September 22, 1987 |
A Brown University dean is facing a morals charge following his arrest at a rest stop along Interstate 95, police said today. Bruce E. Donovan, 50, an associate dean in charge of freshmen and sophomores at the school in Providence, R.I., was charged with a felony count of open and gross lewdness and behavior after his arrest by a plainclothes detective Sept. 15, police said.
January 16, 2014 |
The Galaxy chose defender Kyle Venter of the University of New Mexico on Thursday as the team's first selection in this year's Major League Soccer SuperDraft. Venter, 22, was the 23rd pick overall in the second round of the 76-player SuperDraft held in Philadelphia. The Galaxy has one more pick in the fourth round (72nd overall) that will be held Tuesday. The 6-foot-3 Venter, a native of Aurora, Colo., was a four-year starter at the University of New Mexico, and in his senior season his Lobos team reached the Final Four of the 2013 NCAA College Cup. Venter said he felt "nothing but excitement to get out to L.A. " "It's an awesome organization," he told reporters on a conference call.
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.
October 15, 2001 |
Brown University's new president has risen to the pinnacle of academia from humble beginnings, inspired along the way by her teachers. It was no surprise then that Ruth J. Simmons encouraged those at her inauguration to value the excellence of teaching and learning, even encouraging students to pursue a teaching career. "Teaching, wherever it occurs, is the lifeline of the university, the nation and the world," said Simmons, the Providence, R.I.
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sports teams and manufacturing licensed apparel with university and team logos, and its chairman, Phil Knight, have withdrawn millions of dollars in financial support from three universities in the last three weeks.
September 17, 2013 |
Amid the intense law enforcement search for the Navy Yard shooting suspect Monday, social media site Reddit halted attempts by amateur sleuths on its site to locate the gunman. Within hours after the first shots were fired, a subreddit called “findnavyyardshooters” had already cropped up - and was subsequently banned - on the website. Reddit General Manager Erik Martin said in a statement to The Times that the site banned the forum because it violated its rules regarding the posting of personal information.
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.