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Priyanka is a Managing Editor and the Vice President of The Herald's 129th Editorial Board. She prefers being called Priya and considers Canton, Ohio to be her home. When she’s not working, Priya enjoys cooking, napping, and sending Buzzfeed quizzes to her friends.

Articles by Priyanka Podugu (47)

Priyanka Podugu: What grief taught me about compassion

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Priyanka Podugu: What grief taught me about compassion

May 28, 2020 0 comments
This article is part of the series Commencement Magazine 2020

A couple days before classes started last fall, I learned that my grandmother was dying. She was the oldest member of my family, but we did not expect such a rapid decline in her health.

Students rallied on the Main Green on Wednesday to commemorate the 1968 black student walkout. From there, they walked to the Slavery Memorial on the Quiet Green and later the Pembroke campus.

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Students commemorate legacy, impact of 1968 walkout

December 7, 2018 4 comments
This article is part of the series 1968 Black Student Walkout

On Wednesday morning, community members gathered on the Main Green to celebrate the legacy and activism of the students who participated in the 1968 black student walkout.

Visiting Scholar in Middle East Studies Alia Al-Senussi’s ’03 MA’04 lecture focused on the intersections of politics and art.

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Saudi Arabia grows ‘soft power’ through art

October 23, 2018 Comments are Disabled

“‘I’m an independent journalist using his pen for the good of his country,’” said Visiting Scholar in Middle East Studies Alia Al-Senussi ’03 MA’04, quoting the murdered Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi as an opening to her lecture yesterday, “The New Saudi Arabia: A Kingdom Embraces Soft Power.”

Michael Sacchet’10 presents his research on the neuroscience of mindfulness and how the practice can be used as an emotional regulation technique for individuals with depression, anxiety and other mood disorders.

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Alum talks personalized mindfulness at School of Public Health

September 19, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Matthew Sacchet ’10, a postdoctoral scholar from Stanford University, delivered a lecture at the School of Public Health Tuesday on “personalized mindfulness practices,” according to the event description.

University releases second annual DIAP progress report

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University releases second annual DIAP progress report

May 31, 2018 Comments are Disabled

The annual report highlights efforts to promote diversity and inclusion across all aspects of campus life, including University admissions and hiring, as well as the University’s relationship with the greater Providence community.

University faces criticism for journalism syllabus

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University faces criticism for journalism syllabus

April 12, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Community members have criticized and expressed disappointment in the University after it publicly emerged last week that the course, INTL 1802W: “International Journalism” asked students to find and profile DACA recipients living in Providence.

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Science & Research Roundup, April 5

April 4, 2018 Comments are Disabled

An international team of researchers studied and conducted tests on mice that were genetically modified to carry TDP-43, a protein that causes a hereditary form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in humans, according to a University press release published last month.

Lecture contemplates intersection of faith, science

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Lecture contemplates intersection of faith, science

March 5, 2018 Comments are Disabled

“There is something very dignified about (God) allowing the creativity of the Universe to be present within it and slowly emerge, rather than just putting everything in order from the beginning,” said Karin Öberg.

Alan Pelaez Lopez, Rommy Torrico, Soultree and Felipe Baeza spoke about art’s role in immigration activism and the intersection of queerness and immigration status.

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Queer, trans artists discuss undocumented experiences

March 2, 2018 1 comment

“For me, (art) was a way to quiet the demons inside, whether it was rage or anger or feeling lost,” said Rommy Torrico, an undocumented, queer and trans visual artist, during an event hosted by the First-Generation College and Low-Income Student Center and the LGBTQ Center Thursday.

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Metro Roundup, Feb. 22

February 22, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Ken Wagner, the commissioner of Rhode Island, held a hearing earlier this month to gauge public support for a measure that would require all Rhode Island schools to provide protections for transgender students, the Providence Journal previously reported.

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