last year

March 9, 2010 0 comments

The Office of Admission has received 1,461 transfer applications so far for the 2010 fall term, about a 5 percent increase from last year’s total, said Dean of Admission Jim Miller ’73. This reflects the 20 percent increase in first-year applications for the class of 2014.

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Reception formally launches Science Center

March 4, 2010 0 comments

At a grand opening for the Science Center held Wednesday night, faculty, students and administration flocked to the third floor of the Sciences Library to observe the new space’s available resources. The center has been open since Feb. 5, but Wednesday evening marked its formal introduction to the Brown community.

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Health Services to become more transgender-inclusive

February 25, 2010 0 comments

In early February, Health Services hired a consultant to examine how the office could improve its training, forms, environment and advertising to be more transgender-inclusive, according to Francie Mantak, its director of health education. The hire came immediately after two members of GenderAction, a subgroup of Queer Alliance that focuses on issues of gender identity and expression, met with Mantak about expanding the office’s transgender inclusivity.

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In tough times, interns go unpaid

February 16, 2010 0 comments

As spring semester kicks off and class schedules are finalized, Brown students are looking ahead to their summer plans. But given the current double-digit unemployment rate, paid internships are becoming scarce. As a result, more and more undergraduates are settling for unpaid internships and seeking financial support elsewhere. 

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In first week, new a.m. option ups V-Dub traffic

February 12, 2010 0 comments

More students have visited the Verney-Woolley Dining Hall during morning hours since Brown Dining Services introduced continental breakfast there Monday, and most have expressed praise for the change, said Ann Hoffman, director of administration for Dining Services.

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Former dean dies at 88

February 9, 2010 0 comments

Elizabeth LeDuc, former dean of biological sciences and landmark member of Brown’s Division of Biology and Medicine, died Jan. 31 at 88 years of age. At a time when few women were included in academic life, LeDuc left a legacy of effective leadership and groundbreaking research in biology.