Articles by Claire Schlessinger (22)


Soviet battleship becomes R.I. museum

March 19, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Bell Gallery curator Ian Russell was driving along the highway with his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day two years ago when he noticed a sign for a battleship in Fall River, Mass. The two stopped to check it out, and, captivated by the sight of a Soviet vessel in the middle of New England, he brought some visiting colleagues to see the ship again early this year. After speaking with Matthew Perry, the ship’s curator, it occurred to Russell that working with a treasure like the Hiddensee battleship might appeal to Brown students interested in history.

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U. clarifies writing requirements

March 8, 2012 Comments are Disabled

The class of 2015 will be required to comply with a more specific writing requirement, the University’s only general education provision for graduation.

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Proposed fee frustrates faculty, staff

March 2, 2012 Comments are Disabled

The latest annual University Resources Committee report recommended a new membership fee for faculty and staff who use University athletic facilities. The fee, which has not yet been officially approved, would contribute to the cost of the new aquatic and fitness center slated to open this semester, said Michael Goldberger, director of athletics.

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Increased diversity of recruiters at spring career fair

February 16, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Forty-seven organizations — representing industries including technology, education and marketing — will attend the spring Career Fair next Wednesday, a smaller version of the fall counterpart intended to introduce students to companies that recruit at the end of the school year.

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Classes pilot anti-cheating software

February 3, 2012 Comments are Disabled

About 30 classes will be trying Turnitin, an anti-plagiarism program that compares student work with millions of other student papers, journal articles and Internet sites.


City suggests revised teachers’ contract

April 27, 2011 Comments are Disabled

At a hearing last night, the City Council Education Subcommittee presented its recommendations for negotiating a new Providence teachers’ contract, the single biggest expense in the city budget and the most costly teacher contract in the state.

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Hay Reading Room to get facelift

April 22, 2011 Comments are Disabled

In an effort to make library space more amenable to student needs, the John Hay Library Reading Room and University Archives will undergo a renovation, slated to begin in summer 2012, according to University Librarian Harriette Hemmasi.


Hold the foam: passing on Spring Weekend

April 14, 2011 Comments are Disabled

The season brings many other commitments, from competitions to conferences to contemplation to coursework — and some students just choose not to go to Spring Weekend.


R.I. workers may face immigration checks

April 7, 2011 Comments are Disabled

The Rhode Island Senate Judiciary Committee heard a bill March 22 that would require all non-governmental employers with more than three employees to check the immigration status of job applicants in E-Verify, a federal employment verification database.

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Panelists offer perspective on earthquake and effects

March 23, 2011 Comments are Disabled

A panel of four professors with expertise relating to the Japanese earthquake and tsunami met yesterday evening to ask how a country should preemptively prepare for an event that may or may not happen — but could have a catastrophic effect. In front of a half-full MacMillan 115, the professors gave an account of the science behind the recent disaster and how the question of “money versus likelihood” affected preventive measures in Japan.