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With additional space for kneading, frying, and glazing, Knead Doughnuts’ new location will allow for an increase in doughnut production.

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New location to fulfill doughnut Kneads

April 18, 2019 0 comments

On a starry, May night in Providence’s West End, fresh-out-the-frier brioche doughnuts are glazed on the spot and devoured with local craft beers brewed right next door.

The bill aims to increase the bargaining power of local news organizations in negotiations with tech giants. These companies, primarily Google and Facebook, are criticized for using local news content without loyalties.

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Proposed bill seeks to protect local news from tech giants

April 18, 2019 0 comments

On April 3, David Cicilline proposed the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act for the second year in a row, which would allow online publishers and small newspapers to collectively negotiate with companies over the terms that regulate how these dominant online platforms distribute the publishers’ content.

Historic Parisian monument erupted in flames yesterday, destroying the cathedral’s spire and two-thirds of the roof. Students in Paris and on College Hill reacted to the tragic event and reflected on the state of affairs in Paris.

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Students across globe lament tragedy in Paris

April 16, 2019 0 comments

As flames marred the historic and renowned Notre-Dame Cathedral Monday, causing its iconic spire to collapse, University students in Paris and on College Hill watched the destruction unfold with sorrow and disbelief.

Mobile market promotes fresh produce

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Mobile market promotes fresh produce

April 12, 2019 0 comments

Rhode Island is a state so small that a car can cover its length in under an hour, making it an ideal region for trucking fresh produce to underserved communities and piloting food access programs.

The Rhode Island State House is considering a bill written by University students in the Brown Institute for Policy. The bill would mandate that teachers in the state undergo first aid and CPR training.

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Proposed bill mandates first-aid training for teachers

April 11, 2019 0 comments

The Rhode Island State House is currently considering a bill written by University students that would mandate basic first aid and CPR training for all teachers in the state.The House Committee on Health, Education and Welfare heard the bill and referred it for further study Monday evening.

During Wednesday’s hearing, Raimondo appealed for increased funding to her 2017 Rhode Island Promise program in order to improve retention and graduation rates in the state.

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Governor proposes expanding free college program

April 11, 2019 0 comments

Gov. Gina Raimondo called on senators to increase funding for her free college tuition program during a Joint Finance and Education Senate Committee hearing Wednesday.

Central Falls Mayor James Diossa, along with members of his administration and community groups, protested the detainments at the Wyatt Facility.

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Bondholders sue detention facility for ending ICE contract

April 11, 2019 0 comments

The implications of President Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy have reached Rhode Island, where the Central Falls Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility is in the midst of a legal battle over its several-weeks-long detainment of 133 asylum seekers.

The hearing featured speeches by members of the community representing groups including City Council, non-profit art organizations and the Providence Preservation society.

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Hope Point Tower design-concept proposal denied

April 10, 2019 0 comments

The most recent design-concept application for Hope Point Tower, a proposed luxury apartment building, was denied in a unanimous advisory vote Monday by Providence’s Downtown Design Review Committee.

Mayor, city council support ending housing discrimination

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Mayor, city council support ending housing discrimination

April 10, 2019 0 comments

Landlords will be banned from discriminating against potential low-income tenants who intend to pay rent using federally-funded housing vouchers, if an ordinance introduced to the Providence City Council March 21 passes.

In an event co-sponsored by the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy and the Watson Institute for International And Public Affairs, Congressmen reflected on the University’s impact on their career paths.

Alums in Congress discuss climate, wealth distribution

April 9, 2019 0 comments

Congressmen David Cicilline ’83 (D-RI) and Dean Phillips ’91 (D-MN) returned to campus Monday to discuss climate change, the societal impacts of wealth distribution and Brown’s impact on their trajectory to Congress.