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As Banner streamlines registration, kinks persist

December 3, 2012 Comments are Disabled

After lagging behind peers with digitized pre-registration systems for years, the University went live with Banner, its current online registration system, in the winter of 2007.

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Number of Sc.B. degrees double since ’03

November 27, 2012 Comments are Disabled

The percentage of undergraduates receiving bachelor of science degrees has nearly doubled from 2003 to 2012

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Psych director to step down

November 11, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Belinda Johnson, director of Psychological Services, will retire at the end of this year, wrote Margaret Klawunn, vice president for campus life and student services, in an email Friday.

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Higher Ed Roundup

November 9, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Yale named Peter Salovey, the college’s current provost and a psychology scholar, its president-elect Thursday after a three-month search process.


Brown breaks bread with Johnson and Wales

November 7, 2012 2 comments

Living in a dorm at Brown, friends might occasionally offer you an Oreo or an extra oatmeal raisin cookie from Josiah’s.

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Teach-in highlights effects of dirty coal

October 26, 2012 Comments are Disabled

A panel of environmental experts and activists addressed students at Brown Divest Coal’s teach-in last night to discuss the environmental, social and political effects of the world’s dependence on coal.

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U. student loan default rate below national average

October 24, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Only 1.5 percent of Brown students default on their loans within three years of entering repayment, compared to 13.4 percent nationwide, according to reports recently released by the Department of Education. 


U. lawyer doles out advice to students

October 24, 2012 1 comment

If a spat with a landlord turns ugly or spring break doesn’t go exactly as planned, stressed-out students sometimes find themselves in need of more than just a pint of Ben and Jerry’s.

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U.’s endowment sees lowest return since ’09

October 19, 2012 3 comments

The University’s endowment posted a 1 percent return on investment for the last fiscal year, the lowest annual return since 2009. Experts attribute the low return rate to volatile markets, which left the endowment with a market value of $2.52 billion.

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Federal budget cuts may threaten U. funding

October 12, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Cuts to federal funding for higher-education research and financial aid currently set to take effect Jan. 1 could pose a significant threat to University finances, officials said.

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