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University News

Brunonians have highest debt in Ivy League

Students who graduated from Brown in 2012 left with an average debt of $23,521 per borrower — the highest in the Ivy League — according to the latest numbers from the Project on Student Debt, an annual report published by the nonprofit Institute for College Access and Success. Brown students’ ...

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University News

Independent concentration application numbers spike

As sophomores scramble to declare their concentrations ahead of tomorrow’s deadline, increasing numbers of students are opting to design their own. The number of independent concentration applications filed has spiked in recent years — in the 2012-2013 academic year, 31 independent concentration ...

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University News

Task force focuses on sexual assault policies

A group of students has formed a Sexual Assault Policy Task Force to gather information in preparation for the University’s Code of Student Conduct policy review next semester. The task force aims to provide support to survivors and promote awareness about sexual assault on campus, said Kevin Carty ...

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University News

Royalties from research patents on the rise

The University’s gross licensing income — total royalties from research patents — rose approximately 44 percent to $2.3 million in fiscal year 2013, an increase from $1.6 million in 2012. The number of patents filed decreased slightly from 98 in 2012 to 90 in 2013, and the number of patents issued ...

The Setonian
University News

Focus groups suggest Dining Services improvements

Brown Dining Services and the outside firm Envision Strategies held focus groups last week as part of ongoing efforts to get student feedback on dining experiences, said Richard Bova, senior associate dean of residential life and dining services.  The focus groups drew around 30 students and aimed ...

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University News

Endowment returns in line with national trend

A new report produced by the National Association of College and University Business Officers shows that the University’s percentage increase in investment returns from last year was in line with university endowments nationwide, which experienced a rebound in investment returns in fiscal year 2013. The ...

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Metro

R.I. joins interstate compact to reform presidential elections

This summer Rhode Island joined the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, a group of states attempting to reform the presidential election process. Gov. Lincoln Chafee ’75 P’14 P’17 signed the legislation in early July, putting the compact more than halfway toward the number of electoral ...

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Features

College debt weighs on students, sparking national action

Though Rhode Island is the smallest state in the country, around a dozen colleges call it home, and more than two-thirds of the state’s students will graduate with debt, according to a 2012 study by the Project for Student Debt. The schools’ financial aid policies vary widely, but their students ...

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Features

Brown CubeSat team shoots for the stars with microsatellite

By 2015, Brown students may have made a mark on space. “Space has suffered from being something that’s only interesting to space geeks,” said Rick Fleeter ’76 PhD ’81, adjunct associate professor in the School of Engineering. A group of students is aiming to change that by building a micro-satellite ...

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