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Campaign demands zero police presence in schools

The “Counselors Not Cops” campaign, launched by local Providence organizations in December, seeks to remove law enforcement officers from Providence Public Schools and replace them with additional guidance counselors. Providence Student Union, the Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence, and ...


Student climate activist group grows under national movement

Dozens of members from the Sunrise Movement’s Rhode Island chapter, most of them University students, civilly protested in Washington D.C. in November and December for progress on climate change policy and the Green New Deal. Several participants were arrested after hours of protests in Speaker of ...


Rhode Island Senator discusses climate change challenges

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse D-RI, lamented the power of fossil fuel corporations to limit policy action on climate change in a keynote address Friday at the University. “We can’t sit around in Congress and wait for the private sector to solve (climate change),” Whitehouse told the audience. “We ...

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UCS organizes harm prevention trainings

After passing the Campus of Consent Bill two years ago and making several revisions since, the Undergraduate Council of Students offered pilot trainings this fall that address harm prevention for representatives of Category III student groups. Under the most recent version of the bill, all Category ...

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Archaeology students showcase history of Providence

Students from two archaeology courses — ARCH 0317: “Heritage in the Metropolis” and ARCH 1900: “The Archaeology of College Hill” — came together in Rhode Island Hall Friday to present the culmination of their semester-long collaboration to unearth hidden histories of Providence, both tangible ...

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Paxson addresses proposed Title IX regulations

President Christina Paxson P ’19 submitted a public comment to the U.S. Department of Education on behalf of the University to recommend changes to the Department’s proposed Title IX regulations, according to a community-wide email sent by Paxson Jan. 29. Title IX, a federal law passed in 1972, ...

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UCS discusses updates to bias reporting system

During its first general body meeting of the semester Wednesday evening, The Undergraduate Council of Students heard updates from Vice President for Institutional Equity and Diversity Shontay Delalue about a new bias incident reporting system her office hopes to launch by mid-February. Delalue explained ...


TSA reflects on support during government shutdown

Rhode Island Transportation Security Administration workers made it through a tough holiday season at Theodore Francis Green International Airport thanks to high employee attendance and community support. The partial government shutdown ended Jan. 25, and federal workers receive back pay this week, ...

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CareerLAB hosts internship, job fair

Students gathered in Sayles Hall Wednesday for the sixth annual Common Good Internship and Job Fair. Hosted by CareerLAB, the event aimed to connect students with employment and internship opportunities in the nonprofit, education and public service sectors. Forty-eight employers hiring for jobs and ...

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Move to South Street Landing improves staff experience

South Street Landing, once a coal-fired factory in the Jewelry District, has transformed into an expansive workspace for the University. Administrative staff from 11 departments — once located in the Brown Office Building at 164 Angell St. and various buildings on College Hill — finished moving ...

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