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‘When is this going to feel more possible?’: PPSD teachers describe challenges, anxieties of teaching during a pandemic

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‘When is this going to feel more possible?’: PPSD teachers describe challenges, anxieties of teaching during a pandemic

October 21, 2020 0 comments

The last thing Cindy Castellone’s students need to know is that she’s angry, angry at a system said “can’t be fixed by me.”

Dems outpace Republican, unaffiliated voters in cast ballots as R.I. early in-person voting, vote by mail begins

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Dems outpace Republican, unaffiliated voters in cast ballots as R.I. early in-person voting, vote by mail begins

October 18, 2020 0 comments

More than 23,000 Rhode Island voters have already cast their ballots for the presidential election, with the vast majority participating in in-person early voting as of Oct. 16, according to official data from the Rhode Island Department of State.

According to DPS, the reported decrease in crime on campus can be attributed partially to having fewer students on campus than usual.

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Brown sees overall decrease in crime in 2020 despite recent uptick in violent crimes

October 15, 2020 0 comments

Reported crimes on the University’s campus decreased by 58 percent compared to last year, according to Brown’s Department of Public Safety crime report, which was reviewed by The Herald. DPS has also seen a 54 percent decrease in reported crimes for September alone, compared to last year.  

COVID-19 affected the logistics of the annual Eat Local Challenge, but many local producers still worked to supply their ingredients for this year’s menu which highlighted the products of New England food producers.

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Eat Local Challenge Celebrates Sourcing and Sustainability

October 15, 2020 0 comments

Brown Dining Services hosted the annual Eat Local Challenge Sept. 29 to promote the work of New England food producers and to inform students of how dining hall food is sourced.

Stages of Freedom, a BIPOC-led nonprofit in Providence, has struggled to raise money during the pandemic.

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BIPOC-led nonprofits weather pandemic

October 12, 2020 0 comments

Ray Rickman, executive director of nonprofit Stages of Freedom, is used to getting a few calls and emails each day from community members. But when the organization decided to give away masks at the height of the pandemic, he received 1,400 calls and emails in a single day.

Transit riders are frustrated by the lack of stakeholder input in the development of the RIDOT multi-hub proposal.

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Transportation tussle: RIPTA riders and community organizations push back on RIDOT bus hub plan

October 8, 2020 0 comments

It takes Edilberta Trejo one whole hour on the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority every day to travel from her home to the library where she works. 

Images show the presence of armed guards stationed at the campus gates, preventing anyone without a note from the administration from entering campus as part of the University’s 1918 quarantine policy.

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Armed guards and campus lockdown: Brown’s 1918 pandemic experience

October 8, 2020 0 comments

When Brown University students woke up on the morning of Oct. 8, 1918, they learned they had two choices: pack up and return home or remain on campus indefinitely. A campus-wide quarantine was being imposed, due to the growing threat of a raging strain of influenza.

Health Services will offer 12 flu vaccine clinics in the Olney-Margolies Athletic Center from Oct. 7 to 30.

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Flu season is approaching — here’s where to get your vaccine at Brown

October 7, 2020 0 comments

With the weather getting colder, flu season is rapidly approaching. To best prepare for potential flu outbreaks within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, Health Services is hosting multiple flu vaccine clinics for students this October.

Pandemic exacerbates the challenges of homelessness in R.I.

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Pandemic exacerbates the challenges of homelessness in R.I.

October 5, 2020 0 comments

The difficulties experienced by Rhode Island’s homeless population have only intensified in recent months, said Laura Jaworski, executive director of House of Hope Community Development Corporation.

Students and local housing experts suggested that the proposed plan was ultimately lacking in any real commitment.

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Drafted Providence housing plans draws critiques, recognition of positive efforts

September 30, 2020 0 comments

In an effort to provide more housing and homeownership opportunities to Providence residents, the city released a draft of its first Anti-Displacement and Comprehensive Housing Strategy on Aug. 26.