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Recent national events spur Muslim action

Addressing the widespread unrest spurred by a Florida pastor's plan to burn copies of the Koran on the nine-year anniversary of Sept. 11, Muslim Chaplain David Coolidge '01 denounced extremist actions and urged the community to honor religious differences at a press conference hosted by the Rhode Island ...


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R.I. to get state education grant

State Education Commissioner Deborah Gist will be traveling to Washington this Thursday to finalize the level of funding Rhode Island will receive as a winner of the federal Race to the Top competition. On Aug. 24, the state was named a winner, joining nine other states and the District of Columbia ...


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Six undergrads to puzzle Times readers this week

Crossword devotees are often stereotyped to be nostalgic retirees who avidly pen in answers to puzzles as they sip coffee at the breakfast table. But six Brown students are rejuvenating the brainteasers by designing consecutive New York Times' puzzles for Brown Puzzlemaker Week — the first time a ...


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A tangled Web: an undergrad's life online

The class of 2010 was the last group of Brown students to have known a time without Banner. Juniors are the last class to have been introduced to advising without the Dean of the College's Advising Sidekick tool. About 80 percent of them applied online, compared to more than 99 percent of this year's ...


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Magazine: Simmons is 'fierce and fabulous'

President Ruth Simmons will receive a Visionary Award from Essence Magazine, less than a year after being honored for her accomplishments as an educator by BET. She will be awarded Monday at the "Fierce and Fabulous" luncheon in New York City celebrating the magazine's 40th anniversary.


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If a tree falls on the green, is it still Quiet?

Over the summer, Brown lost one of the campus's 86 elm trees, a 75-year-old located on the Quiet Green, to Dutch elm disease. In collaboration with the Department of Visual Arts, Facilities Management removed the affected tree in such a way that the wood could be used for student art projects, coordinated ...


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Block Island wind farm closer to construction

Only months ago, Rhode Island's bid to build the nation's first offshore wind farm seemed dead in the water. The state's Public Utilities Commission this spring rejected a proposed pricing agreement between Deepwater Wind — the project's developer — and a power distributor, in part due to ...


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Emissions reductions halfway to 2020 goals

The University has reached a halfway point in its efforts to cut campus emissions of greenhouse gases, according to Director of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Initiatives Chris Powell. The goal is to reduce emissions to 42 percent below 2007 levels by 2020.




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