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Articles by Hannah Abelow (28)


Capetonians follow U.S. race closely, offer support for Obama

November 5, 2012 Comments are Disabled

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – “Michelle Obama ate lunch next door,” bragged a shopkeeper selling an odd assortment of antiques and vintage knick-knacks in the gentrifying Cape Town neighborhood of Woodstock.

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Web update: Simmons to deliver Commencement address

April 27, 2012 Comments are Disabled

President Ruth Simmons will deliver the baccalaureate address at Commencement for the class of 2012, the University announced Friday.

Plurality of students apathetic toward Paxson selection

April 26, 2012 Comments are Disabled
This article is part of the series Spring 2012 Student Poll

About 42 percent of students expressed satisfaction with the choice of Christina Paxson as the 19th president of the University in a poll conducted by The Herald last month, though the majority of respondents, about 54 percent, said they had no opinion or were not familiar enough to answer the question. Only 4.3 percent expressed some level of dissatisfaction with the selection.

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Experts clash on euro crisis

April 18, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Renowned academics, businessmen, journalists and politicians from around the world gathered on campus yesterday to exchange ideas, concerns and analyses of the euro crisis in a conference entitled “The Failure of the Euro? Causes and Consequences for Europe and Beyond.” Co-sponsored by the Watson Institute for International Studies and the William R. Rhodes Center for International Economics and Finance, the conference consisted of five panels and a keynote speaker.

Students approve of the new “intimate” design of the Sharpe Refectory’s front alcove.

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New furniture adds class to Ratty dining

April 4, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Students returning to the Sharpe Refectory after spring break were pleasantly surprised to find that one of two alcoves had been redesigned, complete with a new color scheme, furniture and layout.

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Students receive funding for global research

April 4, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Sixteen undergraduates, selected through a competitive process to become Brown International Scholars Program Fellows, will receive $5,000 to conduct independent research projects with an international focus this coming summer. The University recognized the fellows in a ceremony at the Hope Club March 19.

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In digital age, libraries seek to adapt

March 21, 2012 Comments are Disabled

As the University continues to embrace the digital age, libraries have undergone a dramatic transformation in order to keep up with students’ needs and preference “The landscape has changed,” said Edwin Quist, associate University librarian for research and outreach services. Though he said he did not think Brown students have fallen victim to a trend found in studies performed at Rochester University and universities across Illinois that show students’ research skills have declined, he noted that those skills have changed rapidly in recent years.


Sex Week prompts contraception debate

March 14, 2012 3 comments

In late February, Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke testified in front of a congressional sub-committee. Her testimony instantly drew lawmakers’ attention to issues surrounding the refusal of some Catholic institutions’ health insurance plans to offer students contraception. Last week, Brown students donned contraception-themed costumes, played carnival games with condoms and received free contraceptive devices at this year’s Condom Carnival sponsored by the Sexual Health Education and Empowerment Council.

After a seventh place finish in the Ivy League this season, the men’s basketball team will return to the court with a new head coach next year.


M. basketball coach’s contract will not be renewed

March 6, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Following losses last weekend to Penn and Princeton that concluded a disappointing season for the men’s basketball team, Director of Athletics Michael Goldberger announced Monday that Head Coach Jesse Agel’s contract will not be renewed when it expires in June.

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Q&A with Ray LaHood

March 1, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood spoke about his 35 years in public service and his time in Obama’s cabinet in Salomon 101 yesterday. After the talk, he sat down with The Herald.