Sign-up for Spring Market Shares ends Wednesday

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If your New Year’s resolution wasn’t already to cook more often, the impending climate catastrophe certainly proves the usefulness of being able to fend for yourself — Thayer can’t always be there. Luckily, sign-ups for Spring Market Shares are still open until this Wednesday, January 28th at midnight.

The Market Shares Program provides weekly shares of varied produce for students, faculty, and staff alike; additional shares of eggs, dairy, bread and meat are also available. All Market Shares products are local and sustainably grown, so it’s as healthy for the environment as for you. The spring shares include apples, pea greens, carrots, kale, radishes, and more, and will run from February 5th to April 23rd, excluding the week of spring break. For sample shares and more information, look here. Sign up now and be one of the cool kids all prepared with a stock of kale and organic apples when the next blizzard hits.

Image via Brown Market Shares Program.


What’s open on College Hill?

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Much like our neatly scheduled syllabi, some Providence businesses will be taking a hit tomorrow in anticipation of Juno’s wrath. To make it easy for you, Blog went door to door on College Hill to find out exactly who will be staying open. Here’s what we got:

Food

Better Burger Co. – closed tomorrow

Froyo World – closed tomorrow

Ben and Jerry’s – closed tonight and tomorrow

Starbucks – closing at 6 p.m. today and “80% sure it will be closed tomorrow,” call (401) 421-1677

Le Creperie – “most likely” closed tomorrow

Au Bon Pain – closed tomorrow

Tealuxe – closed tomorrow

Haruki Sushi – closing at 6 p.m. and closed tomorrow

Sushi Express – closed tomorrow

Subway – closed tomorrow

East Side Pockets – closed tomorrow

Meeting Street Cafe – TBD, call (401) 273-1066 for more information

Baja’s – open tonight and tomorrow

Bagel Gourmet – TBD, call (401) 453-5560

Bagel Gourmet Ole (Thayer) – TBD, call (401) 331-1311

Mike’s Calzones – closed tomorrow

Soban – open tonight and tomorrow

Flatbread – closed for dinner tonight and lunch tomorrow. Open for dinner tomorrow

Blue State Coffee – TBD, call (401) 383-8393

Loui’s – open

Chipotle – TBD, call (401) 621-2503

Yan’s – TBD, but probably staying open. Call (401) 751-8888

Shanghai – TBD, call (401) 331-0077

Geoff’s – TBD, call (401) 751-2248

Den Den – closed tonight and tomorrow

Drink/BYOB

Campus Fine Wines – closing at 8pm tonight, TBD tomorrow

Sakura – open tonight and tomorrow

Spiritus – open tonight and tomorrow

Viva – closed tonight, TBD for tomorrow, call (401) 331-6200

Ale House – open tonight, TBD for tomorrow, call (401) 454-3434

Kartabar – closed tonight and tomorrow

Darwin’s – open tonight and tomorrow

Madeira’s – TBD, call (401) 272-5911

Spat’s – open… gotcha

Grocery

Metro Mart – TBD, call (401) 278-4088

CVS – open

East Side Mini Mart – open

In other words, we suggest you hit the grocery store before tonight.

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Shopping period extended due to Juno

In our second email recap in under an hour (wow!), we bring you news that shopping period has been extended until Wednesday, February 4. According to an email from Dean Mandel, some of which can be seen below, this is in order to accommodate students shopping classes that only meet on Mondays or Tuesdays. Screen Shot 2015-01-26 at 1.57.13 PM

The four-week deadline adding a course, as well as the grade option deadline, has remained unchanged and is Wednesday, February 18.


Breaking: Classes Canceled for 1/27 On Account Snowmageddon

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An email from Russell Carey has just been sent to the Brown community announcing all classes and operations to be canceled on Tuesday, January 27th. RISD has also canceled all classes. Juno marks the third storm in 40 years to prompt Brown to cancel a full day of classes. Despite 2014 being reported as the warmest year in recorded history, this upcoming blizzard is already being called “historic.”

A couple of things for you to keep in mind:

  • The Ratty will be the only dining hall open tomorrow, with hours from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • The Blue Room will close at 6 tonight, instead of it’s typical 9 p.m. closing.
  • Brown Public Safety and Medical Services will still be fully operational.
  • Report any power outages to 401 963-7800.

And a couple of words of advice from Blog:

  • Stay indoors.
  • Snuggle for warmth.
  • Stock up on food (Odwalla bars?).
  • Watch Juno all day.
  • Enjoy!

[Update: Libraries are closing at 8 p.m. tonight and will remain closed all day Tuesday.]


What to do this week: January 26 – 31

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Monday, January 26:

Event: A Beautiful Mind Screening
Location: Petteruti Lounge Time: 7:00 p.m.

The Psych DUG is co-hosting this screening; Russell Crowe stars as John Nash, the Nobel Laureate in Economics who suffered from paranoid schizophrenia.

Event: RISD Quickies present: Drones: Learning to Fly
Location: RISD Tap Room, 226 Benefit St
Time: 7 – 9:00 p.m.

RISD Quickies are RISD and Brown student led workshops. This one will feature a small introduction to drones and how to fly them, with an art portion of the class where you can use the drones to draw.

Wednesday, January 28:

Event: BlogDailyHerald Info Session!
Location: 195 Angell, Conference Room
Time: 6:00 p.m.

Enjoy reading Blog and want to be a part of it? Or maybe you just think you could do it better? Come to our info session to learn about the Blog family and how to apply; all the cool kids are doing it. Applications are due Wednesday, February 4th.

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Check out “Of[f] Course”: the 7th Annual Brown|RISD Dual Degree Show

10929111_10152653030439537_228845248285525654_oThe Annual Brown/RISD Dual Degree Exhibition, now in its 7th year, opened Thursday night in the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, showcasing works from students in all five years of the cross-institutional program. At the opening reception, members of the Brown, RISD, and local community wandered through the galleries and stairwells of Granoff, enjoying artwork, refreshments, and activities including temporary tattoos and a sign craft station.

This year’s exhibition is titled Of[f] Course, dealing with themes of “expectations, routine, and deviation.” Pieces in this show approach these ideas from different angles, some dealing with associations of physical traveling, through maps, landscapes, and urban motifs.

New Haven, Three Views, by Jeremy Wolin, pictured below, explores this theme by carving into three medical textbooks, almost as raised relief topographic maps. In these views of New Haven, Wolin sculpts into the books an estuary of sorts, a grid-like city plan holding coins, knick-knacks, and found objects, and a sprawling city center.

"New Haven, Three Views," Jeremy Wolin '19 (Interior Architecture & Public Policy)

“New Haven, Three Views,” Jeremy Wolin ’19 (Interior Architecture & Public Policy)

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