Sophie Culpepper is a metro editor for the State and National News beat. She is a sophomore 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 English and History. 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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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 0 comments

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!”

While 10 of the bills discussed Tuesday are generally backed by advocates for gun control, the Senate Judiciary Committee also heard testimony on a bill supported by NRA members, which would legalize the possession of tasers.

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Gun control, reform bills debated in R.I. Senate

April 3, 2019 0 comments

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard impassioned testimony from supporters and critics of gun reform Tuesday, as the committee considered 11 bills addressing gun safety and access in the state.

Students criticize University support for Granoff dinner

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Students criticize University support for Granoff dinner

February 27, 2019 0 comments

After the Providence Journal reported that the University provided logistical assistance to private dinners hosted by Martin Granoff P’83, members of the student body are voicing concerns about University involvement in the events.

Urban Studies students involved in Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere assisted SouthCoast Fair Housing by analyzing online housing listings for instances of income-based discrimination.

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Report shows discrimination against housing voucher recipients

February 13, 2019 0 comments

SouthCoast Fair Housing released a report entitled “It’s About the Voucher: Source of Income Discrimination in Rhode Island” just before the State House received a dusting of snow Tuesday morning.

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