Topic: Housing

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.

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Returning students placed into temporary housing

January 24, 2014 1 comment

Eighteen juniors returning from study abroad are living in temporary housing while awaiting permanent on-campus housing assignments this semester.

Most support at least some co-ed bathrooms

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Most support at least some co-ed bathrooms

October 25, 2013 3 comments
This article is part of the series Fall 2013 Student Poll 1

Gay, agnostic and atheist students were likelier to support gender neutral bathrooms.

This year, the Office of Residential Life will likely award around 1,275 rising juniors and seniors off-campus permission, but that amount may change in response to shifting enrollment numbers.

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U. may offer more off-campus housing privileges to juniors

October 24, 2013 0 comments

The new policy would account for an expanding student body, as proposed in the strategic plan.

First-years signed a petition to grant all students housed in Keeney Quadrangle swipe access to the entire dorm complex.

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Keeney residents petition for access between houses

October 22, 2013 3 comments

The U. separated Keeney to foster community, but some first-years said they feel isolated.