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Storms highlight need for climate resiliency in R.I.

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Storms highlight need for climate resiliency in R.I.

September 8, 2021 0 comments

The fallout of Tropical Storm Henri and post-tropical cyclone Ida, including major flooding and power outages across Rhode Island, have contributed to greater efforts over the past few months to cope with the dangers of climate change.

Rising COVID-19 cases prompt new precautions in Rhode Island

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Rising COVID-19 cases prompt new precautions in Rhode Island

September 8, 2021 2 comments

Cases of COVID-19 are once again steeply increasing in Rhode Island with the prevalence of the Delta variant, prompting new restrictions and more calls for the unvaccinated to get a shot.

Despite increased demand as COVID-19 restrictions lift, Thayer stores face staffing shortages due to lack of applicants.

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On Thayer, restaurants fill vacancies despite hiring challenges

September 8, 2021 0 comments

Despite increased demand for dining and shopping as students return to campus and COVID-19 restrictions ease, many storefronts on Thayer Street are struggling to hire enough employees to fill their shifts.

The OMAC has been returned to its pre-pandemic function as an athletic center for usage in the new school year.

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U. shuts OMAC testing site

September 7, 2021 0 comments

The Olney-Margolies Athletic Center, which has been the primary asymptomatic COVID-19 testing site for students since they returned to campus last fall, closed yesterday. Two new sites — one in the lower level of Alumnae Hall on Pembroke campus and one in the former health services building will take its place today.

The incident occured on Arlington Avenue on the East Side of Providence.

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Brown employee arrested after hit-and-run

July 28, 2021 0 comments

University employee Brian Amadon was arrested by Providence police July 16 following a hit-and-run two days prior that injured a local journalist, according to NBC 10 WJAR. Amadon reportedly hit Kate Nagle, an editor for GoLocalProv, with his motorcycle outside her home on Arlington Avenue on the East Side.

The University currently only provides housing units for 80 graduate students each year, compared to the 270 offered by River House.

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Brown purchases River House to turn into graduate student housing

July 22, 2021 4 comments

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.  The University has purchased River House, a 174-unit residential building located in the Jewelry District, with plans to turn the complex into housing for Brown graduate and medical students. The University formed and executed the purchase of River House through a […]

Centered on Article 5 of the Student Bill of Rights — ‘students have the right to express their identity’ — one billboard can be seen along I-95, near Black Street.

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BAI, Providence Student Union unveil youth-created billboard series highlighting Student Bill of Rights

July 21, 2021 2 comments

The Brown Arts Initiative, the Providence Student Union and a group of local artists unveiled a series of three billboards that highlight an ongoing campaign “to secure a safe, healthy and engaging school environment for all students” through a national Student Bill of Rights.

‘Living in fear’: local Haitian communities rocked by president’s assassination, civil unrest

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‘Living in fear’: local Haitian communities rocked by president’s assassination, civil unrest

July 19, 2021 0 comments

There are nearly 1600 miles between Providence and Port-au-Prince, Haiti. But the small yet closely connected Haitian community in the Ocean State still felt shockwaves of the July 7 assassination of Haitian president Jovenel Moïse and the civil unrest that has followed.

University rejects community stakeholders’ proposed changes to Brook Street dorm

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University rejects community stakeholders’ proposed changes to Brook Street dorm

July 19, 2021 0 comments

The University recently rejected a set of four requests regarding the planned dorm on Brook Street made by various community groups and stakeholders. A letter to University leaders and an accompanying petition asked for a reduction in height, preservation of historical buildings, preservation of retail space and for the design […]

The University withdrew its objections to the expansion of the historic district on College Hill, which will include one University property containing three buildings.

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College Hill historic district expansion passes despite prior University objections

July 14, 2021 2 comments

A long-debated expansion to the historic district on College Hill, which includes three buildings owned by the University, was passed unanimously by the Providence City Council June 3.