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Articles by Austin Cole (13)


Paterno ’50 will stay in U.’s Hall of Fame

September 17, 2012 7 comments

Joe Paterno ’50 will remain in the Brown Athletic Hall of Fame, according to a statement from the Hall’s Board of Directors released Sept. 13. The decision came about two months after the University announced Paterno’s place in the Hall was under review by the board following the release of a report examining Pennsylvania State University’s response to allegations of child abuse against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. 

University News

Watson Institute seeks to integrate with departments, students

September 14, 2012 Comments are Disabled

The Watson Institute for International Studies is implementing several pilot initiatives this semester to further the institute’s integration into related University departments and student life.

University News

Still seeking director, Watson moves forward on initiatives

September 7, 2012 1 comment

The University continues its search for a permanent director of the Watson Institute for International Studies after appointing Peter Andreas, professor of political science and international studies, as interim director in May. The institute has cycled through six directors in the last eight years. 

University News

U. partners with crowdsourcing site

April 10, 2012 Comments are Disabled

The University is soliciting ideas for innovative ways to develop technology invented by Brown researchers through a partnership with Allied Mindstorm, a crowd-sourcing website that allows public “thinkers” to brainstorm ideas in exchange for a monetary reward. In its first posting on the Allied

University News

New patent liaison to focus on engineering

February 27, 2012 Comments are Disabled

The University will be adding a new position in the Technology Ventures Office to assist engineering faculty members in identifying research suitable for patents and then guide them through the patenting process. The position was added as part of the University’s recently approved budget for fiscal year 2013.

University News

Conference to celebrate history of women on campus

February 22, 2012 Comments are Disabled

The Women’s Leadership Council — which seeks to promote philanthropy and volunteerism and offer mentoring to the University’s female students and alums — has been planning a conference to celebrate 120 years of women’s history at Brown. But after President Ruth Simmons — who created the council in 2004 — announced her resignation, the council has decided to shift the focus of the conference, slated to take place May 3-5, to incorporate bidding farewell to the University’s president of 11 years.


Brown’s ‘unofficial historian’ remembered by faculty and staff

February 15, 2012 Comments are Disabled

When asked to describe Martha Mitchell, former University archivist, those who knew her pause for a few moments as they choose the words to best represent her. When they do begin to speak, it is with a hint of awe that they share their memories of this “extraordinary,” “very witty” and “generous” person.

Higher Ed, Metro

R.I. considers adopting DNA database for felons

February 1, 2012 Comments are Disabled

A law that would require suspects arrested for certain felony crimes to submit their DNA to a nationwide database has been re-introduced into the Rhode Island General Assembly. The bills, sponsored by state Sen. David Bates, R-Barrington, and state Rep. Brian Kennedy,

Non-athletes unfamiliar with recruiting decision

Sports, University News

Non-athletes unfamiliar with recruiting decision

December 6, 2011 Comments are Disabled
This article is part of the series Fall 2011 Student Poll

Many students are not informed about the University’s decision to reduce the number of admissions spots for recruited athletes, according to a recent Herald poll.

University News

Med School to add PLME courses

December 6, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Alpert Medical School is in the process of designing new courses for the Program in Liberal Medical Education, some of which will focus more on practical applications of pre-medical material.