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Articles by Brigitta Greene (68)

Higher Ed

Federal funds to aid R.I. bikeway

January 28, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Segment by segment, shrub by shrub, the Blackstone River Bikeway is coming together.Rhode Island will receive $575,000 in federal funding for landscaping along the bikeway, according to a Jan. 21 press release from the office of Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I. Construction first began in the early ’90s, said Charles St. Martin, a spokesperson for the Rhode Island Department of Transportation.

University News

Jewelry District plans clear bureaucratic hurdle

December 1, 2009 Comments are Disabled

The City Plan Commission unanimously approved an amendment to the University’s 2006 Institutional Master Plan Tuesday night, clearing the first of two bureaucratic hurdles before renovations can begin on a new medical school building in the Jewelry District.


Under new law, bars may close later

November 24, 2009 Comments are Disabled

New state legislation, passed by the General Assembly during last month’s special session, authorizes the city to delay the closing time of bars and clubs to 3 a.m. on weekends, but prohibits the sale of alcohol past the old closing time, 2 a.m


A pass to N. Korea for students, alums and faculty

November 19, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Tourists are allowed to enter only two subway stations in Pyongyang, North Korea. Descending the escalator to the station platform, they are accompanied by “minders” — government employees working with guides and translators, watching the visitors’ every move.

University News

Time honors former president Gee

November 17, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Former Brown president Gordon Gee, the current president of Ohio State University, was named “The Big Man on Campus” among the top 10 college presidents by Time Magazine earlier this month. Gee’s tenure at Brown lasted only 25 months — he resigned abruptly in 2000 to take the position of Chancellor at Vanderbilt University, the school’s top administrative post.

Brown plans for expansion into the Jewelry District include the evolution of a retail corridor similar to Thayer Street.

University News

Downtown, big ideas are soon to be tested

November 2, 2009 Comments are Disabled
This article is part of the series Town-Brown

In fewer than two years, Brown’s new Medical Education Building will welcome its first class of students. But looking at the building now, it is hard to tell.

University News

BioMed budget a balancing act for 2011

October 26, 2009 Comments are Disabled

A large hit to the Divison of Biology and Medicine’s endowment has been offset by an increase in research grants.

University News

Corporation endorses design plans for new Medical Education Building

October 18, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Approval of plans for a new Medical Education Building occupied the “lion’s share” of the Corporation’s time this weekend, Chancellor Thomas Tisch ’76 said, along with discussions about the University’s ongoing drive to expand into Providence’s Jewelry District.

Officials may fold a permanent replacement for the temporary aquatics bubble, above, into a planned new gym.

University News

Fitness center, new pool may be combined

October 6, 2009 Comments are Disabled

The Jonathan Nelson ’77 Fitness Center and a new aquatics center may be combined under one roof rather than being constructed as separate facilities, top administrators said recently. A combined and somewhat scaled-back facility would cost approximately $40 million. Built separately, the fitness center could cost $40 million and the swim center another $25 million. 


Future streetcar system may connect Brown to downtown

October 6, 2009 Comments are Disabled

A streetcar system connecting Brown to the hospitals and medical centers downtown could be operational within 10 years, said Tim McCormick, former manager of the planning department at the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority.

Multimedia by Brigitta Greene (1)