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Articles by Scott Lowenstein (69)


Scott Lowenstein ’10: A is for ‘about’

May 30, 2010 Comments are Disabled

As a generally neurotic person, I tend to assign significance to all observations, no matter how insignificant. A stray mark on a graded paper obviously means it was well written, and a muffled clearing of a class member’s throat is an undeniable sign of disapproval. In a sense, this absurd noticing of things is what interests me in politics, where the smallest word choice can make all of the difference.

Science & Research

The rise of the cyborg student

May 27, 2010 Comments are Disabled

The University’s website has received its fair share of criticism since its unveiling in 2006. It can be counter-intuitive, confusing and difficult to navigate. A new design is currently in development, to find what University administrators call a “better fit” for Brown. All of this is despite sifting through 40 shades of brown and paying hefty professional design fees only four years ago, when the current class of 2010 began looking around for the right “fit” of their own.

Higher Ed

UC administrators standing firm on tuition hike despite protests

December 1, 2009 Comments are Disabled

The University of California system is moving ahead with a proposed 32 percent tuition hike despite a series of student protests.

Students vote ‘in force’

November 5, 2008 Comments are Disabled

During voting hours yesterday, Brown’s campus had a noticeably different feel. Excited students congregated on the Main Green, many wearing “I Voted” stickers emblazoned with American flags.

Data Science, Interactive Graphic, Metro

The election: where to vote, what to look for

November 4, 2008 Comments are Disabled

Students who are at least 18 years of age and registered to vote in Rhode Island are eligible to vote in today’s general election. Voters must have registered in Rhode Island by Oct. 4 to cast ballots for U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives and local races.

Segal runs unopposed, ambivalent about campaigns

October 28, 2008 Comments are Disabled

State Rep. David Segal has mixed feelings about campaigning. “It’s an opportunity to re-educate people, reconnect with voters and learn more about their concerns,” Segal said about his rigorous canvassing in District 2 during last month’s Democratic primary, which he won by a wide margin.

Faculty campaign contributions go 10-to-1 for Obama

October 23, 2008 Comments are Disabled

Following the national trend among academics, Brown professors are donating to Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign by a factor of almost 10 to one over Sen. John McCain’s, though in smaller numbers than those at other peer institutions.

Tax revenue drops in state

October 9, 2008 Comments are Disabled

As expected, the economic downturn is affecting the state’s revenue. Rhode Island tax receipts dropped about 17 percent for the first quarter of fiscal year 2009 – from $882 million last year to $735 million this year – according to a report released yesterday by the state Department of Revenue.

Rhode Island to get millions for defense

October 2, 2008 Comments are Disabled

Rhode Island will receive more than $93.45 million in defense and military contracts from the federal government in federal fiscal year 2009 after the Senate approved part of the government budget for the next fiscal year.

Angry SDS riders take over RIPTA meeting

September 23, 2008 Comments are Disabled

Under the specters of public transit budget shortfalls, fare increases and fewer routes, Providence Students for a Democratic Society stormed into a monthly board meeting of the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority Monday afternoon, causing the meeting to be adjourned early.

Multimedia by Scott Lowenstein (1)