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Articles by Chaz Firestone (82)

U. dodges study abroad scandal

November 29, 2007 0 comments

As universities expand their study abroad programs and turn to third-party providers to meet increasing demand, some fear that cozy relationships and conflicts of interest may abound under the tables of the study abroad industry – and that students may be paying the price.

Breakthrough may end stem cell research war

November 26, 2007 0 comments

If James Thompson and Shinya Yamanaka are right, presidential hopefuls will soon have one less “war” to talk about.

Students win gold for glowing mold

November 16, 2007 0 comments

This summer, as some Brown students traveled the globe, relaxed out in the sun or otherwise enjoyed their time off College Hill, a small, passionate group of students elected to remain at Brown, indoors and playing with Legos – complex, microscopic, living Legos, that is.

After BOCA, U. tries to absorb Mocha

October 26, 2007 0 comments

The University intends to acquire Mocha, the student-run course-searching application, Computing and Information Services officials and Mocha’s student developers told The Herald.

California fires cloud students’ peace of mind

October 25, 2007 0 comments

With midterm exams, a looming Parents Weekend and the start of Major League Baseball’s World Series packed into a couple weeks, the end of October can be one of the busiest stretches of Brown’s academic year. But as students hastily sweep dust under their rugs and pull all-nighters until their eyes are as red as their Sox, a few students’ Octobers have been tinged with a far more urgent shade of red.

Bloggers, soldiers recount Iraq’s front lines

October 22, 2007 0 comments

Nearly 40 journalists, soldiers, Marines, activists, authors, bloggers, filmmakers, professors and dedicated students gathered on campus this weekend to discuss coverage of the war in Iraq and the importance of first-hand accounts of war as keys to the public’s understanding of the war.

Iraq war comes to Brown in the first person this weekend

October 19, 2007 0 comments

Journalists, soldiers, activists, authors, bloggers, lecturers and filmmakers will descend on campus this weekend with one common theme: The war in Iraq. A two-day conference sponsored by the Watson Institute for International Studies, “Front Line, First Person: Iraq War Stories,” will feature first-hand, uncensored accounts of the war from soldiers and embedded journalists who have returned to the United States to tell their stories.

Football, eh?

October 19, 2007 0 comments

Ah, football season is well underway, and I can’t help but be pleased with how things have gone so far.

After Grad School policy change, TA shortage strikes some classes

October 12, 2007 0 comments

A shortage of teaching assistants that has hit several large classes across many academic departments may be the result of recent policy changes in the Graduate School.

From College Hill to China

October 11, 2007 0 comments

A new medical exchange program between Brown and China’s Zhejiang University was symbolically signed into agreement last night by President Ruth Simmons and Zhejiang President Wei Yang PhD’85 over cocktails at Simmons’ Power Street home.