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Grad Student Council to bring speakers to campus

October 3, 2019 0 comments

The Graduate Student Council announced at its meeting Wednesday evening that they invited two speakers to campus to give talks later this month. Marie Solange Lopes, a teaching fellow  at Stonehill College and founder of blog “The Corporate Sister,” will speak to grad students about personal finance Oct. 17.

Initiated members of Sigma Chi cannot join other fraternities on campus following the group’s suspension Sept. 6.

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University suspends Sigma Chi fraternity

October 3, 2019 0 comments

The University suspended Sigma Chi for five years Sept. 6 after an investigation found the fraternity guilty of hazing and alcohol violations that endangered students.

Reports of pest infestation in student housing spike

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Reports of pest infestation in student housing spike

October 3, 2019 0 comments

When students returned to the University in September, many moved into dorm rooms alongside unconventional roommates: pests.

Rhode Island falls behind emissions goals, study shows

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Rhode Island falls behind emissions goals, study shows

October 3, 2019 0 comments

A new report commissioned by the University and written by the Stockholm Environment Institute shows that Rhode Island’s greenhouse gas emissions are significantly worse than previously thought.

Stephen Kinzer, professor of international and public affairs, spoke about the moral implications of Cold War CIA Agent Sidney Gottlieb’s work.

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Kinzer speaks on Cold War mind control

October 3, 2019 1 comment

In the height of the Cold War, a CIA agent named Sidney Gottlieb worked quietly to weaponize mind control against Soviet Russia.

Students show their support for various presidential candidates on campus with chalk statements. Groups have formed around Buttigieg, Sanders, Warren and Yang for the upcoming 2020 Democratic primary election.

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Students begin rallying behind presidential candidates

October 2, 2019 0 comments

As the 2020 elections loom large on campus, students have begun to form groups around presidential candidates to increase student support.

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Faculty approve combined Baccalaureate, MAT program

October 2, 2019 0 comments

Faculty approved a new five-year Concurrent Baccalaureate/Masters in the Art of Teaching program in a vote at yesterday’s faculty meeting.

University pauses contentious search for Brown Center for Students of Color Director

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University pauses contentious search for Brown Center for Students of Color Director

October 2, 2019 0 comments

Following weeks of heated discussion over the search for a new director of the Brown Center for Students of Color, Assistant Vice President for Campus Life Nicole Truesdell paused the hiring process Tuesday.

The University supported Harvard’s admission policy following the 2018 amicus brief. Now, the University plans to review the written ruling by judge Allison D. Burroughs.

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Federal court upholds Harvard’s race-conscious admissions

October 2, 2019 0 comments

A federal judge ruled in favor of Harvard’s race-conscious admission policy yesterday, temporarily ending a court challenge to the practice. Harvard was accused of discriminating against Asian-American applicants in a lawsuit brought by Students for Fair Admissions…

Student voter turnout triples

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Student voter turnout triples

October 2, 2019 0 comments

Low voting rates among young people have been a hallmark of American elections for decades, with particularly disappointing results in midterm years — but  the tides may be turning.