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Facilities to subcontract, libraries to lay off staff

April 8, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Brown will restructure the University Library and the Department of Facilities Management July 1, Director of Labor and Employee Relations Joe Sarno ’91 wrote to the two departments’ unions on March 25 and March 29, respectively.

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Gala will be hard to move

April 8, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Though Tuesday night’s negotiations between the Student Labor Alliance and the organizers of next week’s Gala concluded on a promising note, the chances of moving the event — to honor a worker-led boycott at the event’s location — looked slim late Wednesday night.

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Forum discusses and explores interfaith relationships

April 8, 2010 Comments are Disabled

The Interfaith Dating Forum, which featured a diverse panel of speakers, drew over 20 students into a conversation about pivotal points in interfaith relationships. The event, which was held in Arnold Lounge in Keeney Quadrangle Wednesday night, tackled topics that included religious ceremonies, negotiations over holidays and how to raise children when the parents belong to different faiths.

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New venue sought for Gala event

April 7, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Amid concerns over labor disputes at the currently scheduled Gala location, and after a prolonged series of meetings Tuesday, the event’s organizers and the Student Labor Alliance agreed to search for a new venue, while educating students about the controversy surrounding the currently scheduled location.

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Non-residential Greek houses offer different experience

April 7, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Non-residential fraternities and sororities provide a select group of undergraduates with a tight community and the opportunity to get to know peers beyond College Hill, according to Antar Tichavakunda ’11, president of Alpha Phi Alpha’s regional chapter and the sole member at Brown.

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Excitement grows among water teams for new pool

April 7, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Though not scheduled to be completed until January 2012, the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center is already receiving high praise from the Brown community.

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Over 40 percent of students have not used CDC

April 7, 2010 Comments are Disabled

More than 40 percent of students have not used resources or services provided by the Career Development Center this semester, according to a Herald poll conducted last month. These numbers come despite recent changes to strengthen its advising process.

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Shedding light on the surge in apps

April 7, 2010 Comments are Disabled

This year, 30,136 students — 20.6 percent more than last year — filled out applications for undergraduate admission, painstakingly responding to the required short answer, “Why does Brown appeal to you?”Now that 2,804 of those students have received offers of admission, translating to a record low acceptance rate of 9.3 percent, University administrators and higher education professionals are left unable to agree on a single response to another pertinent question: Why did Brown appeal to more than 30,000 students?

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R.I. foundation gives $1 million for new Med School library

April 7, 2010 Comments are Disabled

The Champlin Foundations announced March 25 that it will give Brown $1 million to fund a new library for the Alpert Medical School. The library, which will be part of the new Medical Education Building at 222 Richmond St., will be named after one of the founders of the foundation, George Champlin.

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Faculty endorse engineering school

April 7, 2010 Comments are Disabled

The faculty approved a resolution endorsing the creation of a School of Engineering from the existing Division of Engineering at its meeting Tuesday.