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This semester likely the last for pre-reg waiver

The University is extending a policy allowing students with unpaid tuition balances of over $1,000 to pre-register for classes, but this will likely be the last semester of the program, according to Elizabeth Gentry, assistant vice president of financial and administrative services.


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Chomsky: U.S. policies hurt Middle East relations

Noam Chomsky, the internationally renowned linguist and outspoken political activist, offered an analysis of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, criticism of Israeli and U.S. policy and advice on student activism to a rowdy Salomon 101 audience that spilled over into Sayles Hall Tuesday evening."Thank ...


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Fewer pre-frosh mark 'undecided' in class of 2014

Do 97 percent of admitted freshmen really know what they want to concentrate in?Statistics released by the University indicate that only 3 percent of students admitted to the Class of 2014 chose "undecided" as their concentration. But Dean of Admission Jim Miller '73 wrote in an e-mail to The Herald ...


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Progress on S&J recs remains steady

In the three-and-a-half years since the University Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice issued its report on Brown's former links to the slave trade, steady progress has been made on its recommendations — which included creating a slavery memorial, a center for the study of slavery and justice ...


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Dorms vie to save the most energy

Brown's EcoReps has dared students in Poland House, Machado House, Slater Hall and Hope College to turn off the lights. In an effort to save energy, the student group launched an inter-dorm competition on April 11 to see which dorm will be able to consume the least energy over a three-week period.  ...


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Agreement between students disputed

A lawyer for William McCormick III — a former member of the class of 2010 who is suing the University,  over a dozen employees, a female student and her father — said in federal court last week that a statement made by the lawyer for the female student and her father during that same ...


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Green light means go for Angell and Waterman

The University is partnering with the City of Providence to upgrade most of the traffic lights on Angell and Waterman streets. The project, which will "significantly reduce congestion," is underway and will be completed over the summer, said Michael McCormick, assistant vice president for planning, ...


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Student hires bring 'real' food to the Ratty

Last semester, Brown Dining Services hired two students to search for "real food" — food that is local, fair, ecologically sound and humane — and this Thursday at the Sharpe Refectory's Earth Day Dinner Special, the Brown community will see what they've found. The Herald reported in October that ...


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Students oppose Swearer Center cuts

A small group of students gathered on the south side of the Main Green Monday to discuss planned cuts to the budget for the Swearer Center for Public Service and what the cuts say about University commitment to service in the community.The gathering came after over 250 alums and current students involved ...


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Grant funds media projects abroad, online

This summer, 11 students will travel to nine countries on a new fellowship funded by a $100,000 AT&T grant awarded last fall to the Watson Institute for International Studies. The grant, given by the AT&T Foundation and AT&T Corporation to fund new media projects, is meant to create new forms of communication ...


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Is Brown's popularity a passing trend or here to stay?

From Serena van der Woodsen of "Gossip Girl," to Brian Griffin of "Family Guy," to the nearly 30,000 students that applied for admission this fall, it seems like everyone wants to go to Brown. With myriad popular culture references and a couple well-known students over the years — not to mention, ...


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Future of research workshop uncertain

For some seniors, it's the most wonderful time of the year: the time their theses are finally due. As seniors prepare to present their research to their professors and peers, some who participated in the inaugural year of a year-long workshop on research communication will be prepared to explain their ...


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Gala planners have not paid Westin in full

Organizers of Saturday's Gala have not paid more than the $5,000 deposit they had originally paid to the Westin Providence hotel, despite a contractual obligation to pay the remainder of a $20,000 minimum payment by Wednesday, Senior Director for Student Engagement Ricky Gresh wrote in an e-mail to ...




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