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Professor’s team unearths Maya king’s ‘sinister’ tomb

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Professor’s team unearths Maya king’s ‘sinister’ tomb

September 2, 2010 0 comments

In what he termed a “colossally important find,” Professor of Anthropology Stephen Houston and his team of experts discovered the tomb of an ancient Maya king this summer.

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University provides local flood relief

April 27, 2010 0 comments

In the wake of severe flooding earlier this month in Rhode Island, Brown has been working on coordinating a multifaceted relief effort. President Ruth Simmons asked Marisa Quinn, vice president for public affairs and University relations, and Russell Carey ’91 MA’06, senior vice president for corporation affairs and governance, to gather a team in order to coordinate a response to the flooding. They met with a group that included faculty, staff and a student in order to organize and facilitate University response efforts.


Quiz Bowl team proves they have all the answers

April 15, 2010 0 comments

Which town was successfully defended for 217 days by Robert Baden Powell and his British forces? If you answered Mafeking — or have any idea where Mafeking is — the Quiz Bowl team could use your help. Last weekend this group of intrepid competitors traveled to the 2010 National Academic Quiz Tournaments’ Intercollegiate Championship Tournament, answering trivia questions about everything from physics to philosophy to pop culture.

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Over 40 percent of students have not used CDC

April 7, 2010 0 comments

More than 40 percent of students have not used resources or services provided by the Career Development Center this semester, according to a Herald poll conducted last month. These numbers come despite recent changes to strengthen its advising process.


From afar, profs make the commute

March 11, 2010 0 comments

Every Wednesday and Friday morning at 8:30 a.m., Shankar Prasad, visiting lecturer in political science, boards his train at Pennsylvania Station in New York City. He works for three and a half hours as the train makes its way to Providence. Once he arrives, Prasad walks up College Hill in time to teach his 2 p.m. class, POLS1600: “Political Research Methods.”

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Ambassador program start pushed to September

March 8, 2010 0 comments

The start of the 2010 Ambassador Program has been postponed from January to September of this year because the program requires a significant amount of time from participants and the featured departments, according to the Brown and the Economy Web site.


Tale of Brown slave’s son retold

February 19, 2010 0 comments

When Moses Brown found out that his wife had been feeding spoiled soup to the family’s slaves, he chastised her and told the workers they could always come to him if they were being mistreated. This story, along with many others about life in Providence in the 1880s, is recounted in “The Life of William J. Brown of Providence, R.I.” The book is the autobiography of William J. Brown — a free black man who was the son of a Brown family slave. Brown’s book was recently republished as a result of the efforts of Ray Rickman, a rare books dealer and the “self-appointed historian of College Hill.”

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Q & A: Taubman center shaped alum’s run for governor

February 5, 2010 0 comments

Matt Dunne ’92 is in the midst of a five-person race for the Democratic nomination for governor of Vermont. Dunne concentrated in public policy and American institutions at Brown, has served in the Vermont state senate and currently works for Google. He lives in Vermont with his wife and children. The Herald had the chance to ask him about his memories from Brown, his campaign and his plans for the future.

Google exec Dunne ’92 in running for Vt. governor

January 29, 2010 0 comments

What do a business executive, a politician and a Brown alum have in common? Sometimes they are one and the same, as is the case with Matt Dunne ’92. Dunne, who graduated from Brown with a degree in public policy and is Google’s manager of community affairs, is currently vying for the Democratic nomination for Vermont governor.

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Teach for America’s Kopp receives award

November 19, 2009 0 comments

The Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women presented Teach for America founder Wendy Kopp with a Leadership for Change through Education Award last night. Kopp accepted the award, saying her work showed that the current state of education is “a huge but solvable problem.”