Articles by Sam Byker (17)

Even at Brown, e-mail scammers go phishing

November 30, 2007 Comments are Disabled

Brown e-mail users are being bombarded with an increasing number of scam e-mails, a practice known as “phishing.”

Simmons speaks frankly at UCS meeting

November 8, 2007 Comments are Disabled

President Ruth Simmons addressed a general body meeting of the Undergraduate Council of Students in Leung Gallery Wednesday night, taking questions on the Plan for Academic Enrichment in an open forum that touched on several contentious issues.

Pausch ’82 finds audience for last lecture

November 5, 2007 Comments are Disabled

Before September, Randy Pausch ’82 was relatively unknown outside of the computing world.

Amazon investment drives Amie Street

October 29, 2007 Comments are Disabled

Just over a year ago, three recent Brown graduates launched Amie Street, an online music store with an innovative business model but a tiny catalog and few users. Now, with a coveted investment from, more than 100,000 songs for sale and 13 employees – eight of them Brown alums – the company is betting it can change the way you buy music.

Graduating to the ranks of the uninsured?

October 29, 2007 Comments are Disabled

Patrick Rastelli ’08 had hoped to take a year off after graduating from Brown this spring. But after some thought, Rastelli decided to travel last summer instead, and when he graduates, he wants to get a job as quickly as possible. He’s not seeking prestige or money, but rather something most college students take for granted: health insurance.

300 rally in red for Myanmar

October 1, 2007 Comments are Disabled

Hundreds of students dressed in shades of red and purple gathered Friday at noon on Lincoln Field to draw the campus’ attention to ongoing anti-government protests in the Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar.

Students quick to act for freedom in Myanmar

September 28, 2007 Comments are Disabled

Today, as the bell atop University Hall tolls noon, members of the Brown chapter of the U.S. Campaign for Burma hope to see every Brown student standing on the Main Green in a red shirt.