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Banana prices are ripe for change, speaker says

While bananas are some of the cheapest and most popular products in most grocery stores, they are often sourced from companies that do not adhere to fair-trade practices, according to Angelica Hicks, who coordinates the banana supply chain for distributor and cooperative Equal Exchange. The Brown Fair ...

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Bats discovered in Sayles Hall

While setting up for the class of 2021’s Winter Formal in Sayles Hall last month, Lauren Reischer ’21 noticed “something swooping down from the ceiling.” Soon after the event began, it became apparent that there were three bats in the hall “swooping around despite the sound and the lights, ...


Mayor launches menstrual product pilot program

Providence city officials announced the launch of a pilot program Feb. 20 that aims to make free menstrual hygiene products more accessible for Providence Public School students. The program aims to address stigma around menstruation and promote self-esteem in students, wrote Ben Smith, spokesperson ...

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University increases Graduate, Medical School tuition

Tuition for the University’s Graduate and Medical Schools will increase by 5.1 percent and 3 percent respectively next year following approval by the Corporation, the University’s highest governing body, earlier last month. The Graduate School’s tuition will rise to $57,112, mirroring Undergraduate ...


Opposition mounts against water monetization

Three City Council members introduced a resolution opposing the monetization of Providence’s water supply Feb. 21. Ward 13 Councilwoman Rachel Miller, Ward 12 Councilwoman Katherine Kerwin and Ward 1 Councilman Seth Yurdin are advocating against legislation proposed by Mayor Jorge Elorza which would ...


Panhandling bill sparks debate at State House

There were more speakers than listeners at a Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday evening that included debate over  a bill that could prevent panhandling in the state. Representative Charlene Lima, D-Dist. 14, is sponsoring bill H5330 which, if passed, would make it illegal for ...


R.I. standardized test scores fall short of M.A.

Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System test results from November 2018 show that Rhode Island school districts lag far behind their Massachusetts neighbors. The standardized test was implemented in Spring 2017 for public school students in grades three through eight. Rhode Island students scored ...


Four University professors receive Sloan Foundation fellowship

Four of the University’s assistant professors have received the Sloan Foundation fellowship to further their research in STEM or related fields. Fellowship recipients, who must hold a PhD equivalent, each received $70,000 to be used on their research in a two year period. The fellowship is one of ...

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University implements new bias reporting process

A new bias incident reporting form will be released by the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity in mid-March, following over two years of work by the OIED and the Undergraduate Council of Students, according to Shontay Delalue, vice president for institutional equity and diversity. The reporting ...

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Brown Divest proposes referendum to UCS

During the Undergraduate Council of Students’ general body meeting Wednesday evening, student coalition Brown Divest gave a presentation to request that the council add a referendum to the UCS ballot for the upcoming March elections. While the official wording has yet to be finalized, the group’s ...


New apartments unveiled in Jewelry District

Glitz with a waterfront view — River House Apartments has debuted in the Providence Jewelry District. The development, located next to South Street Landing, is a modern structure in a historic, industrial district. Move-in days start June 1, said Development Leasing Specialist for River House Kasai ...

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