Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza has filed a petition requesting that the city licensing board declare that all licenses held by the Shark Bar & Grille on Thayer Street near Brown University be declared void.
The mayor’s reasoning comes as no surprise because owners of the Shark paid a $52,000 in bribe in 2008 to former House Speaker Gordon Fox, who at the time was vice-chair of the Providence Board of Licenses. After the bribe was paid, the Shark obtained a liquor license despite opposition from East Side residents and Brown officials.
Researchers are launching a new clinical trial for treatments that could prevent or slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease. The trial is one of many Alzheimer's-related projects underway in the Ocean State.
The federal government is investing millions of dollars to harness energy from ocean waves and tides as energy demands continue to grow. (In 2013, it spent $16 million on 17 tidal projects.) It’s also investing money to research how these tidal energy projects may be developed responsibly and sustainably. Some of that research is coming out of Brown University.
First-generation college students will gather at a conference this weekend at Brown University. This conference is the first of its kind, bringing administrators and students from all the Ivy League schools together.
First-generation college students come from families where neither of their parents attended four-year universities. Manuel Contreras is co-founder of the student group 1vyG, hosting the conference. He says first-generation students often struggle to adapt to their new academic environments. They are less likely to apply for internships or ask for help.
Brown University has raised tuition for the coming school year by 4.4 percent. A year of undergraduate tuition and fees at Brown will now top $62,000.
The Brown Corporation made the decision at its annual winter meeting over the weekend. The corporation also approved an 8 percent increase in financial aid spending to help offset the tuition increase.
Brown's 2016 budget includes a $4.4 million dollar operating deficit, which will be covered by university reserves. This is the third year in a row that Brown has operated with a deficit.
The International Writers Project at Brown University presents a 2-day festival of Cuban writing and music on Feb. 4th and 5th. Called "Cuba In Splinters: New Fiction from Generation Zero," it honors the Cuban writer and blogger Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo. Rhode Island Public Radio's Chuck Hinman spoke to Orlando Luis about the festival and contemporary Cuban literature.
Dr. Stanley Aronson, the founding dean of Brown University’s Alpert School of Medicine, a prolific writer, advocate for community organizations and one of Rhode Island’s most prominent public intellectuals, died this morning. He was 92.
Aronson, whose career spanned more than 70 years, was a world-renowned doctor, medical researcher and leader in medical education. A genial, generous man, Aronson served as mentor to generations of physicians and medical students.
Steve Emerson, a self-styled terrorism expert, who has drawn fire for comments about "no-go zones" in France and other European countries following the attacks in Paris, graduated from Brown University.