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Students helping students, and cash is a new twist

It sounds like the beginning of a joke: What do an elite Ivy League university and the third-poorest public school district in the nation have in common? But the answer — their shared community of Providence, Rhode Island — is no punch line, and the wide-ranging relationship between the University ...


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Philosopher diagrams liberty, natural law

"Liberty is something you achieve. It is not an automatic given," philosopher Peter Kreeft told a Salomon 001 audience Friday afternoon during the Brown-Rhode Island School of Design Catholic Community's annual lecture.Kreeft, an author and professor of philosophy at Boston College and the King's College, ...


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Students rally for climate change action

A group of Brown students joined members of the Providence community Saturday at Waterplace Park to participate in the International Day of Climate Action.The event was organized in cities across the world by 350.org, an international campaign devoted to publicizing the dangers of climate change and ...


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BioMed budget a balancing act for 2011

A large hit to the Divison of Biology and Medicine's endowment has been offset by an increase in research grants, but the sour economy has complicated some initiatives, such as a drive to increase financial aid for medical students, according to BioMed officials.


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Former Afghan MP paints bleak picture

Malalai Joya, a former member of Afghanistan's parliament and an advocate for women's rights, addressed a Salomon 101 crowd Sunday afternoon, speaking about corruption in the national government, the role of women in Afghan society and U.S. involvement in her country.Elected to the parliament in 2005, ...


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When building Brown meant burning bridges

Bracketed by the Van Wickle Gates and Soldiers Arch, Brown's bustling campus 50 years ago reached little beyond the Main Green and Lincoln Field. A residential neighborhood of old colonial homes and stately Victorian mansions extended right to its doorstep. Today, the University sprawls over most of ...


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Students mind their Ps and Qs

The number of reported incidents involving underage drinking and copyright infringement at the University decreased this past year, according to Margaret Klawunn, vice president for campus life and student services. Overall, violations declined slightly.



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