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This Week in Higher Ed: Nov. 28, 2016

‘Anti-American professors’ A conservative nonprofit group called Turning Point USA recently started a project called “Professor Watchlist,” a list of about 200 college professors deemed “anti-American” by the organization. The project aims to “expose and document college professors who ...

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University News

Higher Ed Roundup: Nov. 2, 2016

‘Not your language’ A student at Suffolk University in Boston was accused of copying parts of an assigned literature review, prompting her to write a blog post on microaggressions that went viral, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. When the student, Tiffany Martinez, was called to the ...

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University News

Higher Ed Roundup: Sept. 27, 2016

College Republicans all split up over Trump College Republicans at universities across the country are struggling to remain united over Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, according to a Sept. 23 New York Times article. When the chapter at Yale decided to endorse Trump, for example, four ...

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University approves new winter term

Faculty members have approved a winter term, called Wintersession, that will feature 10 accelerated courses in January 2017. Spanning three weeks, the courses are not “standard semester courses,” but rather “innovative courses that can benefit from the intensive time structure that Wintersession ...

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Science & Research

Master’s programs see broad growth

Enrollment in the University’s master’s programs has increased by 112 percent since fall 2007, while enrollment in doctoral programs has increased by only 5 percent. These numbers likely reflect the efforts made by President Christina Paxson P’19 and former President Ruth Simmons to expand master’s ...

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Science & Research

For CS concentrators, ideas become apps

Over the last five years, the number of computer science degrees awarded has risen by over 200 percent, increasing from 40 in 2011 to 100 last spring. For some computer science concentrators, learning is not limited to the classroom, as they apply their skills to the development of Android and iOS apps. ...

Science & Research

Students chew out Dining Services over food

Three pieces of breaded chicken from the Verney-Woolley Dining Hall on Chicken Finger Friday packs in 430 calories, according to the Brown Dining Services’ nutrition website. One serving of vegetarian spinach strudel — an entree at the Sharpe Refectory on Thursday — contains 519 calories and 96 ...

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Goodall spreads chimpanzee love to Brown

Jane Goodall took the stage Monday night wearing a bright purple shawl and a necklace bearing a symbol of the African continent. “I would like to start off by bringing into this space the voice of the being that I spent so many years learning about,” Goodall said. “Oooh oooh eeeh eeh ahhh. That’s ...

Science & Research

Scientists create 3-D mini-brain

University researchers have found a way to grow a brain in a Petri dish. About a third of a millimeter in diameter, these “mini-brains” are composed of neurons and supporting cells that form synaptic connections and produce complex networks. They have a three-dimensional, spherical shape known as ...

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