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Departments and concentration programs face review

Five academic units are in the midst of being reviewed this semester by internal review teams — led by the Academic Priorities Committee — and external review teams of scholars from other institutions, according to guidelines and procedures for reviews of academic programs produced by the ...


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Med students fundraise for new building

On Friday night the Medical Student Senate hosted a fundraiser at 222 Richmond St. for the renovations that will transform it into Alpert Medical School's new Medical School Education Building. With drywall pieces scattered on the floor, large holes in walls, light fixtures missing and orange spray ...


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Africana studies to launch grad program in fall 2011

The creation of a graduate program in Africana studies marks the latest development in the growth of the department, which hired renowned author Chinua Achebe in the fall. The Corporation approved the new program in December, said Tricia Rose, professor of Africana studies and chair of the department. ...


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UTRA awards constant from last year

Applicants for summer Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards were informed of decisions March 12, and the number of awards remained the same as last year, said Besenia Rodriguez, associate dean of the College for undergraduate research.


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Simmons warns HEI over rights

President Ruth Simmons wrote a letter to HEI Hotels and Resorts' CEO last month to publicly express concern over reports of workers' rights violations, becoming the first university leader to do so, according to a March 15 press release from the Brown Student Labor Alliance.


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Student and father write guide to World Cup

This year rings in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, a competition that never fails to bring out the passion that both Harry Stark '11 and Steven Stark P'11 share for soccer. The two have collaborated on a guidebook about the World Cup that will be published at the beginning of April. The guidebook, "World Cup ...


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Corporation adopts new policy for minutes

The minutes from Corporation meetings held after July 1, 2009, will be made public after 25 years, a change from the previous policy of holding the minutes for 50 years, according to Russell Carey '91 MA'06, senior vice president for Corporation affairs and governance. The Corporation approved the change ...


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Med School to host HIV conference

The Alpert Medical School will co-host a conference designed to address HIV prevention and treatment at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador in Quito, Ecuador, on Thursday and Friday. Jointly sponsored with Rhode Island College, the conference will bring together Ecuadorian medical students, ...


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Hip hop politico opens week on Puerto Rico

For Rosa Clemente, 2008 vice-presidential nominee for the Green Party and an active community organizer and hip-hop activist running for a seat in the New York State Senate, radicalism is the means through which to obtain change. Clemente stressed a radical approach during her emotional opening convocation ...


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David Shields '78 challenges nonfiction

"So many contemporary novels are fundamentally un-serious. They start off with truly interesting narratives, but end up with all their attention on cranking out pre-formatted narratives," said David Shields '78, who spoke on Wednesday night as the third writer in the Great Brown Nonfiction Writers Lecture ...


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Financial aid director updates UCS

Director of Financial Aid Jim Tilton spoke at Wednesday's general body meeting of the Undergraduate Council of Students about the positive impact of financial aid initiatives introduced by the Corporation in the 2008–09 academic year.


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Middle East experts advocate nuance on Islam

"We would be hard-pressed to come up with a distinctly Muslim value," said Nancy Khalek, assistant professor of religious studies, at "Islam and Governance: The Political Future of the Middle East," a Janus Forum-sponsored panel held Tuesday in Barus and Holley 166.


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Crime Log: Screws, signs missing from SciLi

The following summary includes all major incidents reported to the Department of Public Safety between Feb. 4 and March 4. It does not include general service and alarm calls. The Providence Police Department also responds to incidents occurring off campus. DPS does not divulge information on cases ...





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