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University fellow Richard Rothstein spoke about the complicated and long-lasting effects of local, state and federal government policies in segregating residential communities throughout the United States.

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Historian discusses segregation, urban development

January 25, 2019 0 comments

Richard Rothstein, a Distinguished Fellow at the Economic Policy Institute, discussed the idea that federal, state and local government policies have segregated metropolitan areas into racially homogeneous neighborhoods and potential government remedies during a talk at the University Thursday.

Students in Jon Klein’s non-credit seminar at the Watson Institute will discuss the growth of widespread mistrust Americans feels toward the media. Klein is the former president of CNN/US.

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Former CNN/US President to lead seminar

January 25, 2019 0 comments

Former President of CNN/U.S. Jon Klein ’80 will return to the University to lead a non-credit seminar called “News vs. Truth” at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs this semester, according to the Watson Institute’s website.

Affected students were originally given 72 hours to move out of Buxton after returning to campus this spring, but now have a more flexible timeline.

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U. suspends Buxton House

January 24, 2019 0 comments

The University has suspended the housing privileges of Buxton International House until fall 2020 after finding the program house had “again violated the student code of conduct while on deferred suspension from a previous violation,” wrote President Christina Paxson P’19 in a Jan. 18 letter.

UCS offers free airport shuttles to U. students over breaks

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UCS offers free airport shuttles to U. students over breaks

January 24, 2019 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students offered free shuttle rides to T.F. Green Airport for Thanksgiving and winter breaks and hopes to work with University administrators to make the shuttles a service for future breaks.

University sees record-high number of applicants for Class of 2023

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University sees record-high number of applicants for Class of 2023

January 22, 2019 0 comments

The University received 38,640 applications for the Class of 2023 — the most in its history, according to Dean of Admission Logan Powell.

President Christina Paxson P’19 and Boston Fed Chair Phillip Clay will relay conditions of the first district at a biannual conference in Washington, D.C.

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Paxson named deputy chair of Boston Fed

January 22, 2019 0 comments

On Jan. 9, University President Christina Paxson P’19 was named the deputy chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s Board of Directors.

The newly constructed hall provides additional study and social spaces for students and faculty. Meanwhile, the Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs is at the heart of several new University Initiatives, which include an increased emphasis on research.

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Building expansion supports growth of Watson Institute

January 22, 2019 0 comments

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs opened the doors to Stephen Robert Hall Dec. 10, a new addition meant to facilitate collaborative learning for University community members, according to Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Director Edward Steinfeld.

Sharpe House was moved from Angell St. to Brown St. to make way for a new planned Performing Arts Center. The University plans to connect the structure with Peter Green House in an effort to unify the History Department.

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Sharpe House relocated to Brown St., prepared for renovation

January 22, 2019 0 comments

The University announced the beginning of a renovation to the Department of History’s facilities that will connect the department’s two buildings, Sharpe House and Peter Green House.

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Maryori Conde ’18 MAT ’19 dies in car accident

January 17, 2019 0 comments

Maryori Conde ’18 MAT ’19 passed away this morning in a fatal car accident on Interstate 95 near Attleboro, Massachusetts, wrote Vice President for Campus Life Eric Estes and other University administrators in a community-wide email.

Med School confirmed as academic partner in Partners-CNE merger

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Med School confirmed as academic partner in Partners-CNE merger

January 6, 2019 0 comments

The University formally announced in a Dec. 17 press release that the Alpert Medical School will be the primary academic research and teaching institution for the proposed affiliation between Care New England and Brigham Health.