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Campaign 2006, the money race: District 1: Kennedy has big bucks but no opponent

February 2, 2006 0 comments

Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I., is awash in money but has no one to spend it against.

Campaign 2006, the money race: Senate: Chafee ’75, Whitehouse lead fundraising pack

February 2, 2006 0 comments

With over $1.7 million in his war chest at the end of 2005, Sen. Lincoln Chafee ’75, R-R.I., has more money than any of the candidates running against him, according to information provided by individual campaigns and filings with the Federal Electoral Commission.

R.I. Senators Reed and Chafee ’75 will vote against Alito

January 31, 2006 0 comments

Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito will likely be confirmed by the U.S. Senate as early as today, despite opposition from both Rhode Island senators.

Kennedy caught up in Abramoff scandal

January 28, 2006 0 comments

The growing scandal centered on disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff has drawn in U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D.-R.I., who received large contributions from several Indian tribes represented by Abramoff and took money from a former member of Abramoff’s lobbying team.

Lawless agrees to U. policy on contributions but keeps Hull donations

January 26, 2006 0 comments

Jennifer Lawless has agreed not to accept contributions to her congressional campaign from her students or their parents, but will hold on to two controversial contributions that may meet that description.

U. benefactor Sidney Frank ’42 dead at 86

January 25, 2006 0 comments

Liquor tycoon and philanthropist Sidney Frank ’42, a self-made billionaire who lacked the money to complete his studies at Brown but later became the University’s greatest benefactor, died of heart failure while flying from San Diego to Vancouver on Jan. 10.

Frank ’42 was ‘unforgettable’

January 25, 2006 0 comments

The memory of Sidney Frank ’42 will be visible on campus for decades to come in both the scholarship program and academic building that bear his name. For now, though, he is perhaps most widely remembered by the liquors he made famous.

Small blaze in Barbour empties suites

January 25, 2006 0 comments

A minor fire forced the evacuation of two suites in Barbour Hall Tuesday night.

Web Update: U. benefactor Sidney Frank ’42 dead at 86

January 19, 2006 0 comments

Liquor tycoon and philanthropist Sidney Frank ’42, a self-made billionaire who lacked the money to complete his studies at Brown but later became the University’s greatest benefactor, died of heart failure in San Diego on Jan. 10. He was 86.

Eccelston ’06 this year’s only Brown Rhodes Scholar

November 21, 2005 0 comments

Sasha-Mae Eccleston ’06, a double-concentrator in classics and literary arts from Lawrence-ville, N.J., found out she had won the prestigious scholarship – which sends 32 American students to study at Oxford University in England – on Saturday afternoon.

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