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Fighting grade inflation: a cause without a rebel

“The fraction of the As is getting pretty high — too high for comfort,” said President Christina Paxson, adding, “It’s clear that there has been grade inflation” at Brown and its peer institutions. Across the Ivy League, university administrators are grappling with skyrocketing grades. Harvard ...


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Poll: Most report no opinion on UCS

A majority of students — 56 percent ­— have no opinion on how the Undergraduate Council of Students is handling its job, according to a Herald poll conducted Sept. 30 to Oct. 1. Students who did have an opinion tended to approve of the Council’s job performance, with 23 percent of poll respondents ...


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BCA poll results reveal rock as most popular genre

As students gear up for Spring Weekend with colorful tanks, kegs and perhaps — given Saturday’s forecast — rain ponchos, their attention is turning to the main event — a two-day musical extravaganza on the Main Green. This year’s lineup features DJ A-Trak and rapper Kendrick Lamar headlining ...


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Top 10 concentrations claim over half of students

The University offers 79 concentrations, but 54 percent of concentrations completed in 2012 represented the 10 most popular concentrations that year, according to data obtained by The Herald from the Office of Institutional Research. Economics has been the most popular concentration since 2009, followed ...

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Local businesses suffer in economy

View Larger Map It's been a long, hard winter for local businesses. As the economy continues to unravel, shop owners on the East Side have been forced to dramatically alter their business strategies to stay afloat. With sales significantly down from this time last year and limited cash available for ...


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The election: where to vote, what to look for

View Larger Map   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. If unregistered, ...


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Knife-wielding student charged with assault

View Larger MapThe following summary includes all major incidents reported to the Department of Public Safety between Oct. 2 and Oct. 8 It does not include general service and alarm calls. The Providence Police Department also responds to incidents occurring off campus. DPS does not divulge information ...


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Noisy off-campus parties cited by PPD

View Larger Map The following summary includes all major incidents reported to the Department of Public Safety between Sept. 1 and Sept. 10. It does not include general service and alarm calls. The Providence Police Department also responds to incidents occurring off campus. DPS does not divulge information ...


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Know your neighbor: history behind some Thayer faces

With a new year of the Metro section comes the opportunity to get to know our neighbors a little better. Here are some of the everyday people on Thayer Street - long-time residents and out-of-towners, regulars and first-time visitors - that color the East Side's main drag. Mike and Dawn Ottone Thayer ...


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Annual Guide to Dining on Thayer Street

View Larger Map Andreas: Owned by a very nice gentleman and his lovely family, Andreas has Greek fare ranging from moussaka to souvlakis. Homesick European students can take comfort in the menu, which inexplicably lists prices in Euros as well as U.S. dollars. Homesick Greek students might be disappointed ...


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Man spits 'liquid drink' at passerby, laughs

View Larger Map The following summary includes all major incidents reported to the Department of Public Safety between April 17 and April 23. It does not include general service and alarm calls. The Providence Police Department also responds to incidents occurring off campus. DPS does not divulge information ...


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Student hangs out in PPD cruiser at Fish Co.

View Larger MapThe following summary includes all major incidents reported to the Department of Public Safety between April 10 and April 16. It does not include general service and alarm calls. The Providence Police Department also responds to incidents occurring off campus. DPS does not divulge information ...


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Fire panel smashed, student's door glued

View Larger Map The following summary includes all major incidents reported to the Department of Public Safety between April 3 and April 9. It does not include general service and alarm calls. The Providence Police Department also responds to incidents occurring off campus. DPS does not divulge information ...


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Maple syrup poured on student's scooter

View Larger Map The following summary includes all major incidents reported to the Department of Public Safety between March 13, 2008 and April 2. It does not include general service and alarm calls. The Providence Police Department also responds to incidents occurring off campus. DPS does not divulge ...


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Students drive onto Green, 'thought it would be fun'

View Larger Map The following summary includes all major incidents reported to the Department of Public Safety between March 6 and March 12. It does not include general service and alarm calls. The Providence Police Department also responds to incidents occurring off campus. DPS does not divulge information ...





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