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U. to add health career adviser

A national search is underway for an additional health careers adviser, said Dean of the College Maud Mandel. The University currently does not employ an adviser solely for students interested in health careers — George Vassilev, assistant dean of the College and director of pre-professional advising, ...

The Setonian
University News

Taking a closer look at concentration advising

Updated Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 5:41 p.m. Ira Magaziner ’69 and Elliot Maxwell ’68, architects of the open curriculum, recommended in 1967 that the University place “increased importance” on academic counseling to support “the student’s freedom to determine the course of his education,” ...

The Setonian
University News

Language classes see drop in enrollment

Neel Virdy ’17 didn’t tell his parents when he decided to take Hindi during his first semester at Brown. Both his parents were born in India, and his mother speaks the language, so they were both delighted when Virdy came home for break and surprised them by stringing together sentences in the language. “They ...

The Setonian
University News

U. names new assistant dean of College

Yolanda Rome assumed the role of assistant dean of the College for first-year and sophomore studies last Thursday. She is replacing Ann Gaylin, former associate dean of the College for first-year and sophomore studies, who left Brown Aug. 1 to become associate dean of undergraduate education for academic ...

The Setonian
University News

Taubman Center aims to expand

The Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions will “be much more ambitious” going forward, James Morone, the center’s new director and professor of political science, public policy and urban studies, told The Herald as he prepared to introduce former President Bill Clinton at ...

The Setonian
Science & Research

HPV vaccination safe for HIV patients

Though effectively vaccinating HIV patients against other viruses can be difficult due to their weakened immune systems, the human papillomavirus vaccine shows promise for creating the desired immune response in HIV-positive women, according to the results of an international clinical trial led by Erna ...

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Metro

City approves Zipcar expansion

The City Council Special Committee on Ways and Means approved a renewed contract with Zipcar April 7 after months of negotiation. The proposed agreement has been forwarded to the City Council for final approval Thursday.  Zipcar submitted a revised contract for consideration at the beginning of January. ...

The Setonian
University News

Students divided over financial aid allocations

Undergraduates are nearly evenly divided on whether the University should prioritize its policies for extending need-blind admission or expanding financial aid for middle-income students, according to a Herald poll conducted March 3-4. Close to 37 percent of students support awarding financial aid ...

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Metro

A streetcar named development: City vies for grant to build line

Providence will reapply for a federal grant by the end of this month to partially fund a streetcar starter line running between Upper South Providence and College Hill. The city applied for the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery discretionary grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation ...

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