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Despite Goldman publicity, Simmons as popular as ever

Questions over President Ruth Simmons' involvement as a member of the Board of Directors of Goldman Sachs earlier this year seem to have done little to dampen students' enthusiasm for their president. The most recent Herald poll revealed that Simmons' job approval among Brown students has not changed ...


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Gala moves to Andrews; obligations to Westin unclear

Tickets for Saturday's Gala went back on sale Sunday after being put on hold Thursday, a few days after Student Labor Alliance members informed the event's organizers of claims of unfair labor practices made by workers at the Westin Providence hotel, the previously scheduled location.The Gala will instead ...


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Alum speaks on Obama, health care

To commemorate Casey Shearer '00 on the 10-year anniversary of his death, Salomon 101 was filled Thursday evening for a keynote speech by political commentator Mara Liasson '77 and the announcement of the winners of the 10th annual Casey Shearer Memorial Award for Excellence in Creative Nonfiction.


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Debate league looks for financial independence

After more than a decade of funding from the Swearer Center for Public Service, the Rhode Island Urban Debate League — an educational program designed for local high school students — is seeking financial independence, said Matt Grimes '10, one of the league's student coordinators. The program ...


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Walking barefoot to support a global cause

Before walking into a restaurant Thursday night, Sarah Grimm '12 put her shoes back on after spending 12 hours barefoot. Like thousands of people across the country, Grimm joined Toms Shoes' invitation to walk barefoot in an effort to show the world the inescapable reality that more than 300 million ...


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Project spreads disease awareness

Project START — an HIV, sexually transmitted infection and hepatitis risk-prevention program for people returning to the community from incarceration — has become a national model for community-based providers. The principal investigators for the project's Rhode Island branch were two faculty ...


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Med Ed building forces office relocations

In order to make room for the new Medical Education Building in the Jewelry District, offices at 222 Richmond St. have been relocating for the past year — most recently, the Education Alliance, a department that works for education equity, on March 22.


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Watson kicks off international forum

More than 35 professors, writers and researchers gathered Wednesday in the Watson Institute for International Studies' Joukowsky Forum for the first session of the Fifth International Conference on Transatlantic Studies.  Despite several technical difficulties and an unbearably warm temperature, ...


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Forum discusses and explores interfaith relationships

The Interfaith Dating Forum, which featured a diverse panel of speakers, drew over 20 students into a conversation about pivotal points in interfaith relationships. The event, which was held in Arnold Lounge in Keeney Quadrangle Wednesday night, tackled topics that included religious ceremonies, negotiations ...


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Gala will be hard to move

Though Tuesday night's negotiations between the Student Labor Alliance and the organizers of next week's Gala concluded on a promising note, the chances of moving the event — to honor a worker-led boycott at the event's location — looked slim late Wednesday night.


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New venue sought for Gala event

Amid concerns over labor disputes at the currently scheduled Gala location, and after a prolonged series of meetings Tuesday, the event's organizers and the Student Labor Alliance agreed to search for a new venue, while educating students about the controversy surrounding the currently scheduled location. ...






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