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Science & Research Roundup: Oct. 9, 2013

Study reveals lasting events of smoking during pregnancy  A 40-year study found that female children of women who smoked or had higher levels of stress hormones while pregnant were more likely to develop nicotine addictions in adulthood, according to a Lifespan press release. The study, which was ...

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Ron Paul espouses wary view of big government

Ron Paul skirted around potentially controversial issues and was met with respectful enthusiasm at a lecture Tuesday night in Salomon 101. Sharing his views on a plethora of political issues, Paul punctuated his lecture by voicing his distrust of politicians and government, at one point saying he wanted ...

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Admin racial diversity ranks among lowest in Ivies

The University’s senior administration ranked the second least racially diverse in the Ivy League in an analysis conducted by the Daily Pennsylvanian earlier this month. At 5.6 percent, or one out of 18 total senior administrators, the University’s proportion of minority senior administrators is ...

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Student health plan to cover sex reassignment

The Brown Student Health Insurance Plan will cover 14 different sexual reassignment surgery procedures starting in August, Director of Insurance and Purchasing Services Jeanne Hebert confirmed in an email to The Herald. The move makes Brown one of a handful of schools and healthcare providers nationwide ...

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Providence locals help with Sandy aftermath

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, James Harper, director of Biology and Medicine, was deployed to Brooklyn, N.Y., to serve with a hurricane relief disaster unit. Harper is a paramedic on a Disaster Medical Assistance Team currently providing care at a special needs center in the Rockaway neighborhood. The ...

Arts & Culture

Fusion Dance spring show both moody and moving

With crowd-pleasing hip-hop numbers and tragic modern pieces, Fusion Dance Company's 29th annual spring show keeps the audience on its toes for its entire two-hour duration. The show, running through Sunday, includes pieces in a variety of different styles, all choreographed by students. "Whatever someone ...

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Prof honored as 'rising star' in evolutionary bio

Associate Professor of Evolutionary Biology Sohini Ramachandran received the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship for her research in computational and evolutionary molecular biology, according to the foundation's Feb. 15 press release. The award is granted to young scientists who are "rising stars, ...

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Bills on alcohol hit General Assembly

A bill in the General Assembly would prohibit people ages 18 to 21 from attending nightclubs where alcohol is served — just one of a series of measures related to alcohol and drunk driving under consideration by state lawmakers.

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