Topic: community

Rabbi Joshua Bolton was appointed executive director of Brown/RISD Hillel this past summer. In his role, Bolton hopes to engage Hillel with both Jewish and non-Jewish community members.

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New Hillel director looks to change how students view Judaism on campus

September 13, 2019 0 comments

“I want to inspire big, Jewish thinking,” said Rabbi Joshua Bolton, the newly appointed executive director of Brown/RISD Hillel. In his new role, Bolton is looking to build Hillel up as an outreach center for students that engages with both Jewish and non-Jewish community members.

Dara Bayer ’08 is serving as the University’s inaugural transformative justice program coordinator.

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University hires transformative justice program coordinator

September 13, 2019 0 comments

The University hired Dara Kwayera Imani Bayer ’08 this summer to serve as its inaugural Transformative Justice Program Coordinator, where she will oversee projects that aim to address violence and instances of harm through accountability and healing rather than punitive or legal measures.

University continues efforts to incorporate transformative justice practices

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University continues efforts to incorporate transformative justice practices

September 6, 2019 0 comments

This fall, 15 to 20 first-year students will have the opportunity to engage in conversations about structural violence, community accountability and transformative justice in a new pilot program called Building Transformational Community.

Angelica Hicks, a coordinator for Equal Exchange, promoted the purchase of fair trade bananas to support just treatment of producers and growers.

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Banana prices are ripe for change, speaker says

March 5, 2019 0 comments

While bananas are some of the cheapest and most popular products in most grocery stores, they are often sourced from companies that do not adhere to fair-trade practices, according to Angelica Hicks, who coordinates the banana supply chain for distributor and cooperative Equal Exchange.

Kramer ’20: Brown alums should invest in Providence

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Kramer ’20: Brown alums should invest in Providence

February 26, 2019 0 comments

I think I speak for many Brown students in saying that Providence is the city we have unexpectedly fallen in love with. Over four years, we have come to call Providence our home, embracing its Italian flare and New England quintessence. The city that nestles College Hill gives us so […]

The “Providence Resiliency Workshop,” which was attended by 75 Rhode Island business leaders and academic community members, raised concerns about the effects of climate change on the greater community.

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Business, academic leaders team up to address climate change in Rhode Island

January 22, 2019 0 comments

Providence business leaders joined the Rhode Island academic community Jan. 15 and 16 for the “Providence Resiliency Workshop,” an event hosted at the University and designed to highlight the challenges climate change presents for Providence.

Med students organize road race for asthma camp

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Med students organize road race for asthma camp

April 20, 2018 0 comments

On Saturday, members of the Providence community will lose their breath running up Hope Street so that young Rhode Islanders can catch theirs.

Attendees at last Thursday’s exhibition “The Asian Migration: Movement Within and Outside” admired the many art pieces on display, which featured narratives that explored the Asian diaspora.

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Art exhibition explores themes of Asian migration, movement

February 26, 2018 0 comments

Last Thursday night saw the usually silent Leung Family Gallery transform into a buzzing art exhibition entitled “The Asian Migration: Movement Within and Outside.”

The Engaged Scholars Program allows students to participate in community engagement on a larger scale than its predecessor, TRI-Lab.

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Swearer Center’s TRI-Lab gives way to Engaged Scholar Program

December 5, 2017 0 comments

The University’s engaged scholarship pilot program TRI-Lab saw its last lab in spring 2016.

Students living within the Department of Public Safety jurisdiction will now be able to have an officer assess the safety of their homes and provide useful information on how to make their off-campus residences more secure. Twelve students have taken part in the program so far.

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DPS offers program to assess vulnerabilities in off-campus residences

October 4, 2017 0 comments

The Department of Public Safety is offering a program to allow students living in off-campus residences to assess the security of their homes.