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I-195 Commission approves Fane Tower design

After hearing Providence residents testify about the luxury development project Fane Tower, the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission voted to approve the tower design released Monday. The commission also approved three waivers to zoning laws, which the design plan required. If constructed, the tower ...

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UCS holds internal elections for three positions

The Undergraduate Council of Students elected the chair of the Student Activities Committee, the UCS-Undergraduate Finance Board liaison and a UFB representative at its general body meeting Wednesday evening. Associate Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students Koren Bakkegard also heard student ...

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University to redirect gifts from Sackler family foundation

The University has begun redirecting donations from the Sackler family’s organization, La Fondation Sackler, to Rhode Island charities that support treatment for opioid addiction. Brown’s senior leadership decided to redirect over $1 million in gifts from the foundation over concerns about the “extensive ...

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Sharpe Refectory cools down with new A/C

A bustling kitchen has always been typical for Sharpe Refectory dining staff as they prepare meals for the students who pass through each day. But the chefs in the kitchen on a September morning — meticulously frosting carrot cake and braising chicken — remarked on how much had changed in just one ...


University proposes ‘green wall’ for local residents

University representatives presented a plan to build a “green wall” on the south end of the Erickson Athletic Complex to members of the Stimson Ave. Neighborhood Association during a meeting Wednesday night. The plan suggests turning an existing path next to Dexter Wall, which runs between Nelson ...

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Grassroots activists, politicians talk gun violence

In 2015, artist Scott Lapham walked into a sporting store in Rhode Island to take a 20-question true-or-false test that “any 10 year old could study for,” he said. One week and $400 later, he walked out with an AR-15. That’s all it took to get a “literal weapon of war” in Rhode Island, a state ...

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Fund provides students aid for event, food costs

Students can now receive financial assistance to cover tickets to student-run events and food at off-campus conferences through the Event Assistance Fund, which the Undergraduate Finance Board launched as a pilot last spring. UFB expects the fund to be particularly helpful for students who may have ...


Student loan bill of rights protects R.I. borrowers

In February 2019, Roger Williams Law School alum Kara Humm visited the office of Sen. Jack Reed, D-RI, to tell him about the “uphill battle” she’d been fighting for five years against her student loan servicing company. Three days later, her servicing company denied her loan forgiveness, which ...

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U.S. ambassador to Philippines speaks at Watson

U.S. ambassador to the Philippines, Sung Kim P’22, spoke about the importance of U.S. involvement and foreign policy in the Indo-Pacific during a forum titled “Old Friends, New Frontiers” at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Tuesday. Before entering the field of diplomacy, ...

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Times publisher Sulzberger ’03 returns to University

A.G. Sulzberger ’03, publisher of the New York Times, returned to the University Monday evening to share his belief in the steadfast power of journalism in a world where reporters face unprecedented risk and newspapers face failing business models. Sulzberger, who was promoted to Times publisher on ...


Lime Scooters peel out of Providence

Lime Scooters pulled out of Providence Friday, marking the third loss in electric ride-sharing transportation options in the city after both Bird scooters and JUMP bikes were removed earlier this summer. “Lime was offered 250 permits” for scooters in the city and opted not to accept them, wrote ...


Sunrise splits College Hill, Providence chapters

The Sunrise Movement’s Providence hub will split into a city chapter and a Brown-Rhode Island School of Design chapter over the coming weeks in an attempt to address long-standing concerns about the role of University activists in the Providence area, according to multiple organizers from the Providence ...

Science & Research

Some island conifers may face extinction by 2070

Some trees like the Norfolk pine and other island-native conifers may become extinct by 2070 due to the effects of climate change, according to University research published this summer. Up to 25 percent of all conifers — a group of trees that includes firs, redwoods and pines — could become extinct ...

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International climate strike unfolds in Providence

An estimated 1,000 people took to the streets of downtown Providence Friday to strike for political action on climate change. The youth-led protest was part of an international strike to demand climate justice. Several climate action groups organized the local strike, including Climate Action Rhode ...

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