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Torabi ’15 wins one of 12 Mitchell Scholarships

Tara Torabi ’15 was named one of 12 recipients nationwide of the George J. Mitchell Scholarship, a competitive fellowship that offers one year of graduate study in Ireland, this weekend. Torabi, a neuroscience concentrator originally from Granville, Ohio, who now resides in Sedona, Arizona, said ...

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This Week in Higher Ed: Nov. 19, 2014

BYU students fight ban on beards Students at Brigham Young University circulated a petition and staged a protest in support of ending the Mormon-affiliated university’s ban on beards, the New York Times reported Tuesday. Administrators instituted the ban in the 1970s to discourage students from ...

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Marisa Quinn to assume role at Watson Institute

Vice President for Public Affairs and University Relations Marisa Quinn will join the Watson Institute of International Studies as director of communications and outreach effective Jan. 1, wrote President Christina Paxson in an email Wednesday to faculty and staff. “I’ve worked with Watson in a ...

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This Week in Higher Ed: Oct. 9, 2014

Princeton ditches grade deflation policy Princeton’s faculty voted to repeal the university’s controversial grade deflation policy after sustained criticism of its effectiveness, the Daily Princetonian reported Monday. Administrators implemented the policy 10 years ago to combat what they saw ...

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Paxson responds to Kelly reports

Following recommendations outlined by the Committee on the Events of October 29, the University will take steps to ensure freedom of expression, restructure the Office of Institutional Diversity and maintain a diverse student body and faculty, wrote President Christina Paxson in a letter released Wednesday ...

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This Week in Higher Ed: Sept. 17, 2014

U. of Illinois dismisses professor over tweets The trustees of the University of Illinois voted last week to withdraw an offer of a tenured position to a Palestinian-American professor after reviewing his tweets about Gaza this summer, the New York Times reported Friday. Prior to the vote, a petition ...

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104 seniors elected to Phi Beta Kappa

One hundred and four seniors were elected this week to the Rhode Island Alpha chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest undergraduate academic honor society, Chapter Administrator Mary Jo Foley wrote in an email to The Herald. Since the College of William and Mary founded the first Phi Beta ...

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