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Local businesses suffer in economy

March 17, 2009 0 comments

As the economy continues to unravel, shop owners on the East Side have been forced to dramatically alter their business strategies to stay afloat.

Concert tickets nearly sell out first day online

March 11, 2009 0 comments

Though the new online ticketing system for Spring Weekend was met with mixed reviews from students, organizers are pleased with sales thus far, a representative from Brown Student Agency said yesterday.

LGBT weekly drops print edition

March 5, 2009 0 comments

Divine Providence – a major newsweekly for Rhode Island’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community – has ended its print edition and begun publishing exclusively online. Divine Providence’s print edition, which ended in January, had a weekly readership of 4,000.

Legislation would help R.I. students get 3-year degrees

March 3, 2009 0 comments

Students at Rhode Island’s three public colleges may be able to complete their degrees in three years, thanks to legislation introduced last month by Rep. Joseph McNamara D-Dist. 19, which includes Cranston and Warwick. The program will reduce the price of a college degree and allow students to enter the workforce more quickly.

Alum to advise Treasury on bailout of U.S. automakers

February 24, 2009 0 comments

As stock markets continued to plummet and uncertainty about the economic stimulus package lingered, President Obama appointed another Brown alum to his administration.

R.I. voters hold out hope for stimulus

February 19, 2009 0 comments

The $789-billion economic stimulus package passed by Congress this week appears to have come as a welcome relief to Rhode Island. The bill, signed into law Tuesday by President Obama, includes $1.1 billion in federal aid to ease Rhode Island’s budget shortfall and is expected to create 12,000 new jobs in a state where the unemployment rate hovers around 10 percent, second-highest in the nation.

Banner internal record gets facelift

February 18, 2009 0 comments

Changes have been implemented to Banner’s internal academic transcript page, the Office of the Registrar announced in a community-wide e-mail yesterday. The update fixes problems with the old online transcript, which displayed some unwanted records and omitted others, and which was not amenable to printing.

More job cuts on the way for ProJo

February 12, 2009 0 comments

While on-campus dining establishments continue to provide morning editions of local, regional and national newspapers, the dailies students may take for granted are under constant anxiety due to shifting trends in news media. As advertisement revenues plummet and more readers turn to the Internet to get their news, publications like the Providence Journal are feeling the effects.

Singers gain footing in shaky economy

February 6, 2009 0 comments

As the economy continues to suffer, Brown’s a cappella groups have faced challenges and new opportunities. Though one group has begun to rely on fundraising instead of paid gigs, another is capitalizing on the economic downturn and expanding its clientele.

After controversy, ground breaks for barracks

February 5, 2009 0 comments

A ceremonial groundbreaking in North Scituate on Jan. 29 marked an important milestone in a lengthy and complicated process for the Rhode Island State Police, who have been trying for at least two years to build a new, state-of-the-art headquarters. Slated for completion in less than 24 months, the 56,384-square foot facility will house administrative, detective and uniform personnel, according to a statement released by the state police last week.