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July 30, 1987 | United Press International
Amy Carter was hospitalized with back pains caused by a ruptured disc today and a spokesman said she would not be able to help her father, former President Jimmy Carter, build houses for the homeless. Amy, 19, who was dismissed by Brown University for "academic reasons" after her trial on charges stemming from a protest against the CIA, arrived from Atlanta on Wednesday to help her father and mother in the Habitat for Humanity project.
September 22, 1987 | Associated Press
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 22, 2013
Re "Potential cure, if you can stomach it," Jan. 17 Times reporter Monte Morin has my admiration and respect for the incredible level of decorum and outright maturity he showed in his article about the effectiveness of fecal transplants for the treatment of intestinal infections. That Morin had to refer to Dr. Colleen Kelly, "a vocal proponent of fecal transfusions" and a gastroenterologist from Brown University, without once degenerating into a host of inappropriate and juvenile jokes must have required the restraint of a superhero.
August 20, 2013 | By Geoffrey Mohan
If you can't quite get that nine-note treble opening to " Fur Elise," just sleep on it. The brain will rehearse, reorganize and nail the sequential motor tasks that help you play piano or type on a keyboard. How that consolidation of memory happens has remained largely a mystery, despite telling evidence that the brain's motor cortex appears to be quite busy during sleep. Now, a team led by Brown University neuroscientists believes it has found the source of the sleeping piano lesson, and it's not where many expected it to be. Neuroscience has been fixated since its founding on why the brain “needs” that peculiar mix of dormancy and random activity known as sleep.
April 23, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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.
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