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Fossil Free Brown joins 400 other campuses nationally and internationally  in promoting divestment from top fossil fuel companies. The group, which used to be the Brown Divest Coal Campaign, embraces broader goals after the Corporation’s no vote on divestment from coal last October.

University News

Divest Coal expands goals under new name

October 10, 2014 9 comments

Brown Divest Coal Campaign is redoubling its efforts, changing its name to Fossil Free Brown and altering its mission.

Scott Laurans sold Eastside Marketplace to Ahold USA, which will allow the store’s employees and management to continue working.

Metro

Eastside Marketplace loses local ownership

September 11, 2014 0 comments

Scott Laurans, owner of Eastside Marketplace, sold the local grocery store this July to Ahold USA.

University News

U. to require vendors to follow labor standards

March 3, 2014 0 comments

President Paxson announced that the U. will require all its vendors manufacturing apparel in Bangladesh to sign the Accord on Fire and Building Safety.

Nirupama Rao, former Indian ambassador to the United States, talked about gender bias and economic conflict in a conversation Tuesday.

University News

Former ambassador speaks on China-India relations

February 5, 2014 18 comments

“India has the promise, has the potential,” said Nirupama Rao, the former Indian ambassador to the United States, in a conversation Tuesday.

Mayor Angel Taveras is currently running almost $2 million behind his opponent Gina Raimando in fundraising.

Metro

Democratic hopefuls back ‘People’s Pledge’

January 30, 2014 0 comments

Campaign finance politics are taking center stage as two of the leading Democratic candidates speak out against super Political Action Committees.

University News

U. carbon emissions down 30.6 percent

November 25, 2013 0 comments

The U. has exceeded its benchmark of a 22 percent drop, according to a recent report

Profs, students evaluate summer online nonfiction course

University News

Profs, students evaluate summer online nonfiction course

October 17, 2013 1 comment

Some students said they participated more in the online format than in traditional classes.

Gemini serves up Eurasian fusion, from blintzes to pad thai

Arts & Culture

Gemini serves up Eurasian fusion, from blintzes to pad thai

September 20, 2013 0 comments

The recently opened restaurant’s menu offers both classic and adventurous options.

Students repeatedly rallied to protest Brown’s investment in coal companies, and the Corporation will vote on divestment in October.

Features

Activists promote divestment throughout U.’s history

September 16, 2013 5 comments

Students have rallied for divestment on issues including apartheid, tobacco and coal.

The state repealed the sales tax to prevent Rhode Island’s liquor stores from losing business to Massachussets’ lower liquor prices.

Metro

R.I. to eliminate sales tax on wine and liquor

September 5, 2013 0 comments

The state will raise the excise tax on alcohol, affecting wholesalers and liquor store owners.