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University reaches 90 percent COVID-19 vaccination rate

The University has reached a 90 percent overall COVID-19 vaccination rate for students, faculty and staff currently engaged in on-campus activity, Russell Carey ’91 MA’06, executive vice president of planning and policy, wrote in an email to the community Wednesday morning. After a year of pandemic ...


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Metro Roundup, July 7

Gov. McKee vetoes renewable energy bill Gov. Dan McKee vetoed a renewable energy bill that would have placed millions of dollars in costs of wind and solar projects onto ratepayers rather than developers, according to The Providence Journal. McKee said that the bill would increase costs for customers ...


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University removes Hegeman Hall surveillance cameras

Security cameras in Hegeman Hall, which were initially installed in spring 2020 in response to multiple instances of homophobic graffiti and one instance of antisemitic graffiti, were recently taken down. In an email to the Herald, Vice President for Campus Life Eric Estes wrote that the cameras were ...


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Hope High School opens University-funded library redesign

After 11 months of work and $150,000 of University support, Hope High School opened its redesigned library and media center June 7, according to a University press release. The project is the latest Brown payout to the Providence Public School District from the Fund for the Education of the Children ...


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R.I. to supply body cameras to all police officers

Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha and state legislators announced new legislation on June 16 to provide body-worn cameras to all 1,700 frontline police officers in the state. The bill has passed both the House and Senate.  While the Providence and Newport Police Departments already require ...






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