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Amendment hits legislators close to home

An amendment requiring state lawmakers to immediately begin paying 15 percent of costs for their state-provided health care plans was tabled in the early morning hours of April 14 after members of the state House of Representatives expressed concern that voting on the amendment was an ethical violation. ...


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Med School breaks ground on new home

An abandoned jewelry factory seemed an odd venue for a gathering of University officials, politicians, alums and lab-coat-clad medical students on Monday afternoon. The old factory's floor was hidden under sheets of cardboard taped together, and the bright orange spray paint on the walls stood out against ...


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University provides local flood relief

In the wake of severe flooding earlier this month in Rhode Island, Brown has been working on coordinating a multifaceted relief effort. President Ruth Simmons asked Marisa Quinn, vice president for public affairs and University relations, and Russell Carey '91 MA'06, senior vice president for corporation ...


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Attending - and governing - the schools

David Quinn GS is leading a double life. A Brown graduate student currently earning his Master of Education by day, he serves on the Seekonk, Mass. school committee by night.He was elected on April 5 in an uncontested election. To win the position, he had to run a "sticker campaign" in which voters ...


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Mokoro '11, Farber '12 to head UCS next year

Diane Mokoro '11 will serve as president of the Undergraduate Council of Students next year after winning 67.9 percent of the vote in last week's student government elections, the council announced Friday."I think there is a lot of work to do," Mokoro said, adding that she is "very excited to jump into ...


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BUCC discusses flooding, food and tenure

The Brown University Community Council met Thursday afternoon in Brown/RISD Hillel to discuss Rhode Island flooding, faculty tenure and a number of student initiatives on campus. Over 50 students from a course about sustainability attended to hear the council's perspective on Real Food at Brown, and ...


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URI, Brown plan more research collaboration

Brown and the University of Rhode Island hope to expand research collaborations in the future, according to the vice presidents for research at both universities. In his April 8 inauguration speech, URI President David Dooley also said he wants to strengthen research opportunities between URI and Brown."I ...


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Raking out trash and debris, volunteers clean up Gano Park

Gano Park was seasonably gray beneath Saturday morning's steady drizzle. But by noon, volunteers had cleared piles of trash, wet logs and debris from the banks of the Seekonk River. As the chainsaws slowed, community members spoke of a renewed life for the park — of boat ramps and bike paths — ...


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Spring Weekend tickets sell out

With his fold-out chair and boombox, Devin Wilmot '10 came prepared for the wait. Though the additional Spring Weekend concert tickets did not go on sale until 5 p.m., Wilmot arrived at the George Street ticket booth just after noon. Soon, he was not alone.


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Election will be lengthened for first-years

The MyCourses poll for student government elections will be extended for first-year students until 10 a.m. Friday, said Elections Board Chair Kening Tan ‘12 at the general body meeting of the Undergraduate Council of Students Wednesday. Non-freshmen still must finish voting by Thursday at noon. ...


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