Mathias Heller

Managing Editor

Mathias Heller is a Managing Editor. He previously served as a University News editor and senior staff writer reporting on a range of stories, including on admission, the University's administration and finances, and alumni news.

Articles by Mathias Heller (80)

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., who won reelection earlier this month, said he is not interested in joining Obama’s second-term cabinet.


R.I. senators contemplate roles in 113th Congress

November 27, 2012 1 comment

After R.I. Democrats pulled off a strong showing in this year’s elections, the state’s two senators are weighing their priorities for the next session in Congress.

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Poll: Student majority supports U. online course offerings

November 14, 2012 0 comments
This article is part of the series Fall 2012 Student Poll

About 60 percent of students support the University offering some form of online course option open to the general public or students, according to a poll conducted by The Herald last month. Only 9.3 percent polled said the University should not offer any type of online course.

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Early applications rise for class of 2017

November 11, 2012 0 comments

The number of early applications to the University rose by about 1 percent this year, while applications to the Program in Liberal Medical Education decreased by about 10 percent, according to Dean of Admission Jim Miller ’73.


Maggie Hassan ’80 P’15 claims New Hampshire governor seat

November 7, 2012 0 comments

Democrat Maggie Hassan ’80 P’15 won the governorship of New Hampshire last night with 54 percent of the vote, defeating her Republican opponent Ovide Lamontagne, who garnered 43 percent. With her victory, Hassan will join Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal ‘91.5, Independent Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee ’75 P’14 and Democrat Delaware Gov. Jack Markell ’82 as University alums in gubernatorial office.


R.I. voters split on casino expansions

November 7, 2012 0 comments

Rhode Island voters approved Question One by a margin of 71 percent to 29 percent at press time, backing a ballot measure that will pave the way for state-operated casino gaming at the Twin River casino in Lincoln.

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U.’s admission yield rates counter national trend

November 2, 2012 6 comments

As high school seniors apply to a greater number of colleges and universities, the national average admission yield rate for colleges has consistently declined in recent years.

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Admission Office extends early deadline

November 1, 2012 0 comments

The Admission Office has extended its deadline for early decision applications from Nov. 1 to Nov. 7 due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy, according to an announcement posted on the office’s website on Monday. Applicants for the class of 2017 will have six additional days to submit their applications.

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Report details challenges to tenure review process

October 26, 2012 0 comments

Evaluating faculty members’ teaching during tenure review continues to be a challenge for several departments, according to the 2012 report from the Teaching, Promotions and Appointments Committee, a faculty governance committee.

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Panelists discuss role of religion in elections

October 24, 2012 0 comments

A panel of academics highlighted the past and present impact of religion on U.S. politics during a discussion last night about the potential effects of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith on the 2012 presidential election.

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Presidency adapts as U. transitions to global enterprise

October 23, 2012 2 comments
This article is part of the series Shaping the Presidency

When Christina Paxson is formally inaugurated as the University’s 19th president Saturday, she will join a long list of individuals who have left their mark on Brown in unique ways.

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