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‘Modes’ courses re-thought how we learn, but didn’t last

April 15, 2009 1 comment

Though few students today are familiar with Modes of Thought courses — deleted by the same governing body that originally enacted the New Curriculum — the story of their creation sheds light on the spirit of experimentation that gave rise to the New Curriculum’s adoption.

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Health is a global right, says Kim ’82

April 15, 2009 0 comments

Physician and public health leader Jim Yong Kim ’82 discussed global health’s future — and his own as the recently elected president of Dartmouth — in Andrews Dining Hall Tuesday afternoon, stressing the importance of broad-based health solutions over tackling diseases one-by-one.

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All-star panel tackles sports media issues

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Individual opinions now overshadow the true essentials of sports coverage, said Hall of Fame basketball player Bill Russell to a full Salomon 101 auditorium Tuesday night. The Boston Celtic great was one of four members of a panel that discussed the role of the media in sports.

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BUCC meeting details tight budget

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Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration Beppie Huidekoper emphasized to the Brown University Community Council Tuesday that budget cuts will loom large for planners well into next year.

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Layoffs of 31 U. employees made official

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All 31 University employees who were scheduled to be laid off by June 30 have now been informed of their termination, according to an e-mail sent by top administrators to faculty and staff Tuesday morning.

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Corporation will consider ‘young alum’ positions

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The Corporation will set aside space in its membership for young alums for the first time later this year, Chancellor Thomas Tisch ’76 told the Brown University Community Council Tuesday.

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Thayer St. shop pierces the spirit

April 15, 2009 0 comments

Alongside the jewelry in the display cases of Rockstar, the piercing shop on Thayer Street, there hangs a picture of a man with long spikes protruding from each side of his chest. The spikes project upward and cross each other to form a halo around the man, Fakir Musafar, who is one of the founders of modern piercing and has trained all of the body piercers who work at Rockstar.

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Q & A with Bill Russell

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Legendary Boston Celtics center Bill Russell spoke in Salomon 101 yesterday about the media’s role in sports. Before the symposium, he sat down with The Herald to answer questions about President Obama, his relationship with Boston and championship rings.

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3,000 more Spring Weekend tickets made available

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The Brown Concert Agency is selling 3,000 additional Spring Weekend tickets because clear weather is forecast for Friday and Saturday, Stephen Hazeltine ’09, the group’s administrative chair, said Wednesday.

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Propositional logic

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