Articles by Sara Sunshine (34)

Students avoid rain for pizza, politics

September 29, 2008 Comments are Disabled

What does it take to get college students to stop partying on a Friday night? A 72-year-old Vietnam veteran and a lanky lawyer talking for 90 minutes, apparently. Across the normally raucous Wriston Quadrangle Friday night, all was quiet as students huddled indoors to watch the first presidential debate.

Wing speaks to med students’ concerns

September 26, 2008 Comments are Disabled

Despite drawing laughs with his jokes, new Dean of Medicine and Biological Science Edward Wing was there for more than a standup routine. About 50 chattering students, some still in their scrubs, came to MacMillan 117 Thursday to hear Wing introduce himself in a town hall-style meeting, where he heard many of their concerns.

Percentage of PLMEs in Med School declining

September 18, 2008 Comments are Disabled

With lingering questions among University officials over the Program in Liberal Medical Education’s rigor, the proportion of PLME students in the Alpert Medical School is trending downwards.

Following spring pilot testing, bathroom cleaning to return this weekend

September 12, 2008 Comments are Disabled

By popular demand, Facilities Management’s weekend bathroom cleaning program will return for a second year, though students haven’t enjoyed the benefits just yet.

Swearer fair draws those looking to serve

September 11, 2008 Comments are Disabled

Sayles Hall bustled Wednesday night with Brown students eager to better the world.

U. now providing WiFi to iPhone users

September 8, 2008 Comments are Disabled

Computing and Information Services has made it easier for students with handheld cellular devices like the iPhone or the Palm Treo to access the Internet.

State’s electoral votes may end up playing hard to get

July 21, 2008 Comments are Disabled

Local activists and state legislators want the popular vote to determine how electors are awarded in November. The National Popular Vote Bill is part of a state-by-state effort to ensure the winner of the national popular vote for president wins the election.

R.I. politics fire up state’s blogosphere

April 17, 2008 Comments are Disabled

On April 1, Pat Crowley – a writer for the progressive blog Rhode Island’s Future – posted an entry saying he had accepted a new job offer and would be leaving the Providence area. Within hours, Crowley said, he received a flurry of e-mails from his readers and even a call from the Providence Journal.

New school leader after surprise resignation

April 3, 2008 Comments are Disabled

Tom Brady, a retired Army colonel, will become superintendent of the Providence school district starting in mid-July, after being confirmed by a vote of 9-0 at the school board’s meeting last Monday night.

Movie star honors debaters

March 20, 2008 Comments are Disabled

Not long into the evening, the organizers behind the Rhode Island Urban Debate League’s annual year-end banquet realized they would need more chairs.