Elena Weissmann

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Elena is currently a news editor for The Herald. She's a junior from the dirty Jerz concentrating in Psychology and Public Policy, and some of her favorite things are peanut butter, running, and Paris. When she's not frantically studying neural pathways or lazing around watching The Office, you can find her eating spoonfuls of nutella or playing intramural soccer for her team, The Ball Busters. Their record is 0 wins and 11 losses.

Articles by Elena Weissmann (27)

Science & Research

Socioeconomic factors affect lymphoma treatment choices

January 26, 2015 0 comments

In a recent study, University researchers found that type of insurance, sex and race all significantly affected the type of treatment patients received.

Evan Stites-Clayton ’11 and Walker Williams ’11, above, founded Teespring with Anthony Staehelin ’10 in 2011.

University News

Alums’ startup lands $35 million investment

December 1, 2014 0 comments

Teespring recently gained this new funding in a Series B round, a type of funding round in which early outside investors buy common stock.

University News

New contemplative studies degree blurs science-humanities line

November 24, 2014 2 comments

“Contemplative studies satisfies an urge that everyone has — to investigate what it means to be experiencing, to be alive,” said Henry Langton ’16.

Students, policy officials and Providence residents participate in a community forum on drug policy. The conversation centered around incarceration rates and health research, focusing in on the potential costs and benefits of legalizing marijuana.


At forum, participants favor marijuana legalization

November 19, 2014 1 comment

The “explosion” of the American prison population is tied with the fact that 56 percent of federal offenders are in prison for nonviolent drug offenses.


Scholars debate incarceration

November 13, 2014 0 comments

“What do we owe the offending class?” asked Glenn Loury, professor of economics, in a discussion-based talk on mass incarceration.

After collecting mindfulness survey data from nearly 400 participants, University researchers found that heightened mindfulness is negatively correlated with cardiovascular risk factors.

Science & Research

Researchers link mindfulness to healthy body, lifestyle

November 3, 2014 0 comments

Practices of mindfulness, such as meditation, may affect more than just the mind. These activities may also potentially benefit cardiovascular health.


Students tweet their way to online accolades

October 14, 2014 1 comment

@GuyInYourMFA often quotes some of his “work,” describes an idea for an upcoming novel or remarks on one of his many struggles as a privileged white male.