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Brown group opposes proposed changes at Hope

Hope United, a group founded by Brown students and born out of a Swearer Center breaks project, is working to preserve the current schedule and curriculum at Hope High School. This work is in the face of changes proposed by the school district to return Hope to the prior system — when Hope was ...


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Rhode Island sees record rain, flooding

Record flooding hit Rhode Island last week after heavy rains, but it caused only minor damage to University buildings.The Department of Facilities Management received nearly 200 service calls last week during Rhode Island's worst flooding in 200 years, but "there were no severe damages" to University ...


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Herald poll: Simmons' approval rate steady

President Ruth Simmons' approval rating has not significantly changed since last semester, despite recent publicity about her past tenure on the Board of Directors of Goldman Sachs, according to a Herald poll conducted last month. Of the students polled, 77.5 percent said they approve of the way Simmons ...


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Committee calls for changes to tenure

The maximum probationary period before a faculty member is either promoted with tenure or dismissed should be increased to eight years, according to recommendations in a report released March 25 by the ad hoc Committee to Review Tenure and Faculty Development Policies.


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9.3 percent admitted in most selective year yet

At 5 p.m. Thursday evening, Brown released decisions online for thousands of anxious high school students across the globe — bringing the number of admitted students to 2,804, or 9.3 percent of the record-breaking 30,136 students who applied, according to a University press release.The prospective ...


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Neurosurgery gets new chair

Garth Cosgrove has been appointed as inaugural chair of the newly created Department of Neurosurgery at Alpert Medical School and as chief of neurosurgery at Rhode Island Hospital and the Miriam Hospital, according to a press release from the Med School. These appointments will be effective June 1.


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Yellen '67 tapped for Fed

Janet Yellen '67, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank in San Francisco, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as vice chairwoman of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.


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Speaker: Puerto Rico leads LGBTQ mov't

Puerto Rico "is on the forefront" of advancing LGBTQ rights, Pedro Julio Serrano, a leader of the LGBTQ movement in Puerto Rico, told a small gathering of about 30 in List 120 Monday evening.The event, QUEERican, is part of the Third World Center's annual Puerto Rican Identity Week, said event organizer ...


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Spring Weekend acts may have to 'turn it down'

Last year, Nas' Spring Weekend performance went on past 11 p.m., irritating some neighbors who weren't able to sleep that Friday night.  As a result, the Brown Concert Agency is taking extra care to inform the community about the potential for noise at this year's shows, which will take place April ...


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Israel silences media outlets, speaker says

Contrary to the stated U.S. and Israeli policies to "incentivize" Palestinians to choose state-building over "resistance models," Israel is undermining Palestinian civil society, said Jared Malsin in a lecture Tuesday night about press rights in Israel.Malsin, a Jewish-American journalist, spoke on ...


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Sexual misconduct policy may change

The Office of Student Life is recommending changes in the University's Sexual Misconduct Policy and the creation of an Office for Student Conduct for academic and non-academic offenses, announced Margaret Klawunn, Vice President for Campus Life and Student Services, at a Brown University Community Council ...


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All-access gym pass popular in first few weeks

With the new all-access pass offered by the Physical Education Department this semester, pass holders can attend an unlimited number of classes — a welcome change, according to athletics department administrators and enrollment statistics. The introduction of the $99 all-access pass — which ...


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Spring Weekend tickets on sale tomorrow

Tickets for this year's Spring Weekend concerts featuring Snoop Dogg and MGMT will be available Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. on Brown Student Agency's online store at http://bsa.brown.edu, according to Abigail Schreiber '11, Brown Concert Agency's hospitality chair.


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University announces 60 staff layoffs

The University will lay off approximately 60 staff members in June, administrators announced to employees via e-mail message Monday morning. This figure does not include the 139 staff members who have opted for voluntary early retirement packages.


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Monk lectures on 'search for self'

A scholar of one of the mystical traditions of Hinduism, Swami Atmarupananda of the international Ramakrishna Order of Monks, led four guided meditations Sunday centered around the theme "Who am I? The Search for the Self" as part of the Sixth Annual Mary Interlandi '05 Lectureship. The event, held ...


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