Alexa Pugh

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U. seeks to attract faculty members to leadership roles

October 2, 2012 1 comment

Involvement in faculty governance remains persistently low – only one in seven faculty members regularly attend monthly faculty meetings, and the task of recruiting faculty for leadership roles is often extremely difficult, according to Faculty Executive Committee members.


Students delay studies to serve

September 26, 2012 0 comments

At a time when most 18-year-olds are anxiously awaiting their college acceptances, some students find a different kind of letter in the mail – one calling them to serve in their national militaries. 

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National student loan debt levels on the rise

September 11, 2012 2 comments

As the country struggles to recover from the 2008 financial crisis, student loan debt has grown by more than 60 percent in the last five years to reach over $1 trillion, surpassing credit card dues as the leading cause of debt in the United States.     

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Student loan debt rises most for upper-middle class

September 11, 2012 0 comments

Upper-middle-income families are bearing the brunt of a national increase in student loan debt, the Wall Street Journal reported this summer. Families with incomes between $94,535 and $205,335 saw the largest increase in the percent of borrowers and the average amount borrowed in student loans between 2007 and 2010, according to the Journal’s analysis of data published by the Federal Reserve.

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Scholarship honors Simmons’ legacy

April 26, 2012 0 comments

The Annenberg Institute for School Reform announced the founding of the Ruth J. Simmons Scholarship in Urban Education Policy April 20 to honor outgoing President Ruth Simmons. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduate student in the education department’s master’s in Urban Education Policy program. 

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Relative to peers, U.’s financial aid lags behind

April 24, 2012 3 comments
This article is part of the series Money Matters

Brown, hamstrung by an endowment smaller than those of its peers, lags behind its competitors in financial aid offerings.

Arts & Culture

Sedaris talks family, taxidermy

April 16, 2012 0 comments

For Valentine’s Day, David Sedaris bought his boyfriend Hugh a box of chocolates – but only because a taxidermied owl didn’t seem like enough. Sedaris’ stories of life’s small peculiarities, as well as some of its larger ones, kept audience members laughing on Saturday night at the Providence Performing Arts Center.

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Funds put plan for streetcar line in motion

April 5, 2012 0 comments

The board of directors of the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority approved plans for a $126.7 million Providence streetcar system, with preliminary plans for a two-and-a-half mile route that would connect Rhode Island Hospital, downtown Providence and College Hill. 

Arts & Culture

StorySlam turns humiliation into humor

February 27, 2012 0 comments

This was it — his moment of glory. It was the sixth-grade basketball tournament, and Nathaniel Shapiro ’12 finally had the ball and the confidence to take his shot. Unfortunately, it was on his team’s own basket. 

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Despite jump in GRE test taking, grad school apps constant

February 16, 2012 0 comments

Graduate school application rates to the University remain constant despite a 10 percent increase in the number of students who took the Graduate Record Examination in the United States over the past year.

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