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ASL poet performs at Granoff Center

Words ‘flew’ in the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts auditorium Saturday, weaving together a tapestry of images and senses during the poetic performance “Flying Words Project.” Internationally acclaimed Deaf American Sign Language poet Peter Cook signed his work while his collaborator, Kenny ...

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Mayor Elorza hosts interfaith forum to discuss prejudice

On Wednesday, Mayor Jorge Elorza hosted an Interfaith Forum at the Providence Career and Technical Academy to discuss prejudice, community safety and policy changes. “Right now, the forces that are dividing us and separating us are stronger than they have been in any of our lifetimes. It’s important ...

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University News

Bharara talks importance of public service

Since he was fired by President Trump’s administration, Preet Bharara is "doing fine." Or at least, that’s what the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York said as he opened his lecture at the Taubman Center on Monday. "Everything is alright,” Bharara said, listing his current ...

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Two candidates make bids for mayoral race

Only two candidates, community activist Kobi Dennis and Mayor Jorge Elorza, have confirmed their candidacies for the 2018 Providence mayoral race. Meg Clurman, finance director for Elorza’s first campaign, confirmed to The Herald Oct. 18 that Elorza plans to run for reelection, but said the campaign ...

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Lifespan sued for lack of interpreters

Two individuals filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Lifespan Corporation, a healthcare conglomerate in Rhode Island and the University’s primary clinical training partner, that alleges a lack of interpreters within Lifespan’s subsidiary hospitals. Without interpreters, deaf individuals ...

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R.I. school facilities fail state evaluation

Every school facility in Rhode Island received a failing grade in the state’s first independent evaluation of school buildings, according to the Rhode Island Department of Education’s 2017 State of Rhode Island Schoolhouses report. The year-long assessment commissioned by the School Building Authority ...

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RIPTA holds community meeting to discuss new bus routes

Two weeks ago, Mayor Jorge Elorza unveiled the Kennedy Plaza revitalization plan — a project to develop park and community space in Kennedy Plaza, which will require the redrawing of some public transit routes  in downtown Providence. The Rhode Island Public Transportation Authority responded last ...

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Heritage Day Festival celebrates 40 years

Hundreds of people gathered on the State House lawn Saturday to eat foods from multiple cultures, purchase homemade crafts and speak with representatives from more than 20 different countries. It was the 40th Rhode Island Heritage Day Festival, an event that convenes each year to celebrate the many ...

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Pulitzer winners discuss MFA Program at University

For the past 10 years, Brown alums have consistently been nominated the Pulitzer Prizes for Drama. This April, Lynn Nottage ’86 P’20 won her second Pulitzer Prize in this category, continuing the decade long trend with her play “Sweat,” which explores economic stagnation and the lives of steel ...

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