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Articles by Anne Simons (46)

Fate of two old houses up in the air

March 18, 2009 0 comments

Plans to sell two historic University-owned houses on Angell Street are “up in the air” following the Corporation’s decision in February to scrap plans for a giant brain sciences building, said Mike McCormick, assistant vice president of planning, design and construction.

Renovated R.I. Hall on track for fall

March 11, 2009 0 comments

Rhode Island Hall is currently being completely gutted in a project costing the University $12 million.

Reverse-auction utility buying saves U. cash

February 27, 2009 0 comments

Even the cloud of economic uncertainty and hardship can have a silver lining. Brown will be able to save about $15 million over the next five years in heating and electricity costs, thanks to a new purchasing strategy powered by online technology.

U.’s top officers to discuss capital projects

February 20, 2009 0 comments

When members of the Corporation gather on College Hill this weekend, they will face the sticky reality of an economic recession that threatens to derail or delay a number of planned construction projects on the University’s radar.

Grad student paychecks come late, irking some

February 10, 2009 0 comments

More than 140 graduate students received late paychecks last month due to administrative hangups, the Graduate School said.

Halftime lingerie show scrapped

February 2, 2009 0 comments

A lingerie fashion show scheduled for halftime during the 2011 Class Board’s Super Bowl-watching party in Salomon 101 was canceled in a game-time decision Sunday night.

Student, dean introduce shopping period by keyword

January 30, 2009 0 comments

Looking for that fourth class, but only have a small hint of an idea of what you want? Only, perhaps, one word?

Bookstore cafe to open this week

January 22, 2009 0 comments

Students returning to College Hill this week may have already noticed changes to the Brown Bookstore, where renovations, including construction of a new cafe and seating area, are reaching their final stages.

Number of TAs fine, students say

November 13, 2008 0 comments

Despite some controversy about the supply of teaching assistants for undergraduate courses, a recent Herald poll found that the majority of undergraduate students are satisfied with the number of TAs in their classes. Of students polled, 76.6 percent reported being either “very” or “somewhat satisfied” with the number of TAs in their courses, with 34.

Grad students want more travel funding for conferences

November 10, 2008 0 comments

The Graduate Student Council unanimously passed a referendum last week to request greater support from the University for travel to conferences. James Doyle GS, the GSC’s president, emphasized the importance of having graduate students attend conferences, which he said are crucial for the students’ academic and professional growth.

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