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Columbus change spurs response

The faculty's decision last week to rename Columbus Day "Fall Weekend" on the University calendar has garnered more attention both locally and nationally than the average code revision, with Providence mayor David Cicilline '83 and Rush Limbaugh, the high-profile conservative pundit, among those decrying ...


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U.'s $215 million wish-list not likely to be funded

Looking to grab a share of the federal economic stimulus bill, Brown has submitted funding requests totaling $215 million to the state's Office of Economic Recovery and Reinvestment for five proposed construction projects. The proposals, which according to Brown would create a total of 460 jobs, include ...


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Brown-RISD dual degree accepts just 3.5 percent

Brown may have set a record for admissions stinginess this year — just 10.8 percent of undergraduate applicants got in — but a spot in the College was not College Hill's most difficult ticket to punch.That distinction goes to the fledgling Brown-RISD Dual-Degree program, which invited just ...


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Longtime psychiatry chair resigns

Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior Martin Keller will step down as chair of the department this June, amid ongoing federal scrutiny directed at him and other researchers with financial ties to pharmaceutical companies.


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Across campus, puzzlers get down with Shortz

The room was silent except for the squeak of markers against whiteboards. Messy letters filled the boxes, building corners with words intertwined. As white space disappeared, the crowd held its breath until, suddenly, Aaron Mazel-Gee '09 took a step back and threw up his hands. He had finished.


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Students support 'Fall Weekend'

More than two-thirds of Brown undergraduates favor changing the name of "Columbus Day" on the University calendar, according to a Herald poll conducted earlier this month. Though 27.2 percent of students polled indicated that they would like the holiday to remain "Columbus Day," 67.2 percent said they ...


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Students storm onto Main Green

Correction appended. Click here to view "Main Green jubilance: A post-election slideshow" Many Brown students had waited nearly two years for this. President-elect Obama swept the West Coast around 11 p.m. last night, essentially clinching the 44th presidency and propelling hundreds of exuberant students ...


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86.1 percent of students support Obama, poll finds

Brown undergraduates overwhelmingly support Sen. Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election, according to a Herald poll conducted earlier this week. 86.1 percent of students said they support Obama for president of the United States, versus 6.3 percent who said they favor Sen. John McCain. Independent ...


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Knife-wielding student charged with assault

View Larger MapThe following summary includes all major incidents reported to the Department of Public Safety between Oct. 2 and Oct. 8 It does not include general service and alarm calls. The Providence Police Department also responds to incidents occurring off campus. DPS does not divulge information ...


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Aid money, advising split student opinion

The overwhelming majority of undergraduates support the University's new financial aid policy, a recent Herald poll found. 92.7 percent of undergrads approve of the new financial aid plan. When asked about the University's decision to ease the financial burden on students from lower- and middle-income ...


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Students favor Obama, Herald poll finds

Brown undergraduates overwhelmingly favor Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., in the 2008 presidential election, according to a Herald poll conducted last week. 37.5 percent of students said they believe Obama would make the best president of the United States, versus 18.4 percent who said they favored Sen. ...






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