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2021 Guide To Brown

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RISD President Rosanne Somerson to retire

Rhode Island School of Design President Rosanne Somerson will retire at the end of the academic year after serving five years in office, the school’s Board of Trustees announced in an email to the RI…
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‘A historic moment in time for this democracy’: Watson inauguration talk shifts focus to Capitol riots

“The Biden Administration: What to Expect,” a virtual panel held by the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy on Jan. 12., initially aimed to present a “wide-ranging analysis and discussion…
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Graduate students raise concerns over union transparency, communication

When Igor Cerasa GS joined the Graduate Labor Organization, a student employee union that advocates for graduate workers’ needs and protections, he was optimistic.
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RISD cancels in-person commencement

The Rhode Island School of Design canceled in-person commencement for the class of 2021, citing uncertainty around the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an email from President Rosanne So…
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RI Rep. Cicilline ’83 leads effort to impeach Trump in U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Rep. David Cicilline ’83 of Rhode Island has co-authored an article of impeachment against President Trump in light of the pro-Trump insurrection at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday. 
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Brown students, alumni in D.C. reflect on attack on the Capitol

Margaret Thoren ’21 was out for a walk when she received an Emergency Alert that Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser had issued a city-wide curfew beginning Wednesday at 6 p.m.
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Brown leases rooms in Omni Providence Hotel to house students for spring semester

The University has leased rooms in the Omni Providence Hotel to house students during the spring semester, University Spokesperson Brian Clark wrote in an email to The Herald. 
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Brown community reacts to insurrection at Capitol

Following an insurrection in the U.S. Capitol, the Brown community, including groups across the political spectrum, united in condemning the Jan. 6 incident.
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Gov. Raimondo to be tapped as Commerce Secretary

President-elect Joe Biden is expected to select Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo as his pick for commerce secretary, according to reports by major news outlets. A former venture capitalist, she wo…
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Editors’ Note: 2020 in review

A year of loss that challenged everyone around the globe made no exception for the Brown community and The Herald’s own newsroom.
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Meals on Wheels America News - Deliver Humanity Today

Ever since her husband died, Dawn has been struggling to make ends meet on a fixed income. Living alone, she gets pretty lonely, a situation that is made even harder because she is blind and it is di…
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EarthTalk: Joe Biden's Environmental/Climate Plans

Dear EarthTalk: What will President-elect Joe Biden’s top environmental priorities be once he assumes office—and who is he tapping to head up key environmental positions in his administration?  -- J.…
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AmericanTowns PR Tool: Getting publicity for your Providence organization has never been easier

If your nonprofit group in Providence is looking to let the community know about an upcoming event, activity or initiative, our PR Tool is here to help! Here's how it works: when you post informati…
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Meals on Wheels America: You Are Making a Difference

"CALLING ANGELS" PROVIDE FRIENDSHIP TO LONELY SENIORS Hilton employees volunteer their time to place weekly phone calls to hundreds of Meals on Wheels clients who are sheltering at home and alone.…
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