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Articles by Clare De Boer (10)

Metro

Pawtucket, Central Falls to share services

March 17, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Pawtucket Mayor Don Grebien has proposed sharing certain municipal services with the city of Central Falls to cut costs and generate revenue for both cities.

University News

Student musicians connect with Israeli-Palestinian Orchestra

February 24, 2011 Comments are Disabled

The Cogut Center for the Humanities has teamed up with a group of Israeli and Palestinian musicians to create a summer institute in Berlin. A pilot program will send Brown students to the German capital this spring break to collaborate with musicians from Nazareth, Israel.

Features

Exploring Hindu culture

April 29, 2010 Comments are Disabled

“I see many Hindus on campus, but very few actually come for Hindu Student Association” meetings, said Swami Yogatmananda, chaplain of Hinduism at Brown. Only four or five students regularly attend the Monday evening meetings, he said.

Features

A place to talk and understand

April 29, 2010 Comments are Disabled

The Muslim Students Association offers a ritual, intellectual and social experience to approximately 150 Muslim students, faculty, and staff, as well as around 150 non-Muslims over the course of the academic year, according to Robert Coolidge, the Muslim chaplain for the University.

University News

Fewer pre-frosh mark ‘undecided’ in class of 2014

April 21, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Do 97 percent of admitted freshmen really know what they want to concentrate in?Statistics released by the University indicate that only 3 percent of students admitted to the Class of 2014 chose “undecided” as their concentration.

University News

Teach-in spotlights R.I. homeless

April 15, 2010 Comments are Disabled

“Being poor, and its corollary, being homeless, is a crushing burden to bear,” Gregory Elliot, professor of sociology, told an intimate audience in MacMillan 115 at the Rhode Island Hunger and Homelessness Teach-In on Thursday evening.

University News

Non-residential Greek houses offer different experience

April 7, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Non-residential fraternities and sororities provide a select group of undergraduates with a tight community and the opportunity to get to know peers beyond College Hill, according to Antar Tichavakunda ’11, president of Alpha Phi Alpha’s regional chapter and the sole member at Brown.

University News

Workshop advises friends of sexual assault survivors

March 17, 2010 Comments are Disabled

In a cozy room in the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center Tuesday evening, students with all levels of background knowledge gathered to participate in a workshop on sexual assault as part of Sex Week. The workshop was titled, “I’ll Only Tell a Friend: Learning the Best Ways to Help Someone Who’s Been Hurt by Sexual Assault.

University News

U. begins last phase of capital campaign

March 17, 2010 Comments are Disabled

The University is making a final push for its Campaign for Academic Enrichment after achieving its goal of raising $1.4 billion in May 2009, 19 months before the campaign’s end in December 2010, according to Ronald Vanden Dorpel MA’71, senior vice president for University advancement.

University News

National funding for U. greenhouse

March 11, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Brown has received a $650,000 stimulus grant from the National Science Foundation to renovate the research facilities and infrastructure of its Plant Environmental Center, according to Director Fred Jackson. Judith Bender, professor of biology and principal investigator for the grant, said she hopes this funding will generate major interest in the greenhouse and vastly increase the scope of research that professors and graduate students can perform in the 23,000-square-foot facility, which is located at 91 Waterman St.