Topic: Housing

Over 150 students to be housed via summer assignment

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Over 150 students to be housed via summer assignment

April 25, 2019 0 comments

Approximately 160 students will receive on-campus housing for the 2019-20 academic year through the summer assignment process.

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.

Hegeman Hall, one of the three dorms that will undergo renovations this upcoming summer, primarily houses upperclassmen students on campus.

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Three dorms to be renovated summer 2019

April 9, 2019 0 comments

The Department of Facilities Management plans to renovate and update three dorms this summer, according to the Facilities Management Active Project List.

After open houses, promotional giveaways and extensive advertising on campus, the first tenants will move into the apartments on June 1.

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New apartments unveiled in Jewelry District

February 28, 2019 0 comments

Glitz with a waterfront view — River House Apartments has debuted in the Providence Jewelry District. The development, located next to South Street Landing, is a modern structure in a historic, industrial district. Move-in days start June 1, said Development Leasing Specialist for River House Kasai Carter.

Affected students were originally given 72 hours to move out of Buxton after returning to campus this spring, but now have a more flexible timeline.

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U. suspends Buxton House

January 24, 2019 0 comments

The University has suspended the housing privileges of Buxton International House until fall 2020 after finding the program house had “again violated the student code of conduct while on deferred suspension from a previous violation,” wrote President Christina Paxson P’19 in a Jan. 18 letter.

Editorial: U. needs to dramatically revise its lead exposure policy

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Editorial: U. needs to dramatically revise its lead exposure policy

December 2, 2018 0 comments

In mid-November, The Herald reported the troubling news that residents in Donovan House, where one of the University’s special interest housing programs is located, discovered what they believed to be lead paint in areas of the dorm with chipped paint.

Though City Council originally approved height changes for the tower in a nine-to-five vote Friday, Mayor Jorge Elorza vetoed the measure.

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Mayor vetoes proposed zoning change for tower

December 2, 2018 0 comments

After several public hearings and a litany of high-profile City Council committee votes, Mayor Jorge Elorza vetoed a height ordinance change for the proposed 46-story Hope Point Tower Friday afternoon.

Friedman ’19:  City responsible to low-income residents, students

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Friedman ’19: City responsible to low-income residents, students

November 2, 2018 0 comments

In an Oct. 19 op-ed, Colin Kent-Daggett ’19 made a simplistic and misguided argument against Edge College Hill II — the new luxury student housing development on Canal Street — in a rebuttal to my column published earlier that week.

Editorial: University must do more for grad student housing

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Editorial: University must do more for grad student housing

October 23, 2018 0 comments

Being a graduate student is tough. Students enrolled in Brown’s master’s, doctoral and pre-professional programs spend as many as six years conducting research, procuring funding and support for that research, teaching undergraduates and writing dissertations.

Kent-Daggett ’19: City should prioritize low-income residents

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Kent-Daggett ’19: City should prioritize low-income residents

October 19, 2018 0 comments

In an Oct. 15 column, Andrew Friedman ’19 made a simplistic and offensively ahistorical argument for Edge College Hill II — the new luxury student housing development on Canal Street.