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Shefali Luthra


Editor-in-Chief, 2013
News Editor, 2012
Senior Staff Writer, 2011

Shefali is a member of the class of 2014 concentrating in English.

Articles by Shefali Luthra (79)

Students filled the Leung Gallery and spilled into Petteruti Lounge at SPEC’s election party.  While election results were projected onto large screens, students chowed down on apple pie and other All-American favorites.


Dems keep control of Senate, Warren wins in Mass.

November 7, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Republicans retained control of the U.S. House of Representatives while Democrats held onto the U.S. Senate in Tuesday’s national election. In Massachusetts, Democrat Elizabeth Warren unseated Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., while Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine defeated Republican George Allen to hold onto a Democratic Senate seat.

University News

Higher Ed Roundup: Oct. 31

October 31, 2012 Comments are Disabled

  University of Chicago to go loan-free for locals   The University of Chicago will eliminate student loans and waive application fees for applicants who hail from Chicago, the university announced Monday. The changes come as part of a larger overhaul of the university’s admission process. The initiative, called UChicago […]

University News

Corp. to gather for first time under Paxson

October 26, 2012 Comments are Disabled

In its first gathering under President Christina Paxson, the Corporation will meet this weekend to hear updates about Paxson’s recently formed strategic planning committees.

University News

Under Paxson, admins look toward new capital campaign

October 23, 2012 Comments are Disabled

The University’s next capital campaign will be contingent on priorities to be outlined by the six strategic planning committees established earlier this fall, President Christina Paxson told The Herald.


Whitehouse outlines key election issues

October 10, 2012 Comments are Disabled

The November election represents a nationwide referendum on the best way to fix the economy and the importance of social entitlement programs, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., said at Tuesday night’s Brown Democrats meeting. 

University News

U. looks to further globalization efforts via Watson, study abroad

October 1, 2012 1 comment

With a new president recruited in part for her high-profile work framing academics in an international context, the University is positioned to reexamine and expand its global presence.

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In wake of Aurora shooting, threat teams stress dedication to student safety

September 21, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Though the University receives “consistent reports” from students expressing concerns about their peers, few cases have required drastic intervention by threat assessment teams, said Senior Associate Dean for Student Life Jonah Ward and Director of Psychological Services Belinda Johnson.

University News

Harvard joins U. in halting HEI investment

April 13, 2012 Comments are Disabled

With Harvard’s announcement April 1 that it will not reinvest in HEI Hotels and Resorts, only three major university investors have yet to make statements regarding their holdings in the company. Harvard’s decision – attributed to “portfolio strategies and needs” by Harvard Management Company President and CEO Jane Mendillo – is the latest in a string of announcements that began with Brown officially announcing in February 2011 that it would not reinvest with the company.

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‘Harold and Kumar’ star goes to the White House

April 12, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Actor Kal Penn has two words of advice for Brown students – be crazy. 

Christina Paxson’s campus visit included a stop at the School of engineering.

University News

Paxson meets with admins, faculty in first visit since selection

March 22, 2012 Comments are Disabled

President-elect Christina Paxson made her first visit to the University this week since the announcement of her selection as the University’s 19th president March 2.