Articles by Ellen Cushing (58)


Life in the fast lane

May 30, 2010 Comments are Disabled

The 18 members of the class of 2010 who graduated early share a common bond — they’ve been “graduates” for months.


Parting ways

May 30, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Of the 1,466 students who walked through the Van Wickle Gates as first-years four years ago, only 12 — less than one-tenth of one percent — have separated from the University for good.

The ‘university-college’ on the hill

April 22, 2010 Comments are Disabled

In 1980 — long before the University embarked on an ambitious plan to expand its graduate programs, research capabilities and international prestige, when the University’s faculty was only two-thirds the size that it is now, when the endowment was one-twentieth the size that it is now and when the University received one-third of the applications it does now — the University viewbook, distributed to prospective applicants, presented a picture of a Brown whose undergraduate and graduate offerings were equally strong.


Over twenty five years, and the coffee’s still hot

March 25, 2010 Comments are Disabled

A year before the first Starbucks opened its doors and long before there was an identifiable coffee culture in Providence or anywhere else, Charlie and Bill Fishbein started roasting and selling brewed coffee and whole beans in a cozy, wood-walled storefront on Wickenden Street.

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Reading, discussion kick off two-day festival

December 2, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri kicked off a two-day festival of Indian literature Tuesday afternoon with a reading and discussion of her work in a jam-packed Salomon 001.

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Med school softens new PLME policy

November 24, 2009 Comments are Disabled

The University has reconsidered a policy shift that would strip undergraduates in the Program for Liberal Medical Education of their reserved spots at Alpert Medical School if they choose to apply to other medical schools.

Higher Ed

Higher Ed Roundup: American students going abroad at record rate, survey shows

November 17, 2009 Comments are Disabled

College students — both American and foreign — are studying abroad in record numbers, according to an exhaustive annual survey of international education.

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DPS used pepper spray to break up weekend brawl

November 17, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Department of Public Safety officers used pepper spray to break up a fight at a party in Alumnae Hall Saturday night, according to a campus-wide e-mail sent Monday night by Vice President for Campus Life and Student Services Margaret Klawunn. There were at least two small fights at “Scandalous,” a party hosted by the Delta Sigma Theta sorority. After the second altercation, a student said, “there was a kind of powder in the air” that made partygoers cough.

Higher Ed

Princeton student sues university for disabilities accommodations

November 11, 2009 Comments are Disabled

A freshman at Princeton is suing the university for allegedly denying her appropriate accommodations for her learning disabilities, the Daily Princetonian reported last week.

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Burglaries most common campus crime in ’08

November 8, 2009 Comments are Disabled

The Department of Public Safety reported 111 criminal offenses occurring on campus and in surrounding areas in 2008, according to an annual crime report released by the department earlier this fall.