Articles by Morgan Johnson (49)

Metcalf’s large auditorium will be open for classes this semester.

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Renovated Metcalf opens for classes

January 25, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Metcalf Chemistry and Research Laboratory — which underwent a $42 million renovation over the past year and a half — will host classes for the first time today since its overhaul.


Labor leader Castillo elected to City Council

December 5, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Newly elected Providence City Councilwoman Carmen Castillo is no stranger to victory.


Local schools fund struggles for money

November 28, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Two years after becoming the first black president of an Ivy League university, President Ruth Simmons appointed a committee to investigate the University’s formative ties to the Atlantic slave trade. In 2007, responding to the report submitted by the Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice, which singled out the University’s need to address enduring inequalities in public education due to racial segregation, Brown committed to raising “a permanent endowment in the amount of $10 million to establish a Fund for the Education of the Children of


Controversial pension reform passes

November 17, 2011 Comments are Disabled

The Rhode Island General Assembly approved hotly-contested pension reform legislation in separate sessions Thursday. The Rhode Island Retirement Security Act passed the state House of Representatives 57 to 15 and the Senate 34 to two.


Chafee ’75 bemoans pension bill revisions

November 9, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Nearly three hours past the scheduled meeting time, state lawmakers spoke yesterday before the joint House and Senate finance committees to present their revisions to the Chafee-Raimondo pension reform bill.

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Concern over expansion of research at presidential search forum

November 2, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Since President Ruth Simmons’ announcement of her resignation, many have professed the need to find a successor equally open and responsive.

R.I. natives stick around for studies

October 31, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Students from Providence’s Classical High School are all too familiar with competitive admissions processes.


Pension bill promises end to shortfalls

October 18, 2011 Comments are Disabled

State and municipal employees will see dramatic changes to their pensions in 2012 if the General Assembly adopts a proposal outlined in a joint address Tuesday.


RISD cops to get full police powers

October 10, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Rhode Island School of Design public safety officers will soon assume the power to search, detain and arrest criminal suspects on College Hill.

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Tax hike may increase off-campus rent

October 6, 2011 Comments are Disabled

One of the many draws of off-campus rentals for juniors and seniors is their relative affordability compared with on-campus housing fees. But as College Hill landlords are faced with increasing property taxes, tenants may have a harder time finding affordable housing.

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