Melanie is a Senior Staff Writer covering the Undergraduate Council of Students and the Undergraduate Finance Board. She is a first-year from northern Virginia considering concentrating in History and Public Policy. When not at The Herald, Melanie can be found lost on campus, keeping up with the New York Mets (unfortunately), or learning obscure history.

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The preservationists & the provokers

The preservationists & the provokers

May 25, 2018 0 comments
This article is part of the series Commencement Magazine 2018

The Providence Preservation Society has been organizing community members for over half a century to advocate for the preservation of Providence’s historic buildings that capture the city’s character and heritage.

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Incoming UCS leadership discusses goals

April 26, 2018 0 comments

Shanzé Tahir ’19, president-elect of the Undergraduate Council of Students, and Camila Pelsinger ’20, vice president-elect of the council, outlined some of their goals for the next academic year at UCS’ general body meeting Wednesday evening.

Project Tampon, which aims to distribute menstrual products to University bathrooms, was started in the fall 2016 semester. UCS halted distribution of tampons and pads this semester.

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UCS asks Facilities to administer Project Tampon

April 26, 2018 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students is in conversations with the Department of Facilities Management to have the University take over Project Tampon, which would mean stocking bathrooms on campus with free tampons and pads, said UCS President Chelse-Amoy Steele ’18.

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UFB hopes to fill four open positions

April 25, 2018 0 comments

The Undergraduate Finance Board will seek to fill four open at-large representative positions in the fall semester through special elections, said incoming vice chair of the board Julian De Georgia ’20.

Vinh Nguyen, national intelligence officer for cyber issues on the U.S. National Intelligence Council, discussed implications of cybersecurity.

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Intelligence officer talks cybersecurity

April 16, 2018 0 comments

In an increasingly digital world, cybersecurity is no longer a “technical issue,​” but rather a concern that is​ “broad ranging,” with implications for a variety of fields, said Vinh Nguyen, the national intelligence officer for cyber issues on the U.S. National Intelligence Council.

A newly drafted student complaint form emphasizes the inclusion of specific and objective language in reporting bias-based and less-targeted offenses, which UCS members hope to implement by the end of the semester.

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UCS discusses bias-related reporting

April 12, 2018 0 comments

​​The Undergraduate Council of Students discussed a draft of a form intended to improve the process for reporting bias-motivated incidents at the University during its general body meeting Wednesday.

UCS aims to increase filtered water access

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UCS aims to increase filtered water access

April 10, 2018 0 comments

To address student concern about a lack of water bottle filling stations on campus, the Undergraduate Council of Students’ committee on campus life has submitted a proposal to the Department of Facilities Management to add 10 new stations around the University.

Co-chairs of the UCS elections board Katherine Barry ’19 (left) and Kathryn Stack ’19 (right) announced the results of the election Thursday night.

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Tahir ’19 elected next UCS president

March 23, 2018 0 comments

​​Shanzé Tahir ’19 was elected the next president of the Undergraduate Council of Students and Camila Pelsinger ’20 was elected the next vice president, announced co-chairs of the UCS election board Katherine Barry ’19 and Kathryn Stack ’19 Thursday night on the steps of the Stephen Roberts ’62 Campus Center.

UCS, administrators discuss food security, textbook costs

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UCS, administrators discuss food security, textbook costs

March 21, 2018 0 comments

​Several administrators attended the Undergraduate Council of Students’ general body meeting Wednesday to discuss a working group proposal that would increase support for students whose financial aid packages include no expected “parent contribution,” according to text of the revised draft distributed at the meeting.

UCS candidates discuss platforms

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UCS candidates discuss platforms

March 20, 2018 0 comments

Polls open today at noon in races for all executive board positions on the Undergraduate Council of Students. Shanzé Tahir ’19 and Fabrice Guyot-Sionnest ’20 contend for the presidency while Camila Pelsinger ’20 and William Zhou ’20 campaign for the vice presidency.

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