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University to review proposed Title IX regulations

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University to review proposed Title IX regulations

November 25, 2018 0 comments

Following the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed changes to Title IX regulations, President Christina Paxson P’19 reaffirmed the University’s commitment “to providing equitable and clear procedures for reporting, investigating and resolving allegations of sexual misconduct” in a Nov. 16 community-wide email.

William Tong ’95 won the general election by a margin of 5.7 percent. Tong previously served as a Connecticut state representative, during which he championed bills for gun control and criminal justice reform.

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Tong ’95 elected Connecticut’s first Asian-American attorney general

November 25, 2018 0 comments

In the early hours of Nov. 16, William Tong ’95 won the race to be Connecticut’s attorney general. Tong will be Connecticut’s first-ever Asian-American constitutional officer, the country’s second Asian-American state attorney general and the first elected Chinese-American state attorney general. 

Protesters disrupt Perez talk to demand action on climate change

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Protesters disrupt Perez talk to demand action on climate change

November 21, 2018 0 comments

The crowd outside the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs grew steadily as students arrived to join the chorus of voices singing and chanting for climate justice Monday afternoon.

In the first discussion of the two-part forum series "Across the Aisle" beginning Oct. 25, Former Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele and Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez ’83 P’18 discussed the midterm elections and youth engagement in politics.

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Perez, Steele delve into midterm elections

November 21, 2018 0 comments

Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez ’83 and former Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele reviewed the aftermath of the 2018 midterm elections Nov. 19 at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs in the second and last forum of the series “Across the Aisle.”

Once the election results have been certified, the University will recognize Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees and the American Federation of Teachers as "the exclusive representatives of graduate assistants in the bargaining unit on employment matters," wrote Provost Richard Locke P’18 and Dean of the Graduate School Andrew Campbell.

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Graduate students vote to unionize

November 20, 2018 0 comments

A majority of eligible graduate student voters supported unionization in an election that took place Nov. 14-19, Provost Richard Locke P’18 and Dean of the Graduate School Andrew Campbell wrote in a community-wide email.

Though students discovered chipping lead paint on the interior walls of Donovan House, Environmental Health and Safety concluded that it is unlikely to cause lead exposure.

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University examines lead paint in Donovan House

November 18, 2018 0 comments

The Department of Facilities Management will work with a painting contractor certified by the Environmental Protection Agency to repaint areas of Donovan House over winter break following students’ detection of lead in chipping wall paint.

While Brown students have largely excavated the dig site, sixth graders from Moses Brown School were invited to visit and explore in an effort to expose young students to archaeology field work.

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Class explores ruins beneath local soccer field

November 18, 2018 0 comments

At first glance, the soccer field at Moses Brown School contains little more than open space, two goals and a few stray balls. But underneath the field at the intersection of Hope and Lloyd Streets lies the ruins of a house dating back to 1884.

University lab tackles cancer from multiple angles

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University lab tackles cancer from multiple angles

November 18, 2018 0 comments

Observing cells in petri dishes, pipetting biochemical solutions into glass tubes — these images often come to mind when one envisions cancer research.

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Graduate students consider potential unionization

November 15, 2018 0 comments

Polling stations for the graduate student unionization election opened Wednesday, giving eligible students the chance to decide after years of conversation whether or not to unionize.

University changes policy to expand paid sick, safe leave to all University employees

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University changes policy to expand paid sick, safe leave to all University employees

November 15, 2018 0 comments

All University employees became eligible to take paid sick and safe leave after the University adjusted its policy to comply with the Rhode Island Sick and Safe Leave Act this month.