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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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U. begins last phase of capital campaign

The University is making a final push for its Campaign for Academic Enrichment after achieving its goal of raising $1.4 billion in May 2009, 19 months before the campaign's end in December 2010, according to Ronald Vanden Dorpel MA'71, senior vice president for University advancement.With "luck," the ...


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Community council addresses safety, violence

Tuesday's Brown University Community Council meeting focused on the community's safety concerns and the repercussions for student misconduct. A committee of students, faculty and public safety officers has started reviewing pedestrian safety on campus, said Russell Carey '91 MA'06, senior vice president ...


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Workshop advises friends of sexual assault survivors

In a cozy room in the Sarah Doyle Women's Center Tuesday evening, students with all levels of background knowledge gathered to participate in a workshop on sexual assault as part of Sex Week. The workshop, titled "I'll Only Tell a Friend: Learning the Best Ways to Help Someone Who's Been Hurt by Sexual ...


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Faculty approves tenure for all clinical chairs

At its meeting earlier this month, the faculty approved a proposal for the Alpert Medical School to establish clinical tenure for all 15 chairs of its clinical departments. The proposal — which has yet to receive the final stamp of approval from the Corporation, the University's highest governing ...


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Faculty stick together in work and marriage

Finding a tenured or tenure-track position is hard enough, but locating two academic job openings at once is next to impossible. Faculty recruitment — a key priority of the University's long-term Plan for Academic Enrichment — gets more complicated when a prospective hire's spouse also needs ...


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Sex week kicks off with 'Kink' documentary

As the images of lashing whips and spanking fill the screen, the showing of the documentary "Kink," followed by a panel discussion on Sunday night, provided a kickoff for what promises to be a mind-blowing Sex Week. Using the film as a platform for discussing the intersection between race, ethnicity ...


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Fitness, aquatics center to open in Jan. 2012

Right now, Brown's athletic complex is unattractive, inconveniently located and insufficient to meet the community's needs. But come January 2012, the fenced construction site and asphalt parking lot will be replaced by a red-bricked fitness and aquatics center and a grassy tree-lined quadrangle.


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U. informs neighbors of construction

The University is reaching out to its neighbors to inform them of the impending construction of the new aquatics and fitness center, said Jennifer Braga, government relations and community affairs liaison. Construction of the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center and Jonathan Nelson '77 Fitness Center ...


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Curriculum council look at concs. well underway

In keeping with a recommendation by the Task Force on Undergraduate Education, the College Curriculum Council is continuing its reviews of concentrations in seven departments this year, said Dean of the College Katherine Bergeron. On the 2009-10 agenda are East Asian studies, South Asian studies, physics, ...


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History's Wood wins book award

The New York Historical Society has awarded its annual book prize to Gordon Wood, professor emeritus of history, for his recently published book, "Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789–1815." As Wood's work, which was published in October, begins to win accolades, he faces a ...


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URC projects increase in federal funding

The University Resources Committee projected in a report released last month that the University's Education and General budget, which includes expenditures on administrative, academic and student support, "would see a 5.8 percent increase in indirect cost recovery from sponsored funding" in the next ...






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