April 23, 1992 |
Dozens of Brown University students were arrested after they took over the campus administration building in Providence to demand an end to admissions based on ability to pay. School officials obtained a court order and, after a day-long sit-in, campus police began making arrests at 6 p.m., when the building normally closes. Protesters demanded a "need-blind" admissions policy, by which applicants would be admitted on the basis of qualifications and the university would offer financial aid.
May 4, 2000 |
Nike, one of the nation's leaders in outfitting college sports teams and manufacturing licensed apparel with university and team logos, and its chairman, Phil Knight, have withdrawn millions of dollars in financial support from three universities in the last three weeks.
December 10, 1987 |
An insurance executive was acquitted today of charges he persuaded two Brown University students to become prostitutes by offering them money and hopes of modeling careers. A Superior Court jury deliberated about eight hours over two days before finding Stanley E. Henshaw III, 45, guilty of possessing cocaine and marijuana. Defense attorney John F. Sheehan did not contest the two drug charges.
November 23, 1990 |
Student outcry over sexual assaults on women and anonymously posted lists of alleged male rapists on bathroom walls has prompted Brown University to require special orientation seminars starting next fall for freshmen, an official said today. The Ivy League university will also see to it that every student who comes forward with an assault or harassment complaint is provided with a trained advocate who will follow the case through, said Robert Reichley, executive vice president.
December 28, 1989 |
Brown University today acknowledged that Lafayette head Coach Bill Russo turned down the top coaching spot at the Ivy League school but would not comment on reports that a Nebraska coach had also been offered the post. "Russo was offered the job and did not accept it," said Brown athletic department spokesman Christopher Humm.
April 4, 1986 |
Prostitution charges were dismissed today against two Brown University senior women arrested in an alleged sex-for-hire ring. The attorney general's office dropped the charges against Dana E. Smith, 21, of Avon, Conn., and Rebecca R. Kidd, 21, of Orange, Conn., during a pretrial hearing in Providence District Court. The students were arrested March 6 and charged with loitering for prostitution, a misdemeanor. Each had pleaded innocent to the charge, and neither appeared at the courthouse today.