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Protestors in October 2019 urged University administrators to cut ties with Warren Kanders '79.

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Students will continue to demand Brown cut ties with Warren Kanders following Safariland tear gas divestment

June 28, 2020 0 comments

Safariland Group — a company led by University alum and donor Warren Kanders ’79 P’23 — announced June 9 that it will divest from its Defense Technology and Monadnock divisions, which are responsible for producing crowd-control weapons such as tear gas.

On April 26, the New York Times published an op-ed written by President Christina Paxson P’19 titled “College Campuses Must Reopen in the Fall. Here’s How We Do It.”

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Paxson’s NYT op-ed on fall reopening met with mixed reactions from Brown community

May 4, 2020 5 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19’s April 26 New York Times op-ed, titled “College Campuses Must Reopen in the Fall. Here’s How We Do It,” has received mixed reactions from University students and faculty.

The Graduate Center Bar represents a central place of community for Brown alumni and current students. But, as the GCB closed its doors amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, campus community members have put energy toward fundraising efforts to keep the bar running.

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In midst of COVID-19 pandemic, community aids GCB

April 16, 2020 1 comment

Ever since Susan Yund became manager of the Graduate Center Bar in 1994, Brown students and faculty could always count on the bar to open its doors every night for good drinks and good company.

Krasinski resisted calls for a bigger and scarier sequel to his film, “A Quiet Place,” by focusing on a more personal story.

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‘A Quiet Place Part II’ almost did not exist

March 9, 2020 1 comment

Actor and director John Krasinski ’01 originally declined the studio’s request for a sequel to “A Quiet Place,” his mainstream directorial debut.

Brown students plan leave to work on campaign trail

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Brown students plan leave to work on campaign trail

March 2, 2020 1 comment

This fall, while some students will look forward to apple-picking, pumpkin spice lattes and shopping period, others will trade in their textbooks and backpacks for long workweeks spent knocking on doors and organizing communities.

Colosseum owner Anthony Santurri, who is running for a city council seat in Providence’s Ward 1, is currently Chair of Nightlife for the Board of Directors for the Jewelry District.

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Anthony Santurri runs for Ward 1 City Council

February 13, 2020 0 comments

On a rainy Thursday evening, most of downtown Providence was a ghost town, with shop doors locked up and lights dimmed. But, one door remained open at the Campaign Headquarters for Anthony Santurri’s bid for Ward 1 City Council.

Mayor Jorge Elorza delivered his State of the City address yesterday, focusing his speech on education reform and improving infrastructure.

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Elorza’s State of the City describes ‘New Providence’

February 11, 2020 0 comments

Chants of his name rang through City Halls as Mayor Jorge Elorza entered the Council Chambers to give this year’s State of the City address. In his following speech, Elorza focused on improving infrastructure and education to create a “New Providence,” while also discussing green initiatives and public safety.

Student protesters, who work to promote environmental justice and stop the climate crisis, decided to interrupt Speaker of the House Nicholas Mattiello (D-Cranston) during a fundraiser. The protesters sang and hold up banners with statements opposing climate change.

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Sunrise Members confront state house speaker

January 31, 2020 0 comments

At the Crowne Plaza in Warwick, Speaker of the House Nicholas Mattiello (D-Cranston) was holding a fundraiser when a group of students from the Sunrise Movement Providence started to sing.

R.I. public universities propose tuition increase

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R.I. public universities propose tuition increase

November 22, 2019 0 comments

Tuition rates may be on the rise for students at Rhode Island’s public post-secondary institutions. Recently, the University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College and the Community College of Rhode Island all proposed increases to in-state and out-of-state tuition and fees.

At nearby restaurant Plant City, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza launched a city-wide campaign called #ThinkPVD to promote small businesses. The campaign will include a free parking initiative and partnerships with some local businesses to offer discounts to city residents. Speakers also encouraged supporting small businesses during the holiday season.

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Mayor Elorza kicks off #ThinkPVD campaign to support local businesses

November 20, 2019 0 comments

Graduate students rallied on the steps of the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center Tuesday to reiterate demands for a union contract that would improve benefits for graduate student workers…

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