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Fitness, aquatics center opens to public

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Fitness, aquatics center opens to public

April 16, 2012 Comments are Disabled

The University’s athletics program has undergone many transitional, sometimes trying moments in recent years. Today, less than two weeks after Jack Hayes was announced as the new director of athletics, the department continues its transition to a new era with the unveiling of the long-awaited fitness and aquatics center.


Students revise Central Falls disaster plan

April 14, 2012 Comments are Disabled

In the wake of bankruptcy and major layoffs, Central Falls received some much-needed help from Brown environmental studies students this semester in their efforts to secure federal funding for disaster prevention and relief.

The University's public plaza in the Jewelry District, across the street from Alpert Medical School, is now home to a farmers market.

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New Jewelry District plaza holds first farmers market

April 5, 2012 Comments are Disabled

The Brown-commissioned Ship Street Square – a public plaza envisioned as a social hub for Providence’s Jewelry District – hosted Tuesday the first of five farmers markets to be held this spring.

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$35 million Hunter lab renovation approved

March 15, 2012 Comments are Disabled

The Corporation formally approved plans for a $35 million renovation of Hunter Laboratory at its February meeting.

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Senator talks partisan politics, SNL

March 12, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Former Saturday Night Live cast member and current junior United States senator Al Franken, D-Minn., proved that his comedic chops are still fully intact Sunday afternoon. Franken, who accepted the Brown Democrats’ 2012 John F. Kennedy Jr. Award for inspiring youth in politics, spoke about policy and his experiences in a divided Congress to a crowd in MacMillan 117.

The new fitness and aquatics center will feature a state-of-the-art pool.

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Fitness, aquatics center to open next month

March 8, 2012 Comments are Disabled

The much-anticipated fitness and aquatics center’s construction is near completion, with the planned relocation of some athletics staff slated to give the building its first wave of occupancy by the end of March. The building has been in the works for several years and will open to the public April 16.


Bill may close gender gap in health costs

February 29, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Supporters and opponents of a new bill that would prohibit health insurance providers from charging women higher premiums gathered last night for a hearing at the State House to testify in front of the House Corporations Committee while the bill remains on hold.


At forum, residents criticize MBTA cuts

February 28, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Providence commuters voiced their concerns with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s proposed fare hikes and service cuts to its commuter rail system at a community meeting held last night at the Rhode Island Department of Administration Atrium.


MBTA cuts would limit student access to Boston

February 7, 2012 Comments are Disabled

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority may eliminate commuter rail service weekdays after 10 p.m. and weekends, according to proposals released last month by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Board Finance Committee.

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Professors replace MyCourses with Canvas

January 30, 2012 Comments are Disabled

More than 3,000 students this semester will use Canvas, Brown’s new online course management system, before its slated replacement of MyCourses in spring 2013. Canvas, officially selected last spring after receiving positive feedback from student and faculty surveys and focus groups, had its first testing phase last fall when it was used in nine undergraduate courses and by first- and second-year medical students, according to the project’s recently launched website.

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