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New video campaign aims to reduce youth opioid abuse

In collaboration with the Rhode Island Department of Health, tobacco control organization Truth Initiative released an educational campaign aiming to inform young people of the severity of opioid addiction within the Ocean State. The opioid epidemic, a national crisis, hits young people hard. One in ...

University News

Climate activist Artis ’22 featured in Teen Vogue

Zanagee Artis ’22 believes in the power of a single person to be a force for change. As a co-founder of Zero Hour, an international climate justice organization, Artis has organized marches across the globe to demonstrate the need for climate justice. Although hundreds showed up to Zero Hour’s first ...


City strives for safer streets

Mayor Jorge Elorza remembers Providence streets as football fields, curbs as sidelines and basketball courts made with torn paper crates stuck to trees to make hoops. At the unveiling of the Great Streets Initiative Monday at The Waterfire Arts Center, Elorza talked about his childhood playing on Providence’s ...


Advocates for people experiencing homelessness react to homicide

The Providence Police Department has arrested and charged four male teenagers with manslaughter and conspiracy in the August 2019 death of Manuel Delacruz, a 50-year-old man who was homeless at the time of his assault. Delacruz was allegedly assaulted by the teenagers in July and suffered serious trauma ...

University News

Community members rally for peace with Iran

Despite the biting cold, dozens of students, local activists, veterans and children gathered on the steps of the Rhode Island State House Saturday to tell leaders: “No War with Iran.” Organized by R.I.-based peace groups including the Rhode Island Antiwar Committee and co-sponsored by the global-action-oriented ...

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University names Michael White CFO, VP

Michael White, former chief financial officer of Harvard Medical School, will begin his tenure as chief financial officer and vice president of the University today. White will replace former treasurer and CFO Jay Calhoun. In his new position, White will work beside Provost Richard Locke P’18 and ...


City looks to strengthen e-mobility options, increase safety

On Jan. 9, WPRI reported that a car struck and injured a Providence man riding an e-scooter on a highway ramp. While this accident involved a personal e-scooter — not one from any of Providence’s vendors — scooter company VeoRide, along with Mayor Jorge Elorza’s office, is committed to addressing ...

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Campbell to serve as 2021 CGS Chair

The board of directors of the Council of Graduate Schools elected Graduate School Dean Andrew Campbell as its chair for 2021. As chair, Campbell will lead the board’s programmatic work surrounding the evaluation and improvement of graduate education. Campbell is entering his fourth year leading the ...

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Ryan Saadeh ’20 wins Marshall Scholarship

In December, Ryan Saadeh ’20 won a 2020 Marshall Scholarship, a prestigious fellowship that covers the costs of one to three years of post-graduate study in the United Kingdom. Saadeh was one of 46 other American students who received the award, according to a University press release. He will pursue ...

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Applications drop 5 percent for class of 2024

The University’s total applicant pool for the class of 2024 dropped five percent from the class of 2023, marking the first drop in applicants since the class of 2016, said Dean of Admissions Logan Powell. A total of 36,592 students applied this year, Powell said, as opposed to the 38,674 that applied ...


PPSD staff work to improve school culture

In the wake of a state takeover of the Providence Public School District, Gilbert Stuart Middle School teachers and administrators are implementing new strategies aimed at meeting every child’s needs. Within Gilbert Stuart, teacher Elisabeth Snead uses classroom methods popular among her students ...

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Kate Felder named University staff Rising Star

Kate Felder, data specialist and assistant to the executive director at Brown University Department of Public Safety, was awarded the 2019 Rising Star Excellence Award for University staff Dec. 19. The Excellence Awards are given annually in seven categories — Citizenship and Environmental Stewardship, ...

Science & Research

Claims database enhances health care research

After securing access to Rhode Island’s All-Payer Claims Database through a partnership between Brown-based Advance Clinical and Translational Research and the Rhode Island Department of Health, five researchers now have the resources to ask questions about the state’s health care utilization in ...

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