The Artemis Project was created to maintain girls’ interest in STEM. The free math and science courses aim to impact students’ college futures.


Artemis Project makes STEM accessible to underrepresented genders

February 23, 2018 0 comments

Over 20 years ago, Laurie Kardos ’98 and Jesse Marmon ’97 founded The Artemis Project while they were undergraduates in the computer science department.

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State senator resigns amid criminal charges

February 22, 2018 0 comments

State Senator Minority Whip Nicholas Kettle, R–21, resigned Feb. 22 amid a multitude of legal charges.


Metro Roundup, Feb. 22

February 22, 2018 0 comments

Ken Wagner, the commissioner of Rhode Island, held a hearing earlier this month to gauge public support for a measure that would require all Rhode Island schools to provide protections for transgender students, the Providence Journal previously reported.


Court upholds ruling against Providence Fire Department

February 20, 2018 0 comments

The U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a 2016 ruling Jan. 25 in favor of former Providence firefighter Lori Franchina, who had originally sued the Providence Fire Department in 2012 on the grounds that her colleagues had harassed her because of her sexual orientation and gender.

Mayor Jorge Elorza’s has raised $698,449.96 for his re-election campaign, with $664,229.67 accounting for expenses and liabilities.


Mayor Elorza’s campaign funds exceed competitor’s by half million

February 16, 2018 0 comments

As of the final fiscal quarter of FY ’17 the difference in campaign funds between Providence Democratic mayoral candidates Mayor Jorge Elorza and Kobi Dennis is over half a million dollars.

Gov. Gina Raimondo’s new budget proposal aims to increase availability of medical marijuana and reduce opiod use.


R.I. eyes medical marijuana expansion

February 16, 2018 0 comments

The number of medical marijuana dispensaries in Rhode Island could increase from three to 15, raising $5.1 million in projected revenue, according to a new budget proposal released by Gov. Gina Raimondo Jan. 18.

New legislation sponsored by Rep. Joseph Solomon D-22 aims to inform youth about consent during sex education courses in secondary schools.


Bill allows consent education in R.I. schools

February 15, 2018 0 comments

The Rhode Island House Committee on Health, Education and Welfare unanimously passed House Bill 7044, which allows consent to be included in sex education curricula in secondary schools, Wednesday night.

The Providence Safe Stations Program creates a discreet and accessible form of aid for those suffering from opioid addiction, providing immediate help to those who ring the bell of a fire station. Currently offered at all 12 stations in the city, the program has treated two people since it began Jan. 2.


City’s fire stations open to those battling opioid addiction

February 14, 2018 0 comments

The Providence Safe Stations Program, which opened the city’s 12 fire stations to those battling opioid addiction, treated its second person suffering from addiction Monday, less than two months after its inception, said Acting Emergency Medical Services Chief Captain Zachariah Kenyon, who spearheaded the program. As the program gains publicity, […]

The United Health Infrastructure Project obstructed many residents from receiving their benefits. The discussion also highlighted the state’s poor timeliness rate for the processing of food stamp applications.


Committee on Oversight reviews lawsuits about insurance, food stamps

February 9, 2018 0 comments

Over a year after the faulty implementation of the United Health Infrastructure Project, the R.I. House Committee on Oversight is still finding a way forward.

Mayor Jorge Elorza responded to the protest by welcoming continued negotiation with the Providence Teachers Union.


Elorza, teachers union clash at City Hall

February 7, 2018 0 comments

Yesterday, in the Council Chambers of City Hall, Mayor Jorge Elorza was scheduled to begin his annual State of the City address at 6 p.m.