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Articles by Casey Bleho (24)


Advocacy group ranks R.I. public schools fifth in nation

February 5, 2013 2 comments

StudentsFirst praises R.I. teacher evaluations but criticizes parent policies and lack of transparency.

Arts & Culture

Iroquois artist gives pottery lesson

October 14, 2012 Comments are Disabled

A group of 16 students sat around a large table, Natasha Smoke Santiago seated amongst them. After the Iroquois artist recounted how she learned to hand-sculpt clay pottery on a small island in the Akwesasne Mohawk First Nations Reserve, where many Iroquois people traditionally learn the craft, a lesson began.

Arts & Culture

‘Yermedea’ mesmerizes audience with puppetry

September 21, 2012 Comments are Disabled

The room is pitch black, eerily silent. Flashlights begin to slowly flicker across a dark stage, dancing over shoes of all shapes, sizes and colors scattered disconcertingly across the floor. Tall, dried cornstalks provide the only hint as to where the audience might be. The actors release a collective sigh – 

Theater group probes edge of humanity

September 10, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Out of the glitz and glamour of New York City, the CorkScrew Theater Company has blossomed into fruition as another alumni-heavy theater group. Founded in mid-June by three Brown alums – Meredith Mosbacher ‘11.5, Ted Cava ’11 and Daniel Gonon ’12 – along with Jonathan Gordon and Auden Thornton, the company debuted their inaugural show, “Ecology of a Visit,” in August.

Arts & Culture

Exhibit reflects aesthetics of the art of curating

March 5, 2012 Comments are Disabled

ART//SHOW, a new exhibit in the Cohen Gallery of the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, presents an eclectic juried exhibition of 22 sculptures, paintings, photographs, videos and prints collected from Brown and Rhode Island School of Design students. The exhibit is the product of a collaborative effort by students of MCM 1700R: “The Art of Curating,” a class that is intended to teach students how to design and curate a professional art show. 

Arts & Culture

Exhibit obscures popular cultural images

January 30, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Walking into the David Winton Bell Gallery, located in the lobby of the List Art Center, visitors are immediately confronted by a barrage of brightly colored pop-art pieces, photorealist prints and politically relevant montages. These pieces make up the featured exhibition, “Optical Noise: American and British Prints/Films from the 1960s-1970s.”


Federal loan relief plan aims to ease student debt

November 14, 2011 Comments are Disabled

President Obama announced a new student loan relief plan intended to help ease the financial hardship of student debt late last month. Though experts are unsure how much the plan, called “Know Before You Owe,” will affect Rhode Island, debt remains a pressing issue for students hoping a college degree will give them an advantage in a tough job market.

University News

Graduate School teams up with Teach for America

September 13, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Many students facing graduation struggle with the question of whether to apply to graduate school or brave the workforce. Now, thanks to a new partnership between the Graduate School and Teach for America, some graduate students in Rhode Island will be able to do both.


R.I. still plugged in to renewable energy

April 19, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Despite a $331 million state deficit that has forced political leaders to consider state programs for cuts, Rhode Island’s renewable energy efforts are moving forward.

Grant to open Hay’s hidden collections

February 23, 2011 Comments are Disabled

The John Hay Library began organizing previously “hidden” collections of manuscripts and documents in January thanks to a $141,455 grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, according to University Archivist Jennifer Betts.