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University News

Divest Coal expands goals under new name

One year after the Corporation decided not to divest the University’s endowment from the country’s 15 biggest coal companies, the Brown Divest Coal Campaign is redoubling its efforts, changing its name to Fossil Free Brown and altering its mission to divesting from the top 200 fossil fuel companies ...

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Metro

Eastside Marketplace loses local ownership

Scott Laurans, owner of Eastside Marketplace, sold the local grocery store this July to Ahold USA, the corporation that owns GIANT, Stop and Shop, Martin’s and Peapod. Laurans said he closed the deal with the corporation two weeks ago, which proceeded more quickly than expected due to resolved regulatory ...

The Setonian
University News

U. to require vendors to follow labor standards

President Christina Paxson announced Friday that the University will require all its vendors manufacturing apparel in Bangladesh to sign the Accord on Fire and Building Safety. The accord, which went into effect Saturday, was created in response to the factory collapse that killed over 1,000 in Savar, ...

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University News

Former ambassador speaks on China-India relations

“India has the promise, has the potential,” said Nirupama Rao, the former Indian ambassador to the United States, in a conversation Tuesday on the foreign relations of China and India. Rao discussed foreign affairs with Richard Locke, director of the Watson Institute for International Studies and ...

The Setonian
Metro

Democratic hopefuls back ‘People’s Pledge’

As the Rhode Island gubernatorial race heats up, campaign finance politics are taking center stage as two of the leading Democratic candidates speak out against super Political Action Committees. General Treasurer Gina Raimondo and Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, the two front runners in the Democratic ...

The Setonian
University News

U. carbon emissions down 30.6 percent

The University has reduced its carbon emissions by 30.6 percent since 2007, putting it ahead of the schedule laid out in its 12-year plan, according to a sustainability progress report released earlier this semester. “We’re supposed to be at 22 percent — we’re at 30.6, so that’s the good ...

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News

Gemini serves up Eurasian fusion, from blintzes to pad thai

When a restaurant boasts mastery of the cuisines of three continents, there are bound to be hits, misses and one or two dishes that border on bizarre. Such is the case with Gemini Bar and Grill ­— the restaurant that opened this summer in the Waterman Street space previously occupied by Spice Thai ...

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Features

Activists promote divestment throughout U.’s history

After a year of petitions, rallies and protests to divest Brown’s endowment from the nation’s 15 largest coal companies, President Christina Paxson acknowledged the movement last May but deferred any decision. On a campus known for its political activism, this most recent movement is only one in ...

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Metro

R.I. to eliminate sales tax on wine and liquor

Rhode Island will completely eliminate the 7 percent sales tax on wine and spirits Dec. 1, though the state’s sales tax on beer will remain. The change was approved in June when the General Assembly passed the 2014 state budget. Rep. Jan Malik, D-Barrington, Warren, who owns a liquor store in the ...

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