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Faculty, staff describe experiences as PPSD parents amid state takeover

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Faculty, staff describe experiences as PPSD parents amid state takeover

December 6, 2019 0 comments

Six months after the Johns Hopkins report documented the systematic underperformance of the Providence Public School District, University faculty, staff and an administrator reflected on their experiences as parents of PPSD students.

Assistant Professor of History Daniel Rodriguez spoke about Chilean historical memory at the “Chile Woke Up” panel Monday evening.

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‘Chile Woke Up’ arrives at University

November 12, 2019 0 comments

Yesterday night, Pamela Ipinza, an employee of the Museum of Memory and Human Rights of Chile, stayed behind at her job in Santiago after many of her colleagues had gone home for the evening.

Samantha Power discussed her new book called “The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir” with community members yesterday.

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Power talks importance of individual change

October 25, 2019 0 comments

On June 4, 1989, Ambassador Samantha Power was working for an Atlanta TV station covering sports news — her summer job after her first year at Yale —  when one of the screens in the video booth where she was working started flashing images of students protesting in Tienanmen Square, Beijing. 

R.I. Commissioner of Education Angélica Infante-Green will oversee the state’s takeover of Providence schools starting on Nov. 1.

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Infante-Green spearheads Providence school takeover

October 18, 2019 0 comments

When Angélica Infante-Green’s son was diagnosed with autism, she was told not to speak to him in Spanish. A Manhattan-raised daughter of parents who emigrated from the Dominican Republic, Infante-Green was used to speaking Spanish at home, and resolved to keep doing so.

University develops new programs to support PPSD

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University develops new programs to support PPSD

October 15, 2019 0 comments

Amid efforts to define its contributions to public education in Providence, the University is working to channel its resources toward developing a new partnership program with designated Providence public schools, said President Christina Paxson P’19. 

Student loan bill of rights protects R.I. borrowers

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Student loan bill of rights protects R.I. borrowers

September 25, 2019 0 comments

In February 2019, Roger Williams Law School alum Kara Humm visited the office of Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI, to tell him about the “uphill battle” she’d been fighting for five years against her student loan servicing company.

In a panel Monday, Providence community leaders, students and educators stressed the need for dialogue between all groups with a stake in the state’s upcoming takeover of the Providence Public School District.

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PVD community members call for dialogue in school takeover

September 17, 2019 0 comments

In a panel Monday, Providence community leaders, students and educators stressed the need for dialogue between all groups with a stake in the state’s upcoming takeover of the Providence Public School District.

University to coordinate with RIDE as state takes over PVD schools

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University to coordinate with RIDE as state takes over PVD schools

September 13, 2019 1 comment

In light of a blistering review that persuaded the Rhode Island Department of Education to take control of the Providence Public School District this fall, the University will coordinate with RIDE and begin a new chapter in its longstanding involvement in the district.

State high school students push for suicide prevention bill

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State high school students push for suicide prevention bill

April 24, 2019 0 comments

On an August night in 2018 in Portsmouth, RI, seven high school sophomores were playing video games and eating whipped cream in their friend’s basement, discussing how to write their suicide prevention proposals into law. 

Philosopher Martha Nussbaum considered animal ethics within the framework of the moral theory of human capability Tuesday.

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Renowned philosopher Martha Nussbaum addresses animal ethics

April 10, 2019 0 comments

Can academic philosophers work side by side with policymakers? Martha Nussbaum, a former Brown professor and the current Ernst Freund Distinguished Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, not only knows they can but believes that such a collaboration creates opportunities for progress in many areas.