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Articles by Sam Byker (17)

Two years later, slavery and justice response lags

November 12, 2008 Comments are Disabled

After a wide-ranging and controversial three-year effort, a University committee released a report in 2006 detailing Brown’s historical relationship to the slave trade. The group, the University Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice, proposed a number of ways the University could hold itself accountable and make amends for what the committee dubbed “Brown’s part in grievous crimes.

A Connected Campus

May 22, 2008 Comments are Disabled

The class of 2008 was the first in Brown’s history to enter the University after Facebook had taken hold here. When its members march through the Van Wickle Gates and down College Hill, they will become the first alums who never knew Brown without it.

One night in the life of Brown EMS

April 22, 2008 Comments are Disabled

On a recent Saturday night, as many Brunonians prepared to set out for on-campus parties and Thayer Street bars, four radios crackled to life in the basement of the University Health Services building.

Community gathers after firebombing

March 19, 2008 Comments are Disabled

In the wake of the unsolved firebombing of a Brown/RISD Hillel employee’s apartment Saturday, members of the Brown community gathered last night in Alumnae Hall’s Crystal Room to discuss the attack and its aftermath.

Concerts sell out, students cry fiasco

March 12, 2008 Comments are Disabled

“Buy one ticket!” Nicholas Carter ’11 yelled at the line in front of him in lower Faunce House Tuesday afternoon.

Emergency alert system loudly makes its debut

March 3, 2008 Comments are Disabled

At noon yesterday, as a knot of professors climbed the Faunce House steps for lunch and a few straggling students rushed to class in Sayles and Wilson halls, a high, clear tone rose over the Main Green, hung in the air for about fifteen seconds, and stopped.

U. will give students off-campus parking

February 13, 2008 Comments are Disabled

The University plans to eliminate all on-campus parking for undergraduates next semester and will begin offering students spaces in an off-campus garage or lot with a shuttle service to College Hill, University officials have announced.

Faunce House renovation to begin in summer 2009

February 12, 2008 Comments are Disabled

With the announcement last week that Boston-based architectural firm Schwartz/Silver has been selected to design the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center in Faunce House, planning for the $15-million renovation is quickly taking shape.

Punching out of work and into the ring

January 29, 2008 Comments are Disabled

After a nine-hour early-morning shift at the Sharpe Refectory, Dining Services worker Maurice Cole walks home having earned a rest. But rather than relax, Cole heads to Manfredo’s Gym in Pawtucket, where he spars, shadowboxes and hits punching bags for more than three hours each night.

Fresh brew of Mocha includes textbook prices

January 25, 2008 Comments are Disabled

The team behind Mocha, Brown’s student-run alternative to the University’s online course catalog, released an updated version of the Web site yesterday, simplifying the software’s interface and integrating information on courses’ required textbooks and their prices from the Brown Bookstore and Amazon.