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Articles by Sydney Ember (105)

Students, faculty protest U. celebration of Columbus

October 8, 2008 0 comments

About 30 students and faculty gathered on Lincoln Field yesterday bearing signs reading “No Racist Holidays at Brown,” “Remember History Responsibly” and “Say No to Columbus Day at Brown” in a “speak-out” against the University’s recognition of Columbus Day this weekend, and to raise awareness in the community about the historical inaccuracies associated with the holiday.

Across town, Swearer program mentors young

October 6, 2008 0 comments

The gym at the John Hope Settlement House is full of kids sitting quietly on wooden bleachers. But when Peter Boyer ’09 and Riaz Gillani ’09 – coordinators of the John Hope Mentoring Program – walked through the double doors along with the rest of the mentors, kids jumped from their seats, hugging each of their mentors enthusiastically.

Panel on U.S.-Russian relations draws crowd of 100

September 30, 2008 0 comments

A panel of five scholars gathered on Monday afternoon to discuss U.S.-Russian policy in light of the recent war in Georgia and Kosovo’s declaration of independence earlier this year.

Rankings’ role in selection ambiguous

September 24, 2008 0 comments

Danielle Kolin knows what it feels like to be number one. Along with the rest of the freshmen at Harvard University, she can claim that her school sits atop the most recent U.S. News and World Report list of America’s Best Colleges. Across the United States, a swath of new college freshmen have descended on the country’s esteemed campuses, and their preconceptions about the college experience will be confirmed or disproved in the coming months.

Students interpreting for local hospital patients

September 22, 2008 0 comments

By Sydney Ember Contributing Writer Student volunteers in the Brown Interpreter’s Aide Program are breaking down linguistic barriers at Rhode Island Hospital. Student interpreters in the program help doctors and non-English speaking patients at the hospital communicate, in the process gaining medical experience and learning professional terminology.

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