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New venue sought for Gala event

Amid concerns over labor disputes at the currently scheduled Gala location, and after a prolonged series of meetings Tuesday, the event's organizers and the Student Labor Alliance agreed to search for a new venue, while educating students about the controversy surrounding the currently scheduled location. ...


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Office helps sell Brown research

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.


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CIS to switch all e-mail to Google Apps

Following the switch from Microsoft Exchange to Gmail for undergraduate e-mail last semester, Computing and Information Services is moving forward to convert the e-mail system used by faculty, staff, graduate and medical students to Gmail before the next fall term begins — a change that CIS staff ...


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Brown group opposes proposed changes at Hope

Hope United, a group founded by Brown students and born out of a Swearer Center breaks project, is working to preserve the current schedule and curriculum at Hope High School. This work is in the face of changes proposed by the school district to return Hope to the prior system — when Hope was ...


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Hope Street pub evades students

Chef Tom Crowshaw lets the plates drop against the counter. "One Silverburger and one Accidental Purist," he yells down the length of the bar before grabbing two glasses and filling them to the brim. He slides the overflowing beers up next to the two burgers, one classic — loaded with chili, bacon, ...


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Committee calls for changes to tenure

The maximum probationary period before a faculty member is either promoted with tenure or dismissed should be increased to eight years, according to recommendations in a report released March 25 by the ad hoc Committee to Review Tenure and Faculty Development Policies.


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Rhode Island sees record rain, flooding

Record flooding hit Rhode Island last week after heavy rains, but it caused only minor damage to University buildings.The Department of Facilities Management received nearly 200 service calls last week during Rhode Island's worst flooding in 200 years, but "there were no severe damages" to University ...


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Herald poll: Simmons' approval rate steady

President Ruth Simmons' approval rating has not significantly changed since last semester, despite recent publicity about her past tenure on the Board of Directors of Goldman Sachs, according to a Herald poll conducted last month. Of the students polled, 77.5 percent said they approve of the way Simmons ...


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9.3 percent admitted in most selective year yet

At 5 p.m. Thursday evening, Brown released decisions online for thousands of anxious high school students across the globe — bringing the number of admitted students to 2,804, or 9.3 percent of the record-breaking 30,136 students who applied, according to a University press release.The prospective ...


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Over twenty five years, and the coffee's still hot

A year before the first Starbucks opened its doors and long before there was an identifiable coffee culture in Providence or anywhere else, Charlie and Bill Fishbein started roasting and selling brewed coffee and whole beans in a cozy, wood-walled storefront on Wickenden Street.


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In Pawtucket, perfecting the roast

North of the Rhode Island School of Design, Main Street is a desolate wasteland, a drag flanked on the west by gas stations and fast food chains and on the east by a graveyard. Main Street dampens the soul.


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Neurosurgery gets new chair

Garth Cosgrove has been appointed as inaugural chair of the newly created Department of Neurosurgery at Alpert Medical School and as chief of neurosurgery at Rhode Island Hospital and the Miriam Hospital, according to a press release from the Med School. These appointments will be effective June 1.


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Lucky Clover brews pots of coffee gold

"You'll smell the berries," said Steve Peck, manager of a Wayland Square coffee shop, inhaling the earthy smell of sun-dried Ethiopian coffee. He then displays the Sumatra bean, which he said has been aged for three to five years. The Ethiopia Sidamo is another favorite, because of its "kind of lemony ...



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