Brown pledged $400,000 to help form the Thayer Street Improvement District.… Emma K. Kuby ’03 was awarded the first David J. Zucconi ’55 Fellowship for International Study to fund a year of academic work in France and England.… Bollingen Prize winner and poet Robert Creeley will be among nearly four dozen new faculty members on campus this fall.… The Providence Preservation Society’s Festival of Historic Houses included a tour of the Maddock Alumni Center in June.… Library workers staged a one-day strike on Friday of Commencement weekend to protest stalled contract talks.… Associate Dean of the College David Targan was head emergency medical technician on a Mount Everest expedition.… Citing the need for more discussion between Brown and city officials, President Simmons postponed until fall a decision about arming Brown police.