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Summit highlights barriers created by court fines, fees

Over 100 attorneys, state government workers, community members and local advocates came together at a summit Friday to discuss how court fines and fees hinder the formerly incarcerated from successful reentry into society. The summit, entitled “Worth the Cost? Or Impediment to Reentry, Rehabilitation ...

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Students express concerns in UCS fall poll

The Undergraduate Council of Students shared the results of its annual Fall Poll today in an email sent to all undergraduate students. Financial burdens, mental health issues and increased control of the University’s gift acceptance and investment policies emerged as the highest priorities, according ...

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Drugs, war inextricably tied, Watson panel says

Six drugs — cocaine, tobacco, opium, amphetamines, alcohol and caffeine. In “Killer High: A History of War in Six Drugs,” Peter Andreas, professor of international studies and political science and professor of international and public affairs, details how these six drugs have sparked, fueled ...


Sunrise Members confront state house speaker

At the Crowne Plaza in Warwick, Speaker of the House Nicholas Mattiello (D-Cranston) was holding a fundraiser when a group of students from the Sunrise Movement Providence started to sing. The student protesters, who work to promote environmental justice and stop the climate crisis, decided to interrupt ...


New solar panels power RIPTA buses

Thirty-three buses from the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority system have been equipped with solar panels from the Warwick-based company eNow. The panels serve to power the buses’ batteries and to prolong battery life, according to RIPTA Director of Public Affairs Barbara Polichetti. During fall ...

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Watson launches documentary initiative

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs launched the John F. Kennedy Jr. Initiative for Documentary Film and Social Progress this semester, a program designed to emphasize social issues and inspire students to explore filmmaking with renowned media practitioners. The initiative, which ...

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UCS elects two students to UFB at first meeting

The Undergraduate Council of Students elected Claire Brown ’22 and Kushagra Agarwal ’22 to fill two vacancies on the Undergraduate Finance Board at its first general body meeting of the semester Wednesday evening. Brown and Agarwal ran alongside Amienne Spencer-Blume ’23 and Benjamin Kilimnik ...

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University Professor asks NYT to correct 1619 project

Professor Emeritus of History Gordon Wood P’86 co-wrote a letter to the editor requesting a correction to the New York Times Magazine’s acclaimed 1619 Project with four other professors from different universities. In response, through a public letter, New York Times Magazine Editor-in-Chief Jake ...


At Providence event, students rally for Sanders

Some students piled onto RIPTA buses; others braced the evening chill to walk or bike. More made the trip in cars from across southern Rhode Island or neighboring Massachusetts. And yet, the large, diverse and passionate crowd that filed into the Columbus Theatre in downtown Providence Tuesday night ...


Goncalves ’13 MA ’15 runs for Ward 1 City Council

John Goncalves’ ’13 MA’15 favorite lessons to teach to his fourth grade class at the Wheeler School are about civics and figures who have tried to make the world a better place — figures like Greta Thunberg, Gandhi and Nelson Mandela. In the interest of serving his community of 25 years, Goncalves ...

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OIED names new Associate Vice President

Ryan J. Davis joined the University’s Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity in a newly-created position as associate vice president for institutional equity and diversity Jan. 13. Davis’ new role at the University expands upon the previous responsibilities of the director of University inclusion ...


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 ...

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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 ...

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