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RI News
1:39 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Several Tips but No Solid Leads on Missing Brown Student

Sunil "Sunny" Tripathi has been missing since March 16th,
Credit Tripathi Family Photo

The family of a missing Brown student says while tips are pouring in, there are still no significant leads. The 22-year-old has been missing since March 16th.  Providence Police had said that the family thought Sunil Tripathi committed suicide, but the family is now ruling that out.

The father of Sunil “Sunny” Tripathi  says every day the family calls homeless shelters, hospitals and is plastering fliers up in areas his son liked to visit, hoping that someone knows where he is.

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Higher Education
8:16 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Search Continues for Missing Brown Student

The FBI has joined the search for a missing Brown University student, who disappeared from his Providence apartment earlier this month. Sunil Tripathi was last seen on March 16th. His sister, Sangeeta Tripathi, says the 22-year-old philosophy student had taken a leave of absence from Brown, but his disappearance came as a shock to friends and family.

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RI News
8:03 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Family Fears Missing Brown Student Killed Himself

Student Sunil Tripathi was last seen on March 16th.

The family of a missing Brown University student has told police they fear he’s killed himself.  Providence Police searched portions of Narragansett Bay and the Seekonk River in hopes of finding the body of 22-year-old Sunil Tripathi, a Brown University philosophy student who vanished March 16th.  Providence Police Sgt. Carl Weston says the student’s family fears he killed himself.

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Higher Education
11:46 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Acclaimed Author, Brown Prof. Dead at 82

Chinua Achebe, the David and Marianna Fisher University Professor and Professor of Africana studies
Credit Mike Cohea/ Brown University

Chinua Achebe, author of the classic novel "Things Fall Apart," has died at the age of 82. The Nigerian-born Achebe was a professor in Brown's Africana Studies Department.

UPDATE:

Brown University officials have released a statement, excerpted below:

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The Education Blog
9:08 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Class Notes: A Quick Look at the Stories that Made News this Week in Education

Credit PaulSteinJC

Sparks Fly over High Stakes Testing

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Morning News Podcast
10:21 am
Thu March 21, 2013

Thursday, March 21, 2013

A Senate committee is scheduled to hear testimony on two competing bills regarding same-sex marriage.  Two lawmakers want to offer in-state tuition rates to all in-state residents, including those which do not have documented status.  These stories and more on the RIPR Morning News Podcast.
Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you.  news@ripr.org

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Higher Education
9:26 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Brown Brings National Gun Debate to RI

Brown University kicks off a lecture series on gun violence today with a talk from Carl Bogus, professor of law at Roger Williams University Law School. Bogus will discuss efforts to reduce crime and the effects guns and gun crime have on communities.

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Science
5:30 am
Tue March 12, 2013

Brain Activity Map Creates Buzz, But Funding Still Needed

Brain researcher John Donoghue
Credit Brown University

Scientists in Rhode Island are waiting for word from the federal government about whether or not it will fund a huge, multi-year effort to map the brain’s activity. But, as the head of the Institute for Brain Science at Brown University says, funding or no funding, even the buzz about brain science is beneficial.

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Politics
7:14 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Chafee: I Focus on Doing my Job

RI Governor Lincoln Chafee
Credit Catherine Welch / RIPR

Governor Lincoln Chafee is shrugging off his lower approval ratings.
A survey by the Taubman Center at Brown University shows 25 percent of Rhode Islanders approve of the way Chafee is governing. That’s down from 28 percent in October.

Chafee says he isn’t worried. "I just do my job and that’s what I’ve done in my whole career  as a councilman, as a mayor, as a senator, in private practice. I’ve won elections. I’ve lost elections but all I care about is doing my job."
 
Chafee faces re-election in November, 2014.

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The Education Blog
9:22 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Class Notes: A Quick Look at the Week’s top Education Stories

Sequestration deadline arrives in D.C.

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