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Articles by Franklin Kanin (57)

Governor to hold economic forum today downtown

November 6, 2008 0 comments

In light of the current economic situation and high unemployment rate in Rhode Island, Gov. Donald Carcieri ’65 is holding an economic forum at the Rhode Island Convention Center this afternoon to figure out solutions to the problem. The forum looks to set priorities and make specific plans to deal with the current crisis, according to an Oct.

Homemade soda brews at co-op

October 23, 2008 0 comments

Ben Biller was tired of store-bought soda. As he saw it, when brand-name companies injected carbon dioxide into their products, the drinks stopped being natural. So about a year ago, Biller decided to take matters into his own hands. With a few gallons of water, a lot of ginger and sugar and kitchen materials in the Finlandia co-op kitchen, Biller made his first batch of ginger beer.

On the Corporation, ‘dead white males,’ or diverse perspectives?

October 17, 2008 0 comments

The 53 people who make up the Corporation, Brown’s highest governing body, arrived on College Hill yesterday, as they do three times a year, to review the University’s priorities and meet with top administrators behind closed doors. But its makeup is largely unfamiliar to most on campus.

Talks between CIS and Mocha for Banner merge on hold

September 26, 2008 0 comments

A link to Amazon.com and a new, independent domain name are among recent changes to Mocha, the popular student-created online course-shopping service. But one change announced last year has not come about: integrating Mocha with the Banner online registration system.

Teach for America panel offers lesson in its program

September 16, 2008 0 comments

Prospective teachers and hopeful educators filled Wilson 101 last night for a Teach for America informational panel featuring various former teachers who currently are in different careers and stages of life. Led by Lisa Krauthamer, senior recruitment director for Teach For America, the session was devoted to giving students a sense both of the logistics of TFA and a preview of what their experience might be like.

Damaged line stops water service

September 5, 2008 0 comments

Wednesday morning, Max Ashby ’12 woke up at 10 a.m. and began his morning routine. But when he got to the shower, the water had been turned off. He went back at noon, and again, he was not able to make use of the shower. Ashby was not alone, as water service for 28 buildings on campus were turned off yesterday between shortly after 8:30 a.

Li’l Rhody delegates watch DNC – from a distance

August 30, 2008 0 comments

DENVER – Myrth York, a three-time candidate for governor in Rhode Island, is one of the Clinton delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Denver who has switched her support to Democratic nominee Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois. Despite a few remaining devotees of New York Sen.

Crunched for space

May 22, 2008 0 comments

It’s hard to miss the new big-budget buildings and construction projects transforming Brown’s campus, but as students walk past the new, mammoth Sidney Frank Hall for Life Sciences on the concrete path that will soon be reborn as a greensward linking the Pembroke and main campuses, a more immediate concern might be on their minds: Why is my section meeting in the lounge of a residence hall? “We actually run out of seminar rooms in the afternoon,” said University Registrar Michael Pesta.

Fatter wallet, but more thin envelopes

May 22, 2008 0 comments

Just a few years ago, getting into – and paying for – Brown was a whole different ballgame.

Who killed shopping period?

May 22, 2008 0 comments

With Brown’s new online course registration system have come new rules – caps on course enrollment – and the enforcement of old ones, like pre-requisites for upper-level courses, that concern some students fond of Brown’s famed flexibility.