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RUE students discuss U. dispersal of federal funds

In Spring 2021, Telijah Patterson ’23 completed her remote schoolwork on the mat that doubles as both her bed and her workspace. She cannot afford to buy a desk or a bed, and because of the COVID-19 pandemic, she has been attending her classes remotely from Texas.  As a Resumed Undergraduate Education ...


Geena Pham runs for State Senate District 3

Known for her progressive platform, public school teacher Geena Pham is a candidate in the Democratic primary for Rhode Island State Senate District 3, which includes the College Hill, East Side and Fox Point neighborhoods. If elected, Pham would be the first Asian American to serve in the Rhode Island ...

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'​​I just felt like I had to sign the papers': Brown community reflects on U. mental health, leave taking settlement after DOJ settlement

Vanessa Garcia ’19 ScM ’22 had a productive first semester of college when they started their freshman year in 2015. They found themselves to be hyper-productive and needed very little sleep to function during the day.But, come second semester, they crashed. Garcia went into a low period of depression ...


Storms highlight need for climate resiliency in R.I.

The fallout of Tropical Storm Henri and post-tropical cyclone Ida, including major flooding and power outages across Rhode Island, have contributed to greater efforts over the past few months to cope with the dangers of climate change as they underscore the increasing threat that climate change-related ...


Rising COVID-19 cases prompt new precautions in Rhode Island

Cases of COVID-19 are once again steeply increasing in Rhode Island with the prevalence of the Delta variant, prompting new restrictions and more calls for the unvaccinated to get a shot. Rhode Island is currently listed as a state with “high transmission” by the Centers for Disease Control and ...


On Thayer, restaurants fill vacancies despite hiring challenges

Despite increased demand for dining and shopping as students return to campus and COVID-19 restrictions ease, many storefronts on Thayer Street are struggling to hire enough employees to fill their shifts. The Army Navy Surplus Store closed permanently Dec. 15, 2020, The Herald previously reported. ...

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In-person Convocation welcomes class of 2025

After more than a year of remote learning and restrictions on large gatherings, the University welcomed the class of 2025 in its fully in-person 258th Opening Convocation. The ceremony ushered in a new academic year in which the University intends to transition back to primarily in-person programming ...


U. shuts OMAC testing site

The Olney-Margolies Athletic Center, which has been the primary asymptomatic COVID-19 testing site for students since they returned to campus last fall, closed yesterday. Two new sites — one in the lower level of Alumnae Hall on Pembroke campus and one in the former health services building, Andrews ...

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PPSD students ponder fall, reflect on pandemic learning

Providence public schools begin the 2021-2022 school year on Sept. 9. But amid rising COVID-19 levels, a new interim superintendent, a contentious Providence Teachers Union Contract negotiation and the continuing state takeover, Providence Public School District students find themselves in an uncertain ...


Brown employee arrested after hit-and-run

University employee Brian Amadon was arrested by Providence police July 16 following a hit-and-run two days prior that injured a local journalist, according to NBC 10 WJAR. Amadon reportedly hit Kate Nagle, an editor for GoLocalProv, with his motorcycle outside her home on Arlington Avenue on the East ...

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