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Simmons funds 'Real Food' dining options

The Brown chapter of the Real Food Challenge, a national campaign to bring more local and organic food to university dining halls, obtained $25,000 from President Ruth Simmons' discretionary fund for a two-year pilot project and created four paid student positions within Dining Services. The students ...


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Bruins to study ruins at rededicated R.I. Hall

In its long history, Rhode Island Hall has housed a hodgepodge of departments, from Natural Philosophy to Mineralogy.Now, the Artemis A.W. and Martha Sharp Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World can be added to the roster after a warm and genial rededication ceremony last Friday evening. ...


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Parents get a chance to quiz Simmons

President Ruth Simmons outlined the University's recent achievements and challenges and highlighted the importance of financial aid to a standing-room-only crowd of parents and students Saturday afternoon. The "Hour with the President" — one of many events on College Hill for Family Weekend — ...


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Swearer Center to hire 20 new staff with grant

With nearly $63,000 in federal stimulus aid, the Swearer Center for Public Service is planning to hire 20 new employees this year, including tutors, mentors and community  liaisons.Though the stimulus money will only last one year, officials at the center said they hope to use the funds to expand ...


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R.I. Hall rededicated

In its long history, Rhode Island Hall has housed a hodgepodge of departments, from Natural Philosophy and Mineralogy. Now, the Artemis A.W. and Martha Sharp Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World can be added to the roster after a warm and genial rededication ceremony last Friday ...


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Earth-friendly light bulb project nears goal

How many Brown student groups does it take to change 67,000 light bulbs?Just one. Project 20/20, a student-run program that installs energy-efficient lighting in low-income Providence households, is nearing its goal of replacing the light bulbs in 5,000 homes with compact fluorescent lamps.The project ...


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Number of international students from India grows

As the University redoubles its efforts to increase Brown's profile abroad and attract more international students — particularly students from India — the numbers are beginning to show for it.Though China still contributes the most international students — 33 enrolled in the class ...


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Dual-degree program enters 2nd year

As a high school student, Colin MacGregor '14 thought he would eventually push aside his love of art in favor of a career in medicine. That began to change after he participated in summer art programs and worked on more personal art projects in his free time. When it came time to apply to colleges, ...


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Corporation to focus on long-term outlook

Against the backdrop of a weakened economy, a shrunken endowment and a significantly diminished budget, the University's highest governing body is set to convene this weekend to evaluate the changes the University has undergone in the last year and determine if additional adjustments are needed.






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