Shefali Luthra


Editor-in-Chief, 2013
News Editor, 2012
Senior Staff Writer, 2011

Shefali is a member of the class of 2014 concentrating in English.

Articles by Shefali Luthra (79)

University News

Student activities endowment to get $1M

March 11, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Chancellor Emeritus Stephen Robert ’62 P’91 pledged $1 million to the student activities endowment yesterday and has promised to lead fundraising towards its $17 million goal.

University News

Faculty approves tenure changes

March 2, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Faculty members voted to approve tenure-related revisions to the Faculty Rules and Regulations at the faculty meeting yesterday. They also approved a proposal to create a master’s program in clinical and translational research, as well as a motion to establish a formal literary arts department. Both motions will go before the Corporation’s Board of Fellows at the next Corporation meeting in May.

University News

Obama to honor Wood at White House today

March 2, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Gordon Wood, professor emeritus of history, will receive the 2010 National Humanities Medal from President Obama today at the White House. Wood, along with nine other recipients, will be honored in the East Room at 1:45 p.m.

In addition to firing all Providence teachers, the city plans to close some district schools to ease the budget crunch.


School board dismisses district’s 1,926 teachers

March 1, 2011 Comments are Disabled

The Providence School Board voted 4-3 to terminate the contracts of all 1,926 teachers in the district at its Feb. 18 meeting.

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Extent of faculty’s voice in tenure reform unclear

February 23, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Faculty will have more input on an October 2011 report on tenure and hiring practices than on an accompanying proposal to the Corporation for setting a ratio of tenured to non-tenured faculty, according to administrators charged with creating both documents.

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Corporation requests tenure updates

February 14, 2011 Comments are Disabled

The Corporation asked administrators this weekend to submit both a report on hiring and tenure practices at peer institutions and a proposal for how to determine and maintain “appropriate” faculty-tenure ratios.

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Faculty remains mostly male, white

February 10, 2011 Comments are Disabled

About two-thirds of the faculty are male and about four-fifths identify as white, according to statistics published on the Dean of the Faculty’s website. The faculty continues to lack racial and gender diversity despite concerted institutional efforts in recent years to increase it.

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Faculty approves tenure changes

February 7, 2011 Comments are Disabled

The faculty voted to amend the tenure review process and extend the period of time before junior faculty members are nominated for promotion at its Dec. 7 meeting. While the changes themselves were approved, the faculty has yet to vote on the wording of the amendments. The December motions — part of a larger overhaul of the tenure process ­­— were proposed by the Faculty Executive Committee.

University News

U. axes first pick video contest

January 27, 2011 Comments are Disabled

The first pick video competition will be replaced by a drawing this year, to take place tonight at the Housing Fair.

Arts & Culture

‘Kaspar’: thought-provoking, but no fun

December 3, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Be warned: “Kaspar” is not a play about fun. It is dark, thought-provoking and tragic. It features gripping performances, particularly by Jarrett Key ’13, who plays Kaspar’s primary incarnation, Kaspar 1.