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Safariland manufactures law enforcement supplies that have reportedly been used on migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Students protest University ties to Kanders ’79

October 21, 2019 0 comments

Students disrupted the start of a Family Weekend campus tour Saturday afternoon, unveiling banners and reciting demands that the University must sever all ties with Warren Kanders ’79 P’23, who owns law enforcement and military supply manufacturer the Safariland Group.

Former Governor of Ohio John Kasich delivered a lecture before hundreds of students Wednesday night.

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John Kasich talks bipartisanship, impeachment

October 17, 2019 0 comments

To hundreds of students on a rainy Wednesday night, former Governor of Ohio John Kasich made the case for individuals across the country to take action on issues that matter to them, rather than waiting for politicians in Washington to affect change.

Yesterday evening, activists led by Never Again Action and AMOR gathered outside the R.I. State House to protest the detention of undocumented immigrants, urging Governor Raimondo to act.

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Local activists protest ICE during High Holy Days

October 8, 2019 0 comments

As Jewish residents across the state observe this year’s High Holy Days — Judaism’s most sacred season — many are also calling for the closure of the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility for its connection to Immigration and Customs Enforcement and protesting the detention of undocumented immigrants across the country.

Student voter turnout triples

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Student voter turnout triples

October 2, 2019 0 comments

Low voting rates among young people have been a hallmark of American elections for decades, with particularly disappointing results in midterm years — but  the tides may be turning.

Protestors gathered outside the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility in Central Falls in anticipation of yesterday’s vote, which was postponed due to “concerns” of the facility’s board. The vote concerns a proposed forbearance agreement with UMB Bank.

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Vote on Wyatt Facility agreement postponed

September 17, 2019 0 comments

The board overseeing the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility postponed a highly anticipated vote on the facility’s future over unspecified “concerns,” before closing its meeting to the public Monday evening.

The proposed agreement between the Wyatt and UMB Bank would contractually bind the facility to continue its partnership with ICE.

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“Which side are you on?”: Protesters shut down Wyatt Detention Facility board meeting

September 16, 2019 0 comments

On Friday night, hundreds of protesters shut down a board meeting at the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility that was scheduled to discuss a proposed “forbearance” agreement.

The Reproductive Privacy Act seeks to protect an individual’s legal right to an abortion and protects medical professionals who perform abortion procedures from felony assault charges.

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R.I. passes law protecting abortion rights after months of public pressure

September 5, 2019 0 comments

Reproductive rights advocates secured a historic win on June 19 when Rhode Island lawmakers passed legislation that protects the legal right to abortion in the state.

The department aims to add eight to 10 new faculty members, including two endowed chairs, which should help to increase faculty interaction with undergraduates.

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Economics Department receives $25 million donation

April 25, 2019 0 comments

The Department of Economics is receiving a $25 million donation from Orlando Bravo ’92, according to a University press release.

267 Thayer previously hosted Thayer Street Deli, UMelt and a pop-up sandwich shop. The new Caliente Grill will be the restaurant’s second location in the state, with the first in Kingston near the University of Rhode Island.

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Caliente Mexican Grill to replace Thayer Street Deli

April 24, 2019 0 comments

Caliente Mexican Grill is set to open by the end of April as the most recent addition to Thayer Street’s restaurants.

City Council proposes Providence-wide plastic bag ban

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City Council proposes Providence-wide plastic bag ban

April 3, 2019 0 comments

City leaders are on the verge of banning single-use plastic bags in Providence, following the lead of ten other Rhode Island municipalities that have done the same.