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Higher Ed

UC administrators standing firm on tuition hike despite protests

December 1, 2009 0 comments

The University of California system is moving ahead with a proposed 32 percent tuition hike despite a series of student protests.

University News

Q & A with Chinua Achebe

November 11, 2009 0 comments

Renowned Nigerian author Chinua Achebe sat down with The Herald Tuesday before a welcome event to discuss his motivations for joining Brown’s Africana studies faculty, his past work and his thoughts on being referred to as the “father of modern African literature.”

R.I. Republicans gather for steak, Obama voters meet at Biltmore

November 5, 2008 0 comments

Just as polls closed in battleground states last night, a somber crowd of more than 80 supporters of John McCain and local Republican candidates gathered at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in downtown Providence to watch election results in an event organized by the Rhode Island Republican Party.

Longtime columnist Bakst ’66 heads out

October 14, 2008 0 comments

M. Charles Bakst ’66 has accepted the end graciously and gratefully. Last month, the Herald alum and veteran political columnist at the Providence Journal accepted an early buyout offer by the newspaper’s owner, A.H. Belo Corp., bringing to an end a career spanning four decades.

Tax revenue drops in state

October 9, 2008 0 comments

As expected, the economic downturn is affecting the state’s revenue. Rhode Island tax receipts dropped about 17 percent for the first quarter of fiscal year 2009 – from $882 million last year to $735 million this year – according to a report released yesterday by the state Department of Revenue.

An era ends: Miko closed for good

September 30, 2008 1 comment

A locked door, a dark, almost bare interior and a large sign reading “Space for Lease” in red letters. Today, that’s all that greets visitors and customers to what was once Wickenden Street’s popular sex store, Miko Exoticwear.

Green jobs for R.I. discussed at forum

September 30, 2008 0 comments

WARWICK – A key solution to Rhode Island’s economic struggles is increasing awareness of and investing in more “green” jobs for the state’s residents, according to a panel of local experts who gathered at the New England Institute of Technology Saturday.

Angry SDS riders take over RIPTA meeting

September 23, 2008 0 comments

Under the specters of public transit budget shortfalls, fare increases and fewer routes, Providence Students for a Democratic Society stormed into a monthly board meeting of the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority Monday afternoon, causing the meeting to be adjourned early.

Thayer property owners budget improvements

September 18, 2008 0 comments

The Thayer Street District Management Authority – which seeks to improve and maintain the street – approved its $89,288 budget for the present fiscal year Wednesday morning, in a public hearing that failed to attract any attendees.

Three West Nile-positive mosquitos detected in R.I.

September 16, 2008 0 comments

A study by the state Department of Environmental Management released Monday has shown the presence of the West Nile Virus in mosquito samples collected in Providence and Pawtucket last month.