Why are Brown students leading the opposition to their university’s tax deal with Providence?
Niyanta Nepal arrived at Brown University eager to join what she believed was a “liberal, socially-conscious institution.” That excitement quickly waned. One turning point weeks into her freshman year came during a meeting of the Students for Educational Equity (SEE), in which a fellow student and club leader shared a shocking fact: Brown does not […]
Providence City Council starts vetting proposed PILOT agreements with higher eds
PROVIDENCE — City Council members have many questions about proposed deals unveiled last week by Mayor Brett Smiley in which Brown University and three other tax-exempt higher education institutions would voluntarily pay the city a combined total of $223.4 million over the next 20 years. But they weren’t satisfied by the answers they received from […]