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Correction

An article in Friday's paper ("78 Report ‘Flu-Like Symptoms' this Month," Sept. 18) incorrectly stated that students were tested for the H1N1 virus at a hospital. In fact, tests were administered at the Rhode Island Department of Health on students who were brought to Health Services at Brown. ...


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Overachievers? Maybe. Busy? You bet they are.

For about one in five students at Brown, one concentration isn't enough. And for a very small minority on campus, even two concentrations don't cut it.About 12 triple concentrators graduated last spring, according to Deputy Dean of the College Stephen Lassonde. He said that number remains relatively ...


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Looking at health care one president at a time

If he wants to successfully pass health care reform, President Obama should move quickly and disregard his economic advisers. So says Professor of Political Science James Morone, author of a recent book on past presidents and their pushes for change.The release of Morone's book — which he co-authored ...


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Study abroad numbers hit their lowest mark in a decade

The number of students studying abroad this semester or the last hit the lowest levels in at least a decade, according to data provided by University Registrar Michael Pesta.This fall, just 199 undergraduates are abroad, down from 220 last fall — the fewest for a fall semester since at least 1999, ...


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Blog teaches science through art, narrative

Sophia Tintori '09 was once scared of the idea of being a scientist.Perhaps this is why Tintori is contributing to CreatureCast, a blog created this past summer that seeks to make science more accessible to the general public through podcasts and posts.Recently, an animated video produced by Tintori ...


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Corrections

An article in Thursday's paper ("A Banner year for registration, despite bumps," Sept. 17) incorrectly stated that 70 percent of Brown courses are capped at 20 or fewer students. In fact, 70 percent of courses have an enrollment of 20 or fewer students, but are not necessarily capped courses. Roughly ...


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Poli Sci colleagues remember Zuckerman

No one in the Department of Political Science knows what a year at Brown is like without Alan Zuckerman."Anybody who is here — he had a hand in hiring," said James Morone, professor of political science and department chair. "When we had a faculty meeting about who we were going to hire, he would ...


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Revamped Ratty more 'convenient,' 'classy'

Students returning to Brown from their summer vacations encountered change in a traditional bastion of stability and regularity: the Sharpe Refectory. The modifications are immediately visible to anyone walking into the Ratty. The salad bar has moved to a different location, a new station for soup ...


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Neuro prof. lands large NIH grant

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience Gilad Barnea was recently awarded a EUREKA grant — $1.3 million in funding for scientific research over four years — by the National Institutes of Health.The NIH awards the EUREKA grant to scientists pursuing "high-risk, high-reward" research. In addition ...






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