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Hip hop politico opens week on Puerto Rico

March 18, 2010 Comments are Disabled

For Rosa Clemente, 2008 vice-presidential nominee for the Green Party and an active community organizer and hip-hop activist running for a seat in the New York State Senate, radicalism is the means through which to obtain change. Clemente stressed a radical approach during her emotional opening convocation lecture for Puerto Rican Identity Week, as students, professors and community members gathered to hear her speak on politics, race and gender in Salomon 101 on Wednesday night.

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Financial aid director updates UCS

March 18, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Director of Financial Aid Jim Tilton spoke at Wednesday’s general body meeting of the Undergraduate Council of Students about the positive impact of financial aid initiatives introduced by the Corporation in the 2008–09 academic year.

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Workshop advises friends of sexual assault survivors

March 17, 2010 Comments are Disabled

In a cozy room in the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center Tuesday evening, students with all levels of background knowledge gathered to participate in a workshop on sexual assault as part of Sex Week. The workshop was titled, “I’ll Only Tell a Friend: Learning the Best Ways to Help Someone Who’s Been Hurt by Sexual Assault.

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U. begins last phase of capital campaign

March 17, 2010 Comments are Disabled

The University is making a final push for its Campaign for Academic Enrichment after achieving its goal of raising $1.4 billion in May 2009, 19 months before the campaign’s end in December 2010, according to Ronald Vanden Dorpel MA’71, senior vice president for University advancement.

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UFB will end funding for tableslips after break

March 17, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Student leaders discussed the future of tableslipping at Brown — or the potential lack thereof — before a small group in MacMillan 117 on Tuesday night.

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Crime Log: Screws, signs missing from SciLi

March 17, 2010 Comments are Disabled

The following summary includes all major incidents reported to the Department of Public Safety between Feb. 4 and March 4. It does not include general service and alarm calls. The Providence Police Department also responds to incidents occurring off campus. DPS does not divulge information on cases that are currently under investigation by the department, PPD or the Office of Student Life. DPS maintains a daily log of all shift activity and general service calls which can be viewed during business hours at its headquarters, located at 75 Charlesfield St.

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Community council addresses safety, violence

March 17, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Tuesday’s Brown University Community Council meeting focused on the community’s safety concerns and the repercussions for student misconduct.

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Middle East experts advocate nuance on Islam

March 17, 2010 Comments are Disabled

“We would be hard-pressed to come up with a distinctly Muslim value,” said Nancy Khalek, assistant professor of religious studies, at “Islam and Governance: The Political Future of the Middle East,” a Janus Forum-sponsored panel held Tuesday in Barus and Holley 166.

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Poet explores race, prejudice at Latino History Month’s kick-off

March 16, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Award-winning slam poet Carlos Andres Gomez kicked off Latino History Month last night in front of a packed Salomon 001. The theme for this year’s celebration of Latino heritage is identity, said Elizabeth Gomez ’11 and Daniel Prada ’12, the event’s organizers. The poet said much of his work has been shaped by his experiences as a social worker in Harlem and the South Bronx, and as a public school teacher in Philadelphia and Manhattan.

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Faculty approves tenure for all clinical chairs

March 16, 2010 Comments are Disabled

At its meeting earlier this month, the faculty approved a proposal for the Alpert Medical School to establish clinical tenure for all 15 chairs of its clinical departments. The proposal — which has yet to receive the final stamp of approval from the Corporation, the University’s highest governing body — is intended to help the Med School draw higher quality candidates for clinical department chairs and bolster its attractiveness among its peer institutions.