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Alums apply to open pot center

Three Brown alums — Lee Golini '03, Matthew Madison '05 and Jose Florentino-Reyes '08 — have applied to open a medical marijuana compassion center in North Kingston. Submitting one of 18 applications for at most three compassion center licenses, the alums proposed to create the Chronic Pain ...


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Black History Month celebrated at State House

Gospel music, a speech by Professor of Economics Glenn Loury and a surprise appearance by Gov. Lincoln Chafee '75 P'14 marked the second annual Black History Month celebration at the State House last night. The celebration, which also featured a performance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Drum Major Instinct" ...


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Hotel labor dispute resolved

Last night the Westin Providence hotel and union workers of Unite Here Local 217, came to an agreement on a contract ending a labor dispute that started in March. At a press conference — which organizers held in both English and Spanish — workers rejoiced with cries of, "I have my job back!" ...


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Chafee's nominees may shift educational policy

In his most high-profile act yet to shape Rhode Island's education policy, Governor Lincoln Chafee '75 P'14 announced four nominations to the Rhode Island Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education early last week. The nominations come as the state contemplates controversial education reforms ...


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Protesters march in support of Egyptian revolt

"Hey, Mubarak, you will see, Egypt, Egypt will be free," protesters chanted Saturday afternoon at Burnside Park to show solidarity with the people of Egypt. The protest was organized by the Rhode Island Mobilization Committee to Stop War and Occupation.


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R.I. to combat cyberbullying

Cyberbullying prevention advocates are pressing forward with an attempt to present legislation in the Rhode Island General Assembly. Members of the Special Senate Commission on Cyberbullying and Cyberthreats are leading a series of town hall-style meetings with students and administrators before crafting ...


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U. bucks unemployment trend

Although Rhode Island's unemployment rate of 11.5 percent has remained the fifth highest in the country for the past 22 months, Brown has been able to keep its employment rate relatively stable.






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