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‘I just want my children to be safe’: Providence Public School District parents on school reopening

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‘I just want my children to be safe’: Providence Public School District parents on school reopening

September 21, 2020 0 comments

As their children began school Sept. 14, Providence Public School District parents expressed concerns about what the year will bring.

Fewer mobile blood drives during the coronavirus pandemic have caused shortages for The Rhode Island Blood Center and other centers around the country.

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R.I. blood supply in jeopardy amid COVID-19 concerns

September 13, 2020 0 comments

Many mobile blood drives in Rhode Island scheduled for this upcoming fall have been canceled due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, according to Kara LeBlanc, marketing communications manager of the Rhode Island Blood Center.

Thayer sees turnover as some retailers close, others open amid pandemic

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Thayer sees turnover as some retailers close, others open amid pandemic

September 8, 2020 0 comments

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought swift change to Thayer Street: as small retailers and restaurants struggled, some chains and franchises have opened their doors.

Supreme Court allows for eased mail-ballot rules in R.I. during pandemic

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Supreme Court allows for eased mail-ballot rules in R.I. during pandemic

September 5, 2020 0 comments

The United States Supreme Court rejected a Republican-led effort to maintain a two-witness or notary requirement for mail-in ballots in Rhode Island. This provision had been suspended in July due to coronavirus concerns. 

No positive COVID-19 cases among RISD student leaders back on campus

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No positive COVID-19 cases among RISD student leaders back on campus

August 28, 2020 0 comments

None of the 44 student leaders Rhode Island School of Design welcomed back this month in preparation for in-person learning tested positive for COVID-19. 

Brown to fully fund $10 million endowment for Providence Public Schools

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Brown to fully fund $10 million endowment for Providence Public Schools

July 29, 2020 4 comments

The University Corporation has designated $8.1 million to fulfill its 2007 commitment to establish a $10 million endowment to support the Providence Public School District, President Christina Paxson P’19 wrote in a press announcement and community-wide email Wednesday. 

Federal government rescinds ICE, DHS decision prohibiting international students from remaining in the U.S. with a fully online course load

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Federal government rescinds ICE, DHS decision prohibiting international students from remaining in the U.S. with a fully online course load

July 14, 2020 0 comments

The Department of Homeland Security will rescind the regulations released July 6 barring International Students from remaining in the United States if their course load is entirely online, federal judge Allison Burroughs announced Tuesday.

Protestors in October 2019 urged University administrators to cut ties with Warren Kanders '79.

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Students will continue to demand Brown cut ties with Warren Kanders following Safariland tear gas divestment

June 28, 2020 0 comments

Safariland Group — a company led by University alum and donor Warren Kanders ’79 P’23 — announced June 9 that it will divest from its Defense Technology and Monadnock divisions, which are responsible for producing crowd-control weapons such as tear gas.

More than 1,000 protestors participated in a youth-organized and led rally yesterday, which included a mile-long walk to the Rhode Island State House, several student speeches and a sit-in.

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Providence youth lead Juneteenth rally, draw over 1,000 participants

June 20, 2020 0 comments

The march to the Rhode Island State House was loud. The eight minutes and 46 seconds spent sitting on the State House steps were almost silent. To recognize the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, more than 1,000 protestors took part in a youth-led and organized rally in Providence Friday afternoon.

North Hall, a RISD dorm located off of Waterman Street, backs into Thompson House, which RISD will convert to a respiratory clinic when students return to campus.

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RISD will re-open campus in de-densified model for Fall 2020

June 16, 2020 0 comments

The Rhode Island School of Design plans to open its campus for Fall 2020 in a “de-densified” model, according to a community-wide email sent by RISD President Rosanne Somerson Monday afternoon.