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Layoffs of 31 U. employees made official

April 15, 2009 Comments are Disabled

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

April 15, 2009 Comments are Disabled

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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Q & A with Bill Russell

April 15, 2009 Comments are Disabled

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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Thayer St. shop pierces the spirit

April 15, 2009 Comments are Disabled

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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3,000 more Spring Weekend tickets made available

April 15, 2009 Comments are Disabled

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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Bookstore to search for new director

April 14, 2009 Comments are Disabled

The Brown Bookstore will begin reviewing applications for a new director this week, said Assistant Vice President for Financial and Administrative Services Elizabeth Gentry. Former director Manuel Cunard abruptly resigned in early February. Gentry and several bookstore employees declined to comment on Cunard’s sudden resignation. “It’s not something to be […]

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Columbus change spurs response

April 14, 2009 Comments are Disabled

The faculty’s decision last week to rename Columbus Day “Fall Weekend” on the University calendar has garnered more attention both locally and nationally than the average code revision, with Providence mayor David Cicilline ’83 and Rush Limbaugh, the high-profile conservative pundit, among those decrying the move.

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Student-designed toys help kids with motor disorders

April 14, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Ask a child if he would rather do physical therapy or play with a remote control car and the answer will be obvious. But now researchers at Brown and the Rhode Island School of Design have designed a way for him to do both, by creating toys specially developed for […]

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City faces deadline to solve budget woes

April 14, 2009 Comments are Disabled

With less than three months remaining in the city’s fiscal year, Providence must rush to close a $16.1 million deficit resulting from slashed state aid and unmet revenue goals.