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In a speech Jan. 16, Zuber accepted her new role as Co-Chair, saying she is “honored to be a part of this effort.”

News, Science & Research

Maria Zuber ScM’83, PhD’86, P’11 selected for top science position in Biden administration

February 9, 2021 0 comments

Maria T. Zuber ScM’83, PhD’86, P’11 is no stranger to accomplishing “firsts” in science. She is the first woman to lead a NASA planetary mission and the first woman to lead a science department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

With one-third of all Rhode Islanders spending more than 30 percent of their income on housing, the housing crisis has been exacerbated by the pandemic.

News

Providence community urges state to do more about evictions

February 8, 2021 1 comment

As houses stand empty and more tenants face eviction in Rhode Island, there is an increasingly urgent need for state aid during a pandemic that has only worsened existing housing issues, according to Brenda Clement, director of Housingworks RI. A pandemic, requiring a place to quarantine and isolate in, makes […]

Brown Boosts Immunity works to protect the health of the Brown community and Rhode Island at large.

News

Brown Boosts Immunity combats vaccine hesitancy in Rhode Island

February 8, 2021 0 comments

As COVID-19 vaccines become increasingly available, the student-led organization Brown Boosts Immunity aims to counter vaccine hesitancy in Rhode Island through education, community partnerships and a “humanizing” approach, co-founder Rebka Ephrem ’21 said.

The Bruno Brief: No in-person learning: the plight of Pawtucket schools

COVID-19 Updates, Multimedia, News, Podcasts

The Bruno Brief: No in-person learning: the plight of Pawtucket schools

February 8, 2021 1 comment

In this week’s episode of The Bruno Brief, we take you into the Pawtucket School District — the only district in the state of Rhode Island to reject hybrid or in-person learning, and where parents, local Black Lives Matter leaders and the Rhode Island Department of Education have spoken out against the decision.

Providence Preservation Society names entire City ‘endangered property’

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Providence Preservation Society names entire City ‘endangered property’

February 7, 2021 0 comments

The Providence Preservation Society voted Jan. 27 to place the City of Providence on its 2021 Most Endangered Properties list to call attention to the dangers that climate change poses to the city.

Professor of Sociology Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve called the President’s plan “a step in the right direction… (but) really a drop in the proverbial bucket.”

News

“A drop in the proverbial bucket”: Incarceration scholars, housing activists weigh in on Biden executive orders

February 5, 2021 0 comments

President Joe Biden has signed 28 executive orders within his first two weeks as president — more than most presidents in recent history have done in their first month in the Oval Office. On the cusp of Black History Month, Biden issued several orders related to ending racial inequity and discrimination. 

Leaders from community organizations focused on BIPOC in Rhode Island spoke with The Herald about celebrations of Black History Month this year.

News

Community organizations prepare for pandemic Black History Month celebrations

February 4, 2021 0 comments

Celebrations of Black History Month will look different this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but despite challenges posed by mostly-remote operations, organizations focused on Black, Indigenous and people of color plan on reaching more people this year than they have in the past.

Owner Ricky Bernard said that students from nearby high schools frequent his restaurant, Island House.

News

Owners of Black-owned restaurants in Providence reflect on mission, serve their communities

February 4, 2021 0 comments

Local businesses across the country are struggling financially and adapting to new circumstances amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The owners of three Black-owned restaurants, The Glow Cafe & Juice Bar, The Afro-Indigenous Vegan and Island House, shared their stories with The Herald. 

While leaders in BLM RI are calling for Pawtucket schools to reopen, others are not sure it is the right choice.

News

Pawtucket community calls for reopening of district’s schools for in-person learning

February 4, 2021 0 comments

Pawtucket, which has Rhode Island’s highest population of Black students, remains the only city in the state without an in-person learning plan for the semester. 

Providence experiences uptick in homicides, aggravated assault in 2020

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Providence experiences uptick in homicides, aggravated assault in 2020

February 3, 2021 0 comments

Providence experienced a significant increase in homicides and shootings in 2020, according to statistics released by the Providence Police Department. But the number of other violent crimes — such as robberies and sex offenses — have all seen declines.