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Swine flu vaccine now available on campus

More than 1,600 Brown students have signed up to be immunized against H1N1 this week, now that the vaccine is available to all college students 24 and under in Rhode Island. About 350 students ventured to a makeshift clinic in Josiah's to get the vaccine Tuesday, the first day immunizations were available ...


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Med School mulls new requirement

Last week the Alpert Medical School floated a proposal that would require medical students to pass Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination in order to graduate. On Nov. 24, the Faculty Executive Committee met with Associate Dean of Medicine Philip Gruppuso about the proposed change ...


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Brown prof. awarded grant for JC virus research

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Brown a five-year, $6 million grant to perform research that will determine how the JC virus attaches to host cells in the brain. Professor of Medical Science Walter Atwood, who has researched the virus since 1991, is leading the project along with researchers ...


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Kennedy speaks on health care panel

Community members ranging from students to concerned citizens and from physicians to disgruntled politicos poured in to Andrews Hall Monday afternoon to hear a panel that included Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I., speak on health-care reform.


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On next year's calendar, a 'moust'-have

Mustaches are having a moment.They've recently been spotted on stars such as Brad Pitt and George Clooney. Organizations like "Mustaches for Kids" and "Movember" encourage men to grow them to raise awareness and donations for charitable causes.But for professional photographer Ricky Chapman and the ...


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Med school softens new PLME policy

After stirring opposition from students, the University has reconsidered a policy shift that would strip undergraduates in the Program for Liberal Medical Education of their reserved spots at Alpert Medical School if they choose to apply to other medical schools.


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Lit Arts' Waldrop wins National Book Award

Professor of Literary Arts Keith Waldrop has won the National Book Award for poetry this year for his book "Transcendental Studies: A Trilogy," the National Book Foundation announced last week at a ceremony in New York.The foundation cited "Transcendental Studies" for its unity of poetry and philosophy, ...


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New device makes cell phones a safety device

Brown students, faculty and staff can now activate their cell phones for use as portable security devices, thanks to the Department of Public Safety's recent launch of Rave Guardian, a software system designed to protect registered users across campus.Rave Guardian, made by Rave Wireless, Inc., provides ...


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Lit Arts' Waldrop wins National Book Award

Professor of Literary Arts Keith Waldrop has won the National Book Award for poetry this year for his book "Transcendental Studies: A Trilogy," the National Book Foundation announced last week at a ceremony in New York.The foundation cited "Transcendental Studies" for its unity of poetry and philosophy, ...





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