Correction: The original headline of this article incorrectly suggested that Saint-Vil '10 won the Miss Rhode Island pageant. In fact, she won a $1,000 scholarship at the pageant.
The University-sponsored peer tutoring program has been all but eliminated this semester by administrators, leaving students unable to access one-on-one homework help from fellow undergraduates — and hundreds of former tutors out of a job.
A research team led by a Brown professor has shed new light on the evolutionary history of bilateral organisms. In a study published last week, the team, led by Assistant Professor of Biology Casey Dunn, used a San Diego supercomputer and new DNA sequencing techniques to establish Acoelomorpha flatworms ...
A year-long series integrating the humanistic and scientific perspectives of environmental problems began last Wednesday with the New England premiere of "Butte, America," a film chronicling the history of a Montana mining town with the same name.
The Brown Concert Agency plans to reach out to music lovers and musicians alike through a new blog, audience surveys and more student concerts, the group's leaders said. The board, which organizes Spring Weekend as well as a fall concert, hopes to work with groups such as Brown Television and the Coalition ...
As students crammed into a second-floor classroom in J. Walter Wilson last Monday, Associate Professor of History Michael Vorenberg started his seminar with an apology. Though Banner had allowed 20 students to pre-register for his class — HIST 1970H: "American Legal and Constitutional History, ...
When the faculty voted in April to rename Columbus Day on the University calendar to sidestep the historical figure's controversial legacy, local leaders from the mayor to the governor protested the decision, saying it was disrespectful to Providence's Italian-American community.
Liberian Vice President Joseph Boakai spoke to about 60 students and members of the community Sunday afternoon about the prospects for rebuilding the war-ravaged West African country. After the speech, he sat down with The Herald to discuss the future of his country.Herald: Earlier this week you called ...
Two of Brown's world-leaders-in-residence, former Chilean President Ricardo Lagos and former Austrian Chancellor Alfred Gusenbauer, seemed to offer a hopeful view of current geopolitical affairs at a forum Thursday morning at the Watson Institute for International Studies.
A newly formed committee will review the University's tenure and faculty development policies after an outside monitor called attention to those areas, according to an e-mail Provost David Kertzer '69 P'95 P'98 sent to faculty Thursday afternoon.
An article in Thursday's paper ("Flu cases spreading quickly, BUCC hears," Sept. 24) incorrectly stated that the University would begin offering seasonal flu vaccines to the entire Brown community Thursday. Only the staff and faculty clinics started Thursday. Student flu clinics are set to start Monday ...
The University's Public Arts Committee has begun considering building a public memorial to the historical ties of Brown and of Rhode Island to the slave trade, almost two years after the University Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice convened by President Ruth Simmons recommended one.
Construction began this week on a new advising and tutoring resource center on the third floor of the Sciences Library, the creation of which was recommended in 2007 by the Undergraduate Science Education Committee to better support students taking science and math classes.
Members of Brown Students for Israel met with office representatives of two members of Congress and hand-delivered to them about 250 student letters in support of the proposed Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act of 2009 on Wednesday.
The University plans to reduce its annual draw on the endowment by 20 percent next year, Beppie Huidekoper, executive vice president for finance and administration, said at the first Brown University Community Council meeting of the semester yesterday.
Professor of Computer Science John Savage used to spend his days teaching classes and doing research. But for the next year, he'll turn his attention from advising Brown students to advising federal officials on cyber security.
Universities nationwide are in fierce competition this year to procure a share of scarce federal research funds, and Brown is taking aggressive steps to get its own piece of the pie and enhance its national profile as a top-tier institution.