Eric is a Senior Staff Writer for the Graduate School beat at The Herald. He is a first-year who intends to concentrate in philosophy and/or math. When not working on a story, he might be thinking about the utility monster (see existentialcomics.com/comic/8) or he might be found playing Go on the 5th floor of the JWW.

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The RESET Series aims to create a safe space for graduate students of color to engage in coversations. It is supported by the Brown Center for Students of Color and the Graduate School.

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New series to help support grad students of color

February 28, 2018 0 comments

The RESET Series — a set of lunchtime discussions that take place over the course of the semester — aims to serve as a safe space where graduate students of color can initiate dialogue, create bonds and learn about available resources, according to the University’s website.

University raises tuition for five master’s programs

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University raises tuition for five master’s programs

February 21, 2018 0 comments

The Corporation has approved tuition increases of at least 10 percent in five master’s degree programs — computer science, engineering, innovation management and entrepreneurship, physics and data science — according to a recent University Resources Committee report.

The University no longer plans to demolish the Urban Environmental Laboratory. Concerns voiced in a Providence City Plan Commission meeting Dec. 19 spurred the changes to the proposed design and location.

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University changes site for performing arts center

February 20, 2018 0 comments

The University has changed the planned building location for the new performing arts center “to a smaller plot on The Walk between Angell and Olive streets, facing the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts,” according to a University press release.

Graduate Student Council plans unionization forum, reviews budget

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Graduate Student Council plans unionization forum, reviews budget

February 8, 2018 0 comments

At its first general body meeting of the semester Wednesday evening, the Graduate Student Council announced its plans for a unionization forum this semester and voted on its spring budget.

After a December hearing featured concerns from various community members, the vote on the possible demolition of historic sites to build the performing arts center was postponed a second time.

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Arts center met with controversy from Providence locals

February 6, 2018 0 comments

The Providence City Plan Commission has moved the vote on the University’s plan to build a performing arts center — which has sparked controversy over the possibility of demolishing or moving five historic buildings  — to March 20.

SUGSE fears University stalling talks on grad student unionization

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SUGSE fears University stalling talks on grad student unionization

February 2, 2018 0 comments

The University and graduate students have not yet been able to reach a decision on union pre-elections, according to Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees.

Graduate students uncertain about future income

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Graduate students uncertain about future income

January 28, 2018 0 comments

Graduate students may have succeeded in avoiding taxation of their tuition waivers with the passage of the final GOP tax bill in late December, but many still fear for the security of higher education.

Women, non-white, first-gen students report less confidence in job prospects

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Women, non-white, first-gen students report less confidence in job prospects

December 5, 2017 0 comments

Women, people of color and first-gen students are less confident in their abilities to find a job in comparison to male, white and non-first-gen students.

Panel talks Asian, Asian American identity

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Panel talks Asian, Asian American identity

November 28, 2017 0 comments

Panelists discussed the implications of the invisibility of Asian and Asian American men for mental health and well-being at an event Tuesday.

The film festival featured the animated movie “Loving Vincent,” for which 120 artists crafted 65,000 oil paintings for each shot in the movie.

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Art, design featured in statewide film festival

November 7, 2017 0 comments

The annual Providence Art & Design Film Festival opened, bringing films “focused on diverse disciplines within art and design,” according to its website.