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Program brings African scholars to campus

Nine African scientists and environmental activists will study at Brown this semester as part of a program coordinated through the Watson Institute for International Studies.The scholars, who represent six different African nations, will take classes alongside undergraduates with the hope that they ...


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Profs weigh in on health care debate

Calling the current health care system a "scandal" and an "abomination" and stressing the need for an increase in primary care availability, two Brown professors of medicine presented reform options to a crowded Salomon 001 in a town hall-style meeting organized Thursday, a day after President Obama's ...


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Ice-breakers, ice cream socials for freshmen

Amid anticipation and some nerves, 1,485 new students flooded Thayer Street and the Main Green for first-year orientation this past weekend. Brown's class of 2013 found their respective rooms, unpacked their bags and said hello to their new roommates before Residential Peer Leaders escorted them in ...


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Suspect linked to spring peeping incidents

Editor's note: This case was dismissed in January 2010 by the 6th District Court in Providence. The man was not found guilty of any of the three charges, and his name has been removed from the article. A man arrested for trespassing on campus last Thursday is connected to similar incidents involving ...


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In 'horrendous' year, endowment loses $740m

The University's endowment lost $740 million in the 12 months ending with June 30, falling to just over $2 billion, President Ruth Simmons said at a faculty meeting on Wednesday. But the discouraging endowment picture was tempered by relatively robust fundraising, Simmons said.


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Service month engages staff in local aid

As students return to classes, University faculty and staff are heading to walkathons , farms and food banks as part of a new program to get them more involved in the community. As part of the "Brown Gives 30 Days of Service" program, volunteers will log community service hours in the Providence area ...


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Watch your step! Campus curses abound

You might think your chances of graduating are related to how much you study, or that with responsible behavior you'll have a safe and stable love life. But according to a number of Brown myths and legends that have endured over the years, your fate might be sealed by a careless misstep — literally. ...


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For e-mail, Brown turns to Google

The Brown e-mail accounts of every undergraduate will be switched from Microsoft Exchange to Gmail by the end of September, a move that will provide students increased storage space and access to several Google applications.






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