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Topic: Housing

Pollard ’21: Flawed housing policies and Brown’s broken commitments to transparency in communications

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Pollard ’21: Flawed housing policies and Brown’s broken commitments to transparency in communications

August 12, 2020 0 comments

Prior to students’ return to campus this fall, the University has upheld its policy requiring students to spend six semesters living on campus, and promised to uphold their agreement to house all students who request it.

Apartments at River House — located across the river from College Hill — are among those being leased by Brown for additional student housing.

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

Brown secures one-year leases at four off-campus Providence locations for upcoming academic year

July 15, 2020 0 comments

To supplement the supply of on-campus housing and allow for a de-densified campus during the upcoming academic year, the University has agreed to one-year leases at four off-campus locations in Providence. 

Rhode Islanders report housing, jobs as most pressing challenges

Metro, News

Rhode Islanders report housing, jobs as most pressing challenges

November 19, 2019 0 comments

Ocean State residents generally say that poor access to affordable housing lowers the quality of their communities more than any other factor, according to a report issued by health insurance provider Blue Cross Blue Shield Rhode Island in partnership with the University’s School of Public Health.

Over 150 students to be housed via summer assignment

News, University News

Over 150 students to be housed via summer assignment

April 25, 2019 1 comment

Approximately 160 students will receive on-campus housing for the 2019-20 academic year through the summer assignment process.

The hearing featured speeches by members of the community representing groups including City Council, non-profit art organizations and the Providence Preservation society.

Metro, News

Hope Point Tower design-concept proposal denied

April 10, 2019 1 comment

The most recent design-concept application for Hope Point Tower, a proposed luxury apartment building, was denied in a unanimous advisory vote Monday by Providence’s Downtown Design Review Committee.

Hegeman Hall, one of the three dorms that will undergo renovations this upcoming summer, primarily houses upperclassmen students on campus.

University News

Three dorms to be renovated summer 2019

April 9, 2019 Comments are Disabled

The Department of Facilities Management plans to renovate and update three dorms this summer, according to the Facilities Management Active Project List.

After open houses, promotional giveaways and extensive advertising on campus, the first tenants will move into the apartments on June 1.

Metro, News

New apartments unveiled in Jewelry District

February 28, 2019 1 comment

Glitz with a waterfront view — River House Apartments has debuted in the Providence Jewelry District. The development, located next to South Street Landing, is a modern structure in a historic, industrial district. Move-in days start June 1, said Development Leasing Specialist for River House Kasai Carter.

Affected students were originally given 72 hours to move out of Buxton after returning to campus this spring, but now have a more flexible timeline.

News, University News

U. suspends Buxton House

January 24, 2019 Comments are Disabled

The University has suspended the housing privileges of Buxton International House until fall 2020 after finding the program house had “again violated the student code of conduct while on deferred suspension from a previous violation,” wrote President Christina Paxson P’19 in a Jan. 18 letter.

Editorial: U. needs to dramatically revise its lead exposure policy

Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: U. needs to dramatically revise its lead exposure policy

December 2, 2018 Comments are Disabled

In mid-November, The Herald reported the troubling news that residents in Donovan House, where one of the University’s special interest housing programs is located, discovered what they believed to be lead paint in areas of the dorm with chipped paint.

Though City Council originally approved height changes for the tower in a nine-to-five vote Friday, Mayor Jorge Elorza vetoed the measure.

Metro, News

Mayor vetoes proposed zoning change for tower

December 2, 2018 1 comment

After several public hearings and a litany of high-profile City Council committee votes, Mayor Jorge Elorza vetoed a height ordinance change for the proposed 46-story Hope Point Tower Friday afternoon.