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University of Rhode Island Votes to Cancel Spring Break in 2021

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 11:30am 9/26/2020 at 11:30am

College life sure sounds fun this year, doesn’t it? Is it any wonder why so many people elected to take a gap year?

WJAR News reports:

University of Rhode Island votes to eliminate spring break 2021

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URI Removing Murals Commemorating WWII Veterans for Lacking Diversity

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 6, 2020 at 11:30am 9/6/2020 at 11:30am

The people who are doing this must know they are judging the past by the standards of today. Which would mean they are intentionally trying to erase the past. It’s sickening.

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“Michael from Rhode Island” Starring At DNC as “Longstanding Republican” Voting Biden, Is A Democrat

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 21, 2020 at 7:00pm 8/21/2020 at 7:00pm
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Other than some of the key speeches, I skipped most of the live coverage of the Democrat National Convention. When I tried to watch, it was unbearable, like watching a never-ending public service announcement from the Ad Council.

So I missed the live coverage of “Michael from Rhode Island” presented by the...

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Rhode Island’s “Victory [Over Japan] Day” Holiday May Fall Victim To Ongoing Historical Purge

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 7:40pm 8/15/2020 at 7:40pm
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Every year we remember Victory Over Japan Day, later known as VJ Day, now celeberated only in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, with the shortened more politically correct name “Victory Day” because apparently historically accurately remembering over whom we had a victory is forbidden.

This year I missed the...

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Naval War College Official Placed on Leave Over Pornographic Link in Email

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 3, 2020 at 10:00am 8/3/2020 at 10:00am

Oops. He is blaming this on a hack of his home computer.

The Navy Times reports:

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Connecticut pathologist’s study shows CDC coronavirus test kits generate 30% false positive results

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 4:00pm 7/19/2020 at 4:00pm
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As the American press paints a dire picture of all the new cases of coronavirus out there, to inspire another economy-crushing set of closures, it would be wise to step back and start questioning the numbers.

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“Connotation” phase of the cultural purge: Rhode Island loses its “Providence Plantations”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 9:00pm 6/24/2020 at 9:00pm
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Rhode Island’s official full name is State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

The word “Plantations” in Rhode Island history giving rise to the name has nothing to do with slave ownership or slave plantations. Rather, at the time Rhode Island was founded, the term plantation simply signified an...

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Man Arrested for Allegedly Painting Swastikas on Gravestones at Providence College

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 12:00pm 6/24/2020 at 12:00pm

The suspect also reportedly assaulted a public safety officer.

ABC 6 in Rhode Island reports:

Man arrested for spray-painting swastikas at Providence College

Providence Police have identified the man they say spray-painted swastikas on graves...

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Middle School Teacher Among Those Arrested for Allegedly Vandalizing Columbus Statue in RI

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 9:30am 6/14/2020 at 9:30am

The man is a social studies teacher. It’s time for America to have a conversation about who is teaching our children.

WPRI News reports:

Pawtucket teacher among those arrested for vandalizing boarded-up Columbus statue

Three people were arrested early Saturday morning for vandalizing the Christopher Columbus statue in Providence.

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Officials at Providence College Apologize Following Large Gathering of Students

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 18, 2020 at 10:00am 5/18/2020 at 10:00am

This is another example of how ready people are to end the shutdowns.

WPRI News reports:

Providence College officials apologize following large student gathering Saturday

Providence College officials have issued an apology to the community after students poured out of off-campus housing and flouted coronavirus-related social distancing mandates this weekend.

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Wuhan Virus Watch: Texas, California, and Iowa among states lifting lockdown rules

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 10:00am 5/9/2020 at 10:00am
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On Friday afternoon, my company discussed the development of recommissioning plans.

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Community fundraises to bring food and PPE for struggling workers at Rhode Island’s Orchard View Manor nursing home

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 4:45pm 4/18/2020 at 4:45pm
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The last we wrote about the Wuhan coronarivus situation in Rhode Island, Governor Gina Raimondo had ordered the State Police and National Guard to stop vehicles with New York plates, expanded to all out-of-state plates after NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo threw a fit.

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Rhode Island does not welcome you

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 9:00pm 3/29/2020 at 9:00pm

Rhode Island’s Governor Gina Raimondo announced last Thursday that the State Police would be stopping cars with New York plates entering the state, and requiring drivers from New York who planned on staying in Rhode Island to self-quarantine.

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Support your local businesses, while they still exist

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 9:00pm 3/21/2020 at 9:00pm

I went to Walmart early this morning, hoping to pick up a few things before the crowds arrived.

The bad news is the shelves were really picked over, frighteningly so, and not just for food. The good news is the aisles were filled with wrapped pallets of food and assorted other things,...

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On the beach, waiting for Wuhan coronavirus

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 8:30pm 3/14/2020 at 8:30pm
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Linc Chafee files to run for president on Libertarian Party line

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 6, 2020 at 9:00pm 1/6/2020 at 9:00pm

Readers of Legal Insurrection know who Linc Chafee is.

For several years we covered the once-upon-a-time Republican Senator (in a seat he inherited from his father), and Independent former Governor of Rhode Island, is quirky, to put it mildly.

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Court: Expelled Johnson & Wales male student gets trial on claim of unfair disciplinary process

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 8:20pm 11/27/2019 at 8:20pm

In January 2018, I wrote about the Kafkaesque campus sexual assault tribunal at Johnson & Wales alleged in lawsuit.

The case involved all-too-common really troubling procedural twists:

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