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Competition rises for U. internship funds

April 25, 2008 0 comments

Sixty-five students will receive University internship funding for this summer, the Career Development Center announced earlier this month.

Bookstore will begin its renovation at semester’s end

April 23, 2008 0 comments

The Brown Bookstore is delaying the start of its planned extensive renovations until after the end of the semester, said Manuel Cunard, bookstore director. The bookstore originally planned to begin construction this month, but bookstore staff have decided to begin demolition after commencement due to budget complications and safety issues.

Two professors get Guggenheims

April 15, 2008 0 comments

Associate Professor of History Deborah Cohen and Professor of English and Comparative Literature Forrest Gander received Guggenheim Fellowships for 2008. The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, which awards fellowships in the natural sciences, creative arts, social sciences and humanities, selected 190 individuals from approximately 2,600 applicants, according to an April 3 press release.

Transfer applications slightly down

April 9, 2008 0 comments

The Office of Admission received 955 transfer applications for the 2008-09 school year, a figure slightly lower than previous years, said Dean of Admission James Miller ’73.

New memoir gives Chafee’s view of Senate

April 3, 2008 0 comments

Lincoln Chafee ’75, a distinguished visiting fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies, was technically a Republican during his eight years representing Rhode Island in the Senate, but his strong criticism of the Bush administration, liberal social positions and maverick voting record made him hard to categorize.

Q & A with Lincoln Chafee ’75

April 3, 2008 0 comments

As his new book criticizing Congress and the Bush administration hit stores Tuesday, former Senator Lincoln Chafee ’75, a distinguished visiting fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies, sat down with The Herald to discuss his inspiration for the book, his life after the Senate and the 2008 presidential campaign.

Religion depts. open doors to Mormon studies

March 19, 2008 0 comments

Non-Mormon universities including Harvard Divinity School, Claremont Graduate University and Utah State University are now adding courses on Mormonism to their curricula, and several schools have added endowed chairs in Mormon studies.

Prof.’s work gives new look at climate change

March 17, 2008 0 comments

He may not be working for NASA or the Department of Defense, but one Brown professor can predict the course of climate change with his physics equations.

Transfer deadline passes quietly for now

March 4, 2008 0 comments

Saturday marked the deadline for transfer applicants to the University, but the Office of Admission won’t know how many applications it received for a few weeks, Dean of Admission James Miller ’73 wrote in an e-mail to The Herald. “At the moment, we are fully focused on the Class of 2012, and won’t turn our attention to the transfer pool for some time,” Miller wrote in his e-mail.

Texting and driving could become illegal

February 14, 2008 0 comments

It may soon be illegal for drivers in Rhode Island under the age of 18 to send text messages while driving, though they’ve been banned from using hand-held cell phones since 2006.