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Articles by Lauren Fedor (43)

‘Stuff White People Like’ founder explains intuitions

February 2, 2009 0 comments

What do sushi, yoga, pea coats, Asian girls and Barack Obama have in common? According to Christian Lander, the provocative and popular blogger-turned-bestselling-author, they’re all “stuff white people like.”

Five library branches face closure

January 29, 2009 0 comments

The Providence Public Library system, a private, nonprofit organization which serves nearly 75,000 registered borrowers, may be forced to alter its operating strategies for the coming year.

Colleges struggle to maintain financial aid

January 21, 2009 0 comments

Wall Street firms and automotive giants aren’t the only institutions feeling the effects of the global financial crisis. As the country’s financial woes seep into college endowments, students across the country may feel the pinch in the coming years through reduced financial aid packages.

University won’t remove historic wall around OMAC

December 4, 2008 0 comments

Faced with community opposition, the University has abandoned its initial proposals to remove or lower the historic stone wall surrounding the Aldrich-Dexter Field near the Olney-Margolies Athletic Center.

Budget cuts leave food bank hungry for cash

December 2, 2008 0 comments

The Rhode Island Community Food Bank occupies more than 75,000 square feet in downtown Providence.

Prov. artists discuss city’s cultural future

November 20, 2008 0 comments

Nearly 50 Providence musicians, dancers, actors, painters and photographers gathered Tuesday to discuss ways to enhance public involvement in the arts. The forum, held at Roger Williams Casino, was led by Lynne McCormack, director of the city’s Department of Arts, Culture and Tourism.

Around the Ivies, celebrations of election

November 12, 2008 0 comments

Last Tuesday night, Brown’s campus exploded in jubilant, spontaneous celebration. Students poured onto the Main Green and lit up the sky with fireworks, cheering Barack Obama’s victory over John McCain. The impromptu festivities ultimately descended on the State House in downtown Providence.

Experts discuss Asia, an Obama presidency

November 6, 2008 0 comments

On the day after a historic presidential election, more than 50 students gathered in the Sidney Frank Hall for Life Sciences to hear two leading foreign policy experts discuss the challenges President-elect Barack Obama will face in the months and years ahead.

Indian historian’s praise of Gandhi meets opposition

October 30, 2008 0 comments

Indian historian and writer Ramachandra Guha praised Mohandas Gandhi to a packed Foxboro Auditorium in Kassar House last night.

Brooklyn doc talks about communication

October 28, 2008 0 comments

The Providence Police Department is investigating two armed robberies of vintage stores that took place on Thayer Street last week. The first robbery occurred around 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19 at New and Vintage Apparel at 281 Thayer St., also known as NAVA.