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For 200th birthday, Lincoln gets an essay contest

October 13, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Brown is co-sponsoring an essay competition for local middle schoolers to write about Abraham Lincoln this year, part of its ongoing celebration of the 200th anniversary of the 16th president’s birth.

Researchers get grant to investigate new OCD treatment

October 13, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Brown professors are among a team of researchers that recently received a $10.5 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study a new treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

New hire aims to bring faculty research to market

October 13, 2009 Comments are Disabled

The University has hired Katherine Gordon to oversee the development and marketing of products based on faculty research.

Students trek to D.C. for LGBT rights march

October 13, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Thousands of people from across the country, including a number of Brown students and Providence community members, gathered in Washington, D.C. over the long weekend to call for equal civil rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans.

Rally against ‘Fall Weekend’ takes on U.’s name change

October 13, 2009 Comments are Disabled

“This is another example of political correctness, and it’s wrong,” local radio talk show host John DePetro said during Monday’s rally for Columbus Day, a demonstration against the University’s decision last spring to change the name of the holiday weekend to Fall Weekend.

Simmons takes another voluntary salary cut

October 13, 2009 Comments are Disabled

With administrators scrambling to cut costs in a difficult financial climate, President Ruth Simmons is trying to do her part. Simmons requested and received a roughly 10 percent reduction in her annual compensation this past year and will temporarily forgo contributions to her deferred compensation plan.

Researchers find link between ‘killer cells’ and immunity

October 13, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Brown and McGill University researchers have discovered an important relationship between cells of the immune system — a finding that might someday benefit patients receiving bone marrow and organ transplants.

Football wins in final seconds

October 13, 2009 Comments are Disabled

With the ball at the 17-yard line and just seconds left in a 31-31 game against Holy Cross on Saturday, Brown Head Coach Phil Estes didn’t turn to his kicker for the Bears’ field goal attempt. He sent in a wide receiver instead.

BDS workers, U. extend negotiations

October 13, 2009 Comments are Disabled

The fate of a new contract for dining workers remains uncertain after workers and University officials negotiating over the long weekend agreed to extend a Monday deadline.

Hillel group explores sexuality, Judaism

October 9, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Queer Hillel, a new group for LGBTQ Jewish students, gathered for the first time on Tuesday