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Articles by Tsvetina Kamenova (13)

An alternative vehicle for the developing world

March 9, 2007 0 comments

In Cambodia in the summer of 2002, Khipra Nichols witnessed for the first time a sight common in developing countries – motorcycles being used in ways that Americans would consider anything but ordinary.

Simmons’ fundraising, empathy win over students

February 27, 2007 0 comments

Eighty-one percent of students approve of President Ruth Simmons, a recent Herald poll found.Though most of the 30 students interviewed by The Herald were not familiar with all of Simmons’ duties, they pointed to her genuine welcoming demeanor and her success in fundraising as reasons for their approval of her presidency.

At 33, alum has a dozen startups behind him

February 2, 2007 0 comments

For Jeffrey Stibel MS’99, graduate study in cognitive and linguistic sciences didn’t lead to a research or academic career but to a trail of corporate successes. Currently CEO and president of, the 33-year-old Stibel uses his knowledge of the brain – which he developed in part as a grad student at Brown – to create Web sites that meet customers’ needs.

An independent study for birders

February 1, 2007 0 comments

Eight students have been walking around campus this fall with binoculars and notepads and getting class credit for it.

Students abroad use blogs in lieu of letters home

January 19, 2007 0 comments

Micah Salkind ’06 has to travel 45 minutes to get to his first class each morning. “I can no longer roll out of bed in Slater and get in class five minutes later,” he said. Salkind, a former post- executive editor, is currently studying abroad in Barcelona, but his friends and family are privy to the daily details of his life, including his commute.

Biomedical ethics not accepting new concentrators

January 19, 2007 0 comments

Starting this spring semester, the University is no longer accepting declarations for the Biomedical Ethics concentration.

‘Gold rush’ time for animation industry, Katzenberg says

January 19, 2007 0 comments

Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation, answered questions about technological challenges and career opportunities in the computer animation industry before a full crowd in List Art 120 Thursday night.

Wideman addresses slavery through fiction

January 19, 2007 0 comments

Renowned writer and Professor of Creative Writing John Edgar Wideman shook the audience Friday night with the powerful images of suffering in his writing and raised questions about race, identity and community in contemporary America as part of the Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice’s workshop series.

Recommended alcohol policies get mixed reviews

January 19, 2007 0 comments

In the wake of a broad review of the University’s social events and alcohol policies, fraternity leaders have had mixed responses to new policies – especially the new per-drink charge.

Brown alums make Good – the magazine

January 19, 2007 0 comments

What if you could have a successful, comfortable life without leaving your idealism behind? Good, a magazine launched last month by Ben Goldhirsh ’03, promises to advise its readers on how they can do well while doing good at the same time.