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Simmons presses case against pending tax bills

President Ruth Simmons, speaking at a faculty meeting Tuesday, reiterated the University's opposition to proposed state legislation levying fees on private universities for their out-of-state students and valuable real estate.She also emphasized the ways Brown already contributes to the local economy ...


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U. hauls in $12 million of stimulus grants

Rhode Island institutions will receive more than $22 million in federal stimulus funds to promote medical research beginning this month — and Brown is leading the charge. The University has procured 52 of 91 federal grants distributed to the state by the National Institutes of Health, adding $12 ...


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Fitness center, new pool may be combined

The Jonathan Nelson '77 Fitness Center and a new aquatics center may be combined under one roof rather than being constructed as separate facilities, top administrators said recently. A combined and somewhat scaled-back  facility would cost approximately $40 million, about $25 million less than the ...


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New efforts to boost U.'s international profile

The University's internationalization initiative — an effort to enhance Brown's profile abroad — has a new leader at its helm and is launching programs to encourage scholarly dialogue and global health research this year.Matthew Gutmann, the new vice president of international affairs, is ...


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Harris brings baseball's catchy tune to the bookstore

"It wasn't like one day we just had baseball," Rick Harris said to a modest audience at the Brown Bookstore on Saturday. "It's kind of like a folk song. Baseball has a long history."Harris is a social worker, but that's just his day job. His true passion is baseball, and when it comes to the history ...


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Alum art to adorn new Faunce

When Faunce House re-opens next fall after intensive renovations, students will have more than just comfy chairs and focaccia sandwiches to feast their senses on. The new Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center in Faunce will become home to an original piece of art by a Brown alum.


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Ralliers turn out for BDS worker benefits

With University Hall as their backdrop and repeated chants of "health care now," nearly 200 students, Brown Dining Services workers and local supporters rallied Thursday afternoon against proposed changes to the workers' health care contribution requirements.


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With $5.2m grant in hand, prof to map Samoan genes

Professor of Community Health and Anthropology Stephen McGarvey has researched the intersection of genetics and lifestyle in Samoa and American Samoa for more than 30 years. Now, armed with a $5.2 million National Institutes of Health grant that will enable him to map 1 million sites on the genome, ...


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Tense debate erupts over Honduran politics

Honduras's military coup this past summer was "clearly rooted in the struggle between classes," Shaun Joseph '03 told an overcrowded classroom at the Third World Center last night. Joseph, speaking alongside City Councilman Miguel Luna, described their week-long stay in Honduras after the coup at an ...


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Tenure timelines scrutinized

A committee charged with reviewing tenure and faculty development policies met for the first time Wednesday, but some Division of Biology and Medicine departments are already hoping the committee will recommend that junior faculty in those departments be given longer to prove themselves before coming ...


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Talks continue on BDS benefits

Potential changes to workers' health insurance contributions are emerging as a flashpoint in negotiations on a new agreement between Dining Services workers and the University ahead of an Oct. 12 deadline, when their current work contract expires.


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Arts center construction on schedule

Construction on the $40 million Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts in the heart of the campus is underway and on schedule, setting the stage for a cross-disciplinary hub that will cater to the University's various art departments.





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