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Q & A with Bill Russell

Legendary Boston Celtics center Bill Russell spoke in Salomon 101 yesterday about the media's role in sports. Before the symposium, he sat down with The Herald to answer questions about President Obama, his relationship with Boston and championship rings.


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Health is a global right, says Kim '82

Physician and public health leader Jim Yong Kim '82 discussed global health's future — and his own as the recently elected president of Dartmouth — in Andrews Dining Hall Tuesday afternoon, stressing the importance of broad-based health solutions over tackling diseases one-by-one.


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Lagos discusses recession impact on South America

Though its end is nowhere in sight, the current recession could lead to an increasingly globalized world in which developed and developing states will be more inclined to coordinate their economic decisions and policies, former Chilean President Ricardo Lagos Escobar told nearly 50 students, faculty ...


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Sophomore cooks up cake, business

In high school, her classmates' parents hired her to make cakes — but it wasn't until last semester that Kelly Schryver '11 created TillieCakes, her own cake-baking company. "Kids on campus cannot get custom cakes from scratch very easily," Schryver said. "Either you go to Coldstone's or trek ...


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Student-designed toys help kids with motor disorders

Ask a child if he would rather do physical therapy or play with a remote control car and the answer will be obvious. But now researchers at Brown and the Rhode Island School of Design have designed a way for him to do both, by creating toys specially developed for children with neuromuscular diseases. ...


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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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