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Twitter bots impact climate discussion, U. researchers find

Science & Research

Twitter bots impact climate discussion, U. researchers find

November 29, 2018 0 comments

With President Trump actively denying the existence of climate change, views on the topic remain polarized. Conclusions from reports conducted by researchers and engineers often clash with personal opinions.

The newly formed Communications Committee pitched several plans to make UCS more accessible to students, including a new feedback form, office hours with UCS members, town halls and an information campaign.

University News

UCS committee aims to increase transparency

November 29, 2018 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students heard updates from its Communications Committee at its weekly general body meeting Wednesday evening.

State continues marijuana legalization debate

Metro

State continues marijuana legalization debate

November 29, 2018 0 comments

States neighboring Rhode Island are going green — and not only as a result of environmental concerns. The first recreational dispensaries in Massachusetts opened Nov. 20 to long lines spilling out of their doors.

Rhea Stark ’18.5 plans to complete her Master of Philosophy at Oxford in Islamic Art and Archaeology. She hopes to later pursue museum curation.

University News

Rhea Stark ’18.5 earns Rhodes Scholarship

November 27, 2018 0 comments

Rhea Stark ’18.5 was awarded a 2019 Rhodes Scholarship Nov. 17, one of the most highly regarded international fellowship awards. Stark, along with 31 other award recipients from the United States, will pursue a master’s degree at Oxford University beginning October 2019.

Watson initiative presents Costs of War findings in D.C.

University News

Watson initiative presents Costs of War findings in D.C.

November 27, 2018 0 comments

The United States has contributed $5.9 trillion to post-9/11 wars that have resulted in around 500,000 casualties, according to two studies produced by the Costs of War initiative from the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs.

University offers video testimonial to applicants

University News

University offers video testimonial to applicants

November 27, 2018 0 comments

Starting this fall the University is offering prospective students the option to submit a video testimonial in place of the traditional alumni interview as part of their application.

Medical School develops LGBTQ+ inclusive curriculum

University News

Medical School develops LGBTQ+ inclusive curriculum

November 27, 2018 0 comments

After finding that medical students receive an average of five hours of education on the health care needs of the LGBTQ+ community, medical schools across the country have received questions on how to improve their curriculums to promote LGBTQ+ inclusive healthcare, according to a 2011 Stanford Medical School study.

Student elections process varies across Ivy League

University News

Student elections process varies across Ivy League

November 26, 2018 0 comments

In early March, the Undergraduate Council of Students’ Elections Board held information sessions for prospective candidates to fill the council’s highest positions.

Undergraduate Finance Board releases budget

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Undergraduate Finance Board releases budget

November 26, 2018 0 comments

The Undergraduate Finance Board published its first budget report Nov. 21, which provided an overview of how it expects to allocate approximately $2.2 million dollars in the 2018-19 academic year.

Van Wickle Ventures enables student investing

University News

Van Wickle Ventures enables student investing

November 26, 2018 0 comments

The soft launch of Van Wickle Ventures, a new student-run venture fund that invests in Brown- and Rhode Island School of Design-affiliated companies, is currently underway, according to Co-founders Sophie Starck ’20 and John Diorio ’20.