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No immediate changes to U.’s Title IX policy

October 2, 2017 0 comments

The U.S. Department of Education issued new interim Title IX guidelines and rescinded the 2011 “Dear Colleague” letter Sept. 22.

As tech industry grows, finance accelerates recruitment to secure talent

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As tech industry grows, finance accelerates recruitment to secure talent

October 2, 2017 0 comments

Many traditional big-name finance and consulting firms made an appearance at last week’s General, Technical and Professional School Career Fair.

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Award recipient critiques Hobbes through Moby Dick

October 2, 2017 0 comments

Bonnie Honig delivered a Presidential Faculty Award Lecture on the ways literature can teach people about politics at the John Carter Brown Library Oct. 2.

Workshop attracts researchers to examine waves, imaging in complex media

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Workshop attracts researchers to examine waves, imaging in complex media

October 1, 2017 0 comments

The Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics held a workshop on waves and imaging in random media last week.

Over 400 Rhode Islanders gathered at India Point Park to highlight issues about race and inequality. Sunday’s demonstration included speeches from State Rep. Marcia Ranglin-Vassell and City Councilor Nirva LaFourtune.

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Speakers call for racial justice in R.I. sister rally

October 1, 2017 0 comments

Rhode Island’s March for Racial Justice, one of the 18 marches that took place across the nation, kicked off at India Point Park Sunday afternoon.

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R.I. Governor to sign bill limiting access to guns for domestic abusers

October 1, 2017 0 comments

Convicted domestic abusers in Rhode Island will be restricted from owning firearms once the Protect Rhode Island Families Act is signed by Governor Gina Raimondo

BSE sends balloon into atmosphere

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BSE sends balloon into atmosphere

October 1, 2017 0 comments

Brown Space Engineering launched a balloon into the upper atmosphere near Springfield, Mass. the morning of Sunday, Oct. 1.

TEDx Providence featured video programming alongside its signature speeches that evoked themes of perserverance and optimism.

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TEDxProvidence brings R.I. stories to public

October 1, 2017 0 comments

Following the theme of “Past, Present and Future,” 16 of Rhode Island’s leaders and innovators shared their stories at the TEDxProvidence event.

Columbia University humanities professor Mark Lilla spoke Thursday evening as part of the University’s Reaffirming University Values series. His speech criticized liberal use of identity politics and hyper radicalism.

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Mark Lilla talks institutional, identity politics

September 28, 2017 0 comments

“In America, institutional politics can always, at some point, undo whatever gains are made through movement politics,” said Mark Lilla.

Lifespan allegedly failed to provide on-site sign language interpreters at the Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital. The two plaintiffs were unable to communicate clearly about the treatment of their children, including blood transfusions, surgery and psychiatric treatment.

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Lifespan sued for lack of interpreters

September 28, 2017 0 comments

Two individuals filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Lifespan that alleges a lack of interpreters within Lifespan’s subsidiary hospitals.