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The Brown Daily Herald

Students, staff gather to protest Mail Services outsourcing

More than 40 students, staff members and community members gathered on the Faunce House steps Thursday to protest the University’s decision to outsource mailroom operations to office technology company Ricoh USA, a change set to take effect Aug. 1. Through Facebook posts and flyers, the protest’s student organizers also encouraged others to call Beppie Huidekoper, executive vice president for finance and administration, and Beth Gentry, assistant vice president of bus ...
Full article at: The Brown Daily Herald 2 days ago, 10:31am CDT

Mark St. Louis ’15 dies

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Mark St. Louis ’15 has died, President Christina Paxson announced in a community-wide email Sunday morning. St. Louis was a neuroscience concentrator from Atlanta. He graduated from the United World College of the Adriatic before coming to Brown, and intended to obtain a combined MD/PhD after college, Paxson wrote. At Brown, St. Louis was a member of the ultimate frisbee team. He was also involved with BrainG ...
Full article at: The Brown Daily Herald 2 days ago, 8:38am CDT

Art history prof. remembered for wit, warmth and intelligence

Rebecca Molholt Vanel, assistant professor of history of art and architecture, strongly believed in engaging with an object’s historical context. Lying on the floors of exalted art galleries, she would often risk a scolding from a security guard in her quest to see an ancient Roman mosaic from the perspective of its original viewers — under their feet. Other times, when no one was looking, Molholt Vanel would splash a little water on a mosaic, illustrating how it would have looked as a wet floor ...
Full article at: The Brown Daily Herald 2 days ago, 9:43pm CDT

Achilles to lead baseball team as head coach

Grant Achilles has been hired by the University as the next head coach of the baseball team, Director of Athletics Jack Hayes announced last month. Achilles served as an assistant coach under former head coach Marek Drabinski for two seasons and, along with fellow assistant coaches, took up head coaching duties after Drabinski’s abrupt resignation during the 2014 season. A former player for Wake Forest ...
Full article at: The Brown Daily Herald Jul 7 2014, 11:31pm CDT

Buddy Cianci declares mayoral candidacy

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A supporter of former Mayor Vincent “Buddy” Cianci filed Cianci’s declaration to run for the office again Wednesday, 17 minutes before the deadline, the Providence Journal reported. Cianci served as mayor of Providence between 1975 and 1984 and again between 1991 and 2002, during which he was convicted twice — once for assault and once for public corruption. For the latter charge, he served five years in prison, finishing his sentence in 2007. Ci ...
Full article at: The Brown Daily Herald Jun 27 2014, 12:52pm CDT

U. signs controversial agreement to outsource mail operations

Beginning Aug 1, the University will work with office technology company Ricoh USA to improve mail delivery operations on campus, wrote Beppie Huidekoper, executive vice president for finance and administration, in an email to The Herald. As a result of this decision, current Mail Services employees — with the exception of two unionized workers — will lose their jobs. Nine Mail Services workers were given notice last week that their jobs would be terminated b ...
Full article at: The Brown Daily Herald Jun 24 2014, 11:05pm CDT

Former visiting grad student sentenced to 46 years for murder

Charged with the brutal murder of his ex-girlfriend last September, Yongfei Ci — at the time of the crime a visiting graduate student at Brown’s Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics — was sentenced to 46 years behind bars last week, the News-Gazette in Champaign, Illinois, reported. The sentence is four years fewer than the length recommended by Assistant State’s Attorney S ...
Full article at: The Brown Daily Herald Jun 24 2014, 4:24pm CDT

Police investigate two students after allegations of sexual assault

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Two Brown undergraduates were asked to leave campus in late April amidst a criminal investigation by the Providence Police Department into an allegation that the students sexually assaulted a female Providence College student in November, the Providence Journal reported Friday. Both Brown students were first-year students at the time, the Journal reported. Marisa Quinn, vice president for public affai ...
Full article at: The Brown Daily Herald Jun 17 2014, 2:34pm CDT

Maud Mandel named new dean of the College

Maud Mandel, associate professor of history and Judaic studies and director of the Program in Judaic Studies, will become Brown’s next dean of the College July 1, the University announced Tuesday. Mandel’s selection as the University’s top academic officer for undergraduates concludes a national search that began last October, shortly after the announcement that then-Dean of the College Katherine Bergeron would leave Jan. ...
Full article at: The Brown Daily Herald Jun 3 2014, 5:38pm CDT

Former visiting grad student pleads guilty to murder

Former visiting mathematics graduate student Yongfei Ci pleaded guilty Friday to first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of his ex-girlfriend, Mengchen Huang, last fall, reported the News-Gazette in Champaign, Illinois. Ci faces a maximum sentence of 60 years in prison. Huang was found dead in her Urbana, Illinois, apartment Sept. 27. Assistant State’s Attorney Steve Ziegler agreed to drop the other charges against Ci: home invasion and aggra ...
Full article at: The Brown Daily Herald May 26 2014, 10:13pm CDT

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