Category: News

Rhode Island’s 2nd Congressional District Election: Seth Magaziner vs. Allan Fung

by Sarah McLaughlin ’23 With Congressman Jim Langevin not seeking re-election, the Rhode Island 2nd Congressional District seat is up for grabs this election season. The Providence College campus, as well as the surrounding off-campus neighborhood, is a part of this district, which spans from western Providence to the northwestern, southwestern, and southeastern reaches of […]

Sarah McLaughlin '23

Featured Friar: Samantha Dietel ’23

Samanatha Dietel, a current senior  at Providence College, did not expect to attend PC. Dietel went to the fall open house because the school was close to her home in Seekonk, MA, and she planned to go on tours at different schools. One of her first memories of PC was parking in the garage by […]

Sydney Olinger '23

Providence College Graduate Starts Web Company

Providence College graduate Mathew Carlson ’20 spoke with The Cowl this week to discuss his recently founded company and website, ParentPresents. Originally from Ramsey, New Jersey, Carlson was a Business Economics and Finance major and President of the Golf Team at PC.     Carlson’s graduating year and start to his professional career were uniquely difficult, as […]

Emma Strempfer '24

Featured Friar: Gracie Cleaver ’23

This week’s Featured Friar is Gracie Cleaver. Originally from Verona, NJ, Cleaver is a senior biology major with a Spanish minor on the Neuroscience Certificate track. In her three years attending PC, Cleaver has proven herself to be a committed and passionate member of the PC community. When making her college decision, Cleaver avoided PC […]

Eileen Cooney '23

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

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

Inside the New Student Success Center: A Place for Conversations

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, Assistant Vice President and […]

Sarah McLaughlin '23

Hurricane Ian Makes Landfall on the Gulf Coast of Florida

After causing record-breaking devastation in Western Cuba, Hurricane Ian made landfall on Wednesday, Sept. 28, near Fort Myers, FL, just shy of entering into the Category 5 threshold, with sustained winds of 155 miles per hour. For days, forecasters had told Florida residents to expect extremely dangerous meteorological conditions, predicting that rains and winds would […]

Eileen Cooney '23

Providence College Homecoming Weekend

Homecoming is a tradition for Providence College. Friartown welcomed alumni, families and friends of current students, prospective students, and various community members to campus. Homecoming 2022 began on Friday, Sept. 30 with Dueling Piano in McPhail’s, “Friartown After Dark” featuring Eric O’Shea in Mullaney Gym, and the classic Food Truck Friday. Saturday hosted the main […]

Kaitlyn Hladik '25

Student Congress Updates

On Sept. 20, Student Congress welcomed Head of Public Safety Chief Chad Carnegie to our General Assembly meeting to provide updates on the advancements of his department as well as answer questions posed by our members. His updates included that a new public safety officer began working on September 26th, and six more are anticipated […]

Kaitlyn Hladik '25