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Articles by Chaz Firestone (82)

Yale’s Lassonde named deputy dean of the College

April 23, 2007 0 comments

Stephen Lassonde, currently dean of Yale University’s Calhoun College, will become Brown’s deputy dean of the College July 1, University officials plan to announce today.

Nobel laureates praise prof’s superconductivity theory

April 13, 2007 0 comments

Never say never – or for that matter, “insoluble.” That’s the philosophy of Professor of Physics Leon Cooper, whose theory of superconductivity revolutionized the world of physics and earned him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1972.

UCS asks for end to Banner pre-registration enrollment caps

April 13, 2007 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students, demanded Thursday that University officials publicly address student concerns about Banner by passing a resolution calling for an end to enrollment limits in pre-registration for next semester.

Venezuelan ambassador puts Chavez presidency in context

April 6, 2007 0 comments

Bernardo Alvarez Herrera, the Venezuelan ambassador to the United States, told a packed MacMillan 117 last night that the rise of President Hugo Chavez – widely seen as a firebrand in the United States – must be understood in the context of the instability that preceded his 1998 election.

Banner Catalog and Schedule ill-received by students

April 6, 2007 0 comments

The replacements to the Brown Online Course Announcement – Banner Catalog and Class Schedule – have received mostly negative reviews from students since their release last month.

Mocha ‘2.0’ launches

March 22, 2007 0 comments

A new and updated version of Mocha, the student-run alternative to the old Brown Online Course Announcement, will be released this morning.

Banner course catalogs to become available today

March 19, 2007 0 comments

The Brown Online Course Announcement will become obsolete today when its replacements under the new Banner system go live.

Tunnels, passages lure urban explorers

March 16, 2007 0 comments

Schroder and Struhl are two of a small but passionate group of students who engage in urban exploration on campus. Along with a few close friends, the pair attempts – and frequently succeeds – at gaining access to tunnels, attics and roofs on campus and around Providence.

The truth about Brown’s tunnels

March 15, 2007 1 comment

With stories of robberies, pranks and even rape coloring their history, the tunnels running beneath Brown’s campus are sites of well-worn rumors about the University. But few know the truth about the intricate system of passageways and crawlspaces that snake their way beneath campus buildings, fields and quadrangles.

TimesSelect now free for college students, profs

March 14, 2007 0 comments

The New York Times’ online premium service TimesSelect is now available for free to anyone with an e-mail address associated with an academic institution.