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Twentieth anniversary of need-blind protest

On April 21, 1992, 253 students were arrested after taking over University Hall in protest of the University's need-aware admissions policy for all students. Now, 20 years later, a new campus group, Brown For Financial Aid, has formed to protest the University's need-aware policy for international and ...

The Setonian

Locals protest tax exemption

Nearly 100 Providence firefighters, police officers and community members protested the University's exemption from paying taxes on many of its properties Jan. 11, blasting fog horns, chanting and holding signs that read "pay your share." The protest was the latest sign of escalating tensions in an ...

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Simmons recommends against cutting teams

After nearly six months of contentious debate over the prospect of cutting the ski, fencing and wrestling programs, President Ruth Simmons recommended yesterday that the Corporation, the University's highest governing body, keep all three programs this year. In a report sent to the Brown community ...


Students, coaches vow to fight

Seventy students across four teams—wrestling, men's and women's fencing and women's skiing — learned yesterday that their teams will not exist next year if President Ruth Simmons and the Corporation accept the Athletics Review Committee's recommendations to cut their programs. Students' and coaches' ...

The Setonian

Sewall '10 undergoes months of training for NFL contract

The first Monday after New Years Day, Bobby Sewall '10 walked into Mike Boyle's strength and conditioning gym for his first day of high-intensity training for the NFL. The top football talents in New England came in with him — from Boston College, the University of Massachusetts, the University ...

The Setonian

Walk-on Howard '09.5 takes unlikely path

David Howard '09.5 slept zero hours the night before day three of the NFL draft. He didn't yet know the Tennessee Titans would select him in the seventh round. He didn't know which NFL city, if any, would be his next home. He didn't know if the last four months of high-intensity training — after ...

The Setonian

NFL's Titans draft Howard '09.5, sign Sewall '10

Defensive end David Howard '09.5 and wide receiver Bobby Sewall '10 aren't done playing football together. The Tennessee Titans drafted Howard as the 241st overall pick in the seventh round of the NFL Draft as they were on the phone with Sewall, working out a free-agent contract. The two Brown standouts ...

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