Brown and its hospital partner Lifespan have hired Dr. G. Rees Cosgrove as chairman of neurosurgery for the Alpert Medical School and head of neurosurgery for both Rhode Island and Miriam Hospitals. Cosgrove is currently the chair of neurosurgery at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Mass.
Rhode Island leaders, including Gov. Donald Carcieri ’65 and Providence Mayor David Cicilline ’83, have given their support to expanding the state’s Industrial Recreational Building Authority program, a loan-guarantee program that backs traditional bank loans, thereby encouraging lending and helping small businesses.
Some of the fired Central Falls High School teachers spoke last night at a meeting for the district’s Board of Trustees. The teachers said the high school’s poor performance over the years was the result less of substandard teaching and more of drastic changes over the years, including a turnover of five principals in seven years and the elimination of department heads.