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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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Q & A with Chinua Achebe

Renowned Nigerian author Chinua Achebe sat down with The Herald Tuesday before a welcome event to discuss his motivations for joining Brown's Africana studies faculty, his past work and his thoughts on being referred to as the "father of modern African literature." The Herald:  You were a professor ...


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Grant funds African recruitment, support

Brown's Population Studies and Training Center, a research facility that studies demographics, has been awarded a half-million dollar Hewlett Foundation grant to recruit more graduate students from sub-Saharan Africa and provide more support to students and alumni.


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New Republic editor speaks on health care

When Jonathan Cohn asked how many members of his Salomon 001 audience would identify themselves as left-of-center, nearly all the people in attendance in the half-full auditorium raised their hands. When he further narrowed the group — asking "how many of you are excited about the way health care ...


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Policy change rankles PLMEs

Students enrolled in the Program in Liberal Medical Education who apply to medical schools other than Brown's will forfeit the spots reserved for them, according to a new policy enacted this week.PLMEs received an e-mail and a letter in their mailboxes on Wednesday informing them of the change. Starting ...


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Burglaries most common campus crime in '08

The Department of Public Safety reported 111 criminal offenses occurring on campus and in surrounding areas in 2008, according to an annual crime report released by the department earlier this fall.Of those 111, the vast majority, 84, were burglaries. There were also nine robberies and eight motor-vehicle ...


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German diplomat remembers the wall's fall

When the Berlin Wall, which served as a "symbol of difference and division" between the east and the west sides of Germany, fell, it represented the culmination of changes in Soviet Union policies in the 1970s and '80s, Consul General Reiner Mockelmann told a small gathering at the Watson Institute ...


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Herald Poll: Students more satisfied with advising

Student satisfaction with academic advising is on the rise — 10 percent higher this fall than a year and a half ago, a recent Herald poll found. Nearly 60 percent of students reported they were either very satisfied or somewhat satisfied with advising, compared to just under 50 percent in spring 2008. A ...


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Corrections

An article in Thursday's paper ("Buyout plan offered to U. employees," Nov. 5) contained the information that Brown would pay all but $83 per month of the health-care premiums for employees who take the buyout offer. In fact, the employees would be responsible for the full premium, with $83 contributed ...





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