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Higher Ed Roundup: Tufts attempts to eliminate awkward dorm-room sex

September 30, 2009 0 comments

Students at Tufts University may not have to worry about unwanted nighttime guests any more, thanks to a new stipulation in the school’s residential life office’s guest policy. That and other news in this week’s Higher Ed Roundup.

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Higher Ed Roundup: Suspect in custody in Yale strangling

September 22, 2009 0 comments

The investigation into the Sept. 8 strangling of Yale graduate student Annie Le has progressed quickly since late last week; plus other news from around the world of higher education.

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Widespread swine flu hits college campuses

September 18, 2009 0 comments

As the school year and the fall flu season begin, colleges and universities nationwide have already seen tens of thousands of reported cases of swine flu, and they are bracing for more.

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Blunders in e-mail transfer

September 16, 2009 0 comments

Google accidently misdirected 22 students’ e-mails while shifting their Brown inboxes from Microsoft Exchange to Gmail last Friday — a problem that was only resolved Tuesday, according to Computing and Information Services.

Missing Yale student’s body found and identified

September 15, 2009 0 comments

A week-long search for a missing Yale student ended in shock and tragedy Monday after the body identified as that of Annie Le was found in the wall of a campus science building.


For Woods ’11, poetry on a national stage

September 15, 2009 0 comments

Last month, Jamila Woods ’11, who has experimented with performance poetry since high school, competed as part of the youngest team at the National Poetry Slam held in West Palm Beach, Fla.

No anger, just sadness at the new Blue Room

September 9, 2009 0 comments

With Faunce House under construction all year, the Blue Room has reopened in temporary quarters in the old mailroom. But students say it’s just not the same.

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Tougaloo faces reaccreditation challenge

September 7, 2009 0 comments

Financial woes have Tougaloo College facing a reaccreditation warning, but the school — and Brown’s academic partnership with it — are safe for now.

Commencement 2009, University News

Year after year, helping New Orleans

May 21, 2009 0 comments

Four Januarys ago, Josh Morrison ’09 flew from Seattle, Wash. to Louisiana. He had never been to New Orleans before, and the city was still reeling from Hurricane Katrina that devastated the city six months earlier, while Morrison and his classmates were heading to College Hill for freshmen orientation.

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Tougaloo exchange opens eyes, doors

April 23, 2009 0 comments

Throughout the evolution of the partnership between Brown and Tougaloo College, the student exchange has remained its flagship program