Topic: policy

Multiple current and former BuDS supervisors who spoke with The Herald said they felt pressured to work extra hours.

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Students claim BuDS creates unfair working environment

October 12, 2018 0 comments

Due to alleged policy violations and understaffing, Brown Dining Services has reportedly created an unfair working environment that takes advantage of students, according to five current and former BuDS student employees.

Third parties who use University facilities for events must sign a contract with University Event and Conference Services, secure liability insurance and comply with other University policies.

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University clarifies policy on third-party events

October 9, 2018 0 comments

The University publicly announced its new policy for third-party use of campus space in a community-wide email sent last Wednesday.

HOPE creates legislative guide for housing issues

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HOPE creates legislative guide for housing issues

September 20, 2018 0 comments

As Rhode Island continues rebuilding from the Great Recession of 2008, the key issues of homelessness and housing affordability remain a problem for many in the state, according to a study published by HousingWorks RI in 2017.

Seny Kamara, associate professor of computer science, served on the committee that discussed cybersecurity issues in the 21st century.

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Report explores solutions to encryption debate

March 20, 2018 0 comments

In the wake of the 2015 San Bernardino terror attack, the nation witnessed a new and unfamiliar debate when the FBI — in possession of the shooter’s encrypted iPhone 5c — tried to compel Apple to provide “exceptional access” to the phone’s encrypted contents.

Activists condemn policy to disregard gender identity in bathroom use

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Activists condemn policy to disregard gender identity in bathroom use

February 23, 2018 0 comments

On Feb. 12, the U.S. Department of Education confirmed that it would no longer investigate claims of discrimination regarding students’ inability to use bathrooms that correspond to their gender identities, BuzzFeed first reported.

Jorge Elorza, first elected mayor in Nov. 2014, is seeking re-election in 2018. He continues to support leasing the city water supply to fund pensions.

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Elorza reiterates call to lease Providence Water Supply Board

February 4, 2018 0 comments

Mayor Jorge Elorza is continuing to press for the leasing of the Providence Water Supply Board to fund the city’s $1 billion long-term pension liabilities.

Former President of Brazil discusses challenges of democracy, impeachment

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Former President of Brazil discusses challenges of democracy, impeachment

April 11, 2017 0 comments

Dilma Rousseff spoke on the successes and challenges of her presidency as well as Brazil’s current political climate.