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Metro

Bill could finance child care assistance

April 23, 2013 Comments are Disabled

R.I. Works is intended to help single parents who are attempting to acquire new job skills.

Metro

Bill looks to crack down on gun owners

March 14, 2013 11 comments

Rhode Islanders would be required to register their firearms and pay a $100 fee for each weapon.

University News

Committee seeks campus discussion on divestment

November 19, 2012 17 comments

The Brown Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Policies sent a letter to President Christina Paxson last Monday requesting further dialogue about possible divestment from companies that profit from the Israeli occupation of Palestine. The letter has prompted campus-wide demonstrations by student groups over this issue. 

University News

Lecture reexamines study of Africa

November 16, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Achille Mbembe, a professor in history and politics at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research, said “studying Africa is a compelling, exhilarating and a perplexing task” in a lecture entitled “Africa in Theory” in Pembroke Hall 305 Wednesday night.

Features

Faculty alums drawn back by spirit of Brown

November 7, 2012 Comments are Disabled

What if you love your alma mater so much that you never want to leave? Brown alums who work at Brown often have a bittersweet experience.

University News

Historian describes listening in on Kennedy’s Oval Office

October 25, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Ted Widmer, assistant for special projects to President Christina Paxson and senior adviser to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, said he felt like a “fly on the wall” while listening to the secret recordings of former president John F. Kennedy P’83.

Metro

Website highlights in-state internships

October 17, 2012 2 comments

For many Rhode Island college students, finding an internship that allows them to summer in the Ocean State is a tricky endeavor. But bRIdge, a new state-wide initiative launched Oct. 9 by Gov. Lincoln Chafee ’75 P’14 and higher education leaders, is tackling that problem by helping connect students to local internships. The goal is “to match Rhode Island employers with talented students looking to gain valuable professional experience,” according to the program’s website.

University News

Students dig up Spanish past while abroad

October 10, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Rafael Gonzalez ’11 MD’15 spent his summer after junior year uncovering mass graves filled with the remains of victims from the Spanish Civil War. Alongside a team of forensic scientists, archeologists, anthropologists, medical doctors and dentists, Gonzalez said he spent a week working at a grave site in La Pedraja de Portillo, Spain to identify bodies with the intent of returning remains to families for a long-awaited proper burial.