Sophie Culpepper is a metro editor for the Education and Real Estate and Economic Development beats. She is a junior and now lives in Oxford, England, though her seven years living in Italy before that eroded her ability to weather New England winters. She is interested in History and English. Outside of The Herald Sophie can be found being roasted for whatever she is doing by one of multiple cooler younger siblings.

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Metro Roundup, Oct. 1

October 1, 2019 0 comments

Former gubernatorial candidate Matt Brown is co-chairing a new progressive coalition to elect at least 25 new progressive candidates to the Rhode Island Legislature and unseat incumbent Democrats in the process.

I-195 Commission approves Fane Tower design

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I-195 Commission approves Fane Tower design

September 26, 2019 1 comment

After hearing Providence residents testify about the luxury development project Fane Tower, the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission voted to approve the tower design released Monday. The commission also approved three waivers to zoning laws, which the design plan required.

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 denied motion aimed to make parents, students and community members an official party of the state takeover of the school district.

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Community denied formal role in PPSD state takeover

September 16, 2019 0 comments

Testimony at a standard legal hearing grew personal and searing Friday, when students, parents and community members packed into a room to advocate for a formal role in the upcoming R.I. state takeover of the Providence Public School District.

Metro Roundup, Sept. 12

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Metro Roundup, Sept. 12

September 12, 2019 0 comments

Interim Providence Superintendent Frances Gallo spent nearly $200,000 on the inspirational book “Shoot Your Shot: A Sport-Inspired Guide To Living Your Best Life” to distribute to all middle and high school students this month before asking educators to pause the use of the book in class, according to the Boston Globe.

Metro Roundup, Sept. 10

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Metro Roundup, Sept. 10

September 10, 2019 0 comments

The public board of directors meeting at Wyatt Detention Facility, originally scheduled for Monday evening, was postponed hours before the event over concerns about the large number of people expected to attend. The date of the rescheduled meeting has not yet been announced.

Metro Roundup, summer edition

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Metro Roundup, summer edition

September 4, 2019 1 comment

At the State House: What Passed, and What Didn’t

Around 500 people gathered outside the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility on August 14 to protest the facility’s contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and to call for the center’s closure.

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R.I. Attorney General investigates violence against protestors at Wyatt Detention Facility

August 23, 2019 0 comments

On Wednesday, Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha spoke at a press conference to provide further details about the state’s investigation into violence by correctional employees that disrupted a peaceful protest by the advocacy group Never Again Action outside the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility August 14. 

Metro Roundup, April 8

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Metro Roundup, April 8

April 8, 2019 0 comments

Last month, Rhode Island Representative Joseph McNamara was elected chairman of the New England Board of Higher Education, according to a NEBHE press release.

Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Santa Cruz Lisa Rofel ’75 delivered the fourth lecture of the East Asian Colloquium series in the Joukowsky Forum Thursday.

Alum talks Chinese-Italian fashion industry

April 5, 2019 0 comments

For the modern woman, silk garments are a rarity. “How many of you (women) have any silk clothing?” A smattering of hands responded. “One … two …three … four … not bad!”

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