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Articles by Christian Martell (40)

Whelan ‘07.5 founds Merasi School in India’s Rajasthan

October 11, 2007 0 comments

Some students spend their summers loafing about, conducting an independent study in television watching and soap opera culture. Caitlin Whelan ‘07.5 started a community-based school in India to preserve the music of one of the country’s lower castes.

R.I. Business Plan Competition kicks off

October 4, 2007 0 comments

About 40 pairs of eyes shined brightly last night with the thought of winning $150,000 in prizes from the Rhode Island Business Plan Competition, which encourages start-up businesses in Rhode Island to contribute to the local economy.

U.’s Cooper Nelson joins hospice board

September 25, 2007 0 comments

University Chaplain the Rev. Janet Cooper Nelson has been elected to the board of trustees for Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island, the oldest hospice care program in the state. Cooper Nelson, who said she has long been interested in healthcare issues and the ethics of physician-assisted suicide, was elected in the spring.

Brown, MIT, VA collaborate to make PowerFoot for vets

September 12, 2007 0 comments

Garth Stewart lost his left leg below the knee two years ago in an explosion in Iraq, where he was stationed in the Army. Now, he jokes that he’s fulfilled a childhood dream by becoming part-robot, with a new form of motorized prosthetic limb developed by researchers at Brown and elsewhere.

At One Day U., Brown profs cater to an older student body

September 7, 2007 0 comments

Less than a week into the academic year, some students are already complaining about classes – but there are plenty of people who would love to take their place, if only for a day.

Minority prefrosh stay on campus for TWW

April 19, 2007 0 comments

For most prospective first-years, Wednesday night marked the end of A Day on College Hill and their visit to Brown – but for others, it was the beginning of another two-day event. The Third World Welcome program, organized by the Admission Office, kicked off with registration and host pairing in Petteruti Lounge yesterday at 5 p.

Vice president of El Salvador speaks on fighting poverty

April 11, 2007 0 comments

Ana Vilma Albanez de Escobar, the first female vice president of El Salvador, spoke about the past, present and future challenges of Central American countries and “how the actions of people in one side of the world impact those on another side” Tuesday in Salomon 101.

Hope High a ‘success story in progress’

April 3, 2007 0 comments

Only a three-block walk from the Pembroke campus, the Hope High School complex – a collection of three public high schools that only a few years ago failed to meet federal standards – is now regarded by the state Department of Education as a positive example of state intervention in schools.

Campus reacts to Carcieri’s education proposals

February 13, 2007 0 comments

Gov. Donald Carcieri’s ’65 proposed budget for fiscal year 2008 – submitted to the General Assembly on Jan. 31 – emphasizes education reform as promised in his second inaugural address and State of the State address.

Fuentes remembers three close friends

February 9, 2007 0 comments

Author Carlos Fuentes praised three of his closest friends Thursday afternoon in a lecture titled “In Memoriam: John Kenneth Galbraith, Arthur Miller, William Styron,” delivered in Hillel’s Wickenden Chapel.