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Articles by Hannah Abelow (28)

University News

LaHood steers students toward public service

March 1, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Life in public service may not always be a path to prestige, but that should not deter Brown students from pursuing it, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood told a full Salomon 101 Wednesday afternoon.

Higher Ed

Higher ed roundup

February 28, 2012 Comments are Disabled

A new version of the Common Application set to be released in 2013 will increase the efficiency of the application process, according to The New York Times. The Common App has been in use in various forms for 36 years.

Higher Ed, University News

U. sexual misconduct policies appropriate, admins say

February 23, 2012 Comments are Disabled

After a smattering of widely publicized sexual misconduct cases on its campus in recent years, Yale officials announced last month they will begin providing the university community with details twice each year about misconduct cases filed with the administration. 

University News

Engineering students, alums connect at job fair

February 9, 2012 Comments are Disabled

The School of Engineering hosted its first networking and career fair Sunday. The event was organized in response to student complaints that “engineering didn’t do a very good job of helping them find jobs and internships,” said Christopher Bull, senior research engineer and senior lecturer in the School of Engineering, who helped organize the fair.

Higher Ed

Higher ed news roundup, Feb. 7

February 7, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Jury selection in the criminal trial of former University of Virginia lacrosse player George Huguely V began Monday and will continue Tuesday, according to an article published in the New York Times.

University News

Bear Bucks receives mixed response

February 6, 2012 Comments are Disabled

The new centralized vending system called Bear Bucks has the convenience and user-friendliness of a debit card and promises to outdo the constantly out-of-order Card Value Center machines. But some students are experiencing difficulties as the system transitions.


Adviser resigns at University of Rhode Island, ‘bullying’ cited

October 17, 2011 Comments are Disabled

When Andrew Winters, former assistant to the vice president for student affairs at the University of Rhode Island, resigned his post in June under controversial circumstances, faculty members, alumni and local organizations rose to his defense.


Taubman poll shows declining support for mayor

October 6, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Mayor Angel Taveras’ approval rating has fallen slightly in recent months, according to a public opinion survey released last week by the Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions.

University News

In down economy, CS 17 enrollment soars

September 19, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Enrollment in CSCI 0170: “Computer Science: An Integrated Introduction” has more than doubled this year, with professors attributing the rise to continued economic uncertainty. Last year, 73 students were enrolled in the class — up just slightly from the previous year’s enrollment of 60 students. As of Sunday night, 154 students were enrolled.


MBTA considers fare hikes, service cuts

September 8, 2011 Comments are Disabled

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority announced a plan in August to reevaluate its services and fares due to a budget shortfall that has worsened in recent years.