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Blog teaches science through art, narrative

Sophia Tintori '09 was once scared of the idea of being a scientist.Perhaps this is why Tintori is contributing to CreatureCast, a blog created this past summer that seeks to make science more accessible to the general public through podcasts and posts.Recently, an animated video produced by Tintori ...


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Corrections

An article in Thursday's paper ("A Banner year for registration, despite bumps," Sept. 17) incorrectly stated that 70 percent of Brown courses are capped at 20 or fewer students. In fact, 70 percent of courses have an enrollment of 20 or fewer students, but are not necessarily capped courses. Roughly ...


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City planning moves forward

Amid neighborhood skepticism, a final draft of a proposal to allow commercial development in the former Shooters Restaurant property by India Point Park was presented on Tuesday night by the Rhode Island Department of Planning and Development.


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City uproots homeless colony

After being evicted from their camps by city and state officials, a community of Providence homeless people who sought safety in numbers has been left looking for a home before the arrival of winter.


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Poli Sci colleagues remember Zuckerman

No one in the Department of Political Science knows what a year at Brown is like without Alan Zuckerman."Anybody who is here — he had a hand in hiring," said James Morone, professor of political science and department chair. "When we had a faculty meeting about who we were going to hire, he would ...


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Revamped Ratty more 'convenient,' 'classy'

Students returning to Brown from their summer vacations encountered change in a traditional bastion of stability and regularity: the Sharpe Refectory. The modifications are immediately visible to anyone walking into the Ratty. The salad bar has moved to a different location, a new station for soup ...


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Neuro prof. lands large NIH grant

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience Gilad Barnea was recently awarded a EUREKA grant — $1.3 million in funding for scientific research over four years — by the National Institutes of Health.The NIH awards the EUREKA grant to scientists pursuing "high-risk, high-reward" research. In addition ...


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Mayor calls to end indoor prostitution

While the state Senate and House reconcile differences in two versions of a bill to close a loophole that allows indoor prostitution in Rhode Island, Providence Mayor David Cicilline '83 has instructed the city council to move ahead with an ordinance banning the practice within city limits.


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Governor and unions may have an agreement

Governor Donald Carcieri '65 has reportedly reached a provisional agreement with state employee unions to allow pay cuts in place of layoffs or government shutdown days. Carcieri has been engaged in an ongoing struggle with the unions in an effort to meet budget cut requirements.


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Violations found in LiSci labs

Hazardous waste management inspections conducted in Sidney Frank Hall this summer uncovered violations in 10 biology and neuroscience laboratories, according to an Office of Environmental Health and Safety report, a copy of which was obtained by The Herald.The labs were found to be in breach of container-management ...


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