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Articles by Caitlin Trujillo (84)

University News

Poll finds support for new housing option

April 24, 2012 Comments are Disabled
This article is part of the series Spring 2012 Student Poll

A majority of students believe the University should offer gender-neutral housing for first-year students, according to a Herald poll conducted last month.


Performances illuminate LGBTQ life in R.I.

April 2, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Before coming to the University of Rhode Island, Portia Burnette was accustomed to two reactions to homosexuality: aversion or disdain. Members of the URI and greater Rhode Island community combated these attitudes in a presentation at URI Tuesday. One woman said she found out she was a lesbian after her mother pointed it out to her. One man first came out as gay to his sister by writing her a long letter and leaving it in her purse. Another woman’s friends told her ex-husband not to let her keep their children because she was gay.

University News

After area robberies, DPS steps up patrols

March 15, 2012 Comments are Disabled

The Department of Public Safety increased security around campus due to robberies in the area last month. In addition to increasing the number of DPS patrol routes, three contracted security officers have also been placed in the area to stave off crime.

University News

Campaign celebrates body images

March 7, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Health Education kicked off Celebrate Every Body Week, a campaign to raise awareness about body issues and eating disorders at Brown while promoting positive body images, Monday. The initiative — which is occurring on college campuses throughout the country this week — includes events geared toward spreading body positivity on campus as part of a message of universal acceptance.

Arts & Culture

Prof’s debut novel tells of music and memory

February 10, 2012 Comments are Disabled

On the eve of World War I, tap dancer Lizzie Winrow and her accompanying jazz musician Osceola Turner live in Charleston, S.C., with dreams of making it big. Their journey to success proves difficult when they lose the money they have been saving and


Rising autism rates prompt bill

February 7, 2012 Comments are Disabled

A bill to expand autism treatment by amending legislation passed last year that mandated insurance coverage for autism diagnosis and treatment in children is awaiting consideration in the Rhode Island General Assembly. 

University News

ResCouncil forums seek suggestions on housing

November 10, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Students discussed alternatives to the housing lottery — including how to revamp the system or provide other choices for on-campus residence — during a series of forums conducted by the Residential Council this week.

Arts & Culture

Eiko & Koma transcend dance

November 3, 2011 Comments are Disabled

The heap of black feathers stands out among sand and dry reeds.

University News

After delay, 315 Thayer renovations will begin this week

October 31, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Renovations to 315 Thayer St., the future home of a 60-bed, upperclass residence hall, are expected to begin this week after budget issues pushed the project’s start date back from this summer.

University News

Housing lottery may face overhaul

October 26, 2011 Comments are Disabled

The Residential Council is considering overhauling the housing lottery process and will be holding three forums to discuss possible changes with the student body.

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