Brown Unviersity en Brown Considers Disciplinary Action for Student Protesters <p>Brown University President Christina Paxson has created a task force after protesters forced New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly to halt a lecture.</p><p>During his talk on October 29th, protesters repeatedly heckled Kelly, forcing university officials to clear the lecture hall and cancel Kelly's talk. In a letter to the Brown community, Paxon says she is concerned that the protest disrupted the free exchange of ideas at the university.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 12:57:23 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 24434 at Artscape: Providence Loves HP Lovecraft <p>As a 10-year-old child, Howard Phillips Lovecraft would tuck himself into his grandfather’s library and read. Lovecraft’s father had gone mad and his mother eventually would too, making his wealthy grandfather – and all of those books –the center of Lovecraft’s world. Then his world fell apart. Lovecraft’s grandfather died and the estate was badly managed, wiping away his comfortable life in Providence. To earn much needed income Lovecraft, at 13-years-old, carefully crafted astronomy pamphlets and sold them, essentially starting his career as a published writer.</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 08:08:00 +0000 Catherine Welch 24036 at Artscape: Providence Loves HP Lovecraft