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PPSD Superintendent Harrison Peters resigns

Providence Public Schools Superintendent Harrison Peters and the Rhode Island Department of Education reached an agreement Friday to terminate Peters’ contract amid growing concerns over his hiring of a school administrator charged with assaulting a teenage boy and his knowledge of five allegations ...

University News

Phi Beta Kappa elects 139 seniors

On May 5, three days after commencement, 139 graduated seniors were elected to the University’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter, wrote Julie Plaut, assistant dean of the college & director of Engaged Scholarship and the chapter’s secretary, in an email to The Herald. Phi Beta Kappa is considered the ...


Community groups ask for changes to Brook St. dorm plan

Multiple East Side neighborhood groups and Ward 1 Councilman John Goncalves ‘13 MA ‘15 released a letter Monday demanding changes to the University proposal for a two-building residence hall on Brook Street, including shrinking the proposed structure and adding back retail space that had been removed ...


Thayer sees turnover as pandemic restrictions ease

College Hill looks different than it did a year ago. While several small businesses and chains have been forced to close due to a drop in profits during the COVID-19 pandemic, new storefronts, including restaurants such as Tribos Peri Peri and Ayame Hibachi and Sushi, look to fill these vacancies.  In ...


$15 minimum wage bill passes R.I. House

The Rhode Island House of Representatives passed legislation which would increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, in a vote of 58 to 16 May 6. The bill now moves to the Senate, which passed matching legislation in February. Either the House bill or the Senate’s companion will have to pass ...

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