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The efforts to create a School of Engineering have coincided with efforts by the Admission Office to recruit more engineering students.

University News

Engineering gains popularity among U. applicants

February 26, 2013 0 comments

Admissions officers and the engineering dean attributed the allure of engineering to perceived employability.

The first members of the class of 2017 gathered Monday to get advice from students and faculty members about life on campus.

University News

Early admitted students sample University life

February 20, 2013 1 comment

Now in its third year, Early Admitted Students Day is more popular than ever for the class of 2017.

The Brown Derbies placed first on Saturday night in the quarterfinals of the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella.

Arts & Culture

Brown Derbies out-sing competition to win first place

February 20, 2013 1 comment

The a cappella group will move on to compete in the Northeast region semifinal next month.

University News

History grad student passes away after months in ICU

February 15, 2013 2 comments

A professor deemed the Ph.D. candidate in history the ‘brightest graduate student.’

Compared to last year, the University has received fewer applications to Ph.D. programs and more applications to master’s programs.

University News

Grad School sees small decline in overall applications

February 14, 2013 1 comment

One percent fewer prospective graduate students sought admission to Brown.

University News

Financial aid petition seeks support

February 5, 2013 0 comments

Brown for Financial Aid is circulating an online petition for universal need-blind admission.

University News

Plan endorses universal need-blind admission

January 28, 2013 2 comments
This article is part of the series Planning in Progress

Committee seeks to improve financial aid and increase international diversity.

Bib and Tuck, an online bartering website co-founded by Sari Azout ’10, allows members to sell and purchase women’s clothing and accessories.


Alum makes ‘bartering sexy’ with closet swapping site

December 5, 2012 3 comments

Sari Azout ’10 and her childhood friend Sari Bibliowicz understand the experience of wandering into your best friend’s closet and finding a sweater there that she never wears – but that you know would go perfectly with a pair of jeans you own. 

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Undergrad episodic drinking rate exceeds national average

December 3, 2012 0 comments

Forty-three percent of Brown undergraduates reported heavy episodic drinking in the two weeks preceding the administration of a survey by the Office of Campus Life and Student Services during the last academic year – a figure that exceeds national averages. 

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Committee to recommend full need-blind admission

November 29, 2012 1 comment

The committee on financial aid will recommend the University alter its current policies and offer need-blind financial aid to international students and transfers, said Susan Harvey, the committee co-chair and a professor of religious studies. Harvey made the announcement at an open forum about financial aid jointly hosted by the committee and the Undergraduate Council of Students last night. The committee, created to orient the long-term goals of President Christina Paxson, will present its report to Paxson and Provost Mark Schlissel P’15 early next year.