Did you really read Morning Mail? Rock adopting SciLi basement hours

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Guys! The Rock is going to be open 24 hours now! Morning Mail says so! I’m not sure how to process this information aside from my feeling that this will in some sense have a revolutionary impact on how I construct my late-night schedule. Is the Rock not the library you work at when you want to self-impose a 2 a.m. deadline anymore? Should I measure out the length of time it takes to get from the Rock to Jo’s exactly, so that I can arrive at the latter at exactly 1:57 a.m. and back at the former soon after? What does dawn look like through the AQR windows that look out on Providence?!?!!?

Oh man. This is nuts. The exact details, by the by, are that the Rock will now be open 24 hours Sunday through Friday–as the Sciences Library already is–with the circulation desk still closing at 2 a.m. every day. Plus, even crazier, the Rock will not close at all between the start of Reading Period (which for some reason they say begins Sunday, April 19th) until the end of Finals. For more info, see today’s Morning Mail or peep this link.


BREAKING: Gourmet Heaven to close its doors forever tonight

Protests at Yale that led to GHeav closing

Protests at Yale that led to GHeav closing

It’s official: one blogger has just confirmed with the staff of Gourmet Heaven that tonight is our last night with Gourmet Heaven. It’s not that surprising the establishment would have to close down, given the controversies that have surrounded the food store franchise: Chung Cho, the owner of the two Providence and New Haven branches, faced wage-theft charges earlier this year.

Following protests on Yale’s campus, the university announced that the New Haven branches would be closing in 2015, as both are housed in Yale-owned property. Now, the Providence branch is following suit. We’ll stay away from depressing conclusions that could be made here, about how even Heavens are corrupt these days, and how naive we were. Basically, you have just a few more hours to get ripped off spend your money at GHeav. But beware, or just think twice, about where that money is going, although it won’t be going there much longer…

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What you need to know about the Thayer Street revamp

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Yesterday, President Paxson and Mayor Angel Taveras held a press conference to announce that our beloved Thayer Street — where you can do everything from 2 a.m. drunching to maintaining your utmost hipsterness at the Avon — will undergo an extreme makeover, Ty Pennington style. As Paxson said in her speech, Thayer Street is a central “rib” of the university, so some TLC is well-deserved. Here’s what you need to know about these ch-ch-ch-changes:

When’s it all happening?
This summer! Construction is supposed to last about 6 months.

Who’s paying for it? (Because we know you’re all wondering.)
The District Management Authority is funding the project as a thank you for the increased efforts the University has made over the last year in engaging local public high school students with academic scholarships and summer programs.

What’s it gonna look like?
Here’s what you’ll see, according to a press release put out by the University:

  • Repaved streets! Hallelujah!
  • New street signs and parking meters on Thayer. Fancy.
  • Wider sidewalks outside of Blue State and City Sports, great for outdoor lounging during a four-month Polar Vortex.
  • Outdoor furniture (to facilitate said outdoor lounging) outside of the Brown Bookstore and the Granoff Center.
  • New trees planted on the street.
  • A “miniature” park by the Brown Bookstore. I am curious to see how miniature a miniature park for college students is.
  • New trash receptacles, a cleanup of Fones Alley, and a new trash ~*~*~compactor~*~*~.

For more info on the press conference and the renovations to Thayer, read the University’s press release or see the Herald’s article.

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Something big is coming to BlogDailyHerald

unnamedA week from today, you’re going to notice a big, big change on our site. Our redesign team (big shout out to Jason Hu ’15 and Joe Stein ’16 in particular) has been working tirelessly to make this pipe dream come true. It’s a long time coming, and we hope you love it as much as we do. Web sites with smirking bears that wear hats as their logos will never be the same.

In Blog We Trust,

The Editors


And that’s a wrap

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From our family to yours, happy winter.

As you may have noticed, this finals period was ripe with the kind of catharsis typically associated with your favorite campus publication. We flogged for 12 days, sat down with Dean Bergeron, and introduced your Class of 2014 Senior Superlatives. But, alas, winter break is now upon us; we’re going to be slowing down our regular posting with the semester’s end. Don’t go too far—we’ll be posting periodically throughout the month with relevant updates and funsies (like our Facebook page for those).

Next semester, current Chairman of the Board Will Janover ’15 will be taking the reins as editor-in-chief after returning from studying abroad in Argentina. Janover will take BlogDH to new heights as he strikes an effective balance between (possibly over-)using hashtags, wearing aggressively large fur coats, blogging about Jesse Watters, and working with an incredible editorial team. He promises to not just Skype into meetings next term.

David Oyer ’16 will continue to serve as BlogDH’s managing editor and the only Oakland A’s fan on campus. He also will likely continue to go head-to-head with our other writers about romcoms he hates but everyone else loves, and who knows? Maybe he’ll even write a little bit about sports. Joining David as a second managing editor is BlogDH’s resident foodie, Georgia Tollin ’15. After returning from a semester of sampling the cuisine of Copenhagen, Denmark, Georgia will pick up right where she left off and resume chowing down at Brown.

BlogDailyHerald’s deputy managing editors Charlotte Bilski ’16, who often thinks she’s a dog and/or cat, and Ana Colon ’14, Brown’s biggest Mindy Kaling fangirlwill welcome our favourite expat Deena Butt ’16 as BlogDH’s newest DME. Also, Jason Hu ’15 will continue in his post as creative director. He’ll continue to fuel your procrastination by making interactive banners and graphics, but with KBerge’s recent departure, he’ll be trying to figure out who he’s going to be photoshopping next.

We’ll be coming at you in January better than ever and raring to go. Stay tuned. In the meantime, have an enjoyable and restful break. See you soon!

All our love,
BlogDailyHerald