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Community denied formal role in PPSD state takeover

Testimony at a standard legal hearing grew personal and searing Friday, when students, parents and community members packed into a room to advocate for a formal role in the upcoming R.I. state takeover of the Providence Public School District. Just before the actual administrative hearing at the School ...


Bye-Bye Bird: E-scooter company leaves Providence

Bird, the electric scooter service, will no longer provide scooters for the city of Providence as of Friday, Sept. 13. The city handed out its latest permits in August, allowing two e-scooter services to populate Providence for the first time — Spin and VeoRide —and renewing Lime’s existing permits. ...

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MIT administration authorized donations from Epstein

Peter Cohen, a fundraising director for the University placed on leave last Sunday, wrote in a statement to The Herald that the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s central administration had complete knowledge of and authorized policies that allowed the Media Lab to receive financial donations ...

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University hires transformative justice program coordinator

The University hired Dara Kwayera Imani Bayer ’08 this summer to serve as its inaugural Transformative Justice Program Coordinator, where she will oversee projects that aim to address violence and instances of harm through accountability and healing rather than punitive or legal measures. Camila Pelsinger ...

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Brown Dems throw watch party for presidential debate

When moderators introduced Andrew Yang ’96 during the third Democratic Presidential Debate last night, Salomon Center erupted into raucous cheers. The Brown Democrats held a watch party for the debate, filling Salomon’s basement almost to capacity with students spilling onto the stairs as they talked ...


Metro Roundup, Sept. 12

Providence School District spends $187,000 on books before deciding not to use them Interim Providence Superintendent Frances Gallo spent nearly $200,000 on the inspirational book “Shoot Your Shot: A Sport-Inspired Guide To Living Your Best Life” to distribute to all middle and high school students ...

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Seminar to examine role of media in politics

As a staff writer for The Atlantic reporting on the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, Isaac Dovere is no stranger to political journalism and its constant demands. But even as the campaign picks up this fall, Dovere will be taking the time to lead one of three non-credit study groups at the Watson ...


Rhode Island reps call for gun safety action in Congress

Following the summer’s bout of mass shootings in cities such as Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas, Rhode Island’s representatives in Washington are frustrated with the nation’s lack of action to reduce gun violence. Rep. David Cicilline ’83, D-R.I., who has repeatedly introduced legislation over ...

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UCS to hold elections for first-year reps

The Undergraduate Council of Students will add two first-year representatives to its Management Board  through an election later this month, said Chief of Staff Melissa Lee ’20 at the Council’s first general body meeting of the semester Wednesday evening. Leadership also discussed ways for students ...

Science & Research

Science and Research Roundup, Sept. 12

U. research examines muscles in bat wings The muscles in bat wings function at markedly lower temperatures than the other muscles in their bodies, but still effectively keep the mammals airborne, according to findings from Andrea Rummel GS, Professor of Biology and Engineering Sharon Swartz and Professor ...

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Harambee bounces back after low enrollment

Harambee House will remain on campus this semester after risking its program house status last year due to low enrollment, marking its 25th year at the University. The house, founded in 1993, “serves as a community space centered on the issues and concerns of the black community at Brown,” according ...


JUMP bikes removed over safety, crime concerns

Students returned to campus this fall to an empty bicycle rack, the docks missing their trademark red JUMP bikes. The notable absence of the motorized bikes, owned by rideshare company Uber, follows the city of Providence and JUMP Bike’s decision to pause the bike program due to reports of misuse ...


Summer burglaries leave students shaken

Students living near campus this summer had an extra reason to sweat after a series of robberies swept through College Hill. The Herald spoke with four students who experienced break-ins over the summer, all of whom expressed frustration and unease after the incidents. Evie Hidysmith ’21 woke up around ...

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