Articles by Kat Thornton (55)


Med school reprograms for health care reform

February 24, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Provisions of federal health care reform have begun to take effect in Rhode Island, and the University is adjusting to the changes.


Hotel labor dispute resolved

February 16, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Last night the Westin Providence hotel and union workers of Unite Here Local 217, came to an agreement on a contract ending a labor dispute that started in March.

Higher Ed

Jitney service at URI comes under fire

February 15, 2011 Comments are Disabled

The Rogue Island Jitney — a newly proposed shuttle service that would take University of Rhode Island students back and forth from their campus to Narragansett hot spots — is currently facing opposition from the Narragansett Town Council and the university.


Citizens flood State House for gay marriage hearing

February 10, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Gay marriage supporters and opponents alike gathered at the State House yesterday for the House Judiciary Committee hearing on two bills regarding same-sex marriage in Rhode Island.

Arts & Culture

Bristol’s Hope Gallery celebrates local artists

February 7, 2011 Comments are Disabled

“The Colors of Love,” featuring local artists and celebrating six years in Bristol, R.I., opened at the Hope Gallery Saturday.

University News

Sabar ’93 teaches the art of memoir writing

February 4, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Author and journalist Ariel Sabar ’93 spoke last night on “wrestling with meaning” in “Telling Personal Stories: Memoir as More Than Self Journalism,” a lecture hosted by the English Department at Brown-RISD  Hillel.


U. bucks unemployment trend

February 3, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Although Rhode Island’s unemployment rate of 11.5 percent has remained the fifth highest in the country for the past 22 months, Brown has been able to keep its employment rate relatively stable.

Publicity spurs a name change for Project Health

November 30, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Prompted by recent national publicity, the group formerly known as Project Health changed its name to Health Leads Nov. 8 to better represent its core mission.

University News

Program offers jet-setters a comparative semester

November 22, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Many students spend a semester abroad integrating themselves into a single country. But participants in the International Honors Program, a popular study abroad option among Brown students, visit many places all related to a theme.

University News

Simmons still liked, UCS still unknown

November 15, 2010 Comments are Disabled

President Ruth Simmons and the Undergraduate Council of Students have largely maintained their approval ratings from past semesters, according to The Herald’s poll this month.

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