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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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DPS investigates Hegeman homophobic graffiti

The Department of Public Safety has launched an active, ongoing hate crime investigation into more than 15 incidents of homophobic graffiti inside Hegeman Hall dormitory. The homophobic graffiti was first seen in late November 2019, when a group of students noticed “gay room” written on the door ...


In Providence school struggles, staff support students

The phone rings in the main office of Gilbert Stuart Middle School. The office is empty except for two secretaries; it’s 4 pm, and students have already gone home for the day. One of the women takes the call. “Good afternoon, Gilbert Stuart,” she says. “…” “Hi, may I help you?” “…” “Hi, ...


The future of ‘Whiskey Wednesdays’

Local entrepreneurs Garry Williams and Frank Manfredi Jr. took over management of the Whiskey Republic, a bar on the Fox Point waterfront, on Jan. 1. Williams said they plan a rebrand of the bar in order to attract a crowd who “may not want to go out to nightclubs, but want to enjoy the waterfront.” The ...


New tea shop sources local produce and customers

Despite the challenges of seasonal student presence on Thayer Street, the crowd of customers shows that Ceremony finds business steadily growing. Ceremony opened on Dec. 13, right before fall finals, replacing Tealuxe. Tealuxe cited slow seasons during University breaks as a challenge to changes on ...

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University fundraising director Peter Cohen resigns

Peter Cohen, a University fundraising director who was put on leave for his involvement in accepting donations from convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, resigned from his position at the University today. Cohen, who was previously the director ...

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