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Rhode2College rewards local high school students

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Rhode2College rewards local high school students

October 12, 2018 0 comments

Low- and middle-income high schoolers in Rhode Island public schools can now earn up to $2,000 as they prepare for college with Rhode2College, a new statewide program that aims to incentivize students to pursue higher education.

Mayor Jorge Elorza (centre), City Council President David Salvatore (center-right), School Board President Nicholas Hemond (left) and Providence Public Schools Superintendent Christopher Maher (center-left) discussed options for the City if a compromise is not reached by the end of the week.

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Elorza seeks to restore school transportation

October 11, 2018 0 comments

Mayor Jorge Elorza announced plans to resolve the ongoing disruption of student transportation to Providence Public Schools at a press conference Wednesday afternoon.

A recent poll of likely voters in the 2018 Rhode Island Senate races conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center found that Incumbent Democrat Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (bottom) leads Republican challenger Robert Flanders ‘71 (top).

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Whitehouse, Flanders square off in first TV debate

October 9, 2018 0 comments

Incumbent Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse and Republican challenger Robert Flanders ’71 faced off last night in the first televised debate of Rhode Island’s 2018 Senate race.

Herald speaks with John Kerry P’97

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Herald speaks with John Kerry P’97

October 6, 2018 0 comments

In anticipation of his lecture in Salomon Auditorium Wednesday, former secretary of state and long-time senator John Kerry P’97 spoke with The Herald about recent events in foreign policy, the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh and his upcoming speech at the University.

Whitehouse talks Kavanaugh, partisanship, sexual assault claims

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Whitehouse talks Kavanaugh, partisanship, sexual assault claims

October 6, 2018 0 comments

On Friday, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, sat down with The Herald to discuss the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, Christine Blasey Ford’s statement as well as today’s final confirmation vote.

Resources available for off-campus housing

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Resources available for off-campus housing

October 4, 2018 0 comments

Deciding to live off-campus — whether through University-owned auxiliary housing or renting property from a third-party landlord — can seem daunting. There are leases to sign, off-campus lotteries to enter and kitchen appliances to buy.

Students stay in Providence over summer through University programs

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Students stay in Providence over summer through University programs

October 4, 2018 0 comments

The Swearer Center for Public Service is partnering with over 100 local nonprofits that are looking to attract student interns over the summer — increasing the number of partner organizations affiliated with the Swearer Center fivefold over the past couple of years.

University student groups, campus centers gear up for midterm elections

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University student groups, campus centers gear up for midterm elections

October 2, 2018 0 comments

As the Nov. 6 election approaches, the Swearer Center for Public Service is working with the Brown College Democrats, the Brown University Republicans and the Brown Progressive Action Committee to mobilize student voting in an attempt to improve the 13 percent student voter turnout of the 2014 midterms.

Four panelists from across the U.S. political spectrum all agreed that President Trump lies at an unprecedented rate.

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Panel talks role of media in Trump era

October 2, 2018 0 comments

Discussion of America’s rapidly changing media landscape alternated between heated arguments and unanimous agreement among panelists at the Joukowsky Forum in the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs yesterday.

Rhode Island unemployment at 20-year low

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Rhode Island unemployment at 20-year low

September 30, 2018 0 comments

The Rhode Island unemployment rate is down to 4 percent for the month of August and closely trails the national August rate of 3.9 percent, according to a recent report released by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training.