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)


Legislation spotlights domestic abuse

February 9, 2012 0 comments

Harvard junior Nicholas Alahverdian is not your typical lobbyist. Lobbyists often have long-standing connections with lawmakers and years of experience working in legislative corridors to advance their agendas. But beginning as a teenager, Alahverdian, who is now 24, saw lobbying as a necessity.

Higher Ed, University News

MCAT to add psych, sociology, biochem

February 3, 2012 2 comments

The Medical College Admission Test has been markedly consistent in its material since 1991, with subject matter drawn from biology, chemistry, organic chemistry and physics. But this is slated to change in 2015. A proposal to revamp the MCAT, the exam all medical school applicants must take, was drafted last year by the Association of American Medical Colleges and is likely to be approved by the organization’s governing board in the coming weeks. Although the revised version of the MCAT will not take effect until 2015, the changes will be significant.

University News

Faculty forum debates calendar reforms

January 25, 2012 0 comments

About 20 faculty members and administrators discussed proposals to revise the structure of fall semester at a spirited faculty forum held in Petteruti Lounge Dec. 13. The forum specifically addressed changes to accommodate Rosh Hashanah and the semester’s vacation structure.

Higher Ed

Alums’ tea company blends ‘do good’ approach and creativity

January 25, 2012 0 comments

For many Brown students, studying abroad can seem like an extended vacation. But for Tyler Gage ‘08.5, one semester in South America changed his entire career path — and led to a groundbreaking business idea.

Arts & Culture

With lessons and carols, tradition lives on

December 4, 2011 0 comments

Sayles Hall was transformed last night into a hub of holiday cheer for the University’s 95th annual Service of Lessons and Carols. A traditional Christmas celebration that rose to prominence in the early 20th century at King’s College of Cambridge University, Lessons and Carols began at Brown in 1917 and has become a staple of the holiday season on campus.

Arts & Culture

Forum to mix musical and civic education

November 17, 2011 0 comments

What happens when world-class musicians are brought together to discuss complex issues of civic engagement and break down cross-cultural barriers? The Music & Civil Society symposium, held tonight at Brown’s Cogut Center for the Humanities and Saturday at the Providence CityArts for Youth gallery, aims to provide an answer to this question.


Despite recent turmoil, wrestling team soldiers on

November 13, 2011 0 comments

The wrestling season officially kicked off Sunday at the Bearcat Open in Binghamton, N.Y. For many team members, the season’s start itself is welcome news.

University News

Eyeing international students, U. ups aid

November 1, 2011 0 comments

For many of the world’s best and brightest college applicants, the choice of which elite U.S. college to attend often comes down to one factor — who can offer the highest bid.

University News

U. to hit sustainability goals ahead of schedule

October 30, 2011 0 comments

The University is well ahead of schedule on President Ruth Simmons’ goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 42 percent below 2007 levels by 2020, according to the Office of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Initiatives’ fall 2011 report released Oct. 18.

University News

Women in CS awarded for outreach

October 20, 2011 0 comments

It’s been another successful year for the Brown Women in Computer Science group, or WiCS, which recently learned it was a recipient of a Student Seed Fund Award from the National Center for Women and Information Technology.

Multimedia by Mathias Heller (2)