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Articles by Meryl Rothstein (10)

The Job Search Will Be Televised

May 24, 2006 Comments are Disabled

While most recent college graduates head off to a boring desk job – if they’re lucky – or their parents’ basement – if they’re not – a select few try their luck on one of the numerous reality TV shows flooding the airwaves. In the past two years, at least five Brown students and alums have competed on reality television shows.

Top Bargain Buys

February 14, 2006 Comments are Disabled

Ocean State Job Lot Fifteen locations across Rhode Island including 361 Reservoir Ave. Providence 461.1181 From protractors to toilet seat covers to accessories for your Sea Monkey, you may not want it, but Ocean State Job Lot certainly has it. And at dirt-cheap prices too.

Fox News airs footage of Sex Power God

November 15, 2005 5 comments

Brown’s annual Sex Power God tradition made national news Monday night when Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor” aired footage of Saturday’s party taped by a producer who attended the Queer Alliance event but did not identify himself at the time.

NYU may soon wash its hands of Coca-Cola

November 10, 2005 Comments are Disabled

The University Senate of New York University voted Nov. 3 to ban Coca-Cola products from its campus if the company does not agree to an independent investigation into alleged human rights violations at its Colombian plants.

How Brown’s campaign stacks up

October 21, 2005 Comments are Disabled

When Brown launches the Campaign for Academic Enrichment on Saturday, it will join a long list of schools currently engaged in major fundraising efforts. An increasing number of universities are undertaking billion-dollar campaigns to draw top scholars, attract the brightest students and build world-class facilities.

Brown students, alums cope in Katrina aftermath

September 6, 2005 Comments are Disabled

One lost his grandmother’s home, another lost his pet, another lost his job. They were among the tens of thousands who fled the Gulf Coast and Hurricane Katrina’s path of destruction. They landed in Baton Rouge, Philadelphia, Providence – any place with dry land and clean water. Most don’t know if they’ll go back.

WEB EXTRA: Tulane battered in aftermath of Katrina

September 1, 2005 Comments are Disabled

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which caused catastrophic damage in and around New Orleans, Tulane University – in New Orleans proper – has canceled student orientation and advised students to evacuate, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Architect of Vietnam War to speak about nuclear threats

April 27, 2005 Comments are Disabled

Robert McNamara, former secretary of defense under presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, will appear on campus today as part of a Watson Institute for International Studies series on Vietnam.

‘Funky’ Web site shares student art

April 21, 2005 Comments are Disabled

Want to know what funk is? Don’t ask J.D. Nasaw ’08. He knows he loves it, but he just can’t define it. Luckily, he knows it when he sees it.

Providence loves reality TV

February 4, 2005 Comments are Disabled

Being a reality TV viewer may say more about you than you think. Most likely it means you have a taste for schadenfreude – taking pleasure in misfortunes of others. Less obviously, it may mean you like Chinese food. And, perhaps most curiously, it may suggest that you live in Providence.