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Brown announces plans for students’ return to campus in fall

Brown announces plans for students’ return to campus in fall

Brown University will move to a three-term model for the next academic year, students will live alone in dorm rooms, and classes with more than 20 students will be taught remotely to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the Ivy League university announced Tuesday.

PawSox, strip club among recipients of coronavirus loans

PawSox, strip club among recipients of coronavirus loans

The minor league affiliate for MLB’s Boston Red Sox and an infamous Providence strip club are among nearly 2,500 companies in Rhode Island that were awarded emergency loans of more than $150,000 as part of Congress’ $2 trillion stimulus package to blunt the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according to data released Monday by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

National News

US heads into a new week shaken by protests, violence and pandemic

US heads into a new week shaken by protests, violence and pandemic

With cities wounded by days of violent unrest, America headed into a new week with neighborhoods in shambles, urban streets on lockdown and shaken confidence about when leaders would find the answers to control the mayhem amid unrelenting raw emotion over police killings of black people.

Jobless rate spikes to 14.7%, highest since Great Depression

Jobless rate spikes to 14.7%, highest since Great Depression

The U.S. unemployment rate hit 14.7% in April, the highest rate since the Great Depression, as 20.5 million jobs vanished in the worst monthly loss on record. The figures are stark evidence of the damage the coronavirus has done to a now-shattered economy.

 
 

Arts + Lifestyle

“Hello Dolly” shines at PPAC

“Hello Dolly” shines at PPAC

Hello Dolly runs through Sunday, March 8, at the Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset St., Providence. Tickets can be obtained at the box office, online at ppacri.org, or by calling 401-421-2787.

“A Bronx Tale” Not One of the Great Ones

“A Bronx Tale” Not One of the Great Ones

A Bronx Tale runs through Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset St., Providence. Tickets can be obtained at the box office, online at ppacri.org, or by calling 401-421-2787.

A Favorite Classic Returns with PPAC’s Fiddler

A Favorite Classic Returns with PPAC’s Fiddler

Fiddler on the Roof runs through Feb. 16 at the Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset St., Providence. Tickets may be obtained at the box office, online at ppacri.org or by calling 401-421-2787.

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