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TWW welcomes potential minority students

About 120 minority students admitted to the class of 2014 arrived on campus Wednesday for this year's Third World Welcome, a day before A Day on College Hill, which welcomes the rest of their potential classmates who applied regular decision. The two-day program, which aims to give prospective students ...


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Teach-in spotlights R.I. homeless

"Being poor, and its corollary, being homeless, is a crushing burden to bear," Gregory Elliot, professor of sociology, told an intimate audience in MacMillan 115 at the Rhode Island Hunger and Homelessness Teach-In on Thursday evening. At the teach-in, sponsored by the Community Health Departmental ...


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UCS election competition heats up

The candidates running in this year's Undergraduate Council of Students and Undergraduate Finance Board elections next week will encounter stiff competition, with only the UCS treasurer and UFB at-large representatives facing uncontested races.Students will also vote on a referendum to adopt instant ...


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Junior wins Truman scholarship

Over spring break, David Poritz '11.5 checked his e-mail and found a message from President Ruth Simmons — telling him that he was one of 60 Truman Scholars, a select group of students chosen from 576 candidates across the nation to receive up to $30,000 for their graduate studies. Poritz, who ...


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Faculty debate proposed changes to tenure process

Faculty members and administrators engaged in a heated discussion at Tuesday afternoon's faculty forum about the changes to the tenure review process recommended last month in a report by the ad hoc Committee to Review Tenure and Faculty Development. To accommodate a large crowd, the forum was held ...


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Census forms due back Friday for students

This Friday is the deadline for students to fill out and submit their forms for the 2010 U.S. Census.The census, a survey conducted by the U.S. government every 10 years to determine how many people are in the U.S. and where they reside, aims to "count people at their usual residence, which is the place ...


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Looking good? Yeah, so is everyone else

Despite the numerical impossibility, the average Brown undergraduate is self-proclaimed to be above average — as far as looks go, at least — according to last month's Herald poll. Over 72 percent of surveyed students classified themselves as somewhat or very physically attractive in relation ...


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Grad student's program aims to map regulatory genome

A new breakthrough software system, designed by Ryan Tarpine GS, is allowing biologists to find their way through the genomic DNA sequence. The program, called the CYRENE cisGRN Browser, determines the regions of new genomes that scientists do not understand well or do not know yet.The Browser is "like ...


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Shortz spells it out; students are puzzled

As other students relaxed outside in the sun Saturday afternoon, Brown's puzzle fans gathered in MacMillan Hall 117 to compete in the second annual Brown Crossword Tournament for fame, glory and puzzle books by Will Shortz, the event's host. Shortz is the New York Times crossword editor and puzzle master ...






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