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Arts & Culture

Modernized opera explores pursuit of love, creation of identity

November 16, 2012 1 comment

  Maroon Horace Mann sweatpants, furry off-white vests and bro tanks are not costume pieces usually associated with a 19th-century satirical opera.

University News

UCS strategizes athlete integration

November 7, 2012 0 comments

Members of the Undergraduate Council of Students spoke to representatives from the Student Athletic Advising Committee, Ryan McDuff ’13 and Lindsay Nickel ’13, as well as Director of Athletics Jack Hayes, at their weekly meeting. The guests presented an agenda to promote the greater integration of student-athletes into campus life.


Physics demonstrator thinks outside the PowerPoint

November 7, 2012 4 comments

If Hollywood were to produce a movie based on Brown’s physics department, Stanley Tucci would play manager of demonstrations Gerald Zani.

University News

Today in University History: Oct. 24

October 24, 2012 0 comments

In 1975, The Herald reported on the Rockefeller Library’s “Starred Rock Collection,” which included “anatomy texts, erotica and anything else that attracts theft, scissors and cute little comments written in the margins.”


Merchants offer trinkets from Peru to Providence

October 3, 2012 0 comments

Mom and pop shop Large animal figures made out of Mexican steel oil barrels welcome visitors to the Frog and Toad store. In the main window hangs a sign on a steel rooster adorned with a black boa that says “Please Direct All Complaints to the Giant Rooster.” The door […]

University News

Speaker addresses declining value of academia

September 28, 2012 0 comments

University scholarship is in decreasing demand in the real world, Harvard international affairs professor Stephen Walt said in a lecture Wednesday night about the gap between academic research and its applications to recent policy debates.

Gilbane Development will begin construction on a new apartment complex at 257 Thayer St., replacing Squires Salon and Sahara Hookah.

Metro, University News

Luxury apartment plan approved for Thayer

September 24, 2012 0 comments

Plans for a new apartment complex on Thayer between Euclid and Meeting are moving forward after the outlines for the complex were approved by City Council.

University News

Student arrested for alleged theft

September 20, 2012 0 comments

Joe Royo ’14 and Xavius Dorego, a Providence resident with no University affiliation, were arrested early Saturday morning after allegedly stealing a student’s laptop and cell phone from her Marcy House room, said Paul Shanley, deputy chief of police for the Department of Public Safety. 

University News

New cafe offers healthy grub

April 16, 2012 0 comments

Inside the upscale lobby of the new fitness and aquatics center lies the newest campus eatery – Poppy’s Cafe. 

Construction of the proposed housing project at the corner of Meeting and Thayer streets could start by August 2013.

Metro, University News

Proposed Thayer housing draws criticism

April 11, 2012 0 comments

Tuesday night’s public discussion saw a heated debate between opponents of the proposed 257 Thayer Street apartment complex and the few residents in favor of it.