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Ken Miller ’70 P’02: skeptical, inquiring

January 28, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Professor of Biology Ken Miller ’70 P’02 was elected this month to join the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, largely because of his defense of Darwin’s evolution theory against claims of creationism. Founded in 1976, the committee applies science and the scientific method to debunk pseudoscientific claims, Miller said.

Early decision applicants hear back

December 17, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Brown admitted 567 early decision applicants this year — just under 20 percent of the pool of 2,847 — according to Jim Miller ’73, dean of admission. The applicant pool was more diverse than ever before, and about 80 percent more black students were admitted early decision than were last year.

One in four at U. take RIPTA each month

December 4, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Two years after University affiliates first started receiving free bus and trolley rides from the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority as part of the agency’s contract with Brown, just under a quarter of faculty, staff and students take advantage of it each month.

Early applicant pool grows for Class of 2014

December 4, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Early applications to Brown are up 21 percent from last year, according to Jim Miller ’73, dean of admission. They numbered over 2,850 at the Nov. 1 deadline, he said, up from 2,343 last year.

The Herald’s 120th editorial board will become effective Jan. 1, 2010.

Herald to welcome 120th editorial board

December 4, 2009 Comments are Disabled

The Herald will introduce the 120th editorial board and a new slate of leaders in the organization at the annual staff banquet tonight at Cav Restaurant downtown.

Architect envisions a tale of smaller cities

December 4, 2009 Comments are Disabled

The iconic monolithic city often sits in our imagination as a society’s great achievement. But with megalopolises come suburban sprawl.

Morone: health care debate a ‘great change moment’

December 4, 2009 Comments are Disabled

President Obama and proponents of health care reform should adhere to a unified philosophical vision and avoid allowing the debate to focus on costs, Professor James Morone, chair of the Department of Political Science, told a packed MacMillan 115 Thursday night.

Late scholar’s work donated to U. libraries

December 4, 2009 Comments are Disabled

More than 700 books from the collection of the late Michael Bhatia ’99, an international relations scholar and Afghanistan expert, are now available to researchers at Brown libraries.

Students go hog-wild over vaccine

December 3, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Since a free H1N1 vaccine became available Tuesday, hundreds of undergraduate students have been vaccinated against the virus and thousands more have scheduled appointments to be immunized.

Administrators tell UCS about new disciplinary rules

December 3, 2009 Comments are Disabled

At the last Undergraduate Council of Students meeting of the semester Wednesday, two administrators gave a presentation on changes to the non-academic misconduct disciplinary system that they will propose to the Corporation in February.