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PLME applications drop 13 percent

April 23, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Despite a 21 percent increase in applications for admission to the Class of 2013, PLME applications for the undergraduate class of 2013 decreased by 13 percent, according to Associate Dean of Medicine Julianne Ip. 

Faunce overhaul headlines summer construction

April 23, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Initial construction on the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center in Faunce House is now underway, and the University also plans to break ground on a new Creative Arts Center and renovate Caswell and Slater Halls before classes begin in September.

More active writing enforcement in store

April 23, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Plans to more actively enforce the undergraduate writing requirement are moving forward, according to Dean of the College Katherine Bergeron.

For visiting student, winding path led to Brown

April 23, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Instead of venturing off to the jungles of South America or the cobblestone streets of Europe, Michael Riecken, an undergraduate at Catholic University in Washington, D.C., chose to spend his junior year “abroad” on College Hill.

Move to online evals aims to save on paper

April 23, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Seventeen departments are using online course evaluations instead of in-class paper forms this semester, according to Dean of the College Katherine Bergeron.

Awesome Blossoms

April 23, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Program welcomes minority students

April 23, 2009 Comments are Disabled

About 140 admitted students are staying for Third World Welcome, the Admission Office’s program for minority students, according to Natasha Go ’10, the program’s co-coordinator.

Zakaria will be graduation speaker

April 23, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Journalist and political scientist Fareed Zakaria will deliver the baccalaureate address at Commencement next month, the University announced Thursday.

Campus veterans create new group

April 22, 2009 Comments are Disabled

The Brown University Student Veterans Society, a newly formed group on campus, met officially for the first time last week.

Safewalk pilots cellular safety device

April 22, 2009 Comments are Disabled

The Department of Public Safety, with the help of Safewalk, is currently testing a new product that can turn a cell phone into a personal safety device.The product, called Rave Guardian, is an application that can be downloaded to any cell phone. It is designed to protect students who may be walking alone or in unsafe conditions by quickly relaying information to an alarm system monitored by DPS.