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Grant funds African recruitment, support

Brown's Population Studies and Training Center, a research facility that studies demographics, has been awarded a half-million dollar Hewlett Foundation grant to recruit more graduate students from sub-Saharan Africa and provide more support to students and alumni.


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New Republic editor speaks on health care

When Jonathan Cohn asked how many members of his Salomon 001 audience would identify themselves as left-of-center, nearly all the people in attendance in the half-full auditorium raised their hands. When he further narrowed the group — asking "how many of you are excited about the way health care ...


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Policy change rankles PLMEs

Students enrolled in the Program in Liberal Medical Education who apply to medical schools other than Brown's will forfeit the spots reserved for them, according to a new policy enacted this week.PLMEs received an e-mail and a letter in their mailboxes on Wednesday informing them of the change. Starting ...


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Burglaries most common campus crime in '08

The Department of Public Safety reported 111 criminal offenses occurring on campus and in surrounding areas in 2008, according to an annual crime report released by the department earlier this fall.Of those 111, the vast majority, 84, were burglaries. There were also nine robberies and eight motor-vehicle ...


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German diplomat remembers the wall's fall

When the Berlin Wall, which served as a "symbol of difference and division" between the east and the west sides of Germany, fell, it represented the culmination of changes in Soviet Union policies in the 1970s and '80s, Consul General Reiner Mockelmann told a small gathering at the Watson Institute ...


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Herald Poll: Students more satisfied with advising

Student satisfaction with academic advising is on the rise — 10 percent higher this fall than a year and a half ago, a recent Herald poll found. Nearly 60 percent of students reported they were either very satisfied or somewhat satisfied with advising, compared to just under 50 percent in spring 2008. A ...


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Corrections

An article in Thursday's paper ("Buyout plan offered to U. employees," Nov. 5) contained the information that Brown would pay all but $83 per month of the health-care premiums for employees who take the buyout offer. In fact, the employees would be responsible for the full premium, with $83 contributed ...


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Auditors evaluate Brown

An extensive report on the University's strengths and weaknesses was made available online to the campus communityWednesday. The report — written by a team of 10 faculty members and administrators from peer institutions — will serve as the basis for Brown's re-accreditation from the New ...


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Field stops declined sharply, DPS data trove shows

Instances of Department of Public Safety officers stopping people on campus have declined by more than half since early 2008, according to detailed field-stop reports from DPS. The reports, which the department began releasing in 2007, also suggest that officers have not been conducting stops in a racially-biased ...


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Accreditation report comes out today

The results of a major external audit of the University and its policies will be made public Wednesday morning, Provost David Kertzer '69 P'95 P'98 announced at a monthly faculty meeting Tuesday. A team from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges visited this past spring to launch the widescale ...


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'Peeping tom' suspect awaits trial

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 Woonsocket man arrested in September for allegedly trespassing on University property is being ...


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Unpaid balances will not hinder pre-registration

The University expects about 300 students to benefit from the recent extension of a policy that will allow students to pre-register for classes next semester even if they have large unpaid tuition balances, according to Elizabeth Gentry, assistant vice president for financial and administrative services. ...




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