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Community, U. discuss Jewelry District plans

The University could help fuel the developing knowledge-based economy in Providence, according to Assistant Vice President of Planning, Design and Construction Michael McCormick.   In a Brown University Community Council meeting Tuesday at Brown/RISD Hillel, McCormick and several other officials ...


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Q&A with David Rohde

New York Times reporter David Rohde '90 escaped from the Taliban four months ago after being kidnapped while on assignment in Afghanistan. Rohde gave his first public lecture about his experience on Monday in List 120. He also sat down with The Herald to discuss how his perspective has changed since ...


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Q&A with Rajmohan Gandhi

Rajmohan Gandhi, grandson of the Indian leader, Mahatma Gandhi, sat down with The Herald before his lecture Sunday to discuss his grandfather's legacy and his views on East-West relations.The Herald: Both of your grandfathers were very prominent freedom fighters in the Indian independence movement. ...


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Four arrested in fight at sorority party

Four men who were "harassing" Department of Public Safety officers outside a party in Alumnae Hall were arrested Saturday night by Providence police officers for disorderly conduct, according to Lt. John Ryan, commander of PPD Dist. 9.A student who attended the Delta Sigma Theta party, called "Scandalous," ...


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Gandhi explains a confluence of ideas

"The non-violence of King and Gandhi had a strong element of courtesy and forgiveness," Rajmohan Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, told a packed Salomon 101 Sunday.The former member of India's Upper House of Parliament, current president of Initiatives of Change International and renowned author and ...


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Whitehouse: Time isn't on Congress' side

Time is running out when it comes to reforming health care and passing legislation to curb damage to the environment, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., told a crowd of about 100 in a talk at Salomon 101 Friday.The talk was the second of a two-part series organized by the Brown Democrats.One of the biggest ...


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In fifth year, Strait Talk builds bridges once again

Fifteen student delegates from Taiwan, China and the United States have been on campus since last week to discuss and mediate disputes among the three countries at the fifth annual Strait Talk symposium. Originally founded by Johnny Lin '08, this year's Strait Talk ended Thursday after a week of workshops, ...


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Nonprofit founder talks up innovation

Diana Wells '88, president of the global social entrepreneurship organization Ashoka, spoke about the future of business-based ventures for achieving social change before a small crowd in Barus and Holley Wednesday night. Wells outlined Ashoka's mission and discussed the group's future in the rapidly ...


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Simmons, Reed honor Veterans Day on campus

Strains of bagpipe music lingered in the air as students, faculty and Providence community members gathered on the Main Green Wednesday to honor the soldiers who have served in armed duty. But unlike previous Veteran's Day ceremonies at Brown, for the first time in 20 years a University president and ...


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Simmons, campus welcome Achebe

Correction appended. Newly appointed Professor of Africana Studies Chinua Achebe was officially welcomed into the Brown community Tuesday afternoon with a public conversation between the celebrated Nigerian author and President Ruth Simmons. Achebe, a world-renowned novelist, poet and critic, was ...


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State pols talk prostitution at Dems event

State Rep. Edith Ajello, D-Dist. 3, and Sen. Rhoda Perry P'91, D-Dist. 3 — whose districts include College Hill — spoke to about 40 Brown students about Rhode Island government and politics in Wilson 101 Tuesday night. The event was part of the Brown Democrats' "Better Know Your District" ...


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Reform in the works for research review board

A series of reforms is underway that the University hopes will streamline Institutional Review Board procedures involving the ethical treatment of human research subjects. In response to recommendations in a report issued by a Research Advisory Board subcommittee last spring, the IRB and the Research ...





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