Articles by Etienne Ma (9)

Zipcar membership doubles after minimum age lowered

February 18, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Since Zipcar implemented changes to its program over the summer, the number of Zipcar members has almost doubled, according to the Brown Transportation Office. Last July, Zipcar lowered the minimum age for drivers from 21 to 18 and added two more cars to its fleet to raise the total number of cars on campus to seven.

New coach? No problem

January 29, 2009 Comments are Disabled

The sideline is nothing new to Coach Jesse Agel.

Verizon improves cell phone coverage on College Hill

January 26, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Can you hear me now? For Brown students with Verizon Wireless cell phone service returning from winter break, the answer is now more likely to be yes.

W. icers players shine both on the ice and the fields

November 20, 2008 Comments are Disabled

Glancing around her office at photos of her past teams, women’s ice hockey Head Coach Digit Murphy can recall numerous multi-sport athletes she once coached.

Captain’s concussion highlights need for more trainers

November 13, 2008 Comments are Disabled

Volleyball injuries are often limited to nagging ankle tweaks, knee sprains and dislocated shoulders. It’s not considered a contact sport – players rarely even touch one another when the ball is in play.

Strong showing at ‘Big One’ for fencers

November 6, 2008 Comments are Disabled

The fencing squad returned last Saturday from its opening tournament of the season, “The Big One,” also known as the New England Intercollegiate Fencing Conference Fall Invitational, at Smith College, with a convincing start to the season. Fielding a team of 21 fencers, Brown placed at least one fencer into the top 10 in the men’s and women’s foil and saber weapons classes.

A different kind of Strait Talk

November 4, 2008 Comments are Disabled

At the opening of the weeklong Strait Talk series, in which 15 student delegates from Taiwan, China and the United States try to mediate the tensions between the three nations, Associate Professor Jennifer Rudolph of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute described graffiti she had seen in Taiwan.

Student group influences Ecuador’s constitution

October 8, 2008 Comments are Disabled

A little more than a week ago, Esperanza International, Inc., a student group focused on environmental issues in Ecuador, had its largest breakthrough to date when it introduced an article to the Ecuadorian constitution that establishes the right of nature to be preserved.

Martian craters point to large climate change

October 6, 2008 Comments are Disabled

Craters on the surface of Mars may hold the key to discovering patterns of drastic climate change in the planet’s recent history, a Brown-led research team found recently.