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The defending national champion  Washington Huskies commanded a significant lead in the varsity eight race.  Though the Bears closed the gap, Washington managed to win by over a full boat length.

Sports

Women’s crew sweeps Radcliffe, men’s crew falls to No. 1 Washington

April 6, 2015 0 comments

The men’s crew team contested 2014 Intercollegiate Rowing Association national champion Washington in a formidable challenge Saturday morning in Providence.

Senator Reed brings foreign policy experience to Dems

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Senator Reed brings foreign policy experience to Dems

April 1, 2015 0 comments

Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I. addressed budgetary concerns, the Affordable Care Act and foreign policy issues in a speech to the Brown Democrats Tuesday night.

The men’s crew team rows down the Seekonk. Last year’s national runners-up, the Bears opened their season on a sour note with a loss to Yale.

Sports

Bears challenged by blustery weather in season openers

March 30, 2015 0 comments

After a long winter on the ergs, the men’s and women’s crew teams finally took to open water for their spring season openers Saturday.

President Christina Paxson P’19 spoke of personal experiences with gender inequality during her keynote address at the closing ceremony Sunday.

University News

FLAME Conference ignites discussions on feminism

March 9, 2015 0 comments

Local high school students grappled with issues of feminism, gender and sexuality at the first Feminist Leadership and Mentorship for Equality Conference.

Rosanne Somerson, who graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1976, has acted as interim president of RISD since December 2013. She founded the school’s  furniture design department in 1985.

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RISD presidential search draws from international applicant pool

February 13, 2015 1 comment

The international search for the Rhode Island School of Design’s 17th president has reached the preliminary interview process.

Science & Research

Lecture explores healing power of music, medicine

February 12, 2015 0 comments

In the arts, we are all learners,” said Lisa Wong, author of “Scales to Scalpels: Doctors Who Practice the Healing Arts of Music and Medicine.”

Developer, District Commission enter agreement

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Developer, District Commission enter agreement

February 9, 2015 1 comment

Richard Baccari II entered into a purchase and sale agreement Jan. 20 with the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission for Parcel 8.

Sen. Reed’s bill brings National Historical Park to state

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Sen. Reed’s bill brings National Historical Park to state

January 23, 2015 0 comments

The Blackstone River Valley — a national heritage corridor for 28 years — has been designated a national historical park.

Despite splitting into separate teams and gaining two new head coaches and a crop of first-years who have yet to learn the ropes, the formerly co-ed men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams have their eyes set on Ivy League championships.

Sports

Separate teams, new coaching staffs highlight changes for swimming and diving

December 5, 2014 0 comments

After the retirement of longtime coach Peter Brown, the co-ed program has split into separate men’s and women’s teams.

Chris Duffy ’09 returned to campus this weekend to live-tape a podcast for his show, “You’re the Expert,” which pits comedians against researchers. The  Thanksgiving-themed episode featured Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Tom Roberts, who studies turkeys running on treadmills.

Arts & Culture

In conversation: Chris Duffy ’09

November 18, 2014 0 comments

‘The sheer amount of characters on campus is unbelievable’