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PPSD receives $3 million grant to advance teacher diversity

The Rhode Island Foundation will grant $3.1 million to the Providence Public School District to hire more teachers of color through a three-year college loan repayment program, according to an April 26 press release. PPSD and the Rhode Island Department of Education plan to use the funding to hire 125 ...

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Brown guidelines for Summer 2021 semester

With students returning to campus for the summer semester, the University maintains the importance of following public health guidelines. The summer term will enroll about 2,000 undergraduate students and two groups of pre-college summer program students in June and July. The Herald has compiled information ...


Ivy League plans to resume normal athletic competition in fall

The Ivy League plans to resume athletic competition for the fall 2021 season, according to a joint statement issued Tuesday by the Council of Ivy League Presidents.  “Barring unanticipated circumstances, such as a dramatic increase in infection rates from a variant in the virus, we look forward ...

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Zooming through senior year and into adulthood

This article is the fourth in the four-part series "An Unexpected Commencement: The Class of 2021 Looks Back, and Forward."The class of 2021 spent its entire last year at Brown under COVID-19 restrictions: last memories made socializing in pods of no more than five people; senior seminars ...

Science & Research

The light at the end of the tunnel just got brighter

In October 2020, The Herald launched a podcast with Ashish Jha, Dean of the School of Public Health at Brown University. At the end of our first call, Dr. Jha said: “If people stay focused, there’s a lot of good news coming in 2021.” Specifically, he added, “we’re going to have multiple vaccines ...

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Graduates reflect on hybrid Commencement

This article is the third in the four-part series "An Unexpected Commencement: The Class of 2021 Looks Back, and Forward" Graduating seniors in the class of 2021 will conclude their time at Brown with a hybrid Commencement May 2, capping off over a year of virtual classes, social distancing and navigating ...


Brown, Providence communities react to Chauvin conviction

Following the murder conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, members of the Brown and Providence communities shared their reactions to the verdict. Chauvin was convicted last Tuesday of unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for ...

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Gregorian dies at 87

Former University President Vartan Gregorian died April 15 at age 87. Known for increasing diversity and growing the University’s endowment to over $1 billion during his tenure, Gregorian served as president of the University from 1988 to 1997. He was the University’s first foreign-born president. Gregorian ...

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