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Providence College Press Releases 2015- 2016

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Office of Public Affairs, Community and Government Relations welcomes your interest in news about Providence College. Posted on this page are current news releases about important College events, activities, and achievements.

Release Date: August 23, 2016

Providence College Facebook Video Breaks School Viewership Record

Providence, R.I. – Providence College posted a “Welcome Class of 2020” social media video yesterday that has gone viral and broken the College’s social media records. 


Release Date: August 19, 2016

Providence College Students Give Back Before They Even Get Here

Providence, R.I. – Members of Providence College’s Class of 2020 will kick off their freshman year by participating in the College’s 26th annual Urban Action (UA) community service program.


Release Date: August​ 1, 2016

Providence College Turns 100: Be a part of the Centennial Celebration                                                      Providence, R.I. - When the fall semester of the 2016-17 academic year begins later this month, Providence College will mark the 100th anniversary of its founding. To celebrate this historic milestone, the College will host events honoring its century of academic excellence and meaningful service in the Catholic and Dominican tradition.​


Release Date: July 5, 2016

Providence College makes PROMISE to Rising HS Seniors
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​​Providence, R.I. - Providence PROMISE Program motivates students and gets them on the path to college. Starting Tuesday, July 5, the Providence PROMISE Program at Providence College will provide 21 rising Providence high school students the opportunity to see what it is like to be a college student. As a way to experience what transitioning into college means, these students will, twice a week over the next five weeks, take classes and discover what it is like to do academic research, speak in front of their fellow students, complete critical reading and thinking exercises, and manage their time effectively.


Release Date: Jun​​e 7, 2016
Providence, R.I. – Providence College Associate Professor of Economics Dr. Angela Dills has co-authored a report​ that finds ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft lower the rate of fatal accidents, DUI arrests, disorderly conduct and assaults. The report says that the public safety benefits of ride-sharing services are also helping those demographics most likely to be involved in these potential traffic tragedies – Smartphone users aged 25 – 44 who are also Uber’s primary users..​


Release Date: May 12, 2016

Providence, R.I. – Providence College ​​affirmed today that it will close permanently the College-owned portion of Huxley Ave. (Eaton Street to Ventura Street) to all vehicular traffic on Wednesday, May 18th. PC had previously announced in February its intention to close the College-owned portion of the street sometime between May 15th and June 1st.​​


 

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