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V-Dub breakfast-lunch divide goes continental

February 3, 2010 0 comments

Starting Monday, the Verney-Woolley Dining Hall will be open all morning, serving continental breakfast from 9:30–11:00 a.m. in addition to its normal 7:30–9:30 breakfast. The continental breakfast will include bagels, fruit, yogurt and cold cereal, according to Ann Hoffman, director of administration for Brown Dining Services.

Moynihan ’81 named to head Bank of America

January 27, 2010 0 comments

Bank of America selected senior executive Brian Moynihan ’81 as CEO in December. Moynihan took over earlier this month as the country’s largest bank faced large losses from the repayment of federal loans and continued trouble in consumer loan repayments.

University News

After report, Psych Services to boost therapy resources

December 3, 2009 0 comments

Psychological Services will be hiring a new psychotherapist as part of an effort to increase the maximum number of sessions available to students. The decision comes after — but does not directly result from — a report that noted that Brown’s pysch services was “relatively under-resourced” compared to peer schools’.


Rising expenditures, lower revenues fuel R.I.’s deficit

November 17, 2009 0 comments

Despite attempts to balance the budget, Rhode Island’s deficit is estimated at $219.8 million for the current fiscal year, according to an official memo from the State Budget Office last Friday.

Newly appointed Professor of Africana Studies Chinua Achebe discussed his writings with the Brown community on Tuesday.

University News

Simmons, campus welcome Achebe

November 11, 2009 0 comments

Newly appointed Professor of Africana Studies Chinua Achebe was officially welcomed into the Brown community Tuesday afternoon with a public conversation between the celebrated Nigerian author and President Ruth Simmons.


Historic facade faces demolition downtown

November 10, 2009 0 comments

The historic facade of the Providence National Bank, standing at 35 Weybosset St., could soon be demolished and replaced with a temporary parking lot, pending the city’s approval.

Arts & Culture

Craftland finds downtown home

November 2, 2009 0 comments

Every December since 2002, Providence shoppers in search of artisanal holiday gifts have relied on the annual Craftland show, a craft fair as homey and handmade as the work sold there. This year, the annual event has established a year-round presence at Craftland’s permanent store at 235 Westminster St.


Same-sex marriage supporters rally at State House

October 18, 2009 0 comments

Disappointment, anger and resilience were among the sentiments expressed Saturday at a gay marriage rally sponsored by Marriage Equality Rhode Island. About 150 same-sex marriage supporters gathered on the south steps of the State House demanding legislation to legalize same-sex marriage.

University News

NASA mission a smashing success for Schultz

October 15, 2009 0 comments

A NASA spacecraft slammed into the moon early last Friday morning, exploding into a cloud of debris — and Professor of Geology Peter Schulz was elated.

University News

CIS helps improve Brown’s cyber smarts

October 9, 2009 0 comments

In recognition of National Cyber Security Awareness Month this October, Computing and Information Services will be hosting several events to promote cyber safety in the Brown community. Presented by the Information Security Group, the events are organized to educate and help protect students from cyber crimes like online scams and identity theft.