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Community rallies for assault weapons ban

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Community rallies for assault weapons ban

February 27, 2018 0 comments

Fifteen-year-old Adah Bryan urged lawmakers to do more to prevent gun violence, listing off the mass shootings that had occurred in her lifetime before a crowd of over a hundred community members gathered in the State House rotunda Tuesday afternoon.

Maritiza Del Rosa poses with her son and Gabe Zimmerman '18 at the Rhode Island State House after lobbying for a bill that aims to end housing discrimination for homeless individuals.

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Students lobby for housing legislation

February 27, 2018 0 comments

University students lobbied for a bill designed to eliminate housing discrimination against homeless individuals  Tuesday afternoon at the Rhode Island State House.

Gov. Gina Raimondo’s re-election campaign had a fundraising agreement with the Providence Democratic City Committee.

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Financial ethics complaint against Raimondo dismissed

February 27, 2018 0 comments

On Feb. 27, the Rhode Island Ethics Commission voted 5-to-1 to dismiss an ethics complaint filed by GOP Chairman Brandon Bell against Gov. Gina Raimondo, according to a report released by the Commission yesterday.

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City police participate in LGBTQ+ inclusivity training

February 27, 2018 0 comments

By the end of this week, the Providence Police Department will have finished providing new LGBTQ+ inclusivity training to all of its in-service officers, said Providence Police Captain Kevin Lanni. Two hundred fifty-two Providence police officers have already completed the program, he added. 

Since the beginning of the fall semester, there have been 51 cases of larceny on campus, one robbery and nine breaking and entering occurrences among other crimes on College Hill.

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DPS, students discuss safety concerns on College Hill

February 26, 2018 0 comments

On Nov. 8, Eliza Hicks ’21 went to bed with her laptop and phone on her desk and her backpack on the ground by her bedpost.

Activists condemn policy to disregard gender identity in bathroom use

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Activists condemn policy to disregard gender identity in bathroom use

February 23, 2018 0 comments

On Feb. 12, the U.S. Department of Education confirmed that it would no longer investigate claims of discrimination regarding students’ inability to use bathrooms that correspond to their gender identities, BuzzFeed first reported.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.