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Features

Italian delicacies delight on Federal Hill

February 15, 2012 0 comments
This article is part of the series On the Rhode

For many students, Federal Hill is the elusive strip of pricey Italian restaurants reserved for dinners during Family Weekend. But there’s another side to the neighborhood waiting to be explored — at just a short distance from the Dunkin Donuts Center and the Financial District, it is easy to see why Federal Hill has earned its reputation as “the Heartbeat of Providence.”

Arts & Culture

Hay exhibit rings in Chinese New Year

February 10, 2012 0 comments

The John Hay Library’s steps were lined with Chinese lanterns and its lobby was filled with the smell of dumplings Monday. The phrases “may everything go your way” and “may you be prosperous” were displayed on papier mache Chinese dragons to welcome guests to the Chinese Lantern Festival Gallery Walk, a special celebration of the Chinese New Year at the University. The decorations included this year’s Chinese zodiac sign of the dragon, which is considered the most powerful and wisest animal of ancient China, appreciated for its strength and good luck.

Features

Historic Pawtuxet Village offers bay views, good food

February 6, 2012 1 comment
This article is part of the series On the Rhode

Both historic and quaint, Pawtuxet Village — located along the Pawtuxet River on the border of Warwick and Cranston — is a treasure undiscovered by most students. Without a car, the trek to Pawtuxet is not highly convenient. But for those adventurous enough to navigate the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority, the 20 to 30 minute bus ride may be all the more rewarding.

University News

Both seasoned and new start afresh

January 27, 2012 0 comments

The Main Green bustled with activity the first days of classes, as scenes of students hurrying to class, throwing frisbees in the uncharacteristically warm weather and catching up with friends signalled a return to the familiar rhythms of University life. But for mid-year transfers beginning their Brown careers and seniors returning for the last time, the beginning of the semester took on added importance.

University News

Recycling program to expand under relaxed restrictions

November 15, 2011 0 comments

A new Rhode Island law will expand the list of materials the University can recycle by 2013. The law, passed in 2008, will allow for recycling of more types of plastics and everyday items.

Metro

Abortion coverage sparks debate

November 2, 2011 0 comments

As Rhode Island awaits federal funding for its health care exchange, access to abortion and reproductive services remains a hot-button issue.

Sports

Hsieh ’15 birdies to the top

October 20, 2011 0 comments

Golfer Stephanie Hsieh ’15 won first place overall and led the women’s golf team to a second-place finish last week at the Spider Invitational, held at the University of Richmond. Hsieh earned medalist honors after birdieing her first shot of a playoff round to secure the lowest score of the tournament, a one-under-par 215. For leading the team as a first-year, The Herald has named Hsieh Athlete of the Week.  

Metro

Cicilline ’83 to face tough reelection battle

October 17, 2011 0 comments

Rep. David Cicilline ’83, D-R.I., is facing a tough reelection contest in the race for Rhode Island’s first district following a controversy over charges of financial mismanagement during his time as mayor of Providence.

All-night construction on Thayer Street angered and exhausted students in nearby dorms.

University News

All-night construction on Thayer ‘unbearable’ for students

October 10, 2011 0 comments

All-night construction on Thayer Street to complete renovations to the Metcalf Chemistry and Research Laboratory Sept. 29 left angry and tired students in its wake.

Metro

Poverty on the rise in R.I.

October 4, 2011 0 comments

New census figures indicate poverty in Rhode Island increased sharply from 2009 to 2010. Statistics from the American Community Survey released late last month revealed that the poverty rate in Rhode Island rose from 11.5 percent to 14 percent, and the percentage of children under 18 in poverty rose from 16.9 percent to 19 percent.