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TGIF, but wait, we still have class

November 18, 2009 0 comments

A recent re-accreditation report by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges has ranked Brown ahead of many of its fellow institutions — Brown “may be the best among its peers in scheduling classes five full days a week,” according to the report.

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A year after election, three in four approve of Obama

November 13, 2009 0 comments

More than three in four students — 77.2 percent — approve of the way President Obama is handling his job, with 19.8 percent strongly approving and 57.4 percent somewhat approving, according to a recent Herald poll. The percentage of students who said they approved of Obama is below the percentage of students — 86.1 percent — who reported just before last year’s election in last fall’s Herald poll that they would vote for him.

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New Republic editor speaks on health care

November 10, 2009 0 comments

When Jonathan Cohn asked how many members of his Salomon 001 audience would identify themselves as left-of-center, nearly all the people in attendance in the half-full auditorium raised their hands. When he further narrowed the group — asking “how many of you are excited about the way health care is turning out?” — every hand went down.

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Alum appointed president of Mount Holyoke

November 3, 2009 0 comments

Brown graduate Lynn Pasquerella will be the 18th president of Mount Holyoke College, the school announced on Monday.

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Former world leaders see hopefulness in new age

September 25, 2009 0 comments

Two of Brown’s world-leaders-in-residence, former Chilean President Ricardo Lagos and former Austrian Chancellor Alfred Gusenbauer, seemed to offer a hopeful view of current geopolitical affairs at a forum Thursday morning.

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Brown lags in RecycleMania ranking

April 22, 2009 0 comments

Though students might not have known it, from January to March they were engaged in a friendly competition with universities across the United States and Canada. Known as RecycleMania, the competition encourages participating campuses to recycle more and to decrease the amount of waste they produce. This was Brown’s sixth year participating, and its performance was middle of the road.

Humor, reflection open annual Chicana week

March 31, 2009 0 comments

The nearly 50 Brown students gathered outside Salomon 001 yesterday didn’t seem to mind the wait. While sound checks and other final preparations took place within, the lobby outside buzzed with excited chatter.

Monet goes green at Providence art club

March 16, 2009 0 comments

To create his famous painting of a Japanese foot-bridge, Claude Monet used oil on canvas. Thomas Deininger’s interpretation uses Legos, plastic beads, toy soldiers, soda caps and other assorted recycled items.

Event dissects AIDS and gender

March 13, 2009 0 comments

Kathryn Rhine GS, a Ph.D. candidate in anthropology and Daniel Smith, a professor of anthropology, dissected the often undiscussed role of gender in the prevention, detection and treatment of the disease in a lecture, “Gender and Global Health,” last night.

‘Campus Liquors’ revives BTV’s spirits

March 6, 2009 0 comments

Brown Television hasn’t aired an original program in almost two years. But “Campus Liquors,” a show that has been in production since early February, will mark the station’s comeback next week.