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Higher Ed

Higher ed roundup: March 15, 2012

March 15, 2012 Comments are Disabled

A jury declared Virginia Tech guilty of negligence in the 2007 massacre on the Blacksburg, Va. campus, MSNBC reported Wednesday. Jurors found that the university could and should have alerted students after the first segment of the murderous rampage, in which

University News

Admin turnover may mark presidential transition

March 13, 2012 Comments are Disabled

With President Ruth Simmons’ impending resignation and Executive Vice President for Planning and Senior Advisor to the President Richard Spies’ subsequent plans to step down, the University will see significant administrative turnover in the upcoming year. Such senior-level turnover is consistent with the University’s history of presidential transitions, current and former administrators said, and the University is working to ensure a smooth transition between leadership. 

Higher Ed

Higher ed roundup: March 8, 2012

March 8, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Twenty-seven members of the Dartmouth fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon have been charged with hazing violations and could face suspension or expulsion if found guilty, the Dartmouth reported Wednesday.

University News

Simmons no longer World Bank candidate

March 8, 2012 Comments are Disabled

The Obama administration included President Ruth Simmons on an initial list of potential nominees to lead the World Bank, Bloomberg reported Wednesday.

University News

Paxson’s economics cover broad range of disciplines

March 5, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Throughout her career, President-elect Christina Paxson’s research has spanned a wide range of economics-related issues, often bridging the social sciences and the sciences, friends and colleagues said. Much of her scholarship has examined matters of health, development and labor from an economic perspective, often with an eye toward how academic research might translate into real-world applications.

The field hockey team will play on a new field after renovations are completed this summer.

Sports, University News

Athletics program enters new era

March 1, 2012 Comments are Disabled

As the University prepares to enter a new phase with the impending retirements of President Ruth Simmons and Director of Athletics Michael Goldberger, the athletics department, though a top priority, remains in flux with major changes planned or already underway. Those changes include cutting roughly 20 admission slots for recruited athletes, pumping $1.1 million into salary raises for coaches, designating about $52 million for facilities renovations and a significant enlargement of the athletics endowment, opening the new athletics facility in April and potentially ramping up a pilot program designed to encourage academic diversity among athletes. And just a year after four varsity teams faced potential elimination, all of the University’s 37 varsity teams are secure for the foreseeable future. 

University News

Schaefer ’13 conference offers perspective on Middle East

February 22, 2012 Comments are Disabled

A small group of Ivy League students convened this weekend at the Hope Club for an intimate conference that brought together people of all perspectives to engage in a meaningful dialogue about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

University News

Bookstore sees record textbook rental numbers

February 15, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Now in its third semester, the Brown Bookstore’s textbook rental program is an increasingly popular cost-saving tool among students. About 1,400 students used the program last semester, compared to roughly 300 students who used it in spring 2011, according to Mike McDade, the bookstore’s textbook department manager. McDade predicted the program would be used by 2,500 to 3,000 students this semester.

University News

Bookstore unlikely to implement e-textbook program

February 7, 2012 Comments are Disabled

In light of rapid increases in book digitization over the last few years, some universities are taking steps to implement cost-effective e-textbook programs. Though the option has been explored at Brown, the University is unlikely to follow their lead anytime soon, said Steven Souza, director of the Brown Bookstore.

University News

As interest blooms, School of Engineering seeks room to grow

February 3, 2012 Comments are Disabled

In its second year, the University’s School of Engineering has set its sights on fulfilling a number of long-term priorities, including expanding space, renovating laboratories, hiring new faculty and implementing curricular changes. Under the direction of Lawrence Larson, dean of engineering, these changes are coinciding with an increase in research funding and in undergraduate and prospective student interest in the program.

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