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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 3 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.

‘Racism is a public health issue’: Medical workers unite to support Black Lives Matter

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‘Racism is a public health issue’: Medical workers unite to support Black Lives Matter

June 15, 2020 0 comments

In the shadow of Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Chief Pediatrics Resident Alexis Thompson bowed her head in silence. She was motionless, surrounded by dozens of colleagues, clad in their white jackets, blue-green uniforms and face masks.

Businesses on Westminster Street were boarded up with plywood early last week.

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‘The only people who were aggressive were the people who were here to protect us’: In Providence, community members reflect on protests

June 7, 2020 0 comments

When the police arrived on Westminster Street between late on the evening of June 1 and early in the morning of June 2, Assistant Professor of Economics Teddy Mekonnen was standing alongside his neighbor.

In Minneapolis, MN, a memorial has been erected at the site where George Floyd was killed by a white police officer May 25.

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‘This country is leaving me pretty lost for words’: Students from Brown participate in, support George Floyd protests

June 3, 2020 0 comments

As protests against anti-Black police brutality have swelled across the country after George Floyd was killed by a white police officer on May 25, many University students from St. Paul, Minnesota to Atlanta, Georgia are among the tens of thousands taking action. 

FarmLink, co-founded by Aidan Reilly ’21, buys surplus produce from farmers and delivers it to food banks to minimize waste and offer support in a time of economic uncertainty.

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Brown students lead food redistribution efforts amidst pandemic

May 23, 2020 3 comments

In recent months, Brown students have been leading a nationwide food redistribution effort to help farms whose usual supply chains have been disrupted.

R.I. Department of Health data shows people of color are overrepresented in positive test cases for COVID-19

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R.I. Department of Health data shows people of color are overrepresented in positive test cases for COVID-19

May 1, 2020 3 comments

Data released by the Rhode Island Department of Health revealed that, of the 59 percent of positive test cases where race was reported, Hispanic or Latinx residents comprise 44 percent of positive COVID-19 coronavirus test cases in the state and non-Hispanic Black or African American residents comprise 13 percent.