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Articles by Jenna Stark (51)

University News

Four months later, Rohde ’90 recounts captivity

November 17, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Few people captured by the Taliban live to tell the tale. David Rohde ’90, a New York Times journalist who four months ago escaped from the Taliban in a tribal area of Pakistan, spoke to a packed List 120 Monday about his experience.


Loui’s hits the small screen on the Food Network

November 3, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Loui’s Diner has long been famous among Brown students as a good place to end the night, start the morning or a combination of the two — but now the diner’s pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes, muffins and barbecued chicken-and-cheese ravioli may be recognized across the nation.

University News

Corporation to focus on long-term outlook

October 16, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Against the backdrop of a weakened economy, a shrunken endowment and a significantly diminished budget, the University’s highest governing body is set to convene this weekend to evaluate the changes the University has undergone in the last year and determine if additional adjustments are needed.


Festival city’s biggest green party

September 28, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Saturday’s sun shone on an unlikely scene near Kennedy Plaza. Children scampered by in colorful animal masks, musicians jammed on a stage and vendors clamored for the attention of passersby. The inaugural Providence Sustainability Festival was held all day downtown, bringing together students and grandparents, activists and local business owners to teach and learn about environmentalism in the area.

Commencement 2009

Even the best laid plans

May 21, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Eight years ago, the University began a plan to increase the size of its faculty, build new facilities and strengthen the endowment, all funded by the largest capital campaign in Brown’s history. But as the $1.4 billion Campaign for Academic Enrichment nears its end, new economic challenges have forced administrators to adapt in ways not many would have anticipated just a few years ago.

University News

Associate dean of Grad School to replace Allen

April 22, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Valerie Wilson, currently associate dean of the Graduate School, will replace Brenda Allen as associate provost and director of institutional diversity starting July 1.

Q&A with John Edwards

March 11, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Before his lecture Tuesday, former senator and 2004 Democratic vice presidential nominee John Edwards spoke with The Herald about poverty, life after his 2008 presidential run and his plans for the future.

Pushing U.’s global profile, Kennedy ’76 wears two hats

March 2, 2009 Comments are Disabled

The University’s broad plans to improve its image abroad and bolster the study of international issues on campus are moving forward despite slow progress on some initiatives due to the economic crisis.

Corporation deepens cuts; U. to keep building

February 23, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Predicting a slow recovery for the endowment, the Corporation focused this weekend’s meeting on long-term plans to reduce the University’s budget by about $90 million over the next five years, and revised ambitious plans for two major capital projects so they could begin even during a period of economic recession.

Budget, long-term planning take center stage this weekend

February 20, 2009 Comments are Disabled

With an economic crisis throwing a wrench in the University’s ambitious spending plans, the Corporation will have some major decisions to make when it convenes for a meeting this weekend.

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