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Professor's team unearths Maya king's 'sinister' tomb

In what he termed a "colossally important find," Professor of Anthropology Stephen Houston and his team of experts discovered the tomb of an ancient Maya king this summer. Located in Guatemala, the tomb enclosed the remains of the dead ruler, along with extraordinarily well-preserved examples of Maya ...

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University provides local flood relief

In the wake of severe flooding earlier this month in Rhode Island, Brown has been working on coordinating a multifaceted relief effort. President Ruth Simmons asked Marisa Quinn, vice president for public affairs and University relations, and Russell Carey '91 MA'06, senior vice president for corporation ...

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Quiz Bowl team proves they have all the answers

Which town was successfully defended for 217 days by Robert Baden Powell and his British forces? If you answered Mafeking — or have any idea where Mafeking is — the Quiz Bowl team could use your help. Last weekend this group of intrepid competitors traveled to the 2010 National Academic ...

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From afar, profs make the commute

Every Wednesday and Friday morning at 8:30 a.m., Shankar Prasad, visiting lecturer in political science, boards his train at Pennsylvania Station in New York City. He works for three and a half hours as the train makes its way to Providence. Once he arrives, Prasad walks up College Hill in time to teach ...

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Tale of Brown slave's son retold

When Moses Brown found out that his wife had been feeding spoiled soup to the family's slaves, he chastised her and told the workers they could always come to him if they were being mistreated. This story, along with many others about life in Providence in the 1880s, is recounted in "The Life of William ...

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Q & A: Taubman center shaped alum's run for governor

Matt Dunne '92 is in the midst of a five-person race for the Democratic nomination for governor of Vermont. Dunne concentrated in public policy and American institutions at Brown, has served in the Vermont state senate and currently works for Google. He lives in Vermont with his wife and children. The ...

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