University News

UCS elections offer fierce competition

April 14, 2009 0 comments

This year’s Undergraduate Council of Students and Undergraduate Finance Board elections are the most competitive in years, with more candidates contesting for more spots than in other recent elections.

U. to extend forgiveness policy for preregistration

April 14, 2009 0 comments

The University has extended a policy allowing students to pre-register for fall classes regardless of outstanding tuition balances, according to an e-mail sent to students Monday by Provost David Kertzer ’69 P’95 P’98.

Film Fest showcases Palestinian life

April 14, 2009 0 comments

The inaugural Providence Palestinian Film Festival wraps up Wednesday after a week of screenings designed to draw attention to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Sophomore cooks up cake, business

April 14, 2009 0 comments

In high school, her classmates’ parents hired her to make cakes — but it wasn’t until last semester that Kelly Schryver ’11 created TillieCakes, her own cake-baking company.

The New Curriculum: ready for new times?

April 13, 2009 0 comments

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.

Simultaneous Passover and Easter causes for celebration

April 13, 2009 0 comments

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.

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

April 13, 2009 0 comments

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.

Brown-RISD dual degree accepts just 3.5 percent

April 13, 2009 0 comments

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

Longtime psychiatry chair resigns

April 7, 2009 0 comments

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.

Across campus, puzzlers get down with Shortz

April 6, 2009 0 comments

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.