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Graduate students consider potential unionization

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Graduate students consider potential unionization

November 15, 2018 0 comments

Polling stations for the graduate student unionization election opened Wednesday, giving eligible students the chance to decide after years of conversation whether or not to unionize.

University changes policy to expand paid sick, safe leave to all University employees

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University changes policy to expand paid sick, safe leave to all University employees

November 15, 2018 0 comments

All University employees became eligible to take paid sick and safe leave after the University adjusted its policy to comply with the Rhode Island Sick and Safe Leave Act this month.

Hope Point Tower moves closer to zoning approval

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Hope Point Tower moves closer to zoning approval

November 15, 2018 0 comments

The Providence City Council voted to approve a change in city height ordinances for the Hope Point Tower Project Thursday night. The Council will need to vote one more time on the issue before it goes to Mayor Jorge Elorza’s desk for final approval.

Fall 2018 Herald poll results

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Fall 2018 Herald poll results

November 14, 2018 0 comments

Fall 2018 poll results can be found here.

Joseph Meisel named University Librarian

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Joseph Meisel named University Librarian

November 14, 2018 0 comments

The University appointed former Deputy Provost Joseph Meisel as University Librarian following his two-month stint as the interim librarian.

CAPS director Will Meek, right, spoke to UCS general body members about CAPS’ work to develop long-term care opportunities for students.

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UCS briefed on CAPS initiatives

November 14, 2018 0 comments

At the Undergraduate Council of Students’ weekly general body meeting Wednesday evening, Director of Counseling and Psychological Services Will Meek spoke on efforts to make CAPS’ services more accessible to the student body.

Medical professionals currently use a visual analogue scale, or VAS, to measure pain. The method is subjective as patients may indicate the severity of their pain on the pictured scale and pick a number from one to 10.

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U. researchers develop new method for pain analysis

November 14, 2018 0 comments

A new study by University researchers aimed to measure the amount of pain patients experience through brain activity, which could improve pain medications and treatments.

Provost hosts open forum on 2019 University budget

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Provost hosts open forum on 2019 University budget

November 14, 2018 0 comments

The University is currently predicting a $5.4 million deficit for the 2019 fiscal year based on conservative estimates of revenue, said Provost Richard Locke P’18 at a University Resources Committee forum Wednesday.

U. study examines link between alcohol consumption, memory

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U. study examines link between alcohol consumption, memory

November 14, 2018 0 comments

A University study published last month shows that a pathway for making memories is changed when alcohol, even in small amounts, is consumed — a finding that has implications for understanding addiction.

U. professors weigh in on significance of midterms

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U. professors weigh in on significance of midterms

November 13, 2018 0 comments

Last Tuesday’s midterm elections saw the Democrats take control of the House of Representatives, while Republicans are projected to increase their majority in the Senate by one to two seats.