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Articles by Anne Wootton (97)

Left behind to catch up in a big way

March 20, 2006 0 comments

Many streets in downtown Providence are narrow, flanked by five-story buildings that leave lasting impressions of their stately 19th-century architecture.

Downtown Providence of today vastly different from city of early ’90s

March 13, 2006 0 comments

Though some Brown students may question Providence’s status as a veritable metropolis in comparison to their homes – whether New York, London, Tokyo or Islamabad – they seem to agree about one thing: they like it here.

Judge rules against city officials in suit over hiring ordinance

March 13, 2006 0 comments

Superior Court Judge Stephen Fortunato ruled in favor of local advocacy groups Friday when he ordered the city to comply with the First Source ordinance within 14 days.

Provost Zimmer to be offered top spot at UChicago

March 10, 2006 0 comments

The University of Chicago’s Board of Trustees will act in a special meeting today regarding the election of Provost Robert Zimmer as the 13th president of the university, according to a campus-wide e-mail sent by President Ruth Simmons Thursday morning. If elected, Zimmer will succeed current UChicago President Don Randel on July 1, 2006.

Formed in wake of SPG, social events committee to finalize report today

March 8, 2006 0 comments

The nearly 20-page document includes recommendations for increased monitoring of students during peak “pre-gaming” hours and the availability of metal detectors for potentially dangerous events.

Parking a major concern at master plan meeting

March 2, 2006 0 comments

Over 50 members of the College Hill community were present Wednesday night at Brown Hillel for a presentation on the University’s Institutional Master Plan, which will be submitted to the City Council for approval within the next few weeks.

Advocates want city to find jobs for unemployed

March 2, 2006 0 comments

Steps taken by the city of Providence to enact First Source, an ordinance meant to find jobs for unemployed residents, have been insufficient, according to local advocacy groups now suing the city for its inaction.

Advising in IR bottlenecked by high number of concentrators

February 28, 2006 0 comments

In addition to being one of the most popular concentrations offered at the University, the International Relations Program is also arguably the broadest. Its four concentration tracks include courses in economics, political science, anthropology, religion and foreign language departments, among others.

The Herald Poll: Over one-third of students polled have no opinion of UCS

February 17, 2006 0 comments

About 35 percent of undergraduate students chose “Don’t Know/No Answer” when asked in a recent Herald poll if they approved of the Undergraduate Council of Students. This percentage of null responses was markedly higher than in any other question on the poll.

Top Nature Preserve

February 14, 2006 0 comments

I’m not exactly someone you would call “in touch with nature” and to be honest, I had no intention whatsoever of spending a Saturday afternoon at Sachuest Point until the cab dropped us off at the visitor’s center. It was the end of September, and we had made grand plans for what was to be summer’s fantastic last gasp: a night on Block Island, with nothing but us, the beach, peanut butter sandwiches, a few bottles of wine and as many pairs of socks and blankets as we could carry.