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GSC elects leadership for 2020

After serving two years as President of the Graduate Student Council, Alastair Tulloch GS did not run for reelection. He will be replaced by Kathryn Thompson GS, who is currently GSC treasurer and ran uncontested for the position. Prior to the members’ voting, Thompson gave a brief statement to the ...

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Students, faculty unearth archaeological findings, community traditions University students, accompanied by faculty, recently spent time at the Koutroulou Magoula site, an archaeology dig site located in Central Greece, which was settled around 6,000 B.C. The site’s recent finds are providing positive ...

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Gaur ’21 advances in ‘Jeopardy!’ tournament

Dhruv Gaur ’21 advanced to the semifinals in the “Jeopardy!” Tournament of Champions after defeating two opponents in the quarterfinals in an episode that aired last night. Gaur won the “Jeopardy!” College Championship in April 2018, taking home a $100,000 prize and earning him a spot in this ...

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Faculty discuss revisions to tenure process

Faculty members discussed requiring additional recommendation letters for the University’s tenure review process at Tuesday’s faculty meeting. The proposed change to the tenure process would add two to three additional evaluation letters to a tenure candidate’s dossier, which is reviewed by TPAC, ...

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John Petrarca, University technician, dies at 64

John Petrarca Jr., who worked as a water treatment technician at the Department of Facilities Management for the past six years, passed away Sept. 24 at the age of 64. After working at the Rhode Island Mall for over 40 years — first as a restaurant cook, then as a security guard before becoming a ...

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University research may aid cancer treatment

Stopping the spread of cancerous cells has long been a challenge for scientists and doctors, and University researchers may have uncovered a possible solution that could improve cancer treatments. By depriving certain cells of the substance needed to spur their growth, called a growth factor, future ...

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University lowers minimum for GET deposits to $10

When students, faculty and staff log onto their GET portals after 9 a.m. this morning, they will find a lower minimum deposit requirement for their Bear Bucks accounts. Following advocacy from the Undergraduate Council of Students, the University halved the minimum online GET deposit from $20 to $10. ...

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Brown Democrats, Republicans debate election topics

The Brown Democrats and Brown Republicans engaged in a respectful but heated exchange of ideas at the No Labels 2020 Election Debate, covering topics such as health care, gun control, immigration and free speech. The discussion, hosted by non-partisan student group No Labels, was mediated by Bob Hackey, ...


State ban on flavored vape products triggers lawsuit

Today marks one month since Gov. Gina Raimondo and the Rhode Island Department of Health banned the sale of flavored vaping products in the state in an effort to address growing public health concerns around vaping, particularly among youth. The ban has received mixed reviews and also sparked a lawsuit: ...


R.I. test scores increase slightly from 2018

Students in grades 3-8 improved their reading and math scores on an R.I. standardized test by 5 and 3 percent respectively this year, according to results released by the Rhode Island Department of Education last week. Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System results for the 2018-19 school year ...


Wyatt board approves controversial agreement

The board overseeing the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility voted to continue its contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and set in motion a process for the potential sale of the facility during a public meeting Wednesday evening, as activists turned away in protest. The vote at the ...


Couple turns Subway into family operation

The Subway tucked on Waterman behind the Sciences Library is more than just one of the franchise’s many quick stops. It’s a local, family-run business and an opportunity for its owners, Anne and Mariusz Masnyk, to connect with each other. Inside, their Subway is neat and by-the-books. Puffy chip ...

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New podcast highlights faculty research, stories

The University’s Office of the Provost debuted “Faculty in Focus” Oct. 6, a new podcast featuring conversations between some of the University’s most distinguished faculty members and Provost Richard Locke P ’18. The podcast is intended “to strengthen awareness of our faculty and the consequential ...


Providence Ramen sets up at The Shop

Inside the coffee shop, slices of braised pork belly sizzle under the flame of a blowtorch; plump soft-boiled eggs soak in a sweet shoyu marinade; slivers of fermented bamboo shoots curl in tupperware. Saturday night saw lattes and cappuccinos make way for ramen during a special event called Ramen Night ...

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