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.

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University News

BUCC discusses athletics, housing

October 17, 2012 0 comments

The Corporation’s adoption of former president Ruth Simmons’ athletic reform recommendations last year has led to positive changes for the University, said Director of Athletics Jack Hayes at the monthly meeting of the Brown University Community Council Tuesday.

Increased funding for athletic facilities and coaches’ salaries are two key changes brought about by former president Simmons’ recommendations.

Sports, University News

After 2011 Simmons recs, athletics changes take hold

October 14, 2012 1 comment

Following recommendations made by former president Ruth Simmons last October, the University is in the process of implementing far-reaching changes within the athletics department, including a reduction in admission spots for recruited athletes, an increase in coaches’ salaries and new fundraising efforts for improving athletic facilities.

University News

Dean testifies in Congress against grad student unions

September 28, 2012 0 comments

Dean of the Graduate School Peter Weber testified Sept. 12 at a U.S. House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training hearing in opposition to graduate student unionization. The subcommittee’s Republican majority held the hearing in response to the National Labor Relations Board’s vote to revisit its 2004 ruling that found against grad students suing for the opportunity to form a union at Brown. The board’s decision to revisit the issue opens the door to a possible legal redefinition of the role of graduate students in higher education. 

University News

Grad students oppose work limit

September 26, 2012 0 comments

The Graduate Council is currently deliberating whether or not to enforce a controversial provision that recommends graduate students who are receiving stipends from the University work no more than 20 hours per semester outside of their University-funded appointments.


Kinsley ’11 represents U. at Olympics on U.S. javelin team

September 21, 2012 0 comments

This week’s Athlete of the Week no longer plays for the Bears, but his impact has been felt in competitions far beyond the Olney-Margolies Athletic Center. Craig Kinsley ’11, a former javelin thrower and volunteer coach on the track and field team, competed in the 2012 Summer Olympic games in London as part of the U.S. javelin team.

University News

Med School admits largest class yet

September 18, 2012 1 comment

The Alpert Medical School welcomed its largest class ever this year ­­- totalling 120 students – following the opening of the school’s downtown facility last fall. With the building constructed in downtown Providence’s Knowledge District able to accommodate more students, the school matriculated 11 additional students in this year’s class, up from 109 in the class of 2015. The school has expanded from 310 students in 2001 to 421 students this year, according to Ed Wing, dean of medicine and biological sciences.

University News

Widmer named adviser to Clinton, Paxson

September 13, 2012 2 comments

Ted Widmer, director and librarian of the John Carter Brown Library, earned two new positions yesterday – he will serve as assistant for special projects to President Christina Paxson and as senior adviser to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to a University news release. Widmer will divide his time between the two roles – advising Paxson on various initiatives, including planning commemorations of the University’s 250th anniversary and providing analysis for the U.S. State Department. 


JCB director reflects on Clinton speechwriting

September 12, 2012 0 comments

Ted Widmer, director and librarian of the John Carter Brown Library, has worked in the world of academia as a lifelong historian. But unlike many of his colleagues, Widmer took a break from university life for a rare public service opportunity – writing speeches for the president of the United States.

Craig Kinsley ’11 competed on the U.S. national team for javelin throwing at the London 2012 Olympic games.

University News

Alums compete at London Olympics games

September 7, 2012 0 comments

Two alums competed on the world stage this summer, representing their home countries in the 2012 London Summer Olympics. Craig Kinsley ’11, a former javelin thrower and volunteer coach on the Brown men’s track and field team, and Nikola Stojic ’97, who rowed men’s crew for Bruno, represented the United States and Serbia, respectively.


Two alums will vie for Olympic medals in London

July 1, 2012 0 comments

Two alums will compete in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London after making it through qualifying trials this month. Craig Kinsley ’11 will compete in javelin-throwing on the U.S. track and field team, and Nikola Stojic ’97 will compete in his fourth Olympic games as a member of Serbia’s men’s rowing team.

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