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University graduate students planning to vote on unionization follow in the footsteps of Georgetown University graduate students, who will vote on unionization Nov. 5 to 8.

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Unionization vote proposed for Nov. 14, 15

October 29, 2018 0 comments

A vote on whether graduate students will unionize will be held Nov. 14 and 15, following an election petition filed by Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees and American Federation of Teachers with the American Arbitration Association Oct. 25, said Hilary Rasch GS, a member of SUGSE.

The recent proliferation of Bird and Lime electric scooters aligns with Mayor Elorza’s goals to reduce the city’s emissions, 90 percent of which currently come from diesel and gasoline use.

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Scooter regulations stress access, affordability

October 29, 2018 0 comments

Electric scooters made their return to Providence earlier this month with rideshare companies Bird and Lime.

Before serving as dean of students, Mary Grace Almandrez was the director of the Brown Center for Students of Color until 2014, for which she was awarded the University Excellence Award for Managing Excellence.

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Dean of Students stepping down next month

October 26, 2018 0 comments

Mary Grace Almandrez will step down from her position as associate vice president for campus life and dean of students, according to an Oct.19 email.

University professor elected to National Academy of Medicine

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University professor elected to National Academy of Medicine

October 26, 2018 0 comments

Josiah Rich, professor of medicine and epidemiology, was recently elected to the National Academy of Medicine, a nonprofit organization that offers advice on medical and public health issues.

Perez, Steele talk midterm election

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Perez, Steele talk midterm election

October 26, 2018 0 comments

Former Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele and Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez ’83 P’18 sat down yesterday at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs to kick off a two-part forum called “Across the Aisle.”

U. to pay tour guides $11 per hour in 2019

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U. to pay tour guides $11 per hour in 2019

October 25, 2018 0 comments

Starting January 2019, campus tour guides will receive compensation from the Office of College Admission for tours during the school year, said Dean of Admission Logan Powell.

Ed. Department receives $2.5 million grant

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Ed. Department receives $2.5 million grant

October 25, 2018 0 comments

The U.S. Department of Education awarded the Rhode Island Department of Education a federal grant of $2.5 million last week to finance measures to meet public school students’ social and emotional needs.

Nordstrom to close at Providence Place

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Nordstrom to close at Providence Place

October 25, 2018 0 comments

Nordstrom announced last Tuesday that it will be closing its Providence branch Jan. 4. The first store to open at Providence Place Mall and one of the mall’s remaining anchor stores, Nordstrom will be replaced with Boscov’s, a family-owned department store, which will open in fall 2019.

Med School’s opioid courses win international award

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Med School’s opioid courses win international award

October 24, 2018 0 comments

Earlier this month, the Alpert Medical School received the Curricular Innovation Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges.

UCS calls for ombudsperson for undergrads

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UCS calls for ombudsperson for undergrads

October 24, 2018 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students unanimously approved a resolution at its general body meeting Wednesday evening demanding that the University hire an ombudsperson trained in transformative justice and community accountability processes to work with undergraduates.