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Students criticize meal plan offerings

A majority of University students surveyed in The Herald’s fall poll said they are dissatisfied with current meal plan offerings. First-years demonstrated the least dissatisfaction, but for every other class, 69 to 75 percent of students said they were either somewhat or very dissatisfied. Just under ...

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ACCRIP votes to recommend divestment

The Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Practices voted to recommend that the University divest from “companies identified as facilitating human rights abuses in Palestine” Monday afternoon. Six of the nine committee members present at the meeting voted in favor of the motion, ...

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Policy experts talk Israel-Palestine conflict

Two Middle-East policy experts came to campus Monday night to discuss the Israel-Palestine conflict, with each recommending a “two-state solution” in which both Israel and Palestine become independent states. David Makovsky, the director of the Washington Institute’s Project on Arab-Israel relations, ...

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UFB extends baseline funding for 33 groups

The Undergraduate Finance Board extended baseline funding to $600 a semester for Category III cultural and religious student groups last month in an effort to lessen the financial burden of purchasing food for group events. These student groups typically receive $200 a semester from the Board and are ...

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Watson implements new IAPA concentration

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs has begun developing its new concentration in International and Public Affairs. The Watson Institute has designated existing courses as introductory classes for each of the three IAPA tracks — Policy & Governance, Development and Security ...


Democratic Party Women’s Caucus ends party affiliation

The Rhode Island Democratic Party Women’s Caucus announced the establishment of a separate allied offshoot unaffiliated with the party called “the Rhode Island Democratic Women’s Caucus” at a press release Nov. 19. The new group grew out of concerns about new State Committee bylaws, which prohibit ...

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UFB releases student group funding data

The Undergraduate Finance Board published the funding amounts of nearly 200 student groups Monday afternoon, revealing how much each group has received from the Board since the 2014-15 school year. Last year, UFB allocated almost $1.5 million to the student groups listed in the release. Only Category ...

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Students brave cold for Hasan Minhaj

When Hasan Minhaj was growing up in Davis, California, he never dreamed that he would become the host of a Netflix show beloved for educating viewers on politically and socially relevant topics through comedy. Later, when Minhaj performed for an audience of two in a college dining hall plastered with ...

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Camila Pelsinger ’20 named Rhodes Scholar

Camila Pelsinger ’20 was awarded a 2020 Rhodes Scholarship Nov. 24, one of the most esteemed international fellowship awards. Pelsinger, along with 31 other award recipients from the United States, will pursue a master’s degree at Oxford University beginning Oct. 2020. She will undertake a M.Sc. ...


R.I. public universities propose tuition increase

Tuition rates may be on the rise for students at Rhode Island’s public post-secondary institutions. Recently, the University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College and the Community College of Rhode Island all proposed increases to in-state and out-of-state tuition and fees, which were approved by ...


51 for 51 rep talks D.C. statehood

Members of the American Civil Liberties Union, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, League of Women Voters and more gathered to hear arguments in favor of making Washington D.C. the 51st state from D.C. Statehood Coalition member Elinor Hart Wednesday. “I would like to have ...

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