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Task force aims at eliminating bottles

A resolution of support from President Ruth Simmons and the Brown University Community Council has strengthened efforts behind the Beyond the Bottle Campaign, a student group seeking to reduce the University's use of bottled water. The Task Force on Bottled Water at Brown was subsequently created to ...


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SciLi offers new space for science learning

The new science resource center on the third floor of the Sciences Library will open Feb. 5 after months of extensive renovations shuttered the floor during the fall, Dean of the College Katherine Bergeron will announce in a campus-wide e-mail Friday. The multi-purpose space will serve as the home base ...


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Simmons signs climate charter

On Thursday, President Ruth Simmons made Brown a signatory of the Sustainable Campus Charter, an agreement stipulating "campuswide principles and measurable goals for sustainable development, construction and operations" as well as pledging to integrate "the study of sustainability principles and practice" ...


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Path through Faunce House to reopen

Perhaps the most noticeable change on campus since students have returned from winter break is the construction on the temporarily closed Faunce Arch, first announced in Morning Mail in late December and again on Monday. Ricky Gresh, senior director for student engagement, said he is "99.99 percent ...


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Simmons named to Smithsonian council

President Ruth Simmons has been named to the Council for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, an advisory board that will oversee the direction and administration of the museum as it prepares to open in 2015, the museum announced Monday.


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DPS banned Young after Nov. forum

On Christmas Eve, Providence mayoral candidate Chris Young opened a letter from Brown Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police Mark Porter. Just a week before his arraignment on charges of disorderly conduct stemming from November's health care forum in Andrews Hall, the Democratic candidate learned ...


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Brothers give to kids' hospital

The Brown chapter of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity donated more than $20,000 for pediatric cancer treatment and care, Hasbro Children's Hospital announced earlier this month. The Beta Rho chapter has raised just over $38,000 in the past two years as part of its ongoing campaign, "Creating an Environment ...


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New program gives full ride and more

On Dec. 1, 11 members of the class of 2014 received more than the big envelope.These students received not only early admission to Brown but a full scholarship, thanks to Brown's participation for the first time in QuestBridge, a non-profit program that seeks to match high-achieving, low-income high ...


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RISD students try artistic approach to Haiti relief

The curriculum at the Rhode Island School of Design lacks instruction in emergency medicine and search and rescue techniques, but creative RISD students are still finding ways to get involved with disaster relief in Haiti after the Jan. 12 earthquake. The administration has tried to coordinate these ...


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Ken Miller '70 P'02: skeptical, inquiring

Professor of Biology Ken Miller '70 P'02 was elected this month to join the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, largely because of his defense of Darwin's evolution theory against claims of creationism. Founded in 1976, the committee applies science and the scientific method to debunk pseudoscientific ...


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Early decision applicants hear back

Brown admitted 567 early decision applicants this year — just under 20 percent of the pool of 2,847 — according to Jim Miller '73, dean of admission. The applicant pool was more diverse than ever before, and about 80 percent more black students were admitted early decision than were last ...


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Late scholar's work donated to U. libraries

More than 700 books from the collection of the late Michael Bhatia '99, an international relations scholar and Afghanistan expert, are now available to researchers at Brown libraries.A visiting fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies from 2006 to 2007, Bhatia was an Oxford University ...


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Herald to welcome 120th editorial board

The Herald will introduce the 120th editorial board and a new slate of leaders in the organization at the annual staff banquet tonight at Cav Restaurant downtown. With the calendar year of Herald production coming to an end today, the new leadership is effective Jan. 1. Leading next year's group will ...


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One in four at U. take RIPTA each month

Two years after University affiliates first started receiving free bus and trolley rides from the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority as part of the agency's contract with Brown, just under a quarter of faculty, staff and students take advantage of it each month.  Under the statewide UPass program ...


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Early applicant pool grows for Class of 2014

Early applications to Brown are up 21 percent from last year, according to Jim Miller '73, dean of admission. They numbered over 2,850 at the Nov. 1 deadline, he said, up from 2,343 last year.Miller said the results were "unexpected," especially during tough economic times."It does seem that people ...


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