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University study finds further reductions possible in household lead levels

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University study finds further reductions possible in household lead levels

September 11, 2018 0 comments

A new study by University researchers confirmed that it is possible for household lead levels to be reduced more substantially than the Environmental Protection Agency currently mandates.

Graduate students move toward unionization election

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Graduate students move toward unionization election

September 11, 2018 0 comments

After reaching a pre-election agreement with Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees over the summer, the University has been working with the student group to carry out the terms of the agreement.

Peter van Dommelen (pictured above), Sheila Bonde, Andrew Scherer, Yannis Hamilakis, Felipe Rojas Silva and Laural Bestock spent their summers excavating sites across the world to get a grasp of their historical context. Collectively, the professors found shattered stained glass, pottery, skeletons, mud-caked fruits and miniature goats.

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University archaeology professors present summer findings

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Six University professors presented findings from their summer archaeological fieldwork to students, faculty and other community members yesterday at the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology.

The Undergraduate Finance Board has created a new website as part of its initiative to increase transparency. UFB is responsible for allocating $2 million to around 250 student groups each year.

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UFB launches transparency campaign

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The Undergraduate Finance Board will work this semester to make their operations more transparent through a new website, quarterly budget reports and a call for student feedback, said UFB Chair Lisa Schold ’19 and Vice Chair Julian De Georgia ’20 in an interview with The Herald.

University releases Diversity, Inclusion Oversight Board memo

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University releases Diversity, Inclusion Oversight Board memo

September 10, 2018 0 comments

On Sept. 8, the Diversity and Inclusion Oversight Board published its annual memo reflecting on the University’s “progress to date and opportunities for continued growth” in realizing goals outlined in the Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, wrote Shontay Delalue.

University alum and first responder remembers 9/11

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University alum and first responder remembers 9/11

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Dan Hanfling ’92 MD managed a team of rescuers who entered the Pentagon moments after tragedy struck Sept. 11, 2001.

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Pilot administrative role supports international graduate students

September 10, 2018 0 comments

Associate Dean for Master’s Education Shayna Kessel took on the new role of interim associate dean for international graduate students May 1.

Mayor Jorge Elorza seeks re-election with commitments to improving infrastructure and supporting Providence youth.

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Elorza to face two challengers in Democratic primary

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Incumbent Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza will face off against two primary challengers — Kobi Dennis and Robert DeRobbio — in the Sept. 12 Democratic primary.

Lieutenant governor hopeful Aaron Regunberg ’12 supports single-payer health care and codifying abortion rights into Rhode Island law. During his time at Brown, he founded the Providence Student Union.

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Primary for lieutenant governor highlights health care, campaign finances

September 10, 2018 0 comments

Though Rhode Island has a history of skepticism when it comes to the utility of a lieutenant governor, candidates vying for the office in Wednesday’s primary say they can do a lot to help Rhode Island.

City Council hopefuls talk housing, city finances

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City Council hopefuls talk housing, city finances

September 9, 2018 0 comments

In the first week back at Brown, students on and off campus may have noticed a range of City Council electoral signs adorning peoples’ gardens. YURDIN and GAINES signs, for instance, can be seen from the corner of India Street all the way up to Fones Alley.