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Partners HealthCare, Care New England settle on merger plan

June 2, 2018 0 comments

Following Partner HealthCare’s and Care New England’s definitive agreement to merge May 23, President Christina Paxson P’19, previously a vocal critic of the merger, stated in a press release that she was “optimistic” about the acquisition deal.

Leviton Dual Language Elementary School has the oldest dual language program among Providence public schools. English Language Learners at the school make up approximately 50 percent of the students.

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State grapples with lack of resources for English language learners

April 26, 2018 0 comments

Patricia Santos has been a substitute elementary school teacher in East Providence for two years. Born in Portugal, Santos is fluent in both English and Portuguese and also speaks some Spanish — a multilingual skillset that comes in handy in the classroom. 

Dorcas International works to advise and protect the R.I. immigrant community in the face of the Trump Adminstration’s attempt to end DACA.

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Dorcas International offers aid, support to R.I. immigrants

April 26, 2018 0 comments

From July 2017 through March 2018, the Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island helped 116 individuals participating in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and 82 people under Temporary Protected Status renew their immigration papers, said Tatyana Tsangarakis-Almeida ’06.

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Providence County 2020 Census test underway

April 23, 2018 0 comments

Tony’s Meat Market in Central Falls prominently features a stack of “Nuevos Horizontes,” a local Spanish language newspaper. The paper’s April 9 issue on display devoted two front-page stories to the potential impact of the 2020 census on the city’s community members.

Martin Weinstock, professor of dermatology, explained that research shows that indoor tanning bed use is directly linked to increased cases of skin cancer. A new bill aims to decrease the number of skin cancer cases.

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Ban the tan: new bill proposes prohibiting tanning beds for minors

April 18, 2018 0 comments

As the weather heats up, some R.I. residents are turning to tanning beds to prepare for the new season.

Ocean State students dock at College Hill

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Ocean State students dock at College Hill

April 17, 2018 0 comments

While some high school students dream of going to college far away from home, others set their sights on a more proximate goal.

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R. I. General Assembly votes to criminalize revenge porn

April 17, 2018 0 comments

Robyn Giragosian did not plan for her nude photographs to proliferate throughout her community when she took them for her partner at the beginning of their romantic relationship.

Providence looks to develop automated public transit

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Providence looks to develop automated public transit

April 15, 2018 0 comments

In a new pilot program, Providence plans to use automated vehicle technology to fill gaps in the city’s public transportation. The program — The Transportation Innovation Partnership — looks to connect downtown Providence to the Woonasquatucket River Corridor. The Rhode Island Department of Transportation will begin the search for vendors […]

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Film discusses Rosa Parks House

April 15, 2018 0 comments

A documentary screened as part of the first annual Rhode Island Black Film Festival yesterday sparked conversation about the reconstruction of a house in which Rosa Parks once lived that is currently located in Providence.

Andrew Yang ’96 concentrated in economics and political science. After graduating, Yang founded his own company, Venture for America, an organization that helps entrepreneurs create jobs in cities.

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Alum makes 2020 presidential bid

April 13, 2018 0 comments

When Andrew Yang ’96 was on College Hill, his life revolved around three activities: Taekwondo, working out and playing video games.