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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 1 comment

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.

While students are away from campus, Community for COVID works to connect undergraduate students across the country to compile and spread information on the coronavirus to their communities.

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First-year creates online platform to facilitate undergraduate community work during COVID-19 crisis

April 30, 2020 1 comment

Fascinated and concerned by public health crises from a young age, Rhode Island resident and University student Maddie McCarthy ’23 has created Community For COVID, a website focused on involving undergraduates with community efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘While I am sleeping they’re awake, and now, when I wake up, they’re asleep’: For international students at home, remote semester presents unique challenges

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‘While I am sleeping they’re awake, and now, when I wake up, they’re asleep’: For international students at home, remote semester presents unique challenges

April 24, 2020 0 comments

When Jenny Huang’s ’23 acting class transitioned to remote learning after the University canceled in-person classes and evacuated campus in March , her professor asked students to switch to performing monologues telematically.

Activists protest against Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility's contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in September 2019.

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Wyatt Detention Facility reports first COVID-19 case among detainees, facility in lockdown

April 22, 2020 0 comments

An unidentified prisoner at the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility tested positive for COVID-19, according to a daily report sent from Daniel Martin, the facility’s warden, to United States Chief District Court Judge John McConnell Jr. ’80. The prisoner is one of the 490 people currently being held at the facility.

A coalition of over 30 community organizations and faith leaders planned Friday’s car-based rally, during which dozens of advocates circled the R.I. State House.

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Amid fears of COVID-19 sweeping through correctional facilities, a rallying cry: ‘Free Them All’

April 20, 2020 0 comments

Streams of protestors drove around the R.I. State House last Friday, blaring their horns and carrying signs in support of increased releases of incarcerated people from the Adult Correctional Institutions — releases that they say have taken on a potentially life-or-death-significance, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“There is no win-win situation,” said Raj Mahajam, manager of Kabob and Curry. “We are just keeping (the restaurant) open because we want to do something for the customers.”

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On Thayer Street, businesses that stay open watch sales plummet, cut jobs

April 20, 2020 0 comments

Earlier this semester, a Monday afternoon on Thayer Street would mean students filling the windows of Blue State and Ceremony Tea, with lines stretching along the counters of Bajas or East Side Pockets. Now, the street is nearly deserted. 

Providence schools operate online amid state takeover

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Providence schools operate online amid state takeover

April 20, 2020 0 comments

After the Providence Public School District moved to remote learning March 23 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jessica Jennings, a parent at Asa Messer Elementary School, received a text message from the school’s reading coach:

Mental health services still available to Brown on-campus and afar: ‘We’re talking to people all over the world’

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Mental health services still available to Brown on-campus and afar: ‘We’re talking to people all over the world’

April 14, 2020 0 comments

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, when many students find themselves far from campus and their usual mental health resources, Counseling and Psychological Services is still providing services to students across College Hill and the globe.