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November 23rd, 2009


The Sustainable Endowments Institute gave Brown its top grade on its College Sustainability Report Card for the second consecutive year.... Med student Rajiv Kumar, founder of the weight-loss program Shape Up RI, was one of only ten people in the country to receive a Community Health Leaders Award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.... Professor of Medical Science Walter Atwood is to lead a team awarded a $6 million National Institutes of Health grant to study the rare brain disease PML.... As part of its effort to cut $30 million from the University's budget, the administration offered a buyout to employees over age sixty with ten years at Brown.... Author Rajmohan Gandhi, a grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, gave a talk about his grandfather and Martin Luther King Jr. on campus November 15.... Brown students have installed 65,665 compact fluorescent bulbs in low-income RI homes since March 2008.... Brown was first among the Ivies and third among U.S. research universities in the number of Fulbrights awarded this year.


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