Articles by Anne Simons (46)

Applications skyrocket 20 percent

January 27, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Brown’s admission office was inundated by “just north of” 30,000 undergraduate regular and early decision applications this January, according to Dean of Admission Jim Miller ’73. This represents about a 20 percent increase in total applicants from last year and almost a 50 percent increase over the last two years, he added.

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Early decision applicants hear back

December 17, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Brown admitted 567 early decision applicants this year — just under 20 percent of the pool of 2,847 — according to Jim Miller ’73, dean of admission. The applicant pool was more diverse than ever before, and about 80 percent more black students were admitted early decision than were last year.

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Early applicant pool grows for Class of 2014

December 4, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Early applications to Brown are up 21 percent from last year, according to Jim Miller ’73, dean of admission. They numbered over 2,850 at the Nov. 1 deadline, he said, up from 2,343 last year.

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Poll: 17 percent of students say they have cheated

November 24, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Four out of five students say they have not committed any of several types of academic cheating in the last semester, according to a recent Herald poll.

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Strikes disrupted studies in France but not students’ return to campus

October 4, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Coming back to Brown after studying abroad usually means a return to more homework and a rekindled love for the Rock.

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Study abroad numbers hit their lowest mark in a decade

September 20, 2009 Comments are Disabled

The number of students studying abroad this semester or the last hit the lowest levels in at least a decade, according to data provided by University Registrar Michael Pesta.


Taxes on private colleges advance in R.I. legislature

July 19, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Two bills have made progress in Rhode Island’s General Assembly that could cost Brown and its students millions of dollars if they become law.

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TWTP turns 40

May 21, 2009 Comments are Disabled

The Third World Transition Program, approaching its 40th anniversary this summer, is the product of years of changes from its inception as the Transitional Summer Program. The summer of 1969 saw Brown’s first Transitional Summer Program, a result of the attention brought to minority issues by the 1968 Walkout, Associate Dean and Director of the Third World Center Dean McLaurin-Chesson ’74 said, crafted by University administrators, staff and students.

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U. to extend forgiveness policy for preregistration

April 14, 2009 Comments are Disabled

The University has extended a policy allowing students to pre-register for fall classes regardless of outstanding tuition balances, according to an e-mail sent to students Monday by Provost David Kertzer ’69 P’95 P’98.

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Simultaneous Passover and Easter causes for celebration

April 13, 2009 Comments are Disabled

As Passover and Easter coincided this weekend, Brown students found many ways to celebrate around campus, including Seders hosted by Hillel and church services at Manning Chapel.

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