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Elorza's State of the City describes ‘New Providence’

Chants of his name rang through City Halls as Mayor Jorge Elorza entered the Council Chambers to give this year’s State of the City address. In his following speech, which was received with equivalent enthusiasm to his entrance, Elorza focused primarily on improving infrastructure and education to ...

Science & Research

Annual Space Horizons conference convenes

This past weekend, experts from fields including Industrial Design, Aerospace Engineering, Theology and Planetary Science gathered with students in Hazeltine Commons. There, the 12th annual Space Horizons conference convened to contemplate how future journeys to space could help humanity save Earth. “I ...


U.S. Senate passes Save our Seas 2.0 Act

The Save Our Seas 2.0 Act, which was introduced by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), was unanimously passed by the U.S. Senate Jan. 9. The bill aims to reduce the presence of plastic pollutants in waterways. The bill follows the success of the Save ...

University News

Brown students demand Paxson, Corporation divest

Students gathered in front of the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center Saturday morning in support of student group Brown Divest’s demand that the University divest from “companies identified as facilitating human rights abuses in Palestine." Approximately 60 students watched as several speakers from ...


Rhode Island students take fight for civic education to courts

A group of Rhode Island students won an award for using their civic understanding to fight for civics education. The student activists, who are fighting for civic education in public schools, received the New England First Amendment Coalition’s 2020 Antonia Orfield Citizenship Award at NEFAC’s 10th ...

University News

164 students accept bids to Brown sororities

Following three intense rounds of recruitment, 164 undergraduate students accepted bids into one of the University’s four nationally recognized sororities Monday. Delta Gamma, which participated in its second formal recruitment since joining the University in 2018, welcomed 47 new members, the most ...


Gov. Raimondo endorses Bloomberg for president

Gov. Gina Raimondo announced her endorsement of Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg at his campaign event Wednesday morning, making her the first governor in the country to do so. “I think Mike can win. He has the track record, the resources, the energy,” Raimondo, who will also ...

University News

GSC elects new Vice President of Advocacy

Entering the new semester, the Graduate Student Council elected a new vice president of advocacy and discussed programming to improve access to mental health support for graduate students. At its first monthly meeting of the year, the GSC elected Malcolm Thompson GS as vice president of advocacy after ...


CAPP pantry re-opens in downtown Providence

An elderly woman, wrapped in layers of knitwear, pulls a duffel across the floor of the food pantry. She has trouble bending her knees, so an employee kneels to help fill the bag with corn flakes, pistachios, canned chickpeas, a black plastic bag filled with potatoes, onions and carrots. The Community ...


New Trader Joe’s may open on Wickenden in two years

The national grocery store chain Trader Joe’s may be working to open a new store in Providence on the corner of Wickenden Street and South Water Street, according to Jewelry District Association President Sharon Steele. The chain is “in the process of trying to bring a store to the area,” said ...

University News

Brown UCS approves new Students for Trump group

Students for Trump at Brown, an organization supporting President Donald Trump and his policies, has become an officially recognized student group by the Undergraduate Council of Students and the Student Activities Office. Late last semester, the group’s application was approved; Students for Trump ...

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