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Partners HealthCare, Care New England settle on merger plan

June 2, 2018 0 comments

Following Partner HealthCare’s and Care New England’s definitive agreement to merge May 23, President Christina Paxson P’19, previously a vocal critic of the merger, stated in a press release that she was “optimistic” about the acquisition deal.

Corporation approves new site for performing arts center

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Corporation approves new site for performing arts center

June 2, 2018 0 comments

The Corporation approved the new performing arts center site between Angell and Olive Streets, following controversy surrounding the previously proposed site.

University releases second annual DIAP progress report

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University releases second annual DIAP progress report

May 31, 2018 0 comments

The annual report highlights efforts to promote diversity and inclusion across all aspects of campus life, including University admissions and hiring, as well as the University’s relationship with the greater Providence community.

The college effect

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The college effect

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

Though events like Spring Weekend and Halloween may make substance use feel prevalent on campus, around 20 percent of students identify as substance-free.

EQUiSat was launched into space early Monday morning on a rocket headed for the International Space Station. The satellite is equipped with an LED light that will allow people to see it from Earth.

Science & Research

Student-built satellite launches into space

May 24, 2018 0 comments

The night before their satellite was launched into space aboard a NASA rocket, past and present members of Brown Space Engineering gathered to celebrate the last seven years with a cookout, said Anand Lalwani ’18, leader of the group’s team in charge of solar power and battery construction.

University to offer funds for meal plans, textbooks

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University to offer funds for meal plans, textbooks

May 15, 2018 0 comments

To ease the burden of costs of attendance, the University will launch two new financial aid initiatives starting fall 2018.

Leviton Dual Language Elementary School has the oldest dual language program among Providence public schools. English Language Learners at the school make up approximately 50 percent of the students.

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State grapples with lack of resources for English language learners

April 26, 2018 0 comments

Patricia Santos has been a substitute elementary school teacher in East Providence for two years. Born in Portugal, Santos is fluent in both English and Portuguese and also speaks some Spanish — a multilingual skillset that comes in handy in the classroom. 

Science & Research

Scientists advocate for forensic science reform

April 26, 2018 0 comments

Contrary to popular belief, many of the forensic science tools used in today’s courtrooms are not actually subject to empirical validation, but rather are accepted on the basis of historical precedent: If the practice was allowed in the past, it is allowed now.

University News

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.

Former Florida Governor and 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush spoke in front of a full Salomon Center on Wednesday, discussing topics such as immigration, education and socioeconomic mobility.

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Jeb Bush discusses U.S. political climate

April 26, 2018 0 comments

It has been only eight days since former Florida Governor and 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush lost his mother, Barbara Bush, and only five days since her funeral occurred.