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Sophomore cooks up cake, business

April 14, 2009 Comments are Disabled

In high school, her classmates’ parents hired her to make cakes — but it wasn’t until last semester that Kelly Schryver ’11 created TillieCakes, her own cake-baking company.

Metro

City faces deadline to solve budget woes

April 14, 2009 Comments are Disabled

With less than three months remaining in the city’s fiscal year, Providence must rush to close a $16.1 million deficit resulting from slashed state aid and unmet revenue goals.

Metro

Budget proposal unsigned by Carcieri

April 14, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Governor Donald Carcieri ’65 announced last week he would neither sign nor veto the Rhode Island legislature’s budget-balancing proposal, passed two weeks ago by both houses. Without his signature, the $7.2 billion plan became law last week.

University News

Film Fest showcases Palestinian life

April 14, 2009 Comments are Disabled

The inaugural Providence Palestinian Film Festival wraps up Wednesday after a week of screenings designed to draw attention to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Metro

Cicilline, CHNA discuss local issues

April 14, 2009 Comments are Disabled

About 40 members of the College Hill Neighborhood Association turned out to discuss city and neighborhood issues with Providence Mayor David Cicilline ’83 at Moses Brown School last night.

University News

Bookstore to search for new director

April 14, 2009 Comments are Disabled

The Brown Bookstore will begin reviewing applications for a new director this week, said Assistant Vice President for Financial and Administrative Services Elizabeth Gentry. Former director Manuel Cunard abruptly resigned in early February. Gentry and several bookstore employees declined to comment on Cunard’s sudden resignation. “It’s not something to be […]

University News

U.’s $215 million wish-list not likely to be funded

April 13, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Looking to grab a share of the federal economic stimulus bill, Brown has submitted funding requests totaling $215 million to the state’s Office of Economic Recovery and Reinvestment for five proposed construction projects.

University News

Brown-RISD dual degree accepts just 3.5 percent

April 13, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Brown may have set a record for admissions stinginess this year — just 10.8 percent of undergraduate applicants got in — but a spot in the College was not College Hill’s most difficult ticket to punch

University News

Simultaneous Passover and Easter causes for celebration

April 13, 2009 Comments are Disabled

As Passover and Easter coincided this weekend, Brown students found many ways to celebrate around campus, including Seders hosted by Hillel and church services at Manning Chapel.

University News

The New Curriculum: ready for new times?

April 13, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Decades after it was adopted, the New Curriculum remains the organizing philosophy of the Brown education. Its longevity and popularity serve as a testament to its timelessness. But how it will evolve in the future depends on a rapidly changing world and educational climate.