Joseph Haile House
The Joseph Haile House is an historic house at 106 George Street in the College Hill neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island. It is a 3-1/2 story brick structure, appearing taller than that due to its hillside location and raised basement, it is a well-preserved example of Federal styling, which underwent a careful restoration in the 1930s by George Warren Gardner, who filled the house with early American furniture. The Gardners bequested the property to Brown University, which uses it to house visiting dignitaries; the house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. National Register of Historic Places listings in Providence, Rhode Island Historic American Buildings Survey No. RI-197, "Joseph Hale House, 106 George Street, Providence County, RI", 9 photos, 5 data pages, supplemental material
Marin Elizabeth Hinkle is an American actress. Among many television and movie roles, she is best known for playing Judith Harper-Melnick on the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men as well as Judy Brooks on the ABC television drama Once and Again and Rose Weissman in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Hinkle was born in Tanzania, to American parents, she is the daughter of Margaret R. Hinkle, a Justice of the Superior Court of Massachusetts, Rodney Hinkle, a college dean and teacher, who met while serving in the Peace Corps, her family moved to Boston, when she was four months old. Two years her brother Mark was born. After graduating from Newton South High School, she attended Brown University and New York University's Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts, graduating in 1991, she planned to be a professional ballerina, but after an ankle injury permanently ended the possibilities at the age of 16, she decided to take up acting. Hinkle played Juliet in Romeo and Juliet opposite Jean Stapleton playing the Nurse at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington DC from January 25 to March 13, 1994 at the Lansburgh Theatre in Washington DC.
On Broadway Marin Hinkle played Kuroko and was understudy for Miranda in The Tempest from November 1, 1995 to December 31, 1995 at the Broadhurst Theatre. She played Sandra Markowitz in A Thousand Clowns from July 14, 1996 to August 10, 1996 at the Criterion Center Stage Right, she played Chrysothemis in Electra from December 3, 1998 to March 21, 1999 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Hinkle started her TV career on the soap opera Another World, she portrayed Judy Brooks on ABC's drama series Once and Again from 1999 to 2002. Hinkle starred on the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men with Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer, Angus T. Jones and Ashton Kutcher as Alan's neurotic ex-wife, Judith. Despite being a main cast member, she made appearances after the show's eighth season, she was phased out of the series, her last appearances as a regular were in the ninth season of the series. She made only one appearance each in the last three seasons, though she was still credited as a regular; this may have been due to commitments to her new role as Samantha Bowers in the NBC drama series Deception with Tate Donovan, Victor Garber and Katherine LaNasa.
Hinkle has had roles in films such as I'm Not Rappaport, The Next Big Thing, I Am Sam, Dark Blue. She has performed on the stage in 2005 as Miss Julie, opposite Reg Rogers, in the 1888 play of that name by August Strindberg. Hinkle has appeared in the thriller genre, starring in the 2008 thrillers Quarantine and The Haunting of Molly Hartley, she has made guest appearances on shows such as Spin City, Law & Order: SVU, Without a Trace, ER, twice as characters on Law & Order. Marin Hinkle on IMDb Marin Hinkle bio at CBS at the Wayback Machine
The Ladd Observatory is an astronomical observatory, operated by the Department of Physics at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. It was dedicated on October 21, 1891; the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000. The observatory is named for benefactor Herbert W. Ladd who offered to fund the construction in the spring of 1889; the building was designed by the Providence-based firm of Stone, Carpenter & Willson in the Classical Revival style. Construction began in May 1890 and the building was dedicated on October 21, 1891; the total cost of construction and equipping the facility was $30,000. The main telescope is a 12-inch refractor with a lens made by John Brashear following the design of Charles S. Hastings; the equatorial mount and mechanical clock drive were made by George N. Saegmuller. Besides astronomical research and education, Ladd transmitted a time signal via telegraph wire for decades. Observations of stars using a transit instrument were used to calibrate a precision pendulum clock, equipped with a mechanism to generate the signals.
The signals were first sent on Sept 12, 1893. The observatory sold time to Rhode Island Electric Protective, a local fire and burglar alarm company; the signals from Ladd were redistributed by RIEP and were used to control several hundred slave clocks in various business offices. The revenue from the time signal service was $200 per year. Another telegraph wire connected the observatory to the Fire Department at Providence City Hall, used to signal the accurate time by fire alarm bells at noon and 8:30 p.m. every day. In 1916 the transit instrument observations were discontinued due to a US government order to dismantle the radio set during World War I; the clocks were instead calibrated using radio time signals from the United States Naval Observatory. The transit observations resumed from 1916 to 1917. Calibration by radio continued. Clocks in a number of buildings in Providence were regulated using theses signals late in the 20th century. After determining no one was receiving the time signals, the transmissions were discontinued in 1973.
Astronomers associated with Ladd include Winslow Upton, Frank W. Very, Frederick Slocum, Robert Horace Baker, Charles H. Smiley. H. P. Lovecraft had free access to the observatory for several years and wrote astronomy articles for Providence newspapers based upon his study there between 1906 and 1918. List of observatories National Register of Historic Places listings in Providence, Rhode Island Ladd Observatory blog Ladd Observatory Clear Sky Chart Forecasts of observing conditions
Thomas F. Hoppin House
The Thomas F. Hoppin House is a historic house at 383 Benefit Street in the College Hill neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island; the house was built c. 1853 to a design by Alpheus C. Morse, is an elaborate local example of an Italianate palazzo-style residence; the Hoppins were well known for the social gatherings, their house became known as the "house of a thousand candles". Until 2019 it was home to the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University. Founded by the Annenberg Foundation, the Annenberg Institute aims to help urban communities and districts build smart school systems that provide both excellent education and equitable opportunities for every student; the house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. National Register of Historic Places listings in Providence, Rhode Island Historic American Buildings Survey No. RI-166, "Thomas F. Hoppin House, 383 Benefit Street, Providence County, RI", 2 photos, 8 data pages
Christopher Loffredo Hayes is an American journalist and author. Hayes hosts All In with Chris Hayes, a weekday news and opinion television show on MSNBC. Hayes hosted a weekend MSNBC show, Up with Chris Hayes, he is an editor-at-large of The Nation magazine. Hayes was born in The Bronx, New York City, one of three sons of Roger and Geri Hayes, his mother is of Italian descent and his father is of Irish Catholic ancestry. His father moved to New York from Chicago while studying at a Jesuit seminary, began community organizing in the Bronx. Roger Hayes spent several years leading community organizing at the Community Service Society of New York and now works as an assistant commissioner for the NYC Department of Health. Hayes's mother now works for the NYC Department of Education. Hayes attended New York City's Hunter College High School, where his classmates included Immortal Technique and Lin-Manuel Miranda, attended Brown University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and worked with student theater group Production Workshop.
Hayes was raised Catholic. Beginning in August 2001, for four years Hayes was a contributor to the independent weekly newspaper Chicago Reader, where he covered local and national politics. In late 2003, he began a four-year stint at In These Times, a labor-focused monthly magazine based in Chicago, where he was a senior editor. From 2005 to 2006, Hayes was a Schumann Center Writing Fellow at In These Times. From 2006 through 2007, Hayes was a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute, a contributing writer for The Nation. On November 1, 2007, The Nation named him its Washington, D. C. editor, succeeding David Corn. Hayes wrote extensively on issues central to the liberal community, including what ails the Democratic Party in the post-9/11 era and how the labor movement is changing, he reported on progressive activists' work to resuscitate the "public option" during the 2009–2010 health care fight when many political insiders wrote it off as dead. Hayes was an adjunct professor of English at St. Augustine College in Chicago and a Bernard L. Schwartz fellow at New America Foundation from 2008 to 2010.
Hayes guest-hosted The Rachel Maddow Show in July 2010 while Maddow was traveling in Afghanistan and often filled in for Maddow when she was absent. Hayes has hosted other MSNBC shows such as The Ed Show, Countdown With Keith Olbermann, The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell. On November 5, 2010, MSNBC announced that Hayes would be filling in for Keith Olbermann during Olbermann's suspension. However, the network backtracked after finding out that Hayes had made political contributions—the issue over which Olbermann was being suspended. Hayes credits Maddow with his becoming a host at MSNBC, saying, "I would not be doing this if it weren't for her." On August 1, 2011, MSNBC announced that Hayes would host a two-hour morning show on Saturdays and Sundays, each going into depth on current issues. The first airing of Up with Chris Hayes was September 17, 2011, featured a live interview with former speaker and current Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. On May 27, 2012, Memorial Day Weekend, Hayes made comments on air regarding the use of the word "heroism" as applied to American servicemen killed in action, stating, "I feel uncomfortable about the word because it seems to me that it is so rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war.
And I don't want to desecrate or disrespect the memory of anyone that's fallen, there are individual circumstances in which there is genuine, tremendous heroism, you know, hail of gunfire, rescuing fellow soldiers, things like that. But it seems to me that we marshal this word in a way, problematic, but maybe I'm wrong about that." His remark generated widespread controversy. Hayes defended his comment by urging people to listen to what he had said, Nonetheless, he apologized on his blog. Furthermore, on his June 2, 2012, show, he devoted a discussion to his comments and the disconnect between civilians and the military. On March 14, 2013, MSNBC announced that Hayes would take over the time slot hosted by Ed Schultz, who would move to the weekends. At 34 years old, he became the youngest host of a prime-time show on any of the country's major cable news channels. According to The New York Times, the change was made in the hopes that MSNBC can win a wider audience than it did with Schultz. Hayes was said to transition better to The Rachel Maddow Show because he is seen as just as policy-oriented as Maddow.
"Chris has done an amazing job creating a franchise on weekend mornings," said Phil Griffin, the president of MSNBC. "He's an extraordinary talent and has made a strong connection with our audience."All In with Chris Hayes, Hayes's first prime-time show, premiered Monday, April 1, 2013. The show won an Emmy in 2015 and 2018. Hayes's first book, Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy was published by Crown Publishing Group in June 2012. A review in The Atlantic called it "provocative" and "thoughtful," but faulted its policy suggestions as less satisfying. Kirkus Reviews called it "forcefully written" and "provocative." Aaron Swartz described the book as "compellingly readable, impossibly erudite, and—most stunningly of all—correct."Hayes' second book, A Colony in a Nation, was published by W. W. Norton in March 2017. Hayes participated in the 2017 Brooklyn Book Festival. In April 2017 he was a featured author at the L. A. Times Festival of Books, which took place at the campus of USC.
Hayes is married to professor of law at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, his father-in-law is veteran Chicago reporter Andy Shaw. Hayes and Shaw resided in Washington, D. C. un
John Burke Krasinski is an American actor and filmmaker. He is best known for his role as Jim Halpert on the NBC sitcom The Office, he served as a producer and occasional director of the series throughout its nine-season run. Educated in theatre arts at Brown University and the National Theater Institute, Krasinski is the recipient of a number of accolades, including four Primetime Emmy Award nominations and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2018, his film credits include License to Wed, Away We Go, It's Complicated, Something Borrowed, Big Miracle, Promised Land, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. Krasinski directed and starred in the drama Brief Interviews with Hideous Men and the comedy-drama film The Hollars. In 2018, Krasinski co-wrote and starred in the critically acclaimed horror film A Quiet Place; that year, he began portraying the title character in the Amazon thriller series Jack Ryan, which he produces. He was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series at the Screen Actors Guild Awards for his role.
In addition to acting in television series and films, Krasinski has performed voice-over work in both animated and documentary films such as Monsters University and a small role in Shrek the Third. He established a production company, Sunday Night Productions, in 2013. Krasinski is married to English actress Emily Blunt, they have two daughters together. Krasinski was born at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston, to Mary Clare, a nurse, Ronald Krasinski, an internist, his father is Polish-American and his mother is Irish-American. He was raised as a Roman Catholic, he grew up in a suburb west of Boston. Krasinski made his stage debut as Daddy Warbucks in a sixth-grade school production of the musical Annie. Afterwards, he co-starred in a satirical play written and cast by his future The Office co-star B. J. Novak when they were high school seniors. Krasinski and Novak graduated from Newton South High School in 1997. Before entering college, Krasinski taught English as a foreign language in Costa Rica.
From there, he went to Brown University, studying theatre arts under Lowry Marshall and John Emigh, graduated in 2001 as a playwright with the honors thesis "Contents Under Pressure". During his time at Brown, he was a member of the sketch comedy group Out of Bounds. In college, he helped coach youth basketball at the Gordon School in East Providence, Rhode Island, he attended the National Theater Institute in Waterford, Connecticut. Besides training at the National Theater Institute, he studied at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon and The Actors Center in New York City. After graduating from Brown University, Krasinski went to New York City to pursue acting, appearing in commercials and guest-starring on television shows, as well as doing readings of off-Broadway plays while working as a waiter, he starred in the play What the Eunuch Saw, written and directed by his former college classmates Emily O'Dell and Isaac Robert Hurwitz. In 2000, Krasinski interned as a scriptwriter on the show Late Night with Conan O'Brien.
Krasinski's breakthrough came when he was cast in 2004 in the NBC sitcom The Office, a remake of the successful British TV series. In the series, a mockumentary about life at a mid-sized paper supply company, he played the role of Jim Halpert, an intelligent and mild-mannered sales representative and, in seasons, co-manager of the paper distribution company Dunder Mifflin in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Krasinski and Jenna Fischer's characters served as the central love interests of the series. To prepare for his role, Krasinski visited Scranton for research and interviewed employees at actual paper companies, he shot the footage of Scranton used in the opening credits. He appeared in every episode of the series and directed several including "Sabre". For his work in the series, Krasinski earned US$100,000 per episode of the third season of The Office, four times his salary for the previous two seasons. In 2006, Krasinski co-starred in Jason Carvey's independently produced, direct-to-DVD heist comedy A New Wave with Andrew Keegan and Lacey Chabert.
In 2007, he co-starred with Anna Faris and Danny Masterson as Brevin in Gregg Araki's independent stoner comedy Smiley Face. Reviews were positive for the film; that year, he starred in the romantic comedy License to Wed with Mandy Moore and Robin Williams. Despite negative critical reception of the film, it emerged as a commercial success. Krasinski guest-starred in a number of television series including Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Without a Trace, Ed, American Dad! and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. He co-starred in films including Kinsey, Duane Hopwood, The Holiday and Shrek the Third, For Your Consideration and Dreamgirls. In 2008, Krasinski appeared alongside Renée Zellweger and George Clooney in the latter's directorial venture Leatherheads, a period comedy about the early years of professional American football, he portrayed Carter "the Bullet" Rutherford, Princeton University's college football star and a decorated hero of the First World War. MTV.com praised his acting, describing him as "an actor who's able to project both boyish warmth and intellectual concern" while stating that he "manages the considerable feat of holding the screen opposite Clooney without melting in the heat of his trademark movie-star mega-wattage."In 2009, Krasinski made his directorial debut in the comedy-drama film Brief Interviews with Hideous Men.
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College of Brown University
The College of Brown University is the undergraduate section and oldest school of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. On March 3, 1764, James Manning and Ezra Stiles filed a charter to create the College of Rhode Island, their mission, as stated in the charter, was to prepare students "for discharging the Offices of Life" by providing instruction in the Vernacular Learned Languages, in the liberal Arts and Sciences." Manning became the College's first president in 1765, five years the school moved to its present location on College Hill on the East Side of Providence. In 1850, Brown President Francis Wayland wrote, "The various courses should be so arranged that, insofar as practicable, every student might study what he chose, all that he chose, nothing but what he chose." However, the College did not make any major institutional changes for over a century. In 1969, the New Curriculum was implemented, eliminating distribution requirements and allowing students to take any course Satisfactory/No Credit.
In addition, the University eliminated pluses, D grades in the letter grading system. The College offers two different baccalaureate degrees: Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Students have the ability to graduate in five years with both an A. B. and Sc. B. degree, provided. This is distinct from a double concentration; the Program in Liberal Medical Education is a single eight-year program that allows students to complete both an undergraduate degree from The College and subsequently an M. D. degree from Alpert Medical School. Admission to PLME is competitive. While students at The College have long been able to cross register for classes at nearby Rhode Island School of Design, it is now possible to complete an A. B. from Brown and a B. F. A. degree from RISD concurrently over a five-year period. Students must be admitted to both institutions separately. Official Website of The College of Brown University