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Marijuana school goes up in smoke

The New England School of Alternative Horticultural Studies — previously billed as Rhode Island's first medical marijuana school — has decided to cancel its inaugural class and indefinitely postpone operations over concerns that the Rhode Island Department of Health has not offered it explicit ...


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Muslim adviser to Obama urges interfaith cooperation

In his lecture Wednesday night, Eboo Patel urged interfaith cooperation and pluralism in America, especially in response to last summer's tension between the Muslim and Christian faiths. Patel founded the Interfaith Youth Core in Chicago and was recently appointed to President Obama's Advisory Council ...


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Early start gets mixed reactions

Like every year, the first week of classes was filled with bustle and energy as new and returning students shopped through classes and moved into dorms. The only difference was that this year it all happened one week earlier — making life easier for some, but causing conflicts for others.


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Victors gear up for general election

As primary tallies trickled in late Tuesday evening, it appeared the night belonged to two men connected by Providence's top office — Mayor David Cicilline '83 and his likely successor, former Housing Court Judge Angel Taveras.


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ABC drama filmed in R.I. set to premiere

People familiar with Rhode Island sights will want to add a new television show to their list this year. "Body of Proof," a new drama on ABC, has been filming in and around Providence since July, and will most likely premiere at the end of October, said Matthew Gross, an executive producer of the show. ...


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New year, newly appointed representatives join UCS

Seasoned council members and freshly minted first-year representatives came together for the first official general body meeting of the Undergraduate Council of Students Wednesday. The council filled its vacant executive board positions and liaison roles through internal elections at the meeting.


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Asbestos removed from dorms

The University completed asbestos abatement procedures in 22 residence halls over the summer, according to Facilities Management's Director of Project Management Paul Dietel, though none were in response to an imminent problem.


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BUCC praises renovations, website at meeting

The Brown University Community Council struck a grave note when discussing natural catastrophes in Haiti and Pakistan, but enthusiasm over a steadier financial situation, the launch of a new website and the recently opened Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center prevailed during its meeting Tuesday. "There ...


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Corporation approves tenure process change

At its meeting in May, the Corporation approved a tenure motion that would allow the provost to comment on the list of nominees and make his own nominations. The approved change in tenure procedure followed a recommendation by the faculty that the Tenure, Promotions and Appointments Committee give the ...


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IR, DS majors meet with new director

The International Relations and Development Studies programs have been brought under one director, Professor of Political Science Mark Blyth, who informed concentrators of the change in a letter Sept. 9. Blyth held a town-hall meeting for concentrators to discuss the change Tuesday night.


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U. looks for new revenue sources

University officials are looking to identify new revenue sources to combat Brown's budget shortfall, culminating a three-phase budget adjustment period that began in early 2009. The final phase of budget restructuring will span the four fiscal years starting July 1, 2011 and is designed to close the ...


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Primary day marks crucial test in R.I.

For months, the candidates vying to replace retiring Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I., have plied Rhode Island's first district with campaign advertisements, get-out-the-vote operations and policy proposals to get Rhode Island's economy back on its feet. But a bruising battle among leading Democrats threatens ...




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