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City announces Crook Point Bridge design winner

Metro

City announces Crook Point Bridge design winner

June 10, 2021 1 comment

On Providence’s East Side, a rusty drawbridge juts out of the Seekonk River and points to the sky. It is visible for miles and well-known among nearby residents. The Crook Point Bascule Bridge, built in 1908, formerly connected Fox Point to East Providence by railroad and was abandoned 45 years ago.

So far this year, the Providence Police Department has documented 189 instances of aggravated assault and eight Providence residents have lost their lives due to shootings.

Metro

Rhode Island community organizations reflect on recent uptick in violence

June 9, 2021 1 comment

After a recent series of violent incidents in the wake of last year’s uptick in local shootings and homicides in Providence, community organizations consider the change necessary to bring violent crime rates down.

Students, professors respond with excitement to in-person summer classes

University News

Students, professors respond with excitement to in-person summer classes

June 9, 2021 0 comments

When Professor of Africana Studies Lisa Biggs walked into the Friedman Hall lecture room of her course, AFRI 0300: “Performing Ethnography and the Politics of Culture,” she was met with a surprising sense of anxiety.

Javier Montañez, current principal of Leviton Dual Language School, attended Hope High School and has served in PPSD since 1997.

Metro

Javier Montañez named PPSD interim superintendent

June 8, 2021 0 comments

Javier Montañez will serve as the new interim superintendent of the Providence Public School District following former superintendent Harrison Peters’ May resignation, according to a press release from the Rhode Island Department of Education.

Remote learning opens door to more guest lecturers

University News

Remote learning opens door to more guest lecturers

June 8, 2021 0 comments

Throughout the pandemic, remote learning has allowed professors to incorporate a more diverse set of guest lecturers into their syllabi.

Haffenreffer Museum looks into origins of potentially looted Benin artifacts, may lead to repatriation

University News

Haffenreffer Museum looks into origins of potentially looted Benin artifacts, may lead to repatriation

June 8, 2021 1 comment

An Ukhurhe, a rattle staff used in ancestral ceremonies, is one of 15 objects crafted in Benin City, now southern Nigeria, that lie in the collections of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology. 

Vincent Harris will join the University after previously serving as inaugural director of the Male Success Initiative-Fullerton at California State University-Fullerton.

University News

Vincent Harris to serve as new BCSC director

June 8, 2021 1 comment

The University appointed Vincent Harris as associate dean and new director of the Brown Center for Students of Color, capping off a national search and campus-wide controversy spanning nearly two years. 

The future of online learning at Brown

University News

The future of online learning at Brown

June 7, 2021 0 comments

Since March 2020, the student experience at the University has been largely relegated to Zoom meetings and recorded lectures. But the novel prevalence of online technology in the University curriculum has provided a chance for the University to examine how it educates and challenges faculty and students alike.

Marijuana legalization proposal races against Statehouse clock

Metro

Marijuana legalization proposal races against Statehouse clock

June 7, 2021 1 comment

Three weeks remain in Rhode Island’s legislative session — and the clock is ticking on Democratic Rep. Scott Slater’s recreational marijuana proposal. Slater introduced the bill, which aims to legalize the use of recreational marijuana in the Ocean State, at the end of last month.  

The percentage of students on-campus who have documented COVID-19 vaccinations with the University surpasses 75 percent and nearly reaches 70 percent for on-campus employees.

COVID-19 Updates, Science & Research

More than three-quarters of students on campus have documented their COVID-19 vaccinations with the University

June 6, 2021 2 comments

The percentage of documented COVID-19 vaccinations increased to 76.8 percent and 69.3 percent, respectively, for students and employees on campus during the week of May 27 to June 2, according to the Healthy Brown COVID-19 Testing Update.