Lydia DeFusto is a Senior Staff Writer who covers Academics and Advising. Lydia is a first year from New York, and she is considering concentrating in History or English. She has been interested in writing ever since she dressed up as a journalist for Career Day in second grade (an outfit which consisted of her normal clothes plus a pencil and clipboard.) In her free time, Lydia enjoys reading and playing the flute (but not at the same time.)

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An oral history of student activism since the 1980s

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An oral history of student activism since the 1980s

June 1, 2018 0 comments
This article is part of the series Commencement Magazine 2018

This article is part of the series Commencement Magazine 2018 Herald Archives Students begin fasting to protest apartheid. RONALD REAGAN (1981-1989) Having grown up in the midst of the Vietnam War and the peak of distrust in government, students during the 80s were highly skeptical of the government, protesting CIA […]

The resistance repeats

The resistance repeats

May 25, 2018 0 comments

The votes were in, and the result was outrage. The newly elected Republican administration left many students fearing the nation’s future.

Though Beverly Ledbetter has played an intergral role in several high profile legal cases involving the University, she considers her greatest successes to be the ones in which issues are resolved and conflicts are avoided.

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University’s chief legal officer retires after forty years

April 25, 2018 0 comments

“I am able to weather storms without letting them weather me,” Vice President and General Counsel Beverly Ledbetter said when she described qualities that have helped her to navigate her time as the University’s chief legal officer.

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University launches search for new dean of the college

April 24, 2018 0 comments

The University has launched a search for the next dean of the college following the announcement of current Dean of the College Maud Mandel’s departure to serve as the president of Williams College, The Herald previously reported.

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Leadership Alliance earns Mellon Foundation grant

April 3, 2018 0 comments

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded the Leadership Alliance a $1.25 million grant that will fund summer research opportunities in the humanities and social sciences “for underrepresented students,” according to a University press release.

Dean of the College Maud Mandel has been a part of the University since 1997. She will step down to become the 18th President of Williams College.

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Dean of College to serve as president of Williams

March 23, 2018 0 comments

Dean of the College Maud Mandel will step down as dean and serve as the 18th president of Williams College starting July 1, according to a March 13 University press release.

University produces most Fulbright scholars

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University produces most Fulbright scholars

February 22, 2018 0 comments

For the second consecutive year, the University has produced the largest number of Fulbright scholars of any U.S. institution, according to data from The Chronicle of Higher Education published Feb. 18.

Co-hosted by RISD and Brown, Tarana Burke addressed the community, expanding on the past, present and future of the #MeToo movement.

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Tarana Burke discusses #MeToo

February 15, 2018 0 comments

“#MeToo is just so simple,” said Tarana Burke, founder and leader of the movement, during an event at the Salomon Center for Teaching Wednesday evening.

Entrepreneurial magazine covers new companies

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Entrepreneurial magazine covers new companies

February 11, 2018 0 comments

InnovationFWD — an online publication primarily run by undergraduates that focuses on entrepreneurial pursuits — ­­­has launched one of its six sites at the University.

Soon to take on her role as president of the American Mathematical Society, Vice President of Research and Professor of Mathematics Jill Pipher served as president of the Association for Women in Mathematics.

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Jill Pipher elected AMS president Feb. 1

February 6, 2018 0 comments

Jill Pipher, vice president for research and professor of mathematics, became president-elect of the American Mathematical Society Feb. 1 — a position which she will hold until she becomes officially president next February.