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Articles by Gabriella Doob (18)

Roger Williams establishes u. in Vietnam

February 3, 2005 0 comments

The American Pacific University in Ho Chi Minh City, established by Roger Williams University in partnership with a Vietnamese-American entrepreneur, became the first private university in Vietnam when it opened Jan. 15.

UCS, deans working to improve weak sophomore advising

October 20, 2004 0 comments

Just when students need advising the most, the advising system is at its weakest, according to Associate Dean of the College Carol Cohen.

Foundations courses leave students with mixed memories

October 7, 2004 0 comments

While students entering Brown are overwhelmed by the freedom of having no requirements and being able to choose among hundreds of classes, incoming RISD students are assigned to six design courses as a part of the Foundations Program for first-years.

Writing requirement, previously ignored, is now enforced

October 3, 2004 0 comments

Brown is renowned as a university without rigid academic requirements, but if Dean of the College Paul Armstrong and Director of College Writing Programs Rhoda Flaxman have their way, at least one traditional requirement will be strictly enforced. The University’s writing requirement – specified in the Course Announcement Bulletin – demands that all students demonstrate competence in writing in order to graduate.

Samuels replaces Joyce-Brady as interim student life director

September 23, 2004 0 comments

Robert Samuels, who has worked at the Office of Student Life for three years, has stepped in to take the place of Jean Joyce-Brady as senior associate dean and interim director of student life. Samuels, formerly an associate dean of student life, will serve as interim director of student life for the rest of the academic year, said Margaret Klawunn, interim dean for campus life.

Students mentors help Korean adoptees discover their heritage

September 21, 2004 0 comments

Adopted children often belong to a different ethnic group from their adoptive parents, creating challenges that organizations such as the Korean Adoptee Mentoring Program seek to address, said Chris Koh ’06, a co-assistant coordinator of KAMP. The group, now in its third year of operation, aims to give Korean adoptees a sense of their cultural identity by pairing them with Brown student mentors, said Jennifer Kim ’04, also a co-assistant coordinator.

Wireless Internet to extend to academic buildings, but not dorms

September 17, 2004 0 comments

Computing and Information Services plans to extend wireless Internet access to classroom buildings but currently has no plans in place to make dorms wireless, citing a high cost of installation and what it perceives to be a lack of student interest.

Hillel search for executive director continues

September 16, 2004 0 comments

Hillel is still searching for a new executive director, but leaders say the vacancy won’t hamper holiday programming. Since the mid-May departure of Rabbi Rich Kirschen, a board that includes several student members has been looking for someone to take his place, said Megan Nesbitt, the assistant director of Hillel.