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December 2, 1987 | Associated Press
Amy Carter says she does not plan to return to Brown University to complete her education, although she attended an anti-CIA rally on campus this week. Carter, 19, said Tuesday that she's been living in Providence and working in Boston, 51 miles away, since being asked to leave Brown this summer for neglecting her studies in favor of political activism. She did not specify where she is working. "I think I want to go to a more Southern school," Carter said.
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.
October 15, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
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sports teams and manufacturing licensed apparel with university and team logos, and its chairman, Phil Knight, have withdrawn millions of dollars in financial support from three universities in the last three weeks.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 | Associated Press
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 | From Times Wire Services
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.
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