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Features

Ratty tour tracks food’s journey from delivery to disposal

April 25, 2012 0 comments

Down in the dimly-lit basement of the Sharpe Refectory, somewhere roughly two stories below the salad bar, Joe Barboza, facilities manager for Dining Services, points to a stack of white boxes piled up almost to the ceiling. “This is this week’s supply of French fries,” he said. “You guys consume a lot of food.”

Arts & Culture

Fiancees wreak havoc in comic revival

April 23, 2012 0 comments

How many fiancees can you juggle at once? In “Boeing-Boeing,” Trinity Repertory Company’s hysterical new spring comedy, a Parisian playboy attempts to juggle three ­- with predictably farcical results.

University News

Writer tells story of captivity in N. Korea

April 9, 2012 0 comments

When journalist Euna Lee was seized by two North Korean soldiers near the Chinese border in 2009, she remembers telling her captors, “Please don’t kill me.”

Higher Ed, Metro

Bill seeks to increase U. payments

April 2, 2012 0 comments

A bill introduced in the Rhode Island House of Representatives in February would allow municipalities to charge institutions with tax-exempt property – such as the University – for emergency services such as fire, police and rescue. The charge would be proportional to the assessed value of the property and could be as high as 25 percent of the taxes that would have been collected without tax-exempt status.

University News

Lotta, Loury debate economic systems

March 22, 2012 1 comment

Socialism and capitalism – the two major economic systems pitted against each other during the Cold War – returned to center stage in a Janus Forum debate last night. An audience of about 80 people gathered to listen as Raymond Lotta, political economist and writer for the journal, Revolution, the self-described voice of the U.S. communist party, advocated socialism, while Glenn Loury, professor of economics, made the case for capitalism.

Metro

Bill would require ultrasound before abortion

March 13, 2012 0 comments

A bill that would require women to get an ultrasound before having an abortion was introduced this January in the Rhode Island House of Representatives. The bill is being sponsored by Rep. Karen MacBeth, D-Cumberland, who said she has introduced a similar bill every year for the last four years.

Metro

Bill would protect service tips

March 6, 2012 0 comments

A bill was introduced last week in the Rhode Island House of Representatives that would prevent employers in the service industry from taking a cut of their employees’ tips.

University News

Program fosters student entrepreneurship

February 29, 2012 1 comment

Six student teams were chosen last Friday to form the inaugural class of a startup accelerator called Brown Venture Labs. Over the course of the 10-week program, the teams will be provided with mentors, office space and $4,000 of seed funding each to help them develop their nascent businesses. The finalists were competing with 16 other teams for spots in the program.