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As campaign winds down, alum takes over advancement

August 30, 2010 0 comments

Steven King ’91, former executive director of the Brown University Sports Foundation, stepped into his new role as senior vice president for University advancement July 1.

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Corporation approves engineering school at May meeting

July 26, 2010 0 comments

The Corporation approved the establishment of a new School of Engineering and authorized renovations to the Metcalf Chemistry and Research Laboratory at its meeting on May 28.

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Rattner ’74 facing ban from securities industry

July 26, 2010 0 comments

The Securities and Exchange Commission is seeking to ban Corporation fellow Steven Rattner ’74 P’10 P’13 from working in the securities industry for three years.


A rare mind, taken too soon

May 30, 2010 0 comments

Even as he fought a losing battle with testicular cancer —  through multiple rounds of chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant — Scott Zager was always thinking about math and returning to Brown.

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Banner glitch briefly stalls juniors’ pre-registration

April 21, 2010 0 comments

Juniors attempting to pre-register for next semester’s classes on Banner Tuesday morning faced a temporary service disruption, triggering campus-wide frustration over delays that lasted more than 10 minutes. The disruption was caused by an internal server error that may have been a result of the new Brown Course Scheduler, which was incorporated into Banner for the first time during this pre-registration period, according to Senior Associate Registrar Robert Fitzgerald.

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Agreement between students disputed

April 20, 2010 0 comments

A lawyer for William McCormick III — a former member of the class of 2010 who is suing the University,  over a dozen employees, a female student and her father — said in federal court last week that a statement made by the lawyer for the female student and her father during that same hearing was the first assertion so far in the case that the female student’s rape accusation — the veracity of which has significant ramifications for the outcome of the litigation — was not false.

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Relay for Life breaks participation records

April 9, 2010 0 comments

Friday’s Relay for Life is slated to become the most successful student charity event at the University in the six years since it first hosted the 12-hour volunteer activity in 2004, according to its co-chairs.

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Corporation balances budget, raises tuition

March 1, 2010 0 comments

The Corporation approved a $786.6 million budget for the next fiscal year, authorized construction for capital projects and voted to reappoint two of its top members for second terms at its meeting Saturday. The University will also lay off employees at the end of this fiscal year.

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Corp. to consider ways to balance budget

February 26, 2010 0 comments

Faced with the task of further reducing the University’s projected budget deficit by $30 million, the Corporation will convene this weekend to finalize plans to balance next fiscal year’s operating budget and discuss academic priorities.

Driver charged in fatal Thayer St. crash

February 15, 2010 0 comments

Avi Schaefer ’13 was struck and killed by a vehicle at approximately 1:40 a.m. Friday at the intersection of Thayer and Hope streets, according to Vice President for Public Affairs and University Relations Marisa Quinn. The driver of the vehicle, Daniel Gilcreast, was charged Friday with driving under the influence, death resulting and driving under the influence, serious bodily injury resulting, according to a press release from the Rhode Island Attorney General’s press office.

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