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Ellen Cushing


The Setonian
Features

Parting ways

Statistically speaking, it is much, much easier to get into Brown than it is to get out early. Of the 1,466 students who walked through the Van Wickle Gates as first-years four years ago, only 12 — less than one-tenth of one percent — have separated from the University for good, many with ...

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Features

Life in the fast lane

For most of the students who will walk the stage and accept diplomas this weekend, graduation comes at the giddy end of a whirlwind few weeks of final exams and projects — frenetic all-nighters giving way to the rush of Senior Week and Commencement weekend.

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News

The 'university-college' on the hill

In 1980 — long before the University embarked on an ambitious plan to expand its graduate programs, research capabilities and international prestige, when the University's faculty was only two-thirds the size that it is now, when the endowment was one-twentieth the size that it is now and when ...

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Metro

Over twenty five years, and the coffee's still hot

A year before the first Starbucks opened its doors and long before there was an identifiable coffee culture in Providence or anywhere else, Charlie and Bill Fishbein started roasting and selling brewed coffee and whole beans in a cozy, wood-walled storefront on Wickenden Street.

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University News

Reading, discussion kick off two-day festival

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri kicked off a two-day festival of Indian literature Tuesday afternoon with a reading and discussion of her work in a jam-packed Salomon 001.The festival, which also features events with authors Rana Dasgupta and Suketu Mehta, is presented by the Literary Arts ...

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University News

Med school softens new PLME policy

After stirring opposition from students, the University has reconsidered a policy shift that would strip undergraduates in the Program for Liberal Medical Education of their reserved spots at Alpert Medical School if they choose to apply to other medical schools.

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University News

Burglaries most common campus crime in '08

The Department of Public Safety reported 111 criminal offenses occurring on campus and in surrounding areas in 2008, according to an annual crime report released by the department earlier this fall.Of those 111, the vast majority, 84, were burglaries. There were also nine robberies and eight motor-vehicle ...

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