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Articles by Chaz Firestone (82)

Professor solves a meteor mystery

April 4, 2008 Comments are Disabled

Last September, something strange landed near the rural Peruvian village of Carancas. Two months later, so did Peter Schultz.

No first rule for Fed. Hill fight club

March 14, 2008 Comments are Disabled

Cecily Dubusker wore a pointy red party hat as she taught proper workout posture to a handful of female twenty-somethings.

Three years after Katrina, NOLA schools see apps rise

March 12, 2008 Comments are Disabled

Three summers ago, Ethan Olson packed his life into some boxes and evacuated his Slidell, La., home, swearing to himself he’d “never apply anywhere close to home.” Then a rising high school sophomore, Olson settled 100 miles northeast in Mobile, Ala., as his house joined hundreds of thousands of others flooded with water from Lake Pontchartrain.

U.’s tax policy may keep politicos away

March 5, 2008 Comments are Disabled

An especially strict interpretation of the federal tax code may be to blame for the dearth of political campaign events on campus, according to students and a University spokesman.

U. seeking Banner guru

February 28, 2008 Comments are Disabled

A new position in the Office of the Provost has been created to fill the void left by Associate Provost Nancy Dunbar, who took leave this semester after having overseen the Banner project since March 2006.

How concussions affect academics

February 8, 2008 Comments are Disabled

When it was finally his turn, Mark MacDonald ’08 strode to the front of the class knowing exactly what to do. He wrote his name on the blackboard and explained that his friends call him “Big Mac” because of his 6-foot-9 frame.

Search begins for dean of medicine

January 31, 2008 Comments are Disabled

The new dean of medicine and biological sciences will have a familiar face, President Ruth Simmons announced over winter break, and the faculty advisory group charged with narrowing down the list of candidates will be smaller and swifter than usual.

Adashi to step down as bio-med dean

December 13, 2007 Comments are Disabled

After nearly four years as dean of medicine and biological sciences, Eli Adashi will step down at the end of this academic year, he announced Wednesday.

Fundraiser makes good use of garbage time

December 6, 2007 Comments are Disabled

Caroline Mailloux ‘08.5 loves to talk trash, especially to Keeney freshmen. Ambling down the halls of the first-year dorm, she knocks on doors and informs students of a project to build a waste-disposal system in a slum in the West African nation of Mali.

No Way-Rod

December 4, 2007 Comments are Disabled

It’s a good time to be Canadian. As the loonie continues to outperform the greenback in the currency markets, we Canucks have begun to find ourselves in exciting positions that bring new, amusing economic opportunities.