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How to change a culture

It’s Amanda Walsh’s fourth day on the job, and her schedule is already filled to the brim: meetings, plans, deadlines for new policies looming just a couple months away. From her temporary office in University Hall, she has a view of the Quiet Green, blanketed in early May sunshine. On that same ...

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Okun '15: Requiem for a green

One late night sophomore year, I was up trying to finish a book for my African literature class in the morning when there was a knock at my suite door. I opened it, tentative; we didn’t usually have visitors at 3 a.m. “Are you Eli Okun?” asked one of the Department of Public Safety officers standing ...

The Setonian
Opinions

Okun '15: Brown, blue and gray

Editors’ note: This piece discusses depression and its effects. It began — where else? — in chemistry class. Tenth grade. A girl that I had always found annoying bounced into the room, chattering about her new endeavor to ask friends about their first kisses. The stories were adorable, she recounted, ...

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University News

This Week in Higher Ed: Dec. 5, 2013

Satirical candidate set to lead Harvard student council A Harvard junior who was elected vice president of the school’s Undergraduate Council after his joke ticket won a plurality of votes announced Monday that he would assume the council presidency instead of resigning as planned, the Harvard Crimson ...

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University News

This Week in Higher Ed: Nov. 7, 2013

Turkey bans mixed-gender university housing Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared in a speech Tuesday that he will not allow male and female university students to live in the same dorms, the Wall Street Journal reported this week. Mixed-gender university dorms and private houses will ...

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University News

Poll shows mixed opinions on Ray Kelly, coal divestment

See full results and methodology.   Roughly three-quarters of undergraduates do not support the protests inside List Art Center 120 that caused a scheduled lecture by New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly to be canceled last week, according to the results of a poll The Herald conducted ...

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University News

Trustee’s hedge fund settles with prosecutors

SAC Capital Advisors L.P., the once-powerful hedge fund created and owned by Corporation Trustee Steven A. Cohen P’08 P’16, has reached a nearly $1.2 billion settlement with federal prosecutors, pleading guilty on five charges of insider trading, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New ...

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University News

Corp. approves strategic plan, will not divest from coal

The Corporation unanimously approved President Christina Paxson’s strategic plan and decided not to divest the University’s endowment from coal companies at its triannual meeting this weekend, Paxson announced in community-wide emails Sunday afternoon. The approval of “Building on Distinction: ...

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University News

Trustee faces controversy as Corp. meets

As the Corporation convenes this weekend for its triannual meeting, most of its 52 fellows and trustees have arrived on Brown’s campus. They range from President Christina Paxson to power players who make the news almost daily, like Brian Moynihan ’81 P’14, president of Bank of America. But one ...

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Arts & Culture

Hope St. Asian restaurant serves a dish for all

On a crowded Saturday night at Apsara Palace Restaurant, a steady stream of patrons winds its way through tables of diners to the counter in the back corner, where a smiling woman forks over bags of food and tells other hungry customers to come back in 45 minutes for a table. Variations on “Sorry ...

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