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Beds lacking in shelter system across state

October 19, 2010 0 comments

At least 282 members of Rhode Island’s homeless community may not have beds in state shelters this winter, according to statistics released by two homeless advocacy groups. This represents a more than three-fold increase from last year.

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New director of CDC expands center’s hours

September 17, 2010 0 comments

After taking over as director of the Career Development Center on July 1, Andrew Simmons is implementing new initiatives this fall.

New group funds scholarships with a click of the mouse

September 1, 2010 0 comments

With his new nonprofit organization, CO-Fund, Cody Simmons ’10 wants to make it easy for people to donate to a range of deserving high school students in need of scholarships.

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Debate league looks for financial independence

April 9, 2010 0 comments

After more than a decade of funding from the Swearer Center for Public Service, the Rhode Island Urban Debate League — an educational program designed for local high school students — is seeking financial independence, said Matt Grimes ’10, one of the league’s student coordinators. The program will still be associated with Brown, but an outside organization will provide financial backing once the program identifies a sponsor.

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UTRA awards constant from last year

March 19, 2010 0 comments

Applicants for summer Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards were informed of decisions March 12, and the number of awards remained the same as last year, said Besenia Rodriguez, associate dean of the College for undergraduate research.


PPD officer charged with assault

March 2, 2010 0 comments

Detective Robert DeCarlo, a 16-year veteran of the Providence Police Department, was arraigned Wednesday at the Rhode Island Superior Court in Providence on two counts of assault. The charges stemmed from an incident last October in which DeCarlo took part in the arrest of a trespassing suspect at the Rhode Island School of Design. Though a surveillance video allegedly shows DeCarlo beating the suspect in custody, he pled not guilty to both assault counts.

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U. does not plan to expand UTRA program

February 18, 2010 0 comments

The University does not intend to expand opportunities for Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards this year, said Besenia Rodriguez, associate dean of the College for undergraduate research.

Some syllabi now available online

January 27, 2010 0 comments

The effort by Dean of the College Katherine Bergeron and the Undergraduate Council of Students to expand the University’s course preview page, undertaken in November, made large strides by the end of winter break.

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Provost asks profs to put syllabi online

December 1, 2009 0 comments

Provost David Kertzer ’69 P’95 P’98 has asked faculty to upload their course syllabi to the University’s old and infrequently used course-preview site by the spring semester.


Groups challenge local wind project

October 26, 2009 0 comments

Six local environmental groups have voiced concerns about a plan to construct a wind turbine at Black Point, a coastal site in Narragansett that is protected for public use.