Articles by Morgan Johnson (49)


City waits to approach U. for increased contribution

March 22, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Though Providence Mayor Angel Taveras is reviewing recommendations to garner more revenue from non-profits, representatives of the city’s hospitals and higher education institutions said officials have not yet approached them about increasing contributions to the city.


Mayor announces four elementary school closings

March 15, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Mayor Angel Taveras and Providence Public School District Superintendent Tom Brady announced their recommendations to close four elementary schools in a press conference Monday afternoon. The school board must approve the recommended closings before they can be finalized.


New police chief named after immigration policy dispute

March 10, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Brendan Doherty, superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police, announced his resignation March 3, a week after he spoke out in support of the federal immigration enforcement program known as Secure Communities. The public resignation followed a high-profile exchange in which top law enforcement officials in Providence and Rhode Island butted heads over immigration policy.


Alum’s producing career heats up with ‘On the Ice’

March 3, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Despite its chilly location and subject matter, “On the Ice,” produced by Cara Marcous ’97, is heating up the film festival circuit. The 2011 Sundance Film Festival selection tells the story of two teenagers trying to get away with murder in Barrow, Alaska, writer-director Andrew Okpeaha Maclean’s hometown. The two teenage friends attempt to cover up the accidental murder of their friend during a fight on a seal hunt, and “On the Ice” explores their return to their hometown, Marcous said. “Their relationships deteriorate,” she said, “and they have to make the decision of what kind of people they want to be.”

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Computing center seeks permanent new director

February 8, 2011 Comments are Disabled

The Center for Computation and Visualization is seeking a new executive director to manage the center’s services on a daily basis. The center, which houses the University’s supercomputer, also provides researchers access to “computational science, scientific visualization and virtual reality display applications,” according to its website.

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Jobzle looks to expand beyond Rhode Island bounds

January 31, 2011 Comments are Disabled

The founders of Jobzle, a job search website designed to help Rhode Island students find jobs while still in college, said they plan to expand the website’s reach to other New England locations this summer.

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Islam in America panel highlights acceptance

October 20, 2010 Comments are Disabled

A panel of four Brown and Providence experts on the Muslim community addressed the causes of negativity toward Islam in America, offering different opinions on how to combat increasing intolerance, in a mostly full MacMillan 115 Tuesday night.


Full of flavor, the food truck trend motors into Providence

October 5, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Several new gourmet food trucks have begun frequenting Providence’s East Side.

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Prof’s WHO committee sets cervical cancer policy

September 27, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Joanna Cain, professor and chair of obstetrics and gynecology at Alpert Medical School, is now at the forefront of the global fight against cervical cancer.

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