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Following a public comment session on Sept. 23, the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission approved a 47% increase in residential electricity bills proposed by Rhode Island Energy for this winter. The rate increase, which will also affect business’s bills, went into effect October 1. Residents ...

Rhode Islanders see 47% increase in their electricity bills

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Following a public comment session on Sept. 23, the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission approved a 47% increase in residential electricity bills proposed by Rhode Island Energy for this winter. The rate increase, which will also affect business’s bills, went into effect October 1. Residents ...



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University faculty and administration voted to restrict membership of the Tenure, Promotions and Appointments Committee to tenured full professors at the first faculty meeting of the semester Tuesday. Previously, both non-tenured and associate professors have been able to be part of the committee, ...


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Assistant Professor of Physics Jonathan Pober was recently awarded NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Technology Fellowship in Astrophysics to advance his work on a groundbreaking lunar telescope.  ...


Fang '26: No, we don’t need to know what you eat in a day

The videos are all the same: A thin, conventionally attractive person poses in front of a mirror before the screen cuts to a beautifully staged bowl of oatmeal. The next shot is lunch, a colorful salad, and then dinner, a mix of grains and greens. Bonus points if “macros”— the grams of carbohydrates, ...




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Brown to host on-campus monkeypox vaccination clinic next week

Health Services will host an on-campus monkeypox vaccination clinic held by the Rhode Island Department of Health on Oct. 15. The clinic will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room at the Health & Wellness Center. Vaccine eligibility criteria in Rhode Island include ...


Project Main Green brings live art, music to campus

A circle of artists stood painting on the Main Green for five hours Sunday. They were evenly spaced, with enough room to focus on their own work while still remaining fully aware of the person creating next to them. In the center of the circle always stood at least one musician, who rotated about ...


UCS e-board members express concerns with internal proceedings

After the initial results of last year’s spring elections were repealed and a run-off election was held, the University’s Undergraduate Council of Students continues to face challenges with internal changes and debates.  Executive board members have voiced concerns about the council’s ...



Brett Smiley talks zoning, off-campus students at Ward 1 meeting

Brett Smiley, the next mayor of Providence, spoke with about 60 residents of Ward 1 in a community Zoom call Wednesday evening.  He answered questions ranging from flooding infrastructure in Providence to rent control. Smiley also said he was looking forward to working with his former ...


I-195 commission developments continue after 11 years

Eleven years after its formation, the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission continues to develop several parcels of land previously occupied by Interstate 195 across Fox Point and the Jewelry District. Several projects have since been completed, whereas others — such as the Trader Joe’s on ...


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Field hockey earns third consecutive shutout win over Wagner

The field hockey team (8-2, 1-1 Ivy League) defeated Wagner University (5-5, 1-0 NEC) 2-0 at home Sunday. With the shutout, the Bears have now held their opponents scoreless in three consecutive games. The victory over the Seahawks rounded out a strong weekend for Bruno, who also defeated conference ...


Weekend sports roundup

The field hockey and volleyball teams led Brown Athletics through a successful weekend, each securing a pair of wins for Bruno. The women’s soccer, women’s rugby and men’s water polo teams also added victories to round out the impressive weekend slate.






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