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Ruth Simmons

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Rewriting the history of capitalism

Brown University president Ruth Simmons has made it hard to ignore the school's ties to slavery — and by extension, the ties of well-known Providence families.
Revisions
By MARION DAVIS  |  April 01, 2011

A black leadership silent on abortion fabrications

Last month, controversial anti-abortion-rights billboards appeared in Georgia hinting that abortion is a tool of black genocide.
Choice
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  March 26, 2010

Political pig pile

For some time now, we at Casa Diablo have been aware of what is either a heinous conspiracy involving the timing of local news revelations or just another unfair law of nature.
Kennedy sets off a free-for-all; bad news for Loughlin and Dennigan
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 19, 2010

Rhode Island’s pride is showing

There was much to-do and flexing of cultural muscles and civic pride as Our Little Towne placed in the top 10 in many prestigious categories in Travel & Leisure magazine’s 2009 survey of “America’s Favorite Cities.”
 Finally, some good ‘news!’ Plus, Brown slips, the Patriots slide, and more
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 16, 2009
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Pie-tossers renew free speech debate at Brown

“A lot of people are talking about whether this was outrageous, or justified, or laudable, or totalitarian.”
Uncivil liberties
By ARIEL WERNER  |  April 30, 2008

Cicilline leads charge to replace economic development guru

Three years after Donald C. Eversley was ceremoniously introduced as the president of the Providence Economic Development Partnership, the partnership has moved to not renew Eversley’s contract.
Citywatch
By IAN DONNIS  |  June 07, 2007


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College students press for climate neutrality

A group of Brown University students last month called for their campus to go “climate neutral.”
Global warming
By IAN DONNIS  |  March 21, 2007

Hail, Brunonia

If Phillipe & Jorge were in the high heels of Brown president Ruth Simmons, we would fire off a letter to the Urinal and New York Times, for failing to acknowledge the College Hill pedigree of a great American patriot who recently died.
Other Paper snoozes on Hunt’s College Hill connection
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 07, 2007