Articles by Shara Azad (19)


Pot dispensaries seek state approval

February 8, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Over 100 Rhode Islanders attended yesterday’s public hearing on the 18 applications to develop in-state medical marijuana businesses, called “compassion centers.”

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New initiative looks to pedestrian safety

September 9, 2010 Comments are Disabled

With all of the striking physical changes to Brown’s campus greeting returning students this fall, it’s possible many missed additions that were right under their feet: dozens of new crosswalks.

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Office helps sell Brown research

April 6, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Students walk past the Technology Ventures Office on George Street every day without knowing about the work going on inside. The office expanded this fall with hopes of further aiding the process of managing and commercializing the products of Brown research.


Stimulus grant helps unemployed build futures

February 16, 2010 Comments are Disabled

As a part of an effort to combat national unemployment and to reinvigorate the economy, the federal government has recently awarded the Providence-based Building Futures program with a $3.72 million federal stimulus grant.

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Path through Faunce House to reopen

January 29, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Perhaps the most noticeable change on campus since students have returned from winter break is the construction on the temporarily closed Faunce Arch, first announced in Morning Mail in late December and again on Monday. Ricky Gresh, senior director for student engagement, said he is “99.99 percent certain” the arch will reopen by Monday.

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Prof to advise State Dept. on cybersecurity

September 24, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Professor of Computer Science John Savage used to spend his days teaching classes and doing research. But for the next year, he’ll turn his attention from advising Brown students to advising federal officials on cyber security.

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PLME applications drop 13 percent

April 23, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Despite a 21 percent increase in applications for admission to the Class of 2013, PLME applications for the undergraduate class of 2013 decreased by 13 percent, according to Associate Dean of Medicine Julianne Ip. 

For some professors, it’s a dog’s life

March 10, 2009 Comments are Disabled

On select days, Ravit Reichman’s dogs Lucy and Greta can be found running down the hallways of 70 Brown St., relishing the carpet beneath their tiny paws. Assistant Professor of English Reichman, one of several members of the University’s faculty and staff who bring their dogs to campus, said she does so because she doesn’t want them to stay at home alone for too long.

‘Gever/Shabab’: Insights into the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

February 23, 2009 Comments are Disabled

A body suddenly rocked and slithered forward as the lights dimmed, while the audience of about fifty shifted in their seats in preparation for the emotionally turbulent hour ahead. In light of the ongoing hostilities in the Gaza Strip, “Gever/Shabab: Shadows of Israel-Palestine,” the latest production at the Rites and Reason Theatre, is a particularly timely show.

BTV makes a comeback with ‘soft launch’

February 2, 2009 Comments are Disabled

After nearly two years off the air, Brown Television will begin broadcasting again tonight. The student-run television station will resume broadcasting Monday through Thursday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Initially, its content will consist mainly of footage of campus events filmed by BTV members, but in coming weeks station managers hope to debut new, student-generated programs, students involved with the BTV said.