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Articles by Kate Dario (6)

The $3.1 million grant seeks to increase teacher diversity through a three-year college loan repayment program.

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PPSD receives $3 million grant to advance teacher diversity

May 12, 2021 1 comment

The Rhode Island Foundation will grant $3.1 million to the Providence Public School District to hire more teachers of color through a three-year college loan repayment program, according to an April 26 press release.

The University fully funded its $10 million endowment to support the Providence Public School District in July, fulfilling a 2007 pledge.

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Brown grants $474,000 to Providence Public School District

April 30, 2021 0 comments

The University granted $474,000 to the Providence Public School District to bolster academic excellence and other critical efforts in 2021, the University announced in a news release Tuesday.

Callan was a strong candidate for the positon because of her "her leadership role in community-based learning, her work as a community partner and her experience in local government,” said Dean Rashid Zia.

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Mary Jo Callan selected to serve as executive director of the Swearer Center

April 5, 2021 0 comments

Mary Jo Callan will step into the role of executive director of the University’s Swearer Center for Public Service and associate dean for engaged scholarship May 17, according to a University news release.

Report finds Providence may be drastically underestimating its carbon emissions

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Report finds Providence may be drastically underestimating its carbon emissions

March 4, 2021 0 comments

Providence may be underestimating its carbon dioxide emission figures by up to 60 percent, which would make it the city with the fifth-most inaccurate reporting in the country, according to a recent study published by Nature Communications.

Now that trials are conducted over Zoom, the public is able to watch the proceedings through a link — a practice that was impossible prior to the pandemic.

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U.S. District Court of RI continues operations during pandemic

February 18, 2021 0 comments

While the U.S. District Court of Rhode Island has transitioned to a predominately remote capacity due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, “the wheels of justice have not come to a grinding halt,” said attorney Steven Richard.

Executive Director of the Rhode Island Center for Justice Jennifer Wood explains the importance of a representative judiciary, saying it "helps the judiciary to maintain its overall trusted position with the populace."

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Judicial appointments of women of color make R.I. history

January 26, 2021 1 comment

Recent appointments of four women of color in both state and local courts have made Rhode Island history. “I’m humbled, I’m honored, I’m excited — I’m a little bit nervous,” Judge Rekas Sloan said of her nomination to the Superior Court.