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University survey sheds light on course dropping

After months of designing, surveying and analyzing students’ reasons for dropping courses, a study conducted by the Office of the Dean of the College, the Undergraduate Council of Students and the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning fall 2016 revealed that only a small number of students dropped ...

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Reyes ’12 named program director of FLi Center

Julio Reyes ’12 will be the inaugural program director for the First-Generation College and Low-Income Student Center starting June 15, wrote Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students Mary Grace Almandrez in a community-wide email Monday night. Reyes is currently at Oberlin College and Conservatory, ...


U Melt to bring innovative grilled cheese to Thayer

A newcomer will be joining the ranks of Thayer Street businesses after a Providence Board of Licenses meeting Monday granted tentative approval for the opening of a U Melt on College Hill. The approval came the same day the owners received keys for their new location: the space at 267 Thayer formerly ...


U. launches undocumented student initiative

Amid student calls on the administration to better support undocumented students, especially in light of the Trump presidency, the University launched the undocumented student initiative to institutionalize resources for affected students last semester. The initiative was created after the University’s ...

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New biosensor provides improved infection detection

For several years, researchers have been trying to formulate the best way to quickly detect an infection in open wounds without relying on time-consuming tests. Bacterial infection numbers among the world’s leading causes of death, and thus it must be quickly detected to proceed with effective antibiotic ...

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Advocates march for science in Rhode Island

Not even the rain could keep a crowd of over 1,500 “nerds” away from Saturday’s March for Science Rhode Island at the State House, noted J. Timmons Roberts, a professor of environmental studies and speaker at the march. In light of President Trump’s proposed policies that would threaten scientific ...

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Female scientists celebrate accomplishments

Six successful female scientists delivered a series of public lectures on their work in various fields at Thursday’s day-long event  “Inspiring Women in Science 2017,” which explored research ranging from plate tectonics to polar ice mechanics. Associate Professor of Cognitive, Linguistic and ...

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U.’s chief diversity officer to step down

Liza Cariaga-Lo, vice president for academic development, diversity and inclusion, will step down June 1 from her position in the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion to assume a role in the Office of the Provost, wrote President Christina Paxson P’19  in a community-wide email Thursday. Shontay ...

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Students protest University investment in Citizens Bank

Members of the Brown and Providence community gathered Wednesday afternoon to protest Citizens Bank’s involvement in funding the Dakota Access Pipeline and other pipeline projects. Through its partnership with Sunoco Logistics Partners, Citizens Bank indirectly funds the Dakota Access Pipeline, according ...

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ADOCH welcomes pre-frosh to campus

Around 1,000 students from around the world greeted their hosts on the Main Green at the start of A Day on College Hill Tuesday afternoon. From Tuesday to Thursday, prospective students admitted in the regular decision application pool have flocked to campus to learn first-hand what it’s like to ...


Israeli historian talks Palestinian refugee crisis

Israeli historian Benny Morris addressed a packed room at the Joukowsky Forum Wednesday as part of the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs’ new Israel-Palestine Distinguished Lecture Series. The Israel-Palestine Distinguished Lecture Series is the brainchild of Professor of History ...

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