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Articles by Katy Pickens (11)

Patrons line up outside The Shop on Wickenden on Memorial Day. The cafe owners are planning to resume indoor dining once more Rhode Islanders are vaccinated.

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East Side restaurants ease back into full in-person dining

May 31, 2021 0 comments

After over a year of restrictions on restaurants, owners on the East Side have been hungry to return to full indoor dining experiences. Now that Rhode Island has officially reopened as of May 21, they are doing just that.

DishUp RI helped launch 13 new products from local Rhode Island eateries, including Kabob and Curry and La Arepa. 33 entrepreneurs total are in the program, and Dave’s Fresh Marketplace purchased $50,000 worth of products.

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DishUp RI launches 13 products from local restaurant entrepreneurs

May 23, 2021 0 comments

On May 21, some restaurateurs ventured into retail by releasing locally made products — like a spice mix with flavors from Kabob and Curry or Elena’s Sweet Corn Cakes from La Arepa — for sale on the shelves of Dave’s Fresh Marketplace.

Thayer sees turnover as pandemic restrictions ease

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Thayer sees turnover as pandemic restrictions ease

May 13, 2021 0 comments

College Hill looks different than it did a year ago. While several small businesses and chains have been forced to close due to a drop in profits during the COVID-19 pandemic, new storefronts, including restaurants such as Tribos Peri Peri and Ayame Hibachi and Sushi, look to fill these vacancies. 

Ward 1 residents criticize revised Brook Street dorm plans

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Ward 1 residents criticize revised Brook Street dorm plans

April 8, 2021 7 comments

Ward 1 residents expressed their concerns in reaction to the University’s revised plan for the two-building residence hall on Brook Street at a virtual community meeting April 8.

The revised two residential buildings will face one another on both sides of Brook Street between Charlesfield and Power Streets, on the southern side of campus.

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University revises plans for Brook Street dorms

April 5, 2021 0 comments

The University has revised its plan for the two-building residential hall on Brook Street in an effort to incorporate input from Providence residents and to reduce the impact of the dormitory on the surrounding community, according to an April 5 announcement.

As of March 31, 27 of the 150 students who have left campus to study remotely have been first-years, according to Associate Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students Koren Bakkegard.

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‘I don’t think I predicted just how bad the isolation would be’: First-year students face mental health challenges amid pandemic

April 1, 2021 6 comments

Mason Thompson ’24 knew that starting college during a pandemic would be a challenge, but she had not anticipated just quite how difficult it would be. 

The panelists cited the use of technology to track officers who recieve high numbers of complaints as an example of how technology can combat inequalities in policing.

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Virtual panel discusses technology in policing

March 17, 2021 0 comments

“When we analyze technologies of any sort, but especially those of policing, we should really ask whose imagination and utopia is being manifested,” said Cierra Robson, associate director of the Ida B. Wells JUST Data Lab and doctoral student at Harvard, during a panel titled “Policing and Technology” Wednesday.

Eligible students permitted to travel home for a day to recieve COVID-19 vaccine.

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Students travel home for COVID-19 vaccines

March 10, 2021 0 comments

As states across the country expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, some University students are qualifying for the shot in their home states, prompting them to travel miles outside of the Ocean State and back to get their first and second doses.

At a public hearing Wednesday, the University again came out against an ordinance that proposed expanding the College Hill historic district. East Side residents present at the meeting vocalized support for expansion.

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University expresses opposition to historic district ordinance at public hearing

February 25, 2021 0 comments

The University again came out against a proposed expansion to the College Hill historic district overlay at a public hearing held remotely Wednesday, while the majority of East Side residents present on the call supported the ordinance.

Brown professors over 75 describe vaccination process

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Brown professors over 75 describe vaccination process

February 17, 2021 0 comments

For Barrett Hazeltine, professor emeritus of engineering, setting an appointment for his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine was a complicated process. Hazeltine, 89, said that, like anything else in Rhode Island, “you gotta know a guy.”