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Articles by Brigitta Greene (68)

Leniency on payments to U. aided hundreds this spring

January 26, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Approximately 360 students benefited from a temporary policy allowing students with outstanding tuition balances to pre-register for spring classes, a University administrator said.

U. to lose its director of institutional diversity

January 21, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Associate Provost and Director of Institutional Diversity Brenda Allen will leave her position at the end of this semester to become the provost at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina.

RISD alums helping with return to moon

December 4, 2008 Comments are Disabled

It’s the kind of night to stay inside: negative 170 degrees, pitch dark, silent. But no matter how nice a cup of tea sounds, the urge is best left unfulfilled – because, of course, it’s not easy using a toilet on the moon.

Mumbai attack hits close to home for some

December 2, 2008 Comments are Disabled

The white shirts yesterday went unnoticed by the majority of students. But to those who felt the recent Mumbai terrorist attacks closer to their hearts, even the small symbol of solidarity hit home.

City to hire manager to lower energy costs

November 21, 2008 Comments are Disabled

The Providence City Council unanimously passed an ordinance for the second time Thursday night to create a position for a new environmental manager responsible for reducing the city’s energy consumption and lowering utility operating costs. The city energy and sustainability manager will oversee the city’s yearly energy expenditure – currently about $14 million a year – to maximize efficiency and conservation, according to Councilman Seth Yurdin, D-Ward 1, who proposed creating the position in September.

RIPTA to cut $2m from budget to address shortfall

November 20, 2008 Comments are Disabled

Facing a big budget deficit and high fuel prices, the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority’s board of directors approved service reductions for 47 of the state’s bus routes this week.

iGEM team masters DNA, places at jamboree

November 17, 2008 Comments are Disabled

It’s a little like “Pimp My Ride,” Synthetic Biology Edition – just replace the wrecked car with a living cell and tricked-out gadgets with strings of DNA, and the reality TV show becomes the annual iGEM competition at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

U. locks in heating oil prices early

November 13, 2008 Comments are Disabled

The University is trying to take advantage of the uncertain economy to lower its energy costs. Facilities Management signed an agreement Wednesday with World Energy Solutions, a move that allows the University to lock in energy commodity prices as far as two years in advance, said Chris Powell, director of sustainable energy and environmental initiatives.

Multimedia by Brigitta Greene (1)