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Providence schools to undergo renovations

The City Council pledged last week to develop a plan to repair Providence school buildings “to provide students with educational facilities that are warm, safe, dry and conducive to learning,” according to a resolution sponsored by City Council President and mayoral candidate Michael Solomon. The ...

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R.I. bill aims to help adults finish college degree online

Rep. Joseph McNamara, D-Warwick and Cranston, proposed legislation March 19 to create a three-year pilot program for Rhode Island adults to complete their college degrees online. The program will be facilitated through partnerships with Charter Oak State College, a Connecticut public online college, ...


ACLU finds racial gap in R.I. student suspensions

Black and Hispanic students made up only about 30 percent of students in Rhode Island school districts during the 2012-13 school year but received over 50 percent of the state’s out-of-school suspensions, according to a report by the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island released March 10. The ...

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Prof. examines behaviors, outcomes for detained youth

Marina Tolou-Shams, assistant professor of psychiatry and human behavior, received a $3.4 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to examine the prevalence of risk behaviors and certain other outcomes in formerly incarcerated Rhode Island juveniles now reentering the community. Tolou-Shams’s ...


General treasurer candidate advises student investors

“I think we are due for a shake-up,” said Seth Magaziner ’06, candidate for Rhode Island general treasurer, at a Brown Socially Responsible Investment Fund meeting Tuesday night. Rhode Island’s pension system and high unemployment rate stand out as critical issues that need to be addressed ...

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Children’s film festival showcases young voices, themes

“I’m not actually a bully, but I hope I did a convincing job,” said one of the young actors from the short film “Robot and Boy” during a question-and-answer session Sunday at the Providence Children’s Film Festival. For the first time, the annual festival included an official program featuring ...

University News

Fewer alums volunteer for Peace Corps

Following a decade of ranking among the top 25 medium-sized colleges and universities sending graduates to the Peace Corps, the University failed to make the list for a second consecutive year. There are 11 Brown alums currently serving in the Peace Corps, wrote Elizabeth Chamberlain, public affairs ...


R.I. receives low marks in tobacco prevention

Rhode Island received an F in “tobacco prevention” and a D in “cessation coverage,” despite receiving A grades for both its “smokefree air” and “cigarette tax,” in the American Lung Association’s annual report published Jan. 22. The report attributed the low grades to insufficient ...


Proposed bill focuses on increasing composting

Earlier this month, Rep. Donna Walsh, D-Charlestown, South Kingstown, Westerly, New Shorham, proposed a bill that would “attack the food waste issue” by gradually requiring large facilities — such as dining halls, hospitals and supermarkets — to donate their waste or divert it to compost facilities, ...

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