After learning in November that he had won a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, Rakim Brooks '09 decided to go back to his home in the Bronx to avoid the cascade of congratulations he faced on campus."Looking back, I probably should have stayed to enjoy the moment a bit more," he said with a laugh. But ...
It's a rite of passage for all first-year medical students — a course in human anatomy, in which they dissect the dead to understand the living. But after their hands-on experience with mortality, the students organize a ceremony that provides closure to their first brush with the fragility of ...
Students walking around campus might encounter two first-year girls who look shockingly similar. Even though their hairstyles are different, people often do a double take when they meet Heather and Carly Arison '12 - twin sisters from Ohio who arrived on College Hill last fall.
The University's recently announced hiring freeze on all nonessential staff may be leaving some departments understaffed. The hold on hiring, implemented in response to the current economic climate, will extend through at least January 2009.
In addition to casting their votes for president today, Rhode Islanders at the polls will also consider two propositions on the ballot, regarding nearly $90 million in state bonds to fund the state departments of transportation and environmental management.
It seems unlikely that a degree in Portuguese and Brazilian studies might land you in medicine - but that's exactly where Ben Brown '08 MD'12 is today, using his background in languages to improve medical interpreter services at local hospitals.