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Revamped Ratty more 'convenient,' 'classy'

Students returning to Brown from their summer vacations encountered change in a traditional bastion of stability and regularity: the Sharpe Refectory. The modifications are immediately visible to anyone walking into the Ratty. The salad bar has moved to a different location, a new station for soup ...


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Neuro prof. lands large NIH grant

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience Gilad Barnea was recently awarded a EUREKA grant — $1.3 million in funding for scientific research over four years — by the National Institutes of Health.The NIH awards the EUREKA grant to scientists pursuing "high-risk, high-reward" research. In addition ...


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Violations found in LiSci labs

Hazardous waste management inspections conducted in Sidney Frank Hall this summer uncovered violations in 10 biology and neuroscience laboratories, according to an Office of Environmental Health and Safety report, a copy of which was obtained by The Herald.The labs were found to be in breach of container-management ...


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New space brings advisers directly to students

Starting this semester, a new space on the second floor of J. Walter Wilson, known as Advising Central, is available weekday afternoons for students seeking advice from faculty and deans without prior appointments.The project, an extension of the Faculty Advising Fellows Program, brings together different ...


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In crunch, departments share TAs

The Graduate School recently formalized ways to relieve the TA crunch that has plagued many departments at Brown, creating a new position for part-time TAs and encouraging related departments to work together.In a decision that has sparked debate between professors and the Grad School, departments that ...


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Intramural goes paperless

Previously done by paper and pen, intramural registration and scoring have moved to the Web site imleagues.com. Because intramural sports are so popular, the change will ease administrative burden, according to Intramural Coordinator Diane Yee.The online system provides a central forum for team schedules, ...


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Researchers find prisons lack addiction treatment

Though more than 200,000 heroin addicts are incarcerated every year in the United States, many prisons still lack pharmaceutical treatment for opiate addiction, according to a new study by researchers from Miriam Hospital, Brown University and their cooperative Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights.The ...


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Needing $30m more in cuts, U. to seek input

Administrators are gearing up for a tense semester of negotiating $30 million in cuts to next year's budget. But unlike last fall, when the University quickly eliminated approximately the same amount mostly through quick-fix measures such as a hiring freeze, this round of cuts will force decision-makers ...


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Program brings African scholars to campus

Nine African scientists and environmental activists will study at Brown this semester as part of a program coordinated through the Watson Institute for International Studies.The scholars, who represent six different African nations, will take classes alongside undergraduates with the hope that they ...


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Profs weigh in on health care debate

Calling the current health care system a "scandal" and an "abomination" and stressing the need for an increase in primary care availability, two Brown professors of medicine presented reform options to a crowded Salomon 001 in a town hall-style meeting organized Thursday, a day after President Obama's ...


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Ice-breakers, ice cream socials for freshmen

Amid anticipation and some nerves, 1,485 new students flooded Thayer Street and the Main Green for first-year orientation this past weekend. Brown's class of 2013 found their respective rooms, unpacked their bags and said hello to their new roommates before Residential Peer Leaders escorted them in ...






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