Topic: providence

Solidarity in solitary: the fight for rights

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Solidarity in solitary: the fight for rights

March 18, 2018 0 comments

When Luis Estrada was released from prison Dec. 21, 2005, he had spent almost half of his life incarcerated.

Following the shooting in Parkland, Florida, Brown and Johnson and Wales University began using the “Run, Hide, Fight” method developed by the city of Houston to make campuses safer.

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Universities review active shooter plans

March 2, 2018 0 comments

In light of the school shooting in Florida earlier this month, colleges and universities in Rhode Island have discussed preparation and prevention tactics in case of a similar emergency.

Artist Ryan Mendoza displayed Rosa Parks’ former house in his backyard in Berlin after rebuilding it. The structure will now be featured as “Unfinished Business: The Rosa Parks Exhibition” in the WaterFire Arts Center.

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University explores life and times of Rosa Parks with new exhibit

February 21, 2018 0 comments

History froze Rosa Parks in the moment she refused to get up from her seat in Montgomery, Alabama, according to Anthony Bogues, professor of humanities and critical theory, and Jeanne Theoharis, author of “The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks” and professor at Brooklyn College.

Illick-Frank ’18, Sharpe ’18: Don’t write off the UEL just yet

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Illick-Frank ’18, Sharpe ’18: Don’t write off the UEL just yet

February 7, 2018 0 comments

Updated on Feb. 9, 2018 at 12:08 a.m. If distinction is the rubble of five historic buildings, then by all means Brown is building on distinction. The University plans to break ground on a new performing arts center in a location currently occupied by the Urban Environmental Lab — the […]

Mayor Jorge Elorza responded to the protest by welcoming continued negotiation with the Providence Teachers Union.

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Elorza, teachers union clash at City Hall

February 7, 2018 0 comments

Yesterday, in the Council Chambers of City Hall, Mayor Jorge Elorza was scheduled to begin his annual State of the City address at 6 p.m.

The Narragansett Bay Commission will convert sludge into energy in its wastewater treatment plants. Wind turbines and solar facilities also contribute to the Commission’s goal to be 100 percent renewable by 2020.

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Wastewater plant to turn sludge into renewable energy

February 6, 2018 0 comments

Wastewater treatment plants certainly have enough sludge, but they’re in need of another commodity: energy.

Elorza talks education

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Elorza talks education

January 31, 2018 0 comments

Mayor Jorge Elorza spoke about his vision and goals for education reform with Providence residents at Vartan Gregorian Elementary School Tuesday night.

State House bill aims to increase school choice, raise tax credit cap

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State House bill aims to increase school choice, raise tax credit cap

January 26, 2018 0 comments

Rhode Island State Representative Robert Lancia R-16 proposed a bill on Thursday that aims to increase the number of children who can afford to attend private school.

The new bike sharing initiative will consist of eletronic bikes that allow for greater speeds. Monthly membership to the program will cost $20 per month, but $20 per year for certain low-income households.

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Providence, RIPTA launch electric-assist bike program

January 26, 2018 0 comments

The city of Providence will introduce 400 electric-assist bikes this summer through New England’s first electric bike-share system, following a deal with JUMP Bikes signed Dec. 15.

Because Amazon requested an affiliated higher education program as part of the application package, Brown contributed to the proposal by helping design a talent development partnership plan called Amazon Academy.

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Rhode Island applies to host Amazon’s second headquarters

November 7, 2017 0 comments

The state of Rhode Island managed to put together a competitive proposal for Amazon’s second North American headquarters.