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Most houses built before 1978 likely contain lead paint, the leading source of lead exposure, though incidence of childhood lead exposure in Providence fell 25 percent in 2013.


City leads state in lead reduction policies

April 8, 2014 0 comments

Providence policies aimed at reducing childhood lead exposure have contributed to a 25 percent decline in the number of cases reported in 2013.

If passed, legislation would require the 179,127 people currently receiving food stamps in Rhode Island to show photo identification to use their benefits at state retailers.


SNAP bill aims to reduce welfare fraud

March 13, 2014 0 comments

Rep. Patricia Morgan, R, introduced a bill requiring people using electronic benefit transfer cards to show proof of identity to redeem food stamp benefits.


Rhode Island population grows for first time in nearly a decade

February 6, 2014 1 comment

The latest figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show that R.I.’s population increased from July 2012 to July 2013 — the first increase in nearly a decade.


Hotel workers present union dispute to NLRB

January 28, 2014 9 comments

Following an eight-month battle against the hotel, the success of employees hoping to unionize now hinges on a National Labor Relations Board complaint.

Arts & Culture

Alum wows with solo Shakespeare performances on the streets of NYC

September 20, 2013 0 comments

Will Barnet ’12, a popular street artist, performs soliloquies for New York City park-goers.

University News

U. plans to review Code of Conduct

September 5, 2013 1 comment

Students, faculty members and administrators will examine rules amid increased violations

Classes were extended into reading period this semester due to the snow day earlier this year. Classes that do not observe reading period have had to adjust their schedules in other ways. Herald file photo.

University News

Nemo snow day shortens reading period

April 10, 2013 0 comments

Professors have adjusted class schedules to compensate for time lost due to the winter storm.

Taubman Center Director Marion Orr authored an article on the racial tensions associated with the election of Providence Mayor Angel Taveras.

University News

Faculty profile: Q&A with Taubman Center Director Marion Orr

February 28, 2013 0 comments

Orr’s newly published article addresses ethnic tensions in Providence city politics.

University News

Visiting speaker connects belief in God with happiness

February 26, 2013 0 comments

An Oxford professor gave a lecture Friday prompting discussion of life’s biggest questions.

The Department of Facilities Management aims to keep dorm rooms at around 70 degrees, though many students have complained that their rooms remain either too hot or too cold.

University News

Students weigh in on problems with dorm heating

January 29, 2013 0 comments

Facilities management aims to give students more control over heating in residence halls.