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Articles by Ben Leubsdorf (94)

Sen. Reed, leading voice on Iraq war, to speak tonight

March 3, 2006 0 comments

When Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., talks about Iraq, people listen.

Reporter’s Notebook: Singing Simmons stand-in, dancing joint delight at newspaper guild’s Follies ’05

February 28, 2006 0 comments

SWANSEA, Mass. – It was an evening of songs, laughs and a stripping stand-in for President Ruth Simmons at the Providence Newspaper Guild’s Follies ’05, held Feb. 24 at the Venus de Milo Restaurant in Swansea, Mass.

Senior UCS officer apparently tried to destroy inaccurate, outdated report

February 27, 2006 0 comments

A senior member of the Undergraduate Council of Students apparently attempted Saturday night to destroy all copies of a mid-year report to students – 6,000 copies costing almost $1,000 to print – after concerns were raised within UCS about the report’s accuracy and presentation.

Residents miffed after CPC drops discussion of waterfront zoning proposals

February 16, 2006 0 comments

Community activists arrived Wednesday at a public hearing held by the City Plan Commission spoiling for a fight over proposed zoning changes but were taken aback after the CPC dropped the controversial issues from the agenda.

Top Sledding

February 14, 2006 0 comments

Last January, when I went to Moses Brown School with a group of friends for some post-blizzard sledding, I saw a 10-year-old kid go down the gentler of the field’s two slopes on a plastic sled. Halfway through the run his sled flipped, and his body tumbled end over end until it came to a stop, his legs twisted over his spine.

The Brown Daily Herald Poll: Students like Simmons and arming, oppose pluses/minuses

February 10, 2006 0 comments

Students largely oppose the recent proposal to include pluses and minuses in the University’s grading system, according to a poll conducted last week by The Herald. Only 24.6 percent of respondents said they liked the idea of adding pluses and minuses to the curriculum immediately, versus 70 percent who disapproved.

Poll numbers breakdown

February 10, 2006 0 comments

Individual numbers for each question included in The Brown Daily Herald Poll.

Brown leads Whitehouse, both close gap with Chafee ’75 in new poll

February 9, 2006 0 comments

Secretary of State Matt Brown has a slight lead over former Attorney General Sheldon Whitehouse in the race for the Democratic nomination for the Senate seat currently held by Sen. Lincoln Chafee ’75, R-R.I. Either man would give Chafee a run for his money in November, according to a poll released Wednesday.

Poll numbers breakdown

February 7, 2006 0 comments

Individual numbers for each question included in The Brown Daily Herald Poll.

The Brown Daily Herald Poll: Students like Simmons and arming, oppose pluses/minuses

February 7, 2006 0 comments

Students largely oppose the recent proposal to include pluses and minuses in the University’s grading system, according to a poll conducted last week by The Herald. Only 24.6 percent of respondents said they liked the idea of adding pluses and minuses to the curriculum immediately, versus 70 percent who disapproved.

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