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UCS Vice President William Zhou ’20 spoke to the general body during Wednesday’s meeting. At the meeting, he asked  Provost Locke about University support for departments that are moving slower under their DIAPs.

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Provost talks diversity in faculty hiring at UCS meeting

February 14, 2019 0 comments

Provost Richard Locke P’18 spoke to the Undergraduate Council of Students about diversity in faculty hiring at its general body meeting Wednesday evening. Locke discussed the University’s strategic plan, Building on Distinction, and its Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan in the context of faculty hiring.

Blanchard, president emerita of the community development organization BakerRipley and former Swearer Center Social Entrepreneur in Residence, was involved with the response and restoration of the city of Houston in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvery. She aims to bring her real world experience to students in the University’s MPA Program.

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New Watson senior fellow to teach Master of Public Affairs seminar

February 14, 2019 0 comments

Angela Blanchard, recently named senior fellow at the Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs, will teach a Master of Public Affairs seminar this spring titled MPA 2772: “Disaster, Displacement and Response: A Practitioner, People-Focused Lens on Urban Policy & Practice”…

The Performing Arts Center, which will be located between Angell and Olive streets, should be completed in 2022 and will feature a main performance hall that can be transformed into several configurations.

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University unveils design of new Performing Arts Center

February 13, 2019 0 comments

The design of the new Performing Arts Center was announced today by the University and New York-based architecture firm REX, according to a University press release. The PAC, set for completion in 2022, will be located between Angell and Olive streets, The Herald previously reported.

Lecturer highlights transcontinental indigenous activism

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Lecturer highlights transcontinental indigenous activism

February 13, 2019 0 comments

The construction of the Sardar Sarovar Dam caused extreme flooding near the Narmada River in India, compelling many thousands of people to move out of their homes. But some remained close to the river instead of following the resettlement program, choosing to stay on the land “considered to be sacred […]

English, Lit. Arts face high course demand

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English, Lit. Arts face high course demand

February 13, 2019 0 comments

During the first few days of shopping period, it’s not unusual to find students crammed into a small classroom, leaning against the walls and windows, sitting on the floor and even waiting in the hallway outside. In many cases, these students are shoppers trying to claim spots in an introductory writing course.

Urban Studies students involved in Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere assisted SouthCoast Fair Housing by analyzing online housing listings for instances of income-based discrimination.

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Report shows discrimination against housing voucher recipients

February 13, 2019 0 comments

SouthCoast Fair Housing released a report entitled “It’s About the Voucher: Source of Income Discrimination in Rhode Island” just before the State House received a dusting of snow Tuesday morning.

CAAC increases student involvement

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CAAC increases student involvement

February 13, 2019 0 comments

Following the release of the 2018 Annual Report on the University’s Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, the Campus Access Advisory Committee has taken steps to restructure itself to increase student and faculty representation within the group.

Sorority recruitment numbers hit five-year high

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Sorority recruitment numbers hit five-year high

February 11, 2019 0 comments

After four days of sorority recruitment last week, 164 students joined the University’s four sorority houses, according to Assistant Director for Greek and Program House Engagement Megan Fox. Participation in recruitment hit a five-year high with 252 students attending the first round.

Students cite challenges with RISD Wintersession, University spring term overlap

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Students cite challenges with RISD Wintersession, University spring term overlap

February 11, 2019 0 comments

While University students enrolled in Wintersession courses at the Rhode Island School of Design cited positive in-class learning experiences, some struggled with an “overlap” period — when their classes coincided with University’s spring term operations.

Corporation approves five percent tuition increase for FY20

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Corporation approves five percent tuition increase for FY20

February 10, 2019 0 comments

The Corporation, the University’s highest governing body, voted to approve a 5 percent increase in undergraduate student tuition charges as part of a $1.2 billion operating budget for the 2020 fiscal year at its winter meeting Feb. 7-9.