February was one day longer this year and filled with a myriad of events celebrating Blackness and Black History, ranging from artistic performances to lectures on the 14th Amendment. Look back on a month of celebration to learn more about the organizations, people and events uplifting Blackness year-round. ...
This month, Congressman Gabe Amo’s (D-R.I. 1) legislative agenda has included bills on foreign affairs, infrastructural funding and government shutdown prevention. The Herald reviewed legislation introduced, supported or discussed by Amo in February.
Imagine this: Shopping period is ending soon. After an hours-long search for another course to add to your schedule, you seem to have found the one. But how will you know whether it’s the best course for you?
The Institute at Brown for Environment and Society announced a holistic set of curriculum revisions to the Environmental Studies and Sciences concentration on Feb. 21, according to an email sent to all concentrators and affiliated faculty reviewed by The Herald.
Danielle Allen, a political scientist and professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School, spoke about her new book, “Justice by Means of Democracy” at a lecture hosted by Brown’s Democracy Project on Thursday. She also discussed social differences and the possibility of a more equitable economy.
Lieutenant Governor Sabrina Matos and the Rhode Island Department of Health launched an updated Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders State Plan Feb. 15 that outlines state health goals pertaining to the disease from 2024 to 2029. The new plan includes nine strategic objectives focused on empowering ...
BrownTogether, the University’s largest fundraising campaign, reached its $4 billion goal 10 months ahead of schedule, according to a letter to the community from President Christina Paxson P’19 P’MD’20 released Wednesday.
Dozens of community members, advocating against the closure of Providence’s 360 High School, arrived at a Tuesday meeting of the R.I. Department of Education’s council for elementary and secondary education. The Council did not directly acknowledge their demands.
Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, spoke on campus Feb. 22 at an event sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity. Greenblatt’s visit, which saw dozens of students walk out during his talk, provoked discussion and controversy within the University community. ...
The University added a “fossil-free” mutual fund option to faculty and staff retirement plans in late December, Benefits Operations Director Kimberly Almeida wrote in an email to The Herald.
The University officially recognized the Third World Labor Organization, according to a Wednesday TWLO Instagram post. The union represents 53 student workers at the Brown Center for Students of Color.
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Last month, State Representative Edith Ajello (D-Providence) introduced a bill that would allow terminally ill R.I. residents to request physician-assisted suicide via a prescription for lethal medication to the Rhode Island House of Representatives’ Committee on the Judiciary.
After a temporary closure for renovations, Vivi Bubble Tea returned to Thayer Street on Friday with a new look.
On Tuesday, geologist Ross Stein ’75 presented a workshop for aspiring researchers on identifying scientific fraud. The talk also focused on the complexities and risks of reporting such fraud to relevant authorities.
Japanese market and eatery Maruichi Japanese Food and Deli is set to open a new location in downtown Providence this spring. The store will replace Rory’s Market and Kitchen on 113 Washington St.
Rhode Island Public Transit Authority’s goal is “100% of the service, 100% of the time,” said Ed Brown, RIPTA’s director of service planning and scheduling, in the opening of his presentation of the agency’s proposed 2024 service changes at a Feb. 20 Pawtucket public hearing. But for RIPTA ...
For freshly elected U.S. Representative Gabe Amo (D-R.I. 1), the first Black congressman to represent Rhode Island, mending the broken trust of the American people requires civic engagement which “demands optimism from all of us who desire a better world.”
On Feb. 5, Providence Mayor Brett Smiley and Chief of Policy and Resiliency Sheila Dormody announced the establishment of the city’s new Housing and Human Services Office.
Since the admissions cycle for the class of 2023, Brown has offered prospective students the opportunity to submit an optional two-minute video introduction in lieu of the in-person interviews colleges have traditionally conducted during the undergraduate admission process.