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Articles by Jessica Liss (9)

University News

Unpaid internships – and funding – in high demand

July 25, 2010 Comments are Disabled

 Whether it is due to the difficulties students face in landing a paid summer job or their desire to learn more about a potential career path, the number of undergraduates seeking internships has increased.

University News

‘Building Brown’ through the summer and beyond

April 29, 2010 Comments are Disabled

This summer, the University will make substantial progress on a number of capital projects, while smaller projects, such as residence hall renovations, will also be completed during the coming months. “The financing has been put together, the planning has been done and we are ready to do the construction,” said Richard Spies, executive vice president for planning and senior adviser to President Ruth Simmons

University News

Students flock to campus for Ivy Film Festival

April 19, 2010 Comments are Disabled

The six-day 2010 Ivy Film Festival began on Tuesday with advance screenings of feature films, a series of student film showings and industry guest panels.

University News

Most undergrads fly solo

April 15, 2010 Comments are Disabled

The majority of undergraduate students say they are single and about one-third report they are in an exclusive relationship, according to a recent Herald poll.

Higher Ed

University of Wisconsin ends Nike contract

April 13, 2010 Comments are Disabled

The University of Wisconsin is ending its apparel licensing agreement with Nike because of concerns about displaced workers from factories used by the company in Honduras, Chancellor Biddy Martin told UW’s Labor Licensing Policy Committee on April 9, according to a news release.

University News

Brown group opposes proposed changes at Hope

April 6, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Hope United, a group founded by Brown students and born out of a Swearer Center breaks project, is working to preserve the current schedule and curriculum at Hope High School. This work is in the face of changes proposed by the school district to return Hope to the prior system — when Hope was one of the “worst schools” in the Providence area, said Aaron Regunberg ’12, one of the group’s founders.

Arts & Culture

New student installation shares thousand voices

April 5, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Over 500 individuals’ responses to the question “How are you?” coupled with dialogue and interviewers’ explanations, radiate from speakers within wooden poles in the audio collage “A Thousand Voices.”

University News

Middle East experts advocate nuance on Islam

March 17, 2010 Comments are Disabled

“We would be hard-pressed to come up with a distinctly Muslim value,” said Nancy Khalek, assistant professor of religious studies, at “Islam and Governance: The Political Future of the Middle East,” a Janus Forum-sponsored panel held Tuesday in Barus and Holley 166.

University News

Offices turn to Facebook for promotion

March 12, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Multiple Brown offices and departments are turning to Facebook to advertise and promote opportunities and events, finding that the site’s capacity as a means of communication extends beyond social networking.