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The 250 Brook Street Providence Police Department substation is currently leased to the PPD on a $1 per month rental agreement. It is common for substations in Providence to receive minimal rates.

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Providence Police Department to vacate space for new dorm

March 13, 2020 0 comments

The Providence Police Department will be moving out of its 250 Brook St. substation to make room for a new two-building residence hall that the University plans to construct in the same area, The Herald previously reported.

Dana Goldstein ’06 is the author of the best-selling book, “The Teacher Wars: A history of America’s Most Embattled Profession.”

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New York Times national reporter talks United States education policy

March 3, 2020 0 comments

Dana Goldstein ’06, a national correspondent for the New York Times, discussed the impact of education policies on students, parents and teachers nationwide at the Joukowsky Forum Monday afternoon. Attended by students, faculty and community members, the talk was moderated by Matthew Kraft, associate professor of education and economics, and […]

The panel featured five female CEOs and founders: Daniella Pierson, Sandra Campos, Liz Lange ’88, Brittany Lo and Sterling McDavid.

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Female leaders in fashion encourage Brown students

February 26, 2020 0 comments

Although female consumers fuel the fashion industry, they are not often represented in the top-level management of many labels, with a majority of fashion houses being headed by male CEOs.

R.I. law requires blue card records to be destroyed

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R.I. law requires blue card records to be destroyed

February 13, 2020 1 comment

In order to purchase a pistol or revolver in Rhode Island, residents must show the seller a “blue card”: a certificate that shows the applicant has passed the state’s requisite gun safety exam. But current state laws require that all records of blue card applications be destroyed after 30 days […]

Rhode Island students in lower income areas often have few opportunities to learn civics in their schools, said the student activists.

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Rhode Island students take fight for civic education to courts

February 10, 2020 1 comment

A group of Rhode Island students won an award for using their civic understanding to fight for civics education. The student activists received the New England First Amendment Coalition’s 2020 Antonia Orfield Citizenship Award at NEFAC’s 10th annual awards luncheon in Boston Friday.

Almost 5 percent of Rhode Island’s residents owe money to District Court, a common trouble for formerly incarcerated people.

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Summit highlights barriers created by court fines, fees

February 3, 2020 0 comments

Over 100 attorneys, state government workers, community members and local advocates came together at a summit Friday to discuss how court fines and fees hinder the formerly incarcerated from successful reentry into society.

The Providence Police Department arrested and charged four male teenagers with manslaughter and conspiracy in the death of Delacruz.

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Advocates for people experiencing homelessness react to homicide

January 28, 2020 0 comments

The Providence Police Department has arrested and charged four male teenagers with manslaughter and conspiracy in the August 2019 death of Manuel Delacruz, a 50-year-old man who was homeless at the time of his assault.

UFB forum on student group funding stirs discussion on its policies

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UFB forum on student group funding stirs discussion on its policies

December 6, 2019 0 comments

Following the Undergraduate Finance Board’s publication of the funding totals for nearly 200 students groups last week, students expressed concerns about some of the principles that guide the Board’s funding decisions at a forum UFB hosted Wednesday evening.

The Swearer Center for Public Service could not accommodate all qualified students who applied to the Off-Campus Federal Work-Study program this semester. In 2018, a working group recommended an increase in OCFWS  funding, but no changes have been made.

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Off-campus work-study remains underfunded

December 5, 2019 0 comments

Despite a 2018 working group recommendation to increase funds for the University’s Off-Campus Federal Work-Study program, funding for OCFWS remains unchanged and is still unable to support all students who want to participate.

As the presidential impeachment hearings unfold in the nation’s capital, the political science department and the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy brought the conversation to College Hill.

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Faculty talk history of presidential impeachment

November 20, 2019 0 comments

As the presidential impeachment hearings unfold in the nation’s capital, the political science department and the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy brought the conversation to College Hill.