Cup o’ (Pro)Jo: May 3, 2010

Immigration reform activists rallied on the steps of the State House on Saturday after spending the day marching through Providence’s neighborhoods and calling for legislation that would reform immigration on a national level. (Go here for a video of the State House rally.)

The ProJo is running a series this week that follows the lives of students, teachers, parents, and dropouts at Central Falls High School. Part One in today’s paper (written by Brown’s Visiting Lecturer in English Tom Mooney) follows Antonio Cruz as he goes from high school dropout to poet-rapper all while trying to earn his GED from the Blackstone Valley Community Action Program.

Rhode Island College will honor four people with honorary degrees at the school’s commencement ceremonies later this month. Those honored include Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed, New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble founder Frank Battisti, Rhode Island Monthly Communications owner John Palumbo, and House Speaker Gordon Fox.

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