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Articles by James Shapiro (33)

Schapiro ’19: The sun shines on baseball


Schapiro ’19: The sun shines on baseball

March 2, 2017 0 comments

In Fort Myers, Florida, the winter is over, and signs of the summer ahead have already appeared.


Schapiro ’19: It’s official — MLB has lost its mind

February 9, 2017 0 comments

Manfred and his Secretary of Ridiculous Ideas Joe Torre have forged ahead in their quest to change baseball from national pastime to Jerry Springer show.

Rethinking kidney markets

September 6, 2007 0 comments

Last year, 3,916 Americans died waiting for a kidney transplant. About 70,000 Americans are on the national waiting list for a kidney, and most of them undergo dialysis – a painful, invasive, continuous and time-consuming set of medical procedures that temporarily treat kidney disease. The federal government should address these problems by lifting the ban on kidney sales immediately.

Profs voice support for more undergrad science research funding

April 25, 2007 0 comments

At a faculty forum Tuesday sponsored by the Faculty Executive Committee, the Undergraduate Science Education Committee heard feedback from professors on its proposals for promoting undergraduate education in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

Talent Quest aims to increase socioeconomic diversity

April 23, 2007 0 comments

By James Shapiro Senior Staff Writer The increase in first-generation college students accepted to the College this year – 20 percent more than last year – can be attributed in part to the success of the Talent Quest program, University officials say. The share of first-generation students in the admitted class of 2011 increased to 15 percent, up from 12 percent last year.

Two alums win Pulitzer Prizes

April 22, 2007 0 comments

Mark Maremont ’80 and Usha Lee McFarling ’89 won Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism for Public Service and Explanatory Reporting, respectively.

Gender gap at Brown reflects national trend

April 17, 2007 0 comments

In line with a national trend, women outnumber men in terms of applicants to Brown, those accepted to the College and undergraduates enrolled.

Top scholars, athletes get ‘likely’ letters from Office of Admission

April 12, 2007 0 comments

While most regular decision applicants to Brown waited nervously for their admission decisions late last month, some students could rest easy in the knowledge that a fat envelope was headed their way.

Financial aid scandals will not touch U., officials say

April 10, 2007 0 comments

In light of ongoing financial aid scandals at institutions of higher learning around the country, University officials say students need not worry about similar corruption at Brown’s Office of Financial Aid.

Whelan ‘07.5 wins Truman Scholarship

April 3, 2007 0 comments

Caitie Whelan ‘07.5 was named a 2007 Truman Scholar March 27. Recipients of the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship are expected to pursue a career in government or other areas of public service.