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Lawsuit against University retirement plan proceeds

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Lawsuit against University retirement plan proceeds

September 20, 2018 0 comments

Three former and current University employees can move forward with some of the claims in a class action lawsuit alleging that the University mishandled their retirement funds, according to Chief Judge William Smith in a July order from the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island.

Center for Reconciliation aims to confront the state’s reliance on the slave trade and its implications in a present-day context.

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Center for Reconciliation addresses legacy of slavery in R.I.

September 19, 2018 0 comments

Visitors to the Rhode Island School of Design Museum’s ongoing exhibition, “The Art of Race,” might notice that the series of lectures and decorative art installations credits the work of the Center for Reconciliation, a local faith-based nonprofit.

UCS President Shanzé Tahir ’19 also announced that a new committee formed to address harm in the community, the Community Accountability Focus Group, will have its first meeting next Wednesday.

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UCS holds elections for internal positions

September 19, 2018 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students filled six of seven open positions through internal elections at its meeting Wednesday night.

Hillelin’ with Melanin was created last semester by Nicole Spring ’20.5 (left) and Tessa Palisoc  ‘20 (right). The group recently hosted a Rosh Hashanah event and has planned a sunset barbeque picnic to celebrate Sukkot.

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Hillel group provides space for Jewish students of color

September 19, 2018 0 comments

Last spring, Brown/RISD Hillel welcomed a new student group that strives to foster community among Jewish students of color.

Among the items reported stolen to the Department of Public Safety between Sept. 4 and Sept. 10 were two bicycles, a bottle of cologne, $30 in quarters and 14 mathematics textbooks.

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Crime Roundup, Sept. 18

September 17, 2018 0 comments

The following summary includes all major incidents reported to the Department of Public Safety between Sept. 4 and Sept. 10.

This year, Brown Hack Health focused on issues related to the theme of emergency care. The grand prize of $500 was awarded to AutoMedic.

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Hack Health tackles emergency care

September 16, 2018 0 comments

After a morning spent passionately discussing critical problems in health care, undergraduate and graduate students teamed up to devise innovative solutions to the issues they found most compelling.

For five weeks, 22 YSEALI fellows will participate in a variety of educational activities with the goal of returning to their home countries with plans for new businesses. A previous YSEALI fellow from Indonesia created a “female version of Uber”  at UConn.

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Swearer Center, UConn to foster leadership skills in Southeast Asian fellows

September 16, 2018 0 comments

This October, the Swearer Center for Public Service will welcome 22 fellows to campus as part of the U.S. State Department’s Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative — a program “aimed at strengthening leadership development in Southeast Asia,” according to a University press release.

University on track to meet sustainability goals

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University on track to meet sustainability goals

September 13, 2018 0 comments

The University is on track to meet its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 42 percent below 2007 levels by 2020, according to Stephen Porder, assistant provost for sustainability and associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology.

Graduate school task force improves advising resources

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Graduate school task force improves advising resources

September 12, 2018 0 comments

Anne is having a difficult time. Working as a teaching assistant and finishing another chapter of her dissertation is taking a toll on her.

President of the Undergraduate Council of Students Shanzé Tahir ’19 outlined the council’s past projects as well as announced its future plans.

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New UCS leadership outlines plans for year

September 12, 2018 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students held its first meeting of the 2018-19 academic year Wednesday night. The meeting, which lasted about half an hour, featured introductions from executive board members, an explanation of the council’s plans for this year and an overview of some of its past work.