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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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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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After years, U. website gets facelift

After months of planning and interface-tweaking, the University unveiled its revamped website Tuesday afternoon, culminating a redesign project that began in 2008. The new site — a collaborative effort between the Office of Public Affairs and University Relations and Computer Information Services ...


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Overcrowding causes unusual housing for some

Finding suitable and comfortable housing for thousands of students is always a challenge for the Office of Residential Life, and this year was not an exception. An overflow of students in need of on-campus housing necessitated the use of temporary spaces and auxiliary housing this semester, according ...


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Merger may change med school

Providence can't compete with Boston's baseball team or baked beans, but Brown-affiliated teaching hospitals are fighting to make Rhode Island competitive with Longwood Medical Center and Partners HealthCare in Boston.


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Ratty promotes trayless option

Students accustomed to stacking their trays on the cart at the Sharpe Refectory were greeted with a new trayless system this semester. Diners now have the option to forgo trays altogether and place their used silverware and dishes in marked blue bins around the Ratty. Ann Hoffman, Dining Services' ...






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