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Dorms vie to save the most energy

Brown's EcoReps has dared students in Poland House, Machado House, Slater Hall and Hope College to turn off the lights. In an effort to save energy, the student group launched an inter-dorm competition on April 11 to see which dorm will be able to consume the least energy over a three-week period.  ...


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Agreement between students disputed

A lawyer for William McCormick III — a former member of the class of 2010 who is suing the University,  over a dozen employees, a female student and her father — said in federal court last week that a statement made by the lawyer for the female student and her father during that same ...


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Green light means go for Angell and Waterman

The University is partnering with the City of Providence to upgrade most of the traffic lights on Angell and Waterman streets. The project, which will "significantly reduce congestion," is underway and will be completed over the summer, said Michael McCormick, assistant vice president for planning, ...


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Student hires bring 'real' food to the Ratty

Last semester, Brown Dining Services hired two students to search for "real food" — food that is local, fair, ecologically sound and humane — and this Thursday at the Sharpe Refectory's Earth Day Dinner Special, the Brown community will see what they've found. The Herald reported in October that ...


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Students oppose Swearer Center cuts

A small group of students gathered on the south side of the Main Green Monday to discuss planned cuts to the budget for the Swearer Center for Public Service and what the cuts say about University commitment to service in the community.The gathering came after over 250 alums and current students involved ...


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Grant funds media projects abroad, online

This summer, 11 students will travel to nine countries on a new fellowship funded by a $100,000 AT&T grant awarded last fall to the Watson Institute for International Studies. The grant, given by the AT&T Foundation and AT&T Corporation to fund new media projects, is meant to create new forms of communication ...


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Is Brown's popularity a passing trend or here to stay?

From Serena van der Woodsen of "Gossip Girl," to Brian Griffin of "Family Guy," to the nearly 30,000 students that applied for admission this fall, it seems like everyone wants to go to Brown. With myriad popular culture references and a couple well-known students over the years — not to mention, ...


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Future of research workshop uncertain

For some seniors, it's the most wonderful time of the year: the time their theses are finally due. As seniors prepare to present their research to their professors and peers, some who participated in the inaugural year of a year-long workshop on research communication will be prepared to explain their ...


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Gala planners have not paid Westin in full

Organizers of Saturday's Gala have not paid more than the $5,000 deposit they had originally paid to the Westin Providence hotel, despite a contractual obligation to pay the remainder of a $20,000 minimum payment by Wednesday, Senior Director for Student Engagement Ricky Gresh wrote in an e-mail to ...


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Corporation fellow investigated for kickbacks

The Quadrangle Group — a private investment firm co-founded by Steven Rattner '74 P'09, a member of the Corporation's board of fellows and a former Herald editor-in-chief — has reached a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission and New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo concerning ...


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Over 700 visit the Hill for a taste of Brown

After a record number of applications and months of student planning, A Day on College Hill welcomed over 700 prospective students to the sunny Brown campus. The two-day event, which gives admitted students a taste of life at Brown, officially began Thursday afternoon. Many prospective students had ...


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Essayist John D'Agata shares eclectic writing

Essayist John D'Agata read from his latest book, "About a Mountain," to a crowd of about 60 people in the English department's McCormack Family Theater Thursday night. D'Agata, a professor of English at the University of Iowa, merges ordinarily separate literary techniques, such as fictional storytelling, ...






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