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Tense debate erupts over Honduran politics

Honduras's military coup this past summer was "clearly rooted in the struggle between classes," Shaun Joseph '03 told an overcrowded classroom at the Third World Center last night. Joseph, speaking alongside City Councilman Miguel Luna, described their week-long stay in Honduras after the coup at an ...


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Tenure timelines scrutinized

A committee charged with reviewing tenure and faculty development policies met for the first time Wednesday, but some Division of Biology and Medicine departments are already hoping the committee will recommend that junior faculty in those departments be given longer to prove themselves before coming ...


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Talks continue on BDS benefits

Potential changes to workers' health insurance contributions are emerging as a flashpoint in negotiations on a new agreement between Dining Services workers and the University ahead of an Oct. 12 deadline, when their current work contract expires.


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Arts center construction on schedule

Construction on the $40 million Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts in the heart of the campus is underway and on schedule, setting the stage for a cross-disciplinary hub that will cater to the University's various art departments.


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Animal-rights activists take to the Main Green

The image of a seal being clubbed by its captor seemed out of place under the bright sun on the Main Green Monday afternoon. The panel, one of many such scenes, is meant to connect past human mistreatment and ongoing animal exploitation through images that shock — and oftentimes disturb.The exhibit, ...


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Correction

An article in Monday's paper ("Liberian VP offers hopeful view for troubled nation," Sept. 28) incorrectly noted that Liberia's Truth and Reconciliation report was established after similar commissions in South Africa and Rwanda. In fact, Rwanda has not established such a commission.


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Targeting Asia, U. finds big bucks abroad

The University is aggressively seeking support in India, China and the rest of Asia as part of the Campaign for Academic Enrichment's international fundraising effort. With the help of regional advisory councils established in 2007, the University has surpassed its international fundraising goals.Despite ...


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In DNA, a distant cousin discovered

A research team led by a Brown professor has shed new light on the evolutionary history of bilateral organisms. In a study published last week, the team, led by Assistant Professor of Biology Casey Dunn, used a San Diego supercomputer and new DNA sequencing techniques to establish Acoelomorpha flatworms ...


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BCA plans outreach efforts, blog

The Brown Concert Agency plans to reach out to music lovers and musicians alike through a new blog, audience surveys and more student concerts, the group's leaders said. The board, which organizes Spring Weekend as well as a fall concert, hopes to work with groups such as Brown Television and the Coalition ...


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When students shop, professors have the last word

As students crammed into a second-floor classroom in J. Walter Wilson last Monday, Associate Professor of History Michael Vorenberg started his seminar with an apology. Though Banner had allowed 20 students to pre-register for his class — HIST 1970H: "American Legal and Constitutional History, ...


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Church hosts Columbus Day discussion

When the faculty voted in April to rename Columbus Day on the University calendar to sidestep the historical figure's controversial legacy, local leaders from the mayor to the governor protested the decision, saying it was disrespectful to Providence's Italian-American community.


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Q&A with Liberian vice president

Liberian Vice President Joseph Boakai spoke to about 60 students and members of the community Sunday afternoon about the prospects for rebuilding the war-ravaged West African country. After the speech, he sat down with The Herald to discuss the future of his country.Herald: Earlier this week you called ...


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Former world leaders see hopefulness in new age

Two of Brown's world-leaders-in-residence, former Chilean President Ricardo Lagos and former Austrian Chancellor Alfred Gusenbauer, seemed to offer a hopeful view of current geopolitical affairs at a forum Thursday morning at the Watson Institute for International Studies.



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