Articles by Alison Silver (37)


R.I. anti-smoking funding falls short

December 6, 2011 Comments are Disabled

A recent report from a coalition of anti-smoking organizations ranked Rhode Island’s funding for anti-smoking programs 38th in the country. The state spends $373,000 yearly on anti-smoking efforts, only 2.5 percent of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommended level of $15.2 million, according to the report. Alaska ranks first, spending $10.8 million on prevention programs, 101.3 percent of the recommended level.

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Library obtains rare Chinese text

December 1, 2011 Comments are Disabled

The University Library has acquired one of only 10 copies worldwide of the first European-printed book on Chinese medicine, entitled “Les Secrets de la Medecine des

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Sending out an SOS: getting sick abroad

November 29, 2011 Comments are Disabled

It’s bad enough catching a cold during midterms week or spraining an ankle in a satellite gym. But when students get sick abroad, they can end up grappling with an administrative headache.


Chronicling campus characters

November 16, 2011 Comments are Disabled

President Ruth Simmons isn’t the only figure on campus with a following. Brown staff cleans industrial-sized messes, feeds college-sized appetites and makes the lives of the students who love them just a little bit better. But beyond the hellos and the daily smile, how well do students know the famous faces of Brown?

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U. ups diversity funding, staff

November 8, 2011 Comments are Disabled

As part of its efforts to foster a more diverse campus community, the University has beefed up staffing and funding for the Third World Center, Student and Employee Accessibility Services, the LGBTQ Center and the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center over the past two years, according to a recent update on the Diversity Action Plan.

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In inspections, low-level violations found in 18 percent of dorm rooms

October 30, 2011 Comments are Disabled

This semester’s health and safety inspections found violations in 18 percent of dormitory rooms and resulted in one fine for the possession of a candle. Most of the violations were low-level.

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U. restricts Oxford, Cambridge study abroad

October 11, 2011 Comments are Disabled

The University will offer only full-year study abroad programs at Oxford University and Cambridge University beginning next year.