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R.I. accepts its share of stimulus package

March 3, 2009 0 comments

Gov. Donald Carcieri ’65 officially accepted Rhode Island’s $1.1 billion share of federal stimulus funds at a ceremony at the State House last Thursday, vowing to work with the state legislature to oversee its allocation.

City may require cleaner construction trucks

February 26, 2009 0 comments

An ordinance requiring diesel construction vehicles to meet cleaner emissions standards when working on city-funded projects was introduced by Ward 1 Councilman Seth Yurdin at a Providence City Council meeting last Thursday.

Court favors R.I. in Narragansett case

February 26, 2009 0 comments

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 Tuesday that land owned by the Narragansett Indian tribe in Charlestown cannot receive federal trust status, which would have largely removed it from state and local control. The ruling was a victory for the state, which has been fighting to develop the land since 1998.

Cicilline ’83 outlines path to recovery

February 19, 2009 0 comments

Mayor David Cicilline ’83 outlined 30 goals – the centerpiece of his efforts to boost Providence’s economy – in his annual State of the City address Tuesday night. After reviewing some of the improvements made since he took office seven years ago, Cicilline said municipal government must now place an “unprecedented focus on the economy” and “mobilize as if we’re in the economic equivalent of wartime.

Curricular reviews in progress

February 5, 2009 0 comments

The College Curriculum Council may finish reviewing up to 13 undergraduate concentrations – more than it originally planned – by the end of the academic year, said Karen Krahulik, the chair of the council’s concentrations subcommittee. The council began comprehensive reviews of Brown’s 95 undergraduate concentrations last semester, as recommended by the Task Force on Undergraduate Education, which released its report in September.

Thayer St. Chipotle scrapped

January 27, 2009 0 comments

Plans to open a Chipotle Mexican Grill on Thayer Street fell through last fall when a Rhode Island Superior Court judge determined that zoning permits had been granted to the restaurant improperly, according to court documents obtained by The Herald.

After protest, punishment, SDS appeals

January 22, 2009 0 comments

As last semester drew to a close and students packed their bags, members of Students for a Democratic Society finally got the news they – and others in the Brown community – had been anticipating for months.

WEB UPDATE: 7 get probation for Corporation protest

January 5, 2009 0 comments

Seven of the eight students charged for their roles in a heated protest of the October meeting of the Corporation received minor punishments Wednesday from a University Disciplinary Council panel. One student was exonerated of all charges. The students, all members of the group Students for a Democratic Society, will be placed on probation for up to three semesters and will be required to perform 50 hours of community service each.

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WEB UPDATE: Disciplinary hearing for 8 SDS members concludes

January 5, 2009 0 comments

The University Disciplinary Council panel convened to arbitrate charges against eight students involved in a heated protest of the Corporation in October concluded a hearing early Wednesday afternoon after two days of meetings.

Disciplinary council to evaluate SDS members

December 4, 2008 0 comments

A University Disciplinary Council hearing will be held Tuesday to adjudicate charges against eight members of Students for a Democratic Society. It will be the first time such a hearing has been held in at least four years.