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Auditors evaluate Brown

An extensive report on the University's strengths and weaknesses was made available online to the campus communityWednesday. The report — written by a team of 10 faculty members and administrators from peer institutions — will serve as the basis for Brown's re-accreditation from the New ...


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Field stops declined sharply, DPS data trove shows

Instances of Department of Public Safety officers stopping people on campus have declined by more than half since early 2008, according to detailed field-stop reports from DPS. The reports, which the department began releasing in 2007, also suggest that officers have not been conducting stops in a racially-biased ...


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Accreditation report comes out today

The results of a major external audit of the University and its policies will be made public Wednesday morning, Provost David Kertzer '69 P'95 P'98 announced at a monthly faculty meeting Tuesday. A team from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges visited this past spring to launch the widescale ...


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'Peeping tom' suspect awaits trial

Editor's note: This case was dismissed in January 2010 by the 6th District Court in Providence. The man was not found guilty of any of the three charges, and his name has been removed from the article. A Woonsocket man arrested in September for allegedly trespassing on University property is being ...


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Unpaid balances will not hinder pre-registration

The University expects about 300 students to benefit from the recent extension of a policy that will allow students to pre-register for classes next semester even if they have large unpaid tuition balances, according to Elizabeth Gentry, assistant vice president for financial and administrative services. ...


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Ethicist challenges man-animal 'speciesism'

The animal liberation movement is a "far-reaching revolution," philosopher and animal rights advocate Peter Singer told a packed MacMillan 117 Tuesday night. In his lecture, titled "Ethics and Animals: Where we've come from, and where we need to go," the world-renowned ethicist shared his controversial ...


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Downtown, big ideas are soon to be tested

In fewer than two years, Brown's new Medical Education Building will welcome its first class of students. But looking at the building now, it is hard to tell. The block-long former factory sits waiting, its 165 windows staring blankly out onto Richmond Street. And though the Med Ed building sits just ...


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Student dies in rooftop fall while abroad

Arun Stewart '11, a student whom professors and friends described as "brilliant," "passionate" and "incredibly hip," died Friday in Beijing, where he was studying abroad.He was attending a rooftop gathering with friends near Tsinghua University when he lost his footing, according to an e-mail from President ...


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Researchers awarded over $12 million to study obesity

The Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center at Miriam Hospital recently received six research grants worth a total of more than $12 million from the National Institutes of Health. The money will be used to research weight-gain prevention and the benefits of losing weight.Though the research center ...


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Youth alcohol abuse may stem from gene mutation

A Brown-led study has identified a genetic variant that indicates an increased risk of alcohol abuse in adolescents. The study, led by Robert Miranda P'04, assistant professor of psychiatry and human behavior for research, focused on a receptor gene previously tied only to adult alcohol abuse. The mutation ...


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Faculty missing ombudsperson to manage conflicts

A staff position responsible for hearing and addressing the concerns of faculty and postdoctoral students will remain vacant this year after a failed search to fill the spot coincided with a hiring freeze instituted last year.For the past three academic years, the University employed a part-time ombudsperson ...






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