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Articles by Sara Sunshine (34)

University News

Task force aims at eliminating bottles

January 29, 2010 Comments are Disabled

A resolution of support from President Ruth Simmons and the Brown University Community Council has strengthened efforts behind the Beyond the Bottle Campaign, a student group seeking to reduce the University’s use of bottled water. The Task Force on Bottled Water at Brown was subsequently created to address the issue, according to group leaders.


City uproots homeless colony

September 17, 2009 Comments are Disabled

After being evicted from their camps by city and state officials, a community of Providence homeless people who sought safety in numbers has been left looking for a home before the arrival of winter.


Sharks, sneakers headline Thayer summer openings

September 9, 2009 Comments are Disabled

As a new fall semester begins, new restaurants and stores have begun to pop up on Thayer Street, though some shuttered windows remain.

University News

Blue Room opens new digs

September 7, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Despite extensive renovations to Faunce House that have shuttered the former Blue Room Cafe and Campus Market for the 2009-10 school year, students will still be able to get lunch sandwiches or an early-morning coffee fix at the Blue Room’s temporary location in the space that formerly housed the University mail room.

University News

Metcalf overhaul planned after new building scrapped

July 19, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Months after scuttling plans to build an ambitious new brain science building in the wake of financial losses, the Corporation has approved a “schematic design” for the renovation of Metcalf Chemistry and Research Laboratory into a new “mind brain behavior” center.

University News

Nicholson, panel give behind-the-scenes insight

April 26, 2009 Comments are Disabled

A star-studded panel featuring actor Jack Nicholson P’12, producer Robert Evans and Paramount CEO Brad Grey P’10 P’12 spoke to a full Salomon 101 on Saturday to discuss the roles of individuals in the movie-making process.


Mall owner files for bankruptcy

April 21, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Though General Growth Properties Inc., the national real estate investment company that owns Providence Place Mall, filed for bankruptcy last Thursday, students will still be able to shop and catch a movie as usual.


Budget proposal unsigned by Carcieri

April 14, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Governor Donald Carcieri ’65 announced last week he would neither sign nor veto the Rhode Island legislature’s budget-balancing proposal, passed two weeks ago by both houses. Without his signature, the $7.2 billion plan became law last week.

Statewide election to fill state’s U.S. Senate seat

March 31, 2009 Comments are Disabled

In the wake of scandals involving Illinois and New York Senate seats, the Rhode Island Senate and House of Representatives have voted to change state law so that a vacated U.S. Senate seat would be filled through a special statewide election.

24-hour grocer coming to downtown

March 19, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Students will have another option for late-night snacks when a 24-hour grocery store opens in downtown Providence in late April. Gourmet Heaven, which has two other stores in New Haven, is slated to open in a vacant building at Weybosset and Union streets owned by the Rhode Island School of Design.