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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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Lagos discusses recession impact on South America

April 15, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Though its end is nowhere in sight, the current recession could lead to an increasingly globalized world in which developed and developing states will be more inclined to coordinate their economic decisions and policies, former Chilean President Ricardo Lagos Escobar told nearly 50 students, faculty and community members at Smith-Buonanno Hall Tuesday night.

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‘Modes’ courses re-thought how we learn, but didn’t last

April 15, 2009 1 comment

Though few students today are familiar with Modes of Thought courses — deleted by the same governing body that originally enacted the New Curriculum — the story of their creation sheds light on the spirit of experimentation that gave rise to the New Curriculum’s adoption.

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Health is a global right, says Kim ’82

April 15, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Physician and public health leader Jim Yong Kim ’82 discussed global health’s future — and his own as the recently elected president of Dartmouth — in Andrews Dining Hall Tuesday afternoon, stressing the importance of broad-based health solutions over tackling diseases one-by-one.

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Propositional logic

April 15, 2009 Comments are Disabled

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All-star panel tackles sports media issues

April 15, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Individual opinions now overshadow the true essentials of sports coverage, said Hall of Fame basketball player Bill Russell to a full Salomon 101 auditorium Tuesday night. The Boston Celtic great was one of four members of a panel that discussed the role of the media in sports.

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BUCC meeting details tight budget

April 15, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration Beppie Huidekoper emphasized to the Brown University Community Council Tuesday that budget cuts will loom large for planners well into next year.

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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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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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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.