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Articles by Kat Thornton (55)

University News

Med Ed dedication touts U.’s growth

October 23, 2011 Comments are Disabled

The new Medical Education Building glowed brightly against dark Jewelry District streets at its official dedication Friday evening.

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Med School doles out white coats

October 16, 2011 Comments are Disabled

The white coat, an international symbol of the medical professional, is not an accessory to be worn lightly at Alpert Medical School.

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Masturbator returns to John Street, eluding cops

October 13, 2011 Comments are Disabled

The man who has been seen masturbating outside a John Street house has apparently returned at least once since his last official sighting Sept. 30.

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Dining Services hires ‘pro’ consultant

October 13, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Brown Dining Services has hired an outside consultant to lead student focus groups and make suggestions for a new communications strategy.

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Higher Ed news roundup

October 11, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Professors support Occupy movement Occupy Wall Street has gained new support with the announcement of “solidarity” from the American Association of University Professors, according to a press release posted on the association’s website Oct. 7. National wealth disparities, rising costs of education amid budget cuts and faltering support for collective […]


RIPTA proposes streetcar service

September 30, 2011 Comments are Disabled

As part of ongoing efforts to develop a thriving knowledge district in Providence, the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority released a proposal Monday to launch the “Core Connector” — a two-mile stretch of streetcar service that would run through the Jewelry District, downtown and the heart of College Hill, with a stop in front of the Starbucks on Thayer Street.

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Masturbator provokes anxiety on John Street

September 28, 2011 Comments are Disabled

They do not know his name, but some students have had disturbingly close encounters with him.

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Med School names dean for career aid

September 25, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Brian Zink was named an assistant dean for medical student career development at the Alpert Medical School Wednesday, a newly created position he will assume Oct. 1.

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New institute merges study, practice of brain science

September 22, 2011 Comments are Disabled

It has no building yet, but with a $15 million endowment and hundreds of soon-to-be affiliated researchers, the Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute promises to make its presence felt in the world of medical research.

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Symposium looks to past as guide to city’s growth

September 19, 2011 Comments are Disabled

For years, there has been little more than asphalt and debris where Interstate 195 once ran through the city, but the empty lots — about 35 acres of land — hold promise.

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