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Articles by Rachel Sachs (8)

Brown allocates resources to deal with winter weather

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Brown allocates resources to deal with winter weather

February 25, 2016 0 comments

Last week’s low temperatures and snowfall brought new challenges to Facilities Management and University Transportation.

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Providence crime statistics reveal fall semester patterns

February 10, 2016 0 comments

Providence saw 5,889 crimes in total during the University’s fall semester, from Sept. 10 to Dec. 22.

Resident ‘genius’ Littman empowers taxpayers in commercial

University News

Resident ‘genius’ Littman empowers taxpayers in commercial

January 27, 2016 1 comment

Michael Littman, professor of computer science, starred in a television commercial for TurboTax that first aired in January.

Popularity of S/NC option rises among undergraduates

University News

Popularity of S/NC option rises among undergraduates

December 1, 2015 0 comments

The percentage of students taking one or more classes Satisfactory/No Credit jumped from 54.4 percent in spring 2011 to 63.4 percent in fall 2015.

University News

Residency honors two alums for blending spirituality, jobs

November 6, 2015 0 comments

The Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life brought two distinguished alums to campus this week whose spiritual identities have shaped their careers.

Archie R. Cole Middle School, Nayatt School and Francis J. Varieur Elementary School were recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools.


Blue waters and now Blue Ribbons in the Ocean State

October 15, 2015 0 comments

Three Rhode Island public schools were among the schools recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2015.

The State House was decked out in pink Saturday for Providence’s “Flames of Hope: A Celebration of Life,” which featured speeches by three nationally acclaimed writers, live music, food and dancing.


Flames of Hope draws thousands to honor cancer survivors, patients

October 6, 2015 0 comments

Over 100,000 people came to Providence last weekend for the 10th annual “Flames of Hope: A Celebration of Life” event.

A $100,000 grant from the Department of Agriculture allows SNAP recipients to buy more groceries at mobile produce markets.


Mobile market benefits food stamp recipients

September 29, 2015 0 comments

Recipients of SNAP benefits will have their food stamps matched one-for-one by a grant from the USDA, allowing them to buy more at “Food on the Move.”