July 30, 1987 |
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 |
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.
April 25, 2013 |
It was a mystery that ended in sadness: A body found in the Providence River earlier this week has been identified as missing Brown University student Sunil Tripathi, Rhode Island officials announced Thursday. The discovery of Tripathi's body closed a monthlong search after his March 16 disappearance and opened the way for grief over the 22-year-old's death. The cause was not yet known, but investigators said they didn't suspect foul play. "As we carry indescribable grief, we also feel incredible gratitude," Tripathi's family said Thursday on a Facebook page that had been set up as part of the search.
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.
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.
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August 1, 2008 |
Eileen Slocum, 92, the grand dame of society in Newport, R.I., who lived in a Gilded Age mansion along Millionaires' Row and who until early this year was a member of the Republican National Committee, died Sunday after being hospitalized with pneumonia. Slocum lived in the Harold Carter Brown House, a Gothic Revival-style estate built in the 1890s by her uncle, a member of the wealthy family that established Brown University. In her mansion, Slocum held fundraisers and parties for President Ford, Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R-N.