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Simmons funds ‘Real Food’ dining options

October 20, 2009 Comments are Disabled

The Brown chapter of the Real Food Challenge, a national campaign to bring more local and organic food to university dining halls, obtained $25,000 from President Ruth Simmons’ discretionary fund for a two-year pilot project and created four paid student positions within Dining Services. The students will research sustainable dining options and help determine how the $25,000 will be spent.

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Profs to FacMan: Can you hear us now?

October 20, 2009 Comments are Disabled

A T-Mobile cell phone tower installed on the roof of Barus and Holley has angered some engineering and physics professors concerned about the tower’s impact on sensitive research equipment used in the building.

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Latest Soldiers Arch facelift completed

October 20, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Two weeks of construction on Soldier’s Arch concluded late last week after an $80,000 restoration of the campus landmark.

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Prodi: Economic disparities complicate Italian federalism

October 20, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Former Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi spoke about the challenges facing his country as it attempts to achieve a more efficient federal structure during a roundtable discussion Monday night.

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Correction

October 20, 2009 Comments are Disabled

An article in Monday’s paper (“Marketing firm brings big bucks for Brown athletics,” Oct. 19) incorrectly stated that Nelligan Sports Marketing recently signed a contract with Harvard University.  In fact, Harvard is not under contract with the company.

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Earth-friendly light bulb project nears goal

October 19, 2009 Comments are Disabled

How many Brown student groups does it take to change 67,000 light bulbs?Just one. Project 20/20, a student-run program that installs energy-efficient lighting in low-income Providence households, is nearing its goal of replacing the light bulbs in 5,000 homes with compact fluorescent lamps.

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Corporation members discuss priorities, outlook for tough times

October 19, 2009 Comments are Disabled

The Corporation convened its first meeting of the academic year this weekend, welcoming 12 new members and approving designs for two major capital projects, including a new Medical Education Building in downtown Providence.

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Parents get a chance to quiz Simmons

October 19, 2009 Comments are Disabled

President Ruth Simmons outlined the University’s recent achievements and challenges and highlighted the importance of financial aid to a standing-room-only crowd of parents and students Saturday afternoon.

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Number of international students from India grows

October 19, 2009 Comments are Disabled

As the University redoubles its efforts to increase Brown’s profile abroad and attract more international students — particularly students from India — the numbers are beginning to show for it.

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Dual-degree program enters 2nd year

October 19, 2009 Comments are Disabled

As a high school student, Colin MacGregor ’14 thought he would eventually push aside his love of art in favor of a career in medicine. That began to change after he participated in summer art programs and worked on more personal art projects in his free time. When it came time to apply to colleges, he realized he wanted to have the traditional undergraduate liberal arts experience without giving up on his passion for art.