Articles by Kat Thornton (55)

The Brown community spent Sunday reflecting on the events of 9/11.

University News

Ten years later, remembering 9/11

September 12, 2011 Comments are Disabled

It was a day no one wanted to remember, but one the Brown community gathered to commemorate nonetheless.


Students, educators seek answers to R.I.’s ‘brain drain’

April 28, 2011 Comments are Disabled

As with the classic question of the chicken or the egg, political leaders, students and educators are scratching their heads over which came first — brain drain or the lack of jobs in Rhode Island.


Venturing off campus, students feel safe

April 12, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Though East Side crime rates have risen in the past year, crime in downtown Providence has dropped slightly, and students and professors continue to feel confident about their safety off College Hill.


Gay marriage bills stall in legislature

April 12, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Though gay marriage has the backing of Rhode Island’s governor and its Speaker of the House, bills to legalize it have yet to be put to a vote. Opponents say the bills simply do not have enough support from state legislators. 


Mayor and city labor union strike pay deal

April 7, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Providence Mayor Angel Taveras signed an agreement Wednesday morning with the city’s largest labor union that will affect nearly 900 workers and save more than $26 million over the next four years. The city faces a $180 million two-year budget deficit.

Arts & Culture

Artist spotlight: Michael Dawkins ’12

April 4, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Michael Dawkins ’12 is not a music concentrator, but he has always made time for maintaining his virtuoso piano abilities.

University News

Simmons delivers UN keynote address

March 25, 2011 Comments are Disabled

NEW YORK — President Ruth Simmons spoke about remembering slavery and Brown’s recognition of its historical ties to the slave trade in her keynote address at the United Nations General Assembly’s fourth annual international slavery remembrance day March 25 in New York City.


At forum, community laments school closings

March 24, 2011 Comments are Disabled

At a meeting to address the announced Providence school closings yesterday at Classical High School, upset students, teachers and parents loudly expressed opposition and urged the Providence Public School Board to reconsider the city’s decision to close their schools. ­


Impact of Brown’s education outreach unclear

March 10, 2011 Comments are Disabled
This article is part of the series Education in Crisis

Despite the University’s perch atop College Hill, students have a long history of engagement with the Providence Public School District. With more than 60 outreach programs in local schools, Brown has a sizable presence within the district. But Rhode Island’s education system is in dire straits, and schools are under more scrutiny than ever. Opinions vary as to how welcome University outreach is, and whether — distanced from overburdened schools — Brown can truly make a difference.


Bill aims to amend R.I. constitution

March 3, 2011 Comments are Disabled

A bill was introduced in the State Senate yesterday to amend the state constitution and restore the Rhode Island Ethics Commission’s jurisdiction over legislators.

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