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Brown, local LGBTQ+ organizations celebrate Pride Month in-person, online after pandemic closures last year

Metro

Brown, local LGBTQ+ organizations celebrate Pride Month in-person, online after pandemic closures last year

June 14, 2021 0 comments

As COVID-19 rates continue to decline and vaccination levels rise, local organizations have begun to offer in-person celebrations, combined with some online events.

Boat Racing LLC was founded by Patrick O’Neill ’15, Alex Quoyeser ’15, Reiley Higgins ’15, Eric Armagost ’15 and Dan Giovacchini ’15 as a way to maintain their bond after graduating from Brown.

Sports

Brown football alums’ racehorse Hot Rod Charlie places second in Belmont Stakes

June 14, 2021 0 comments

Boat Racing LLC was founded by five Brown football alums — Patrick O’Neill ’15, Alex Quoyeser ’15, Reiley Higgins ’15, Eric Armagost ’15 and Dan Giovacchini ’15 — as a way to maintain their bond after graduating from Brown. 

St. Stephens Church has returned to full capacity as public health restrictions have eased, but attendance is still down from pre-pandemic levels.

Metro

Some Providence churches move closer to normal, but others remain cautious as state eases restrictions

June 14, 2021 0 comments

James Busby stood conducting in the center of the room, listening to the thirteen voices blending in the morning air around him. Precise harmonies, invigorating crescendos, joyous voices — it was the St. Stephen’s Church choir’s largest rehearsal since the pandemic began.

Policymakers are often separated from the issues that students and parents face, making the lack of engagement in school board meetings a major concern when crafting education policy, Collins said.

Science & Research

Improved discussion between school boards, communities could help increase involvement at school board meetings, study finds

June 14, 2021 0 comments

School board meetings with deliberation and discussion between the school board and community members are more likely to have higher community engagement, seen in a greater willingness to attend school board meetings in the future and result in an increased trust in school officials.

In the coming spring, the newly-elected trustees will partake in approving a new budget for Fiscal Year 2023

University News

Brown Corporation names three new fellows, seven new trustees

June 13, 2021 0 comments

The Corporation — the University’s highest-governing body — elected three new members to its Board of Fellows and seven new members to its Board of Trustees during its annual spring meeting in May, according to a June 1 news release.

Between May 30 and June 12, there were no positive COVID-19 cases reported among students and staff through the University’s asymptomatic testing program.

COVID-19 Updates, Science & Research

Brown partnership with Broad Institute allows for new viral sequencing, studying of COVID-19 variants from testing program samples

June 13, 2021 0 comments

Students in the COVID-19 testing program were asked to consent to new viral sequencing for variants through the Broad Institute, the University’s testing partner, in an email sent to on-campus students June 8. 

A full class schedule has made it “almost impossible” to work a summer job or have an internship, said Alex Dufort ’24.

University News

First-year students face the implications of a summer without work or internships

June 10, 2021 1 comment

In July 2020, Brown announced its three-term model for the 2020-2021 academic year. Sophomores, juniors and seniors were given the opportunity to be on campus for the fall 2020 semester, while first years were allowed to be on campus during the spring and summer 2021 terms.

The virtual panel consisted of Jewish and Palestinian researchers joining in from across the globe to examine “Bloody May”

University News

Watson panel discusses recent violence in Israel-Palestine

June 10, 2021 0 comments

In light of the recent violence this past month in Israel-Palestine, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, the Center for Middle East Studies and the Department of History hosted “five renowned Palestinian and Jewish researchers” in a June 10 panel discussion to analyze the events of “Bloody May.”

City announces Crook Point Bridge design winner

Metro

City announces Crook Point Bridge design winner

June 10, 2021 1 comment

On Providence’s East Side, a rusty drawbridge juts out of the Seekonk River and points to the sky. It is visible for miles and well-known among nearby residents. The Crook Point Bascule Bridge, built in 1908, formerly connected Fox Point to East Providence by railroad and was abandoned 45 years ago.

So far this year, the Providence Police Department has documented 189 instances of aggravated assault and eight Providence residents have lost their lives due to shootings.

Metro

Rhode Island community organizations reflect on recent uptick in violence

June 9, 2021 1 comment

After a recent series of violent incidents in the wake of last year’s uptick in local shootings and homicides in Providence, community organizations consider the change necessary to bring violent crime rates down.