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Commencement 2009, University News

Senior Orators

May 21, 2009 0 comments

Noor Najeeb ’09 When Noor Najeeb left Mequon, Wisc. for Brown in the fall of 2005, she “wasn’t sure what direction” she wanted to take. But after exploring the open curriculum, she became an international relations concentrator, focusing on politics, culture and identity. Najeeb, whose research interests focus on Middle […]


Laid-off ProJo workers print ‘stimulus’ paper

April 23, 2009 0 comments

Four former Providence Journal employees have teamed up to have “a little fun in the face of potential economic ruin” — by creating their own newsletter.


Poking around: Class of 2013 ‘meets’ online

April 21, 2009 0 comments

Despite a strong showing on day one of its four-game series with Harvard at home — splitting the first two games while scoring 16 runs — the Bears held the lead for only one inning on the second day, falling 11-0 and 12-2 — both in six innings of play.


Liberian refugees get extra year in U.S.

April 21, 2009 0 comments

Liberians in Rhode Island rejoiced last month at news that refugees from the West African country would be granted an additional 12 months of amnesty in the United States, thanks to an executive order signed by President Obama.

University News

Columbus change spurs response

April 14, 2009 0 comments

The faculty’s decision last week to rename Columbus Day “Fall Weekend” on the University calendar has garnered more attention both locally and nationally than the average code revision, with Providence mayor David Cicilline ’83 and Rush Limbaugh, the high-profile conservative pundit, among those decrying the move.

Web Update: No foul play in students’ disappearance

April 3, 2009 0 comments

No foul play was involved in the disappearance of two Brown University students who had been missing after failing to return from a spring break trip to Trinidad, a local law enforcement official in Trinidad said Friday.

Change is coming to Hope

April 2, 2009 0 comments

Hope High School will undergo significant restructuring in the coming months, a representative from the Providence Public Schools Department said this week.

Fifth-highest unemployment for R.I.

March 31, 2009 0 comments

Despite record joblessness in the state, Rhode Island fell from third to fifth in national unemployment rankings, according to information released last week by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Supt. Brady talks teaching, family

March 19, 2009 0 comments

Providence Public Schools Superintendent Tom Brady discussed the need to improve teaching and encourage families’ involvement in schools at a meeting with parents, students and community members Wednesday night.

Dean jabs at Bush, GOP to large MacMillan crowd

March 17, 2009 0 comments

Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean spoke to a packed MacMillan 117 last night about his 2004 presidential campaign, his four years as chairman of the Democratic National Committee and the 2008 presidential election.