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Articles by Eric Beck (109)

A banner implementation

September 21, 2007 0 comments

It’s been over six months since Brown Against Banner – the Facebook group that quickly gained over 750 members and represented the first flood of student criticism of the new online registration system – was created, and we can now all breathe a sigh of relief.

Charges dismissed in Sept. 10 incidents

November 2, 2006 0 comments

Charges filed against the two students arrested in separate Sept. 10 incidents that led to allegations of police misconduct were dismissed Wednesday at pre-trial conferences at the Sixth District Court in Providence.

Former provost inaugurated as UChicago president

November 1, 2006 0 comments

Brown’s former provost, Robert Zimmer, who worked to mold the University into a stronger research institution, was inaugurated Friday as the 13th president of the University of Chicago.

Slavery and justice report lands U. in national spotlight

October 27, 2006 0 comments

Nearly 100 newspapers, MSNBC and National Public Radio covered last week’s long-awaited release of the final report from the University Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice.

Police report details downtown September incident

October 26, 2006 0 comments

Two separate incidents resulting in the arrest of black University students in the early morning hours of Sept. 10 have focused attention on the actions of the Department of Public Safety and the Providence Police Department, resulting in investigations by both departments and the creation of the Coalition for Police Accountability and Institutional Transparency.

Decade-long path to LiSci ends today

October 6, 2006 0 comments
This article is part of the series The Changing Face of Campus

Today’s dedication of the Sidney E. Frank Hall for Life Sciences – the most expensive building in University history – represents the culmination of a planning, design and construction process that spanned three presidencies and was fraught with delays, cost escalations, legal challenges and vocal opposition.

Police brutality charge, reaction mirror ’02 incident

September 22, 2006 0 comments

The racially charged allegation of police brutality made last week by a Brown graduate student recalls a 2002 incident that generated allegations of racial profiling and intensified an already heated campus debate about the arming of the Brown police.

Alcohol report addresses education, Orientation

September 14, 2006 0 comments

The campus committee charged with reviewing the University’s alcohol policy released a report last month calling for increased oversight in residence halls and an expansion of alcohol education programming for first-years, members of Greek houses and athletic teams.

Student alleging police brutality arraigned Tuesday

September 14, 2006 0 comments

Chipalo Street ’06 GS, who has said he was brutally assaulted in an altercation involving Providence Police Department and Brown Department of Public Safety officers, was arraigned Tuesday on misdemeanor charges of assault of an officer and resisting arrest, he wrote in an e-mail to The Herald early Wednesday morning.

Turnover at the top

September 8, 2006 0 comments

Four top officials left the administration over the summer, and another announced her intention to depart later this month, prompting President Ruth Simmons to re-assign one of her experienced deputies and promote three Brown professors to new administrative roles.