Topic: Housing

Camilla Ruiz Segovia ’18, Maryori Conde ’18 and Michelle Cruz ’18, co-coordinators of the new Latinx House, aim to use the house as a space for student discourse and an opportunity to celebrate Latinx identity.

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New Latinx House to offer student housing

March 6, 2017 0 comments

The Office of Residential Life has introduced a new housing option for students next semester: Latinx House.

Cause of fire at 185 Angell electrical

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Cause of fire at 185 Angell electrical

April 19, 2016 0 comments

The fire at an off-campus house at 185 Angell Street Thursday morning was caused by the electrical system.


Johnson ’18: Lessons from the housing lottery

April 18, 2016 0 comments

Classism is unavoidable, but our university and other institutions should not enforce policies that separate students by socioeconomic status.

ACLU challenges student housing ordinance

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ACLU challenges student housing ordinance

March 2, 2016 0 comments

The RI ACLU filed a lawsuit against Providence over a zoning law prohibiting more than three college students from living in a single-family home together.

South Providence residents protest Mayor Jorge Elorza’s proposed plan to renovate homes across the city. They fear the initiative will lead to ballooning housing prices, displacing longtime residents.


Local residents protest housing project

February 12, 2016 0 comments

On Thursday, homeowners from South Providence and Brown students gathered in front of the mayor’s office in City Hall to protest the EveryHome initiative.


Spotlight on the Statehouse: Feb. 10, 2016

February 10, 2016 0 comments

The city of Providence bid farewell to its longest-serving mayor, Vincent “Buddy” Cianci, Jr. with a funeral service Monday.

Elorza signs student housing limits into law

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Elorza signs student housing limits into law

September 22, 2015 0 comments

Mayor Jorge Elorza signed an ordinance into law Sept. 18 that limits the number of students allowed to live in single-family homes in R-1 and R-1A zones.

The Office of Residential Life has granted 1,163 rising seniors and 324 rising juniors off-campus permission for the 2015-16 academic year.

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Alcohol policy, student body growth may alter College Hill dynamics

February 24, 2015 5 comments

The impact of students living in the College Hill neighborhood has become a topic of increased discussion in recent weeks.

Though the number of rising juniors applying for off-campus housing has increased since last year, the Office of Residential Life continues to prioritize seniors when allocating off-campus privileges.

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Demand for off-campus housing increases

February 12, 2015 4 comments

The Office of Residential Life granted off-campus permission to 324 rising juniors and 1,163 rising seniors for the next academic year.

The Office of Residential Life faces a lack of housing as the student body continues to grow and those coming back from abroad transition from temporary to permanent housing.

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Temporary housing angers students

February 2, 2015 7 comments

Of 160 juniors returning from study abroad, 11 students were assigned to temporary housing in kitchens and lounges, compared to 18 students last year.