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Graphic novels brought to life in group project

October 8, 2009 0 comments

Tired of reading Marx and Freud? Getting hand cramps from drawing benzene rings? This semester, nine students in a Group Independent Study Project on graphic novels are reading “Calvin and Hobbes” for class instead — and drawing their own multimedia masterpieces.

Features

Where do the magic bars go?

September 25, 2009 0 comments

Got too much on your plate? Brown Dining Services does, too — that’s why it donated 737 pounds of baked goods to local charities last year alone.

University News

Times reporter, alum, escapes Taliban prison

July 19, 2009 0 comments

David Rohde ’90, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the New York Times, escaped a Taliban prison June 19 after more than seven months of captivity by jumping over the wall of the compound where he was being held.

Doctors top list of universities’ best paid

March 11, 2009 0 comments

Doctors topped the list of highest-paid employees at private colleges and universities during the 2007 fiscal year, according to a report published by the Chronicle of Higher Education last month. Of the 10 highest earners nationally, eight are doctors or medical administrators.

Catholic group fights ‘Monologues’

March 4, 2009 0 comments

Though a group of Brown students staged three sold-out performances and an encore of “The Vagina Monologues” this past weekend, attempts to produce the show at Catholic schools across the country have been resisted by a conservative Catholic advocacy group.

Penn works to contain meningitis

February 18, 2009 0 comments

Three students at the University of Pennsylvania have been hospitalized with meningococcal infection, according to health alerts issued by the school.

Dartmouth to cut 60 staff jobs

February 11, 2009 0 comments

Dartmouth announced a budget reconciliation plan to cut $72 million from its $700 million operating budget by 2011, according to a Monday press release. The reductions include $47 million from the budget for undergraduate education. As part of the plan – which reduces the operating budget by about 10 percent – Dartmouth will lay off 60 staff members.

Engin. concentrators face new requirements

February 5, 2009 0 comments

Changes to the requirements for the biomedical engineering concentration in the Department of Engineering have left some students frustrated.

Top University investment managers earn $2.6 million in 2007

December 19, 2008 0 comments

Chief Investment Officer Cynthia Frost topped the list of Brown’s highest paid employees in 2007 with a package of $1,351,639, according to the University’s most recent tax filings. Frost, who oversees the investment of the University’s endowment, took home 55 percent more during that fiscal year than she did in the previous fiscal year, when she earned $871,257, including benefits.

List Art basement catches fire

December 1, 2008 0 comments

A blaze erupted in the basement of the List Art Center Tuesday night, after many students had already returned home for Thanksgiving break. The fire started after a dust collector clogged with sawdust ignited in the woodworking workshop. Battalion Chief Thomas Brearley told the Providence Journal that the blaze started shortly after 10 p.