Letter from President Paxson: Brown’s commitment to Providence and Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — From research collaborations with Rhode Island’s health care leaders and donations of urgently needed medical supplies to enhanced food security for Providence residents and community grants for local artists, members of the Brown University community are finding ways to assist the city, state and local residents and organizations as COVID-19 continues its spread.

University President Christina H. Paxson outlined those initiatives and others in an April 3 letter to students, faculty and staff.

“The city and state we call home are confronting an unprecedented set of challenges,” Paxson wrote. “We all feel the severe effects of this pandemic — in our jobs, our schools and our neighborhoods. The Brown community has come together in a wonderful way to support our local community on a multitude of fronts.” READ MORE