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Articles by Miriam Furst (22)

University News

CareerLAB seeks new adviser

September 17, 2012 Comments are Disabled

As seniors return to campus to begin the full-time job recruitment process, the Center for Careers and Life After Brown is seeking a new adviser for the business, finance and consulting fields.

University News

Looking ahead from inside the Ivy gates

April 27, 2012 Comments are Disabled
This article is part of the series Money Matters

Eighty-six percent of college first-years nationwide selected the ability to secure a better job as a “very important” factor in choosing to attend college – this compared to only 72 percent that chose gaining “a general education and appreciation of ideas” as very important, according to the 2011 Cooperative Institutional Research Program freshman survey. 


Islamic health association reaches out to uninsured

March 15, 2012 Comments are Disabled

A woman, unemployed and uninsured for six months, saw her blood pressure and blood sugar rise to a dangerous level.

Arts & Culture

MainGreen.TV captures students on video

April 28, 2011 Comments are Disabled

MainGreen.TV, a website that uses multiple forms of media to record events and profiles of students on campus, has garnered significant student attention since its April 13 launch.

University News

Transfer apps rise by 20 percent

April 11, 2011 1 comment

For the first time, Brown’s acceptance rate for transfer applications may drop below its acceptance rate for first-year applications, according to Dean of Admission Jim Miller ’73. The University received around 1,950 transfer applications this year — a 20 percent increase from last year’s 1,621 applications.

University News

New bar may offer ‘classier’ ‘Co.

March 17, 2011 Comments are Disabled

The Whiskey Republic — a new bar replacing the popular Fish Company at 515 South Water St. — will host its first-ever “Brown Night” March 23.

University News

BCA names full Spring Weekend lineup

March 17, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Das Racist, Lee Fields and the Expressions and Rebirth Brass Band will support headliners TV on the Radio and Diddy–Dirty Money at the 51st Spring Weekend.

University News

BCA: Spring Weekend lineup limited by Coachella Festival

March 11, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Despite skepticism from students, members of the Brown Concert Agency remain confident in their selections for Spring Weekend 2011.

University News

No-confidence vote shakes RISD

March 7, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Spurred by the administration’s unpopular plan to reorganize academic divisions, faculty at the Rhode Island School of Design voted “no confidence” in President John Maeda and Provost Jessie Shefrin by a margin of 147 to 32 March 2.

University News

Psych Services reports no increase in visits from freshmen

February 10, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Though in a newly-released national survey college freshmen rated their emotional health at a record low, Psychological Services has not seen a significant change in visits from first-year students, Director of Psych Services Belinda Johnson said.