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Med student talks undocumented experience

Krissia Rivera Perla ’15 MD’21, a first-year student at the Alpert Medical School, spoke about her experiences as an undocumented student at the Medical Student Networking Event Saturday. Perla is one of approximately 100 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients enrolled in medical school ...


Motorcyclists camp out on Thayer St.

On a Tuesday night in October, Thayer Street is quiet, interrupted only by a sound that has become a staple around campus: motorcycles. The bikers, who hail from across Providence and nearby towns, park $20,000 motorcycles on the curb in front of an abandoned Thayer storefront. The older Harley riders ...

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Students provide support for Puerto Rico after hurricane

Ten days after Hurricane María hit Sept. 20, Rafael Gonzalez Cruz GS heard from his mother for the first time. For Irelys Cordero ’19, it took two weeks. Laura Bosque ’19 has not yet spoken with her grandparents. About one month later, Puerto Rico is still reeling from the aftermath of María, ...

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Conductor relieved of orchestra duties

Updated Oct. 18 at 9:32 a.m. The mood changed in Sayles Hall Tuesday night when orchestra students learned that Conductor Brandon Keith Brown, who was hired by the University for the 2017-18 academic year in May 2017, will no longer serve as their director. With a concert set Friday, one may expect ...

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CCC proposes moving drop deadline

The College Curriculum Council held a public forum in the Underground Oct. 16 to discuss putting a motion forward to change the drop deadline for undergraduate students. The CCC is proposing moving the drop date closer to the middle of the semester, said Dean of the College Maud Mandel. This decision, ...

Science & Research

Researchers find evidence of ice on Mercury

The planet closest to the sun might have large areas of previously undiscovered ice on its surface. A new study by University researchers suggests that Mercury’s north pole is home to more ice than previously thought. Using data collected from NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft, the team not only confirmed ...

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Families flock to campus for family weekend

After dropping their students off six weeks ago for the start of school, many families returned to campus this weekend to take part in the annual Family Weekend celebrations. Marked by a series of events ranging from speeches to exhibits to concerts, Family Weekend served as a window into the lives ...

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Admission office releases DIAP

The Admission Office outlined its goals to diversify incoming classes and its own office in its diversity and inclusion action plan. The plan was originally released in April, and a progress update was submitted in September. The departmental DIAP is part of the University-wide requirement that each ...


Providence expects second fiscal surplus in two years

Last Wednesday, Mayor Jorge Elorza announced that Providence is expecting a $10 million surplus for fiscal year 2017. In a press release, the mayor said that 2017 was the second year in a row that Providence has had a fiscal surplus, this year’s estimated at $10,206,604. The Elorza administration ...

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JFK Jr.’s ’83 application stolen, Brown says

The University says that the application of John F. Kennedy Jr. ’83 — recently posted for sale online — was stolen, and its General Counsel is actively working to secure its return. Online seller Gary Zimet posted the application documents for sale at $85,000 on his website, “Moments in Time,” ...


Mayor Elorza overviews policy platform at community meeting

In this month’s community-wide conversation Wednesday between Mayor Jorge Elorza and Providence residents, the mayor reiterated his administration’s four priorities: budget, infrastructure, education and accessible public officials. After taking office three years ago, Elorza started his “City ...


Dean of Harvard Kennedy School discusses economic inequality

Douglas Elmendorf, dean of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, discussed economic inequality in a lecture titled  “Make America Fair Again,” sponsored by the economics department as part of its  “Economics in the Real World” lecture series. Elmendorf — who served as the director ...

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