Articles by Kyla Wilkes (18)

Simmons’ former chef pulled over with .49 BAC

September 4, 2008 Comments are Disabled

Stanley Kobierowski, the former part-time house chef for President Ruth Simmons, garnered national media attention this summer when he was caught driving with a blood alcohol content six times the legal limit of .08 percent, as reported by the Providence Journal on July 23.

Profs.’ pay sees no real increase

July 21, 2008 Comments are Disabled

Brown professors’ salaries increased by 3.9 percent this year – a slightly higher rate of increase than the national average of 3.8 percent, according to a study by the American Association of University Professors released April 14.

RPLs to replace grad students with paid staff

July 21, 2008 Comments are Disabled

The Residential Peer Leader program, which provides counselors for all undergraduate dorms, will change its structure to replace its nine Community Directors – formerly all graduate students – with two full-time employees and staff of four assistant CDs.

Med seniors matched to residencies in record rate

April 10, 2008 Comments are Disabled

On Monday, March 17, Joshua Gepner MD’08 nervously checked his e-mail for the decision that would impact the next several years of his life.

SASA dinner raises $12,000 for India’s neediest

March 4, 2008 Comments are Disabled

On the same day the Brown Corporation met to discuss plans for a slate of new buildings on campus, a small group of organizers were raising money for a much more humble purpose – toilets.

WiFi comes to the SciLi

February 28, 2008 Comments are Disabled

Students and faculty requiring Internet access for their studying and research can now venture beyond the first three floors of the Sciences Library. All 14 floors of the concrete library have been equipped with wireless Internet.

Students attend discussion sections – in their dorms

February 21, 2008 Comments are Disabled

Some students in Professor of Comparative Literature Arnold Weinstein’s lecture course, COLT 1420T: “The Fiction of Relationship,” can go to class without ever leaving their dorms.

Two researchers get surprise grants

February 11, 2008 Comments are Disabled

The Glenn Foundation for Medical Research has awarded two Brown professors grants of $50,000 for their research on extending the lives of fruit flies, without either professor even having applied for one. The foundation announced in a Jan. 24 press release that Marc Tatar, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, and Stephen Helfand, professor of biology, were among the 25 recipients of this year’s Glenn Foundation Awards for biological mechanisms of aging.

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