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Articles by Meia Geddes (23)

University News

EcoReps event tests recycling knowledge

November 30, 2012 Comments are Disabled

EcoReps held its first Trash Sort on America Recycles Day Nov. 15 in an effort to raise awareness about recycling and the University’s new recycling system. About 20 volunteers sorted through 40 bags – 20 of trash and 20 of recycling – from four locations on campus: east campus, Keeney Quadrangle, Pembroke campus and Wriston Quadrangle.


Rare book ‘petting zoo’ offers a special touch

October 10, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Deep in the recesses of the John Carter Brown Library, Kenneth Ward, curator of Latin American books, stood before 32 items from the ancient world. “These are my babies,” Ward said. “When you hold a book, you support the spine,” he demonstrated as he cradled one of them in his hand. 

Arts & Culture

RISD exhibition redefines landscapes

September 21, 2012 Comments are Disabled

An ambitious new photography exhibition, “America in View: Landscape Photography 1865 to Now,” opened today at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art. The exhibition includes more than 150 photographs, mostly drawn from the museum’s collection, as well as from private owners and institution collections such as Brown’s John Hay Library.


Health Leads helps patients address personal needs

September 19, 2012 Comments are Disabled

  Health Leads volunteer Adele Levine ’14 listened to the woman’s story for the first time.  The woman, whose name was not provided because of patient confidentiality, was a recent refugee from Haiti and a former newspaper editor. But when she came to the United States, her paperwork and diplomas were not deemed valid.


R.I. passes first homeless bill of rights

September 11, 2012 2 comments

This summer, Rhode Island became the first state to pass a Homeless Bill of Rights. The bill reasserts basic rights for the homeless, including the right to be in public spaces, the right to equal treatment by all state and city agencies, the right not to face discrimination in applying for or keeping employment, the right to emergency medical care, the right to vote and the right to privacy.

Arts & Culture

BTV ‘passion project’ film offers surreal experience

September 10, 2012 Comments are Disabled

There’s nothing like the sound of rushing air, the rhythmic beating of a heart and the alluring sigh of echoes to usher moviegoers into an almost otherworldly experience. Brown Television screened its first student-made feature film, “Two Hearts,” Friday at the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts. The film, funded by a grant from the Creative Arts Council, took about a year to produce and involved over 100 Brown students from many artistic disciplines.


Park offers respite, romance and exotic animals

April 25, 2012 Comments are Disabled
This article is part of the series On the Rhode

Featuring paths weaving through gardens, an award-winning zoo and historical structures such as the Temple to Music and an antique-style Bandstand, Roger Williams Park makes for a leisurely, whimsical day off of College Hill. A 15-minute drive from campus, the park is a 435-acre complex nestled in South Providence’s Elmwood neighborhood. 

Arts & Culture

Senior textures paintings with hair

April 9, 2012 Comments are Disabled

This semester, people began giving hair to Cecilia Salama ’12. The visual arts concentrator – who previously went to barbershops to collect hair – has made good use of the donations in her current exhibition, “In My Absence: A Senior Visual Arts Thesis Exhibition,” that features work created this semester.

Arts & Culture

Photography exhibit offers lens into self-sufficient life

April 3, 2012 Comments are Disabled

An auburn-bearded man, green foliage caressing his tilted, half-naked frame, clutches a pan of roadkill-turned-possum stew in a photo with the caption “Acorn with Possum Stew, Wildroots Homestead, North


New day shelter offers ‘community of love’

March 12, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Emmanuel House, a homeless shelter operated by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence, opened its doors as the largest day shelter in Rhode Island Jan. 27, fully staffed by individuals who once were homeless.

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