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Articles by Ben Kutner (31)

University News

Engineering begins hiring push

October 13, 2011 Comments are Disabled

The School of Engineering plans to add 12 new faculty members to its ranks. The first two hires will probably begin work July 1, said Lawrence Larson, dean of the school.

University News

Registrar could provide official transcripts online

October 5, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Mark Sabbagh ’12 was shocked when he found out he would have to pay for his official transcript. When he applied this summer to medical school programs, he had to pay $6.25 to send an official transcript to each school, on top of an already expensive application process.

University News

BUCC heats up over ROTC, sports cuts

September 14, 2011 Comments are Disabled

The reinstatement of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps and the possible elimination of several athletic teams were the two hot issues at Tuesday’s meeting of the Brown University Community Council in a standing-room-only Kasper Multipurpose Room.

University News

Swearer hosts young social innovators

September 8, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Competitions are not usually the place for second chances, and runners-up are not usually given $5,000 to improve their projects for resubmission. But 15 college students, semifinalists from the Dell Social Innovation Competition — an international competition that focuses on social entrepreneurship — found themselves at Brown this summer to participate in the competition’s inaugural semifinalist fellowship.

University News

TWC appoints new director

August 5, 2011 Comments are Disabled

The Third World Center appointed Mary Grace Almandrez as its new director this summer after a yearlong search process. 

Arts & Culture

Festival unites folks through music

April 25, 2011 Comments are Disabled

The portraits on the walls were just faces in the crowd at Saturday’s Brown Folk Festival. Older hippies were in abundance, filling the chairs of Sayles Hall to create a mix of Providence folks and Brown students.

Metro

Voters give thumbs down to alums

April 5, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Brown’s political alums are facing flagging support among Rhode Island voters, according to a new poll released by the Taubman Center for Public Policy.

Arts & Culture

‘Famished’ fun takes over Granoff

March 18, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Whoever said art is dead would be confused by “The Famished,” a new play written and directed by Max Posner ’11 and the first to be staged in the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts.

Arts & Culture

Two-person play not two-dimensional

March 4, 2011 Comments are Disabled

It is easy to forget there are only two actors in the cast of “Yellowman,” Trinity Repertory’s current production.

Arts & Culture

Fiasco? Not for this ‘plucky’ company

February 25, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Fiasco Theater’s name seems to be a misnomer.