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Articles by Sameer Sinha (6)

Ivy Plus universities will all require COVID-19 vaccinations for students in the fall, but are so far adopting different policies towards faculty and staff.

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University’s peer institutions announce COVID-19 vaccination requirements

May 27, 2021 5 comments

More schools are announcing a vaccine requirement for students returning to campus for the 2021-22 academic year, signaling a return to normalcy.

The CDC’s guidance only applies for fully vaccinated individuals, defined as those who received their final dose of a vaccine two weeks ago.

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Mask mandate in Rhode Island lifted following CDC guidance, remains in effect at University

May 24, 2021 1 comment

Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee lifted the statewide mask mandate May 18 following the release of new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stating that fully vaccinated individuals no longer have to wear a mask in most settings.

Pulitzer Prize winning writer Isabel Wilkerson discusses her new book on racial hierarchies in the United States with University Professor Amanda Anderson.

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Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson delivers Lemley Lecture on book, speaks on U.S. divisions

April 1, 2021 0 comments

Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson likened racial divisions in the U.S. to a caste system during the Lemley Lecture on April 1 about her new book, “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents.”

The PPSD said the displacements this year are partly a result of teacher failure to meet ESL certification requirements.

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270 PPSD teachers, staff receive displacement notices, leading to uncertainty for many

March 25, 2021 0 comments

Last Friday, the Providence Public School District notified 270 teachers and staff that they may not have their job next year as a part of an annual union notice. 

Since the Providence Public School District closed its doors a year ago at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, faculty and community members have faced a number of challenges associated with the widespread school closures.

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A year into pandemic, PPSD reopening underscores struggles for students, teachers

March 11, 2021 0 comments

Almost a year after the Providence Public School District closed its doors in March and transitioned to online learning for the remainder of the school year, faculty, community members and teachers reflect on a difficult year in PPSD.

The PEC includes members of the greater Providence community, University faculty and students and Mayor Jorge Elorza.

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Brown’s Public Education Committee meets in the midst of state takeover

January 28, 2021 0 comments

The University’s Public Education Committee discussed the allocation of a $10 million Fund for the Education of the Children of Providence at its inaugural meeting in January. The allocation comes at a crucial time for the Providence Public School District, which is currently in the midst of a state takeover.