RISD student robbed of belongings at gunpoint

January 21, 2017 0 comments

A Rhode Island School of Design student was robbed Friday at approximately 6 p.m., according to a community-wide email from the Department of Public Safety. The incident occurred near the intersection of Benefit and Meeting Street. While walking at night, the student was approached by three males, one of whom […]

Donald Trump’s election has some Rhode Island lawmakers concerned that changes to reproductive policy could limit abortion coverage in the state.

Incoming Trump administration provokes unease from R.I. lawmakers

December 8, 2016 0 comments

With President-Elect Donald Trump’s administration becoming clearer by the day, the new leadership appears at odds with progressive Providence politics.

The Office of Residential Life shifted the off-campus lottery timeline, instituting three lotteries — one in September, one in November and one in January — so students can re-apply to live off-campus if they do not initially receive off-campus permission.

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Off-campus housing in high demand, complicated by lottery process

November 16, 2016 0 comments

As sophomores and juniors seek housing off campus for next fall, the Office of Residential Life has shifted the lottery system for rising juniors.

Mayor Jorge Elorza addresses a  crowd of nearly 1,000 concerned community members in the Hope High school cafeteria after election.

Community members meet to reject hate

November 14, 2016 0 comments

The halls of Hope High School were silent Saturday night, save for the occasional echo of applause emanating from a packed school cafeteria.

Students, community members march in opposition to Trump

Students, community members march in opposition to Trump

November 11, 2016 0 comments

Protests in opposition to the unexpected election of President-elect Donald Trump have sprouted up in cities across the nation since his victory Tuesday.

HOPE canvasses for affordable housing bond

HOPE canvasses for affordable housing bond

November 4, 2016 0 comments

Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere is currently canvassing for the $50 million Housing Opportunity Bond initiative.

While a student at Brown, Pell ’96 concentrated in English. She will lead the number-one private school in the state starting in July 2017.

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Alum named head of Wheeler School

October 28, 2016 0 comments

Allison Gaines Pell ’96 will take the helm at The Wheeler School as its next Head of School, Wheeler announced Oct. 14.

Protestors gathered Saturday to signal disapproval of plans to renovate Kennedy Plaza that would affect homeless people living downtown.

Advocates for homeless protest in Burnside Park

October 17, 2016 0 comments

October marks the fifth anniversary of the Occupy Providence movement, a protest that saw hundreds of the city’s residents gather in Burnside Park.

Providence, Guatemala City sign sister city agreement

Providence, Guatemala City sign sister city agreement

October 14, 2016 0 comments

A delegation from Guatemala City met with Providence officials to sign an agreement that will formalize economic and cultural exchange between the cities.

Prov. council president accused of violating campaign finance regulations

Prov. council president accused of violating campaign finance regulations

October 14, 2016 0 comments

Luis Aponte, president of the Providence City Council, stands accused of illegally diverting assets from his campaign fund for personal use.