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U. to cut $14 million from next year's budget

The University has identified ways of minimizing the impact of recent years' losses from the University's endowment while continuing to advance Brown's agenda, administrators announced at Tuesday's faculty meeting, proposing several measures to cut costs including layoffs, a tuition increase and cuts ...


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Grad School applications soar

Applications for Brown's graduate school programs have risen 27 percent compared to this time last year, with international applications up 32 percent, according to the graduate admissions office.


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Haitian librarian joins JCB

Patrick Tardieu, the chief conservator at Haiti's oldest library — the Bibliotheque Haitienne des Peres du Saint-Esprit in Port-au-Prince — is the John Carter Brown Library's newest visiting scholar. Tardieu arrived in Providence Monday morning after a two-week stay with family in Montreal, ...


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Show raises funds for Haiti

As most Brown students were just returning to campus for a new semester, the 360 Degree Experience in Sound on 95.5 WBRU hosted a pay-by-play fundraiser for Haiti Jan. 24. All donations went to the church-based organization Providence-Haiti Outreach.


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Paperless bursar saves money, trees

The Bursar's Office will no longer print student account statements beginning in March, according to Elizabeth Gentry, assistant vice president of Financial and Administrative Services, to whom the Bursar's Office reports.


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Laptops, employee's car stolen

The following summary includes all major incidents reported to the Department of Public Safety between Dec. 17 and Jan. 25. It does not include general service and alarm calls. The Providence Police Department also responds to incidents occurring off campus. DPS does not divulge information on cases ...


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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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