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R. I. churches oppose concealed weapons on premises

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R. I. churches oppose concealed weapons on premises

February 28, 2018 0 comments

State law enforcement and politicians continue to debate gun regulation following the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida earlier this month.

Giovanni Feroce says he aims to bring young professionals to Rhode Island, citing the quality of life and proximity to Boston as benefits of the area.

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Giovanni Feroce joins Rhode Island gubernatorial race candidates

February 28, 2018 0 comments

Last Friday, Giovanni Feroce filed papers with the Rhode Island Board of Elections to run as a Republican in the state gubernatorial race, joining candidates R.I. House Minority leader Patricia Morgan, Cranston Mayor Allan Fung, former representative Joe Trillo and Democratic incumbent Gina Raimondo.  

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.