Topic: Student Activism

Students reflect on climate activism

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Students reflect on climate activism

October 4, 2019 0 comments

Since over 1000 people participated in Providence’s climate strike two weeks ago, local organizers said they have seen more students mobilize for climate justice. But some organizers expressed fear that students on campus might be too complacent and insulated to organize consistently for the future.

The local protest was organized by several climate action groups, including Climate Action Rhode Island and Sunrise Rhode Island.

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International climate strike unfolds in Providence

September 23, 2019 1 comment

An estimated 1,000 people took to the streets of downtown Providence Friday to strike for political action on climate change. The youth-led protest was part of an international strike to demand climate justice.

Editorial: University should be a leader in fair food practices

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Editorial: University should be a leader in fair food practices

April 25, 2019 0 comments

On April 16 at a Brown University Community Council meeting, a group of students proposed a resolution to create a Fair Food Committee, which would set environmental and trade standards for food used on Brown’s campus.

The protest Friday was one of more than 1600 Youth Climate Rallies that took place throughout the country. The movement was inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg.

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Youth rally, strike for climate legislation

March 18, 2019 0 comments

Young people from across Rhode Island joined a global climate strike Friday as they gathered outside the State House to demand immediate legislative action on climate change.

Bokhary ’21: University should prioritize ethics over profit

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Bokhary ’21: University should prioritize ethics over profit

March 14, 2019 0 comments

In his column titled “Divestment has severe costs — and nobody is talking about them,”  Anuj Krishnamurthy ’19 seeks to discredit Brown Divest and essentially places the University’s financial well-being over the ethics of being a stakeholder in companies that profit off the suffering of Palestinians.

Students rallied on the Main Green on Wednesday to commemorate the 1968 black student walkout. From there, they walked to the Slavery Memorial on the Quiet Green and later the Pembroke campus.

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Students commemorate legacy, impact of 1968 walkout

December 7, 2018 4 comments
This article is part of the series 1968 Black Student Walkout

On Wednesday morning, community members gathered on the Main Green to celebrate the legacy and activism of the students who participated in the 1968 black student walkout.

The 1968 black student walkout occurred in the midst of a period of national racial unrest that resulted in protests at colleges across the country, such as Howard University and Columbia.

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1968 walkout participants, black alums recall University’s isolating climate

December 6, 2018 0 comments
This article is part of the series 1968 Black Student Walkout

The women of Pembroke College who staged one of the largest student walkouts in University history in December 1968 chose to protest publicly only after exhausting all other options, said Ido Jamar ’69, a Pembroke graduate who helped organize the walkout 50 years ago. 

Students line up at Faunce Arch to begin the walkout.

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On 50th anniversary, alums reflect on black student walkout

December 5, 2018 0 comments
This article is part of the series 1968 Black Student Walkout

Sitting in a quiet meeting room at the Faculty Club, Kenneth McDaniel ’69 reflected on the black student walkout that took place 50 years ago and brought the campus to a standstill.

R.I. college students navigate politics on different campuses

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R.I. college students navigate politics on different campuses

November 2, 2018 0 comments

When Alyssa Cohen enrolled in Providence College she expected a conservative campus because of its Catholic affiliation. But she said she was not anticipating the difficulties that accompanied her liberal views.

After a period of student activism and a feasibility study conducted by the University , $3 million in infrastructure renovations at the Ratty are already under way with plans to have the project completed by summer 2019.

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Ratty to receive A/C by summer 2019

October 16, 2018 0 comments

The University announced a $3 million investment to install air conditioning throughout the Sharpe Refectory Sept. 28. After year-long efforts to secure A/C in the University’s largest dining hall, students and dining services employees are now turning their attention to claims of understaffing at the Ratty.