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Recent grads planning trip to North Korea

While the United States and other nations struggle to respond to North Korea's recent aggressive military posturing, three recently graduated seniors are still moving forward with their planned trip to bring a group of about 18 students and professors to the secretive state by way of China in August. ...


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Wedding bells ring out on College Hill

Destination weddings have become increasingly popular in recent years. Today, brides- and grooms-to-be often travel to exotic locales in the United States and abroad. The tropical islands of the Caribbean, the romantic cities of Europe and the pristine beaches of Hawaii are all frequent destinations ...


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Simmons, Gregorian tapped by Obama

President Ruth Simmons and former Brown President Vartan Gregorian have been appointed to President's Commission on White House Fellowships, the White House announced last month. They are among 28 members President Barack Obama selected for the commission, which recommends candidates for the White House ...


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Metcalf overhaul planned after new building scrapped

Months after scuttling plans to build an ambitious new brain science building in the wake of financial losses, the Corporation has approved a "schematic design" for the renovation of Metcalf Chemistry and Research Laboratory into a new "mind brain behavior" center, according to Vice President for Facilities ...


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Watson's Kennedy '76 abruptly quits post

David Kennedy '76 resigned abruptly last month as vice president for international affairs and interim director of the Watson Institute for International Studies, shortly after University of Michigan sociologist Michael Kennedy was selected as Watson's new director.


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'Internationalization' slowly gets defined

With three years down, one to go in her Brown education, Samira Thomas '10 has a specific goal set for next year: a thesis on the redevelopment of post-conflict cities with an emphasis on Kabul, Afghanistan. But until this year, Thomas said she had few opportunities to pursue her concentration, Urban ...


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Green-thinking seniors leave their footprints

When Aden Van Noppen '09 arrived at Brown four years ago, she went to the activities fair and scanned the tables, looking for groups that focused on climate and energy issues. She didn't find much."We were shocked. We were all shocked," Van Noppen said. Van Noppen wasn't the only frustrated freshman. ...


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Alison Cohen

Education, environmental justice, women's health, chemistry — at first glance, the different passions that Alison Cohen '09 pursues seem loosely connected. But in her academic work and outside activities, the San Francisco native has brought together her diverse array of interests, earning recognition ...


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Corporation Controversy

You would have been forgiven last semester for thinking you had wandered into a never-aired, college-specific episode of Law and Order. Grainy surveillance footage, confrontations with police officers and a 19-hour trial — these were just a few of the scandalous details surrounding a year-long ...


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TWTP turns 40

The Third World Transition Program, approaching its 40th anniversary this summer, is the product of years of changes from its inception as the Transitional Summer Program. The summer of 1969 saw Brown's first Transitional Summer Program, a result of the attention brought to minority issues by the 1968 ...





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