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University News

The New Curriculum: ready for new times?

April 13, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Decades after it was adopted, the New Curriculum remains the organizing philosophy of the Brown education. Its longevity and popularity serve as a testament to its timelessness. But how it will evolve in the future depends on a rapidly changing world and educational climate.

University News

Simultaneous Passover and Easter causes for celebration

April 13, 2009 Comments are Disabled

As Passover and Easter coincided this weekend, Brown students found many ways to celebrate around campus, including Seders hosted by Hillel and church services at Manning Chapel.

University News

U.’s $215 million wish-list not likely to be funded

April 13, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Looking to grab a share of the federal economic stimulus bill, Brown has submitted funding requests totaling $215 million to the state’s Office of Economic Recovery and Reinvestment for five proposed construction projects.

University News

Brown-RISD dual degree accepts just 3.5 percent

April 13, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Brown may have set a record for admissions stinginess this year — just 10.8 percent of undergraduate applicants got in — but a spot in the College was not College Hill’s most difficult ticket to punch

University News

Longtime psychiatry chair resigns

April 7, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior Martin Keller will step down as chair of the department this June, amid ongoing federal scrutiny directed at him and other researchers with financial ties to pharmaceutical companies.

University News

Across campus, puzzlers get down with Shortz

April 6, 2009 Comments are Disabled

The room was silent except for the squeak of markers against whiteboards. Messy letters filled the boxes, building corners with words intertwined. As white space disappeared, the crowd held its breath until, suddenly, Aaron Mazel-Gee ’09 took a step back and threw up his hands. He had finished.

Homeless, advocates demand share of stimulus package

Metro, Video

Homeless, advocates demand share of stimulus package

April 3, 2009 Comments are Disabled

A crowd of nearly 200 people gathered in the State House rotunda Thursday afternoon, calling for legislators to use federal stimulus money to help those who have lost their homes due to foreclosure, eviction or job loss. The rally was organized by 10 groups, including non-profit organizations such as the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless and Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere, a student organization at Brown that works with the homeless community.

University News

Students support ‘Fall Weekend’

March 30, 2009 Comments are Disabled
This article is part of the series Herald Poll

More than two-thirds of Brown undergraduates favor changing the name of “Columbus Day” on the University calendar, according to a Herald poll conducted earlier this month.

Data Science, Interactive Graphic, Metro

Local businesses suffer in economy

March 17, 2009 Comments are Disabled

As the economy continues to unravel, shop owners on the East Side have been forced to dramatically alter their business strategies to stay afloat.

Photo Gallery, University News

WEB UPDATE: Disciplinary hearing for 8 SDS members concludes

January 5, 2009 Comments are Disabled

The University Disciplinary Council panel convened to arbitrate charges against eight students involved in a heated protest of the Corporation in October concluded a hearing early Wednesday afternoon after two days of meetings.