Category: News

Seeking Western Men

On Tuesday, Oct. 10, Providence College’s Department of Sociology along with the Women’s and Gender Studies program welcomed Dr. Monica Liu, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of St. Thomas. Dr. Liu spoke about her recently published book Seeking Western Men, which focuses on global internet dating, specifically in China.   Dr. Liu noted […]

Christina Charie '25

Israel Declares War on Hamas

Militant attacks occurred across Israel starting on Saturday, Oct. 7. Hamas, a terrorist group and major political party in the Palestinian territory, governs more than two million people in the Gaza Strip. This group has historically been known for their hostility toward Israel and is funded by Iran. Hamas was founded by Sheikh Ahmed Yassin […]

Shannon Kelly '26

Providence PILOT Agreement

A conglomerate of private Providence universities and colleges and the Providence Mayor, Brett Smiley, signed an agreement on Oct. 12 that shapes monetary contributions to the city of Providence for private higher-education institutions. The Payment in Lieu of Taxes, or PILOT agreement, was signed by the four private collegiate institutions in Providence: Rhode Island School […]

Liam Dunne '26

PC Hosts White House Director of the Office of Records Management

On Monday, Oct. 16, Providence College hosted Philip Droege, Director of the Office of Records Management at the White House. The event took place in Ruane LL05, with a reception in the Ruane Great Room. Droege’s lecture brought attendees of all ages; students, professors, and children were all present. He made the experience interactive, asking […]

Liam Dunne '26

US Relations with Cuba and Recent Attack on the Cuban Embassy

On Sunday, Sept. 24, the Cuban embassy in Washington, D.C. was attacked by an unidentified man who threw two Molotov cocktails at the building around 8 p.m. The device, a glass bottle of flammable liquid sealed with a cloth wick, is often used as an incendiary weapon that spreads flames to its target as the […]

Izzy Mignardi ’27

Homelessness in Rhode Island

On the corner of Orms and Park street, alongside the Rhode Island Department of Administration and the Rhode Island Department of Health, a homeless man named Michael has created a shelter for himself. Complete with a tent, a couch, and a sign labeled “Home Sweet Home,” his makeshift homestead covers about 150 square feet. Across […]

Liam Dunne '26

Late Night Madness

Providence College’s Late Night Madness event has been a long-standing tradition of the school, taking place on Homecoming Weekend and marking the beginning of practices for the upcoming basketball season. Along with performers such as the dance team and dance club, PC’s head basketball coaches Erin Batth and Kim English spoke at the event after […]

Molly Oldread ’26

Providence College: The School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Providence College announced in Sept. 2022 the new addition of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. The College now offers the new majors of nursing and health sciences, as well as incorporating the current major, health policy and management. The class of 2027 is the first to join the school, as PC received approval […]

Emily Dunford ’26

Hurricane Lee: Effects On Rhode Island, New England as a Whole

Hurricane Lee has recently been on people’s radars in coastal New England. The storm was classified as a minimal Category One hurricane early Friday, Sept. 15. It was expected to be more like a nor’easter, with high winds and lots of potential rainfall. Maine and Massachusetts have been hit particularly hard by the storm. Meteorologists […]

Shannon Kelly '26

So, How’s Stanley?

Shanley Hall, the 121,150 square foot residence hall, was completed this past August. As far as the Friar community can tell from the outside, the hall looks great. Its modern glass common spaces are displayed to the outside, where the futuristic chairs contrast the medieval gothic architecture of the tan stone walls. It fits the […]

Olivia Coletti '24