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Med students organize road race for asthma camp

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Med students organize road race for asthma camp

April 20, 2018 0 comments

On Saturday, members of the Providence community will lose their breath running up Hope Street so that young Rhode Islanders can catch theirs.

102 seniors elected to Phi Beta Kappa

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102 seniors elected to Phi Beta Kappa

April 20, 2018 0 comments

One hundred and two members of the class of 2018 were elected to the University’s Phi Beta Kappa Society April 10, wrote Chapter Administrator Mary Jo Foley in an e-mail to The Herald.

Student panelists at a town hall shared their experiences with mental health resources on campus. They called for increased transparency and access and emphasized the importance of continuous improvement.

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Students talk mental health at town hall

April 20, 2018 0 comments

At a mental health town hall yesterday, five student panelists praised reforms to mental health and disability services on campus while also vocalizing their discontent with a continued lack of transparency and systemic limits to resource accessibility.

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Non-Brown, Pro-Israel group stirs controversy

April 20, 2018 0 comments

Tensions rose on campus last week when a non-Brown-affiliated, pro-Israel group allegedly harassed students outside the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center.

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Activist talks nuances of Black Lives Matter

April 20, 2018 0 comments

The speaker’s black t-shirt matched his baseball cap. The shirt read “UNARMED CIVILIAN.”

22 percent of students call home at least once a day

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22 percent of students call home at least once a day

April 20, 2018 0 comments

When Alexis Jackson ’21 left her family in Ohio and arrived on College Hill, she felt overwhelmed by the jarringly difficult pre-med classes.

Researchers have found that Sumatran rhinoceroses, which are close to extinction, were driven from their habitats by agriculture practices, disputing the idea that they were genetically doomed to die out.

Science & Research

Sumatran rhinos nearing extinction due to farming, hunting

April 20, 2018 0 comments

Sumatran rhinoceroses once inhabited a vast expanse of land in mainland East Asia, according to a new study by University professors.

Panel discusses Puerto Rican recovery

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Panel discusses Puerto Rican recovery

April 19, 2018 0 comments

Seven months have passed since Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria, a category four storm that tore across the island and left destroyed houses, cities and lives in its wake. Puerto Rico continues to experience the ramifications of the hurricane as the entire island lost power in a blackout yesterday.

According to Peter Rossi, director of Dining Services, less than five students on average utilize the meal plan over breaks. This year, 300 students participated in the financial-need-based meal gap program.

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Cost of recess meal plans draws student scrutiny

April 19, 2018 0 comments

Recently, students have expressed concern over the University charging an additional fee to remain on a meal plan during official University recesses, such as spring break. Stanley Yip ’21, who stayed on campus over spring break this year, said he chose not to buy the University’s spring break meal plan. […]

Martin Weinstock, professor of dermatology, explained that research shows that indoor tanning bed use is directly linked to increased cases of skin cancer. A new bill aims to decrease the number of skin cancer cases.

Metro

Ban the tan: new bill proposes prohibiting tanning beds for minors

April 18, 2018 0 comments

As the weather heats up, some R.I. residents are turning to tanning beds to prepare for the new season.