President Simmons appeared on December 12 on PBS’s Charlie Rose, where she talked about leadership, higher education, and the unique background she brings to the group of Ivy presidents.... Todd Andrews ’83, director of corporate communications at CVS, was named vice president for alumni relations.…The National Science Foundation awarded Brown $9.4 million to support the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, which tries to find industrial uses for new or existing materials.… The Providence Preservation Society honored the recently completed renovation of the Maddock Alumni Center with an award for stewardship and reconstruction of a “significant historic resource.”… A Taubman Center study of Rhode Island statutory rapes found that enforcement may be too lenient.