The streets of College Hill may soon be populated with more environmentally friendly vehicles after the Northeast Electric Vehicle Network — a coalition of 10 states, including Massachusetts and Rhode Island — announced a plan last month to increase electric transportation by installing ...
As Brown students savored their spicies with at Josiah's last night, high school students all over the country were slaving away to finish college applications before the University's Nov. 1 early decision deadline. Students in Providence were no exception. For some, the moment represented the culmination ...
The case of Jessica Ahlquist, a junior at Cranston High School West, who demanded to have the prayer banner hanging in her high school's gym taken down, was argued Oct. 13 in federal court and is under consideration by U.S. District Judge Ronald Lagueux.
As part of a program connecting Brown faculty and high school teachers from the Shenzen district in China, 23 teachers from Shenzen visited the Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center, a public school in Providence, to observe American teaching and classroom organization styles yesterday. ...
Members of Occupy Providence announced their willingness to transition from lawful demonstration to civil disobedience yesterday. In response to demands that they vacate Burnside Park, members of the movement told Mayor Angel Taveras they plan on staying put.
After being identified as one of the nation's worst-performing schools last year, Central Falls High School launched an initiative this year to drastically increase the number of Advanced Placement course offerings as part of a three-year transformation process. The school added four more AP courses ...
For most Rhode Islanders, colder winter temperatures are a seasonal inconvenience. But for the state's homeless — a group that has grown due to the ongoing economic downturn — winter adds a new urgency to the daily struggle to find shelter.
Through a combination of volunteer efforts and food donations, Providence People's Kitchen is providing three meals per day to members of the Occupy Providence movement, who have been residing in Burnside Park since Saturday evening.
UnitedHealthcare of New England donated $250,000 to the Rhode Island Foundation's loan forgiveness program last week as part of a series of grants from state and national organizations encouraging medical students, including those at Alpert Medical School, to pursue careers in primary care.
Rhode Island legalized civil unions for same-sex couples in July, but lawmakers and lawyers have found that the legislation does not bestow all of the benefits of marriage. In particular, gay couples do not qualify for estate tax exemption and cannot file joint income taxes.
When Andrew Winters, former assistant to the vice president for student affairs at the University of Rhode Island, resigned his post in June under controversial circumstances, faculty members, alumni and local organizations rose to his defense.
Rep. David Cicilline '83, D-R.I., is facing a tough reelection contest in the race for Rhode Island's first district following a controversy over charges of financial mismanagement during his time as mayor of Providence.
Several hundred protesters, including students involved in Occupy College Hill, joined the growing Occupy movement Saturday evening in Burnside Park downtown. The movement, which began with the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City, opposes growing economic disparity and corporate greed.