Category: Campus

A Discussion with Dean McInnis Following PC’s Long-Awaited School of Nursing Announcement

News officially broke of Providence College’s plans to open a nursing program via an email from President Fr. Sicard on Sept. 12. The administration released its official plans immediately upon receiving approval from The Rhode Island Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education to establish a nursing program. The new school and subsequent programs will […]

Emma Strempfer '24

PC Ranks No. 1 in Regional Universities North

According to newly published statistics by US News & World Report, Providence College has ranked No. 1 out of 181 in Regional Universities North, which encompasses New England, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware. PC is followed by Bentley University and our neighbor across I-95, Rhode Island School of Design. Here’s how PC […]

Sarah McLaughlin '23

BOP Holds Its First Event of the Semester

On Friday Sept. 2, Providence College’s Board of Programmers kicked off the Fall 2022 semester with its marquee event: “Fall Semester Kick-Off.” The annual event, which aims to welcome all students back to campus after three months of summer break, took place in McPhail’s. Though McPhail’s wasn’t officially supposed to open until next week, it […]

Eileen Cooney '23

Exceeding Expectations Right out of the Gate: PC Welcomes the Impressive Class of 2026

Following the typical lull brought about by the summer months, the lively Friartown atmosphere that we all know and love is back at Providence College. The Class of 2023 is settled into off-campus housing, much of the Class of 2024 is traveling the world while abroad, the Class of 2025 has claimed Aquinas lawn, and […]

Colleen Dorrian '25

Construction Galore: How PC is Slowly but Surely Improving Campus for All

Returning Providence College students have noticed changes to campus infrastructure. PC administration is working to improve the appearance and functionality of the College on all fronts. A growing student body and a commitment to an expansion in green space are driving the changes, both big and small.  PC’s newest residence building, Shanley Hall, is undoubtedly […]

Emma Strempfer '24

Inside the New Student Success Center: A Place for Conversations

by Sarah McLaughlin ’23 Many places on campus have experienced a facelift over the summer, and the second floor of the Phillips Memorial Library isn’t excluded. The space is home to the new Student Success Center, which includes academic advising, academic support, accessibility services, the Multicultural Student Success Program, and the Writing Center. Bryan Marinelli, […]

The Cowl Editor

Finding a Shark in the Water: PC Entrepreneurship Society Hosts Shark Tank Event

By: Olivia Coletti ’24 On May 4, Providence College’s Entrepreneurship Society held their Shark Tank competition. The competition was based on NBC’s hit show of the same name, with the judges consisting of the board of PC’s own Entrepreneurship Society. All 7 competitors had innovative ideas and designs, but Whizard’s team stood out and won […]


Blending the Personal with the Political in Times of Violence and Civil Unrest: PC Holds Poetry Reading with Renowned Author Carolyn Forché

  By Addison Wakelin ’22 On Oct. 27, the Jane Lunin Perel Poetry and Fiction Series held a poetry reading with Caroline Forché, a renowned poet and staunch human rights advocate. Forché has had a rather extensive career that has been highlighted by several nominations for her published works. She has been a finalist for […]


PC as a Polis: Humanities Forum Hosts Professor Bartlett on Importance of Rhetoric

“Rhetoric is a loaded gun,” a fitting metaphor included in Professor Robert Bartlett’s Humanities Forum in the Ruane Center for Humanities on March 27. Professor Bartlett is an award-winning professor and author from Boston College and Emory University. He specializes in ancient Greek political classic philosophy and discussed the power of persuasion with the Providence […]


Relay for Life at PC: Revitalized by Colleges Against Cancer

On Sunday, April 11, Peterson Recreation Center bustled with students, supporters, games, and emotional testimonies. Providence College’s Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) chapter organized a Relay For Life event after a two-year pause due to the pandemic. “My main goal with this event was trying to bring back what is usually the most successful relay event […]