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State continues marijuana legalization debate

States neighboring Rhode Island are going green — and not only as a result of environmental concerns. The first recreational dispensaries in Massachusetts opened Nov. 20 to long lines spilling out of their doors. Connecticut’s governor-elect, Ned Lamont, has been outspoken about his support for ...

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Rhea Stark ’18.5 earns Rhodes Scholarship

Rhea Stark ’18.5 was awarded a 2019 Rhodes Scholarship Nov. 17, one of the most highly regarded international fellowship awards. Stark, along with 31 other award recipients from the United States, will pursue a master’s degree at Oxford University beginning October 2019. Stark is the 56th student ...

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University offers video testimonial to applicants

Starting this fall the University is offering prospective students the option to submit a video testimonial in place of the traditional alumni interview as part of their application. The video testimonial aims to lighten the volume of requested alumni interviews and to give students the chance to have ...

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Student elections process varies across Ivy League

In early March, the Undergraduate Council of Students’ Elections Board held information sessions for prospective candidates to fill the council’s highest positions. By the end of the month, Shanzé Tahir ’19 had been elected president of UCS, a body that “strives to actively and authentically ...

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Undergraduate Finance Board releases budget

The Undergraduate Finance Board published its first budget report Nov. 21, which provided an overview of how it expects to allocate approximately $2.2 million dollars in the 2018-19 academic year. UFB is an elected body of 12 undergraduates in charge of distributing the revenue raised through the student ...

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Van Wickle Ventures enables student investing

The soft launch of Van Wickle Ventures, a new student-run venture fund that invests in Brown- and Rhode Island School of Design-affiliated companies, is currently underway, according to Co-founders Sophie Starck ’20 and John Diorio ’20. The fund partners with the Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship ...


Legal sports betting begins in R.I.

Just outside Lincoln, slot machines glittered and chirped as gamers clutched Cash Out Vouchers and roamed around the halls. The new flat screen TVs flashed sports statistics and spreads as bookies prepared to accept the first ceremonial wagers. This was the scene at the Twin River Casino Monday as legal ...

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University to review proposed Title IX regulations

Following the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed changes to Title IX regulations, President Christina Paxson P’19 reaffirmed the University’s commitment “to providing equitable and clear procedures for reporting, investigating and resolving allegations of sexual misconduct” in a Nov. ...

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Perez, Steele delve into midterm elections

Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez ’83 and former Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele reviewed the aftermath of the 2018 midterm elections Nov. 19 at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs in the second and last forum of the series “Across the Aisle.” ...

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Graduate students vote to unionize

A majority of eligible graduate student voters supported unionization in an election that took place Nov. 14-19, Provost Richard Locke P’18 and Dean of the Graduate School Andrew Campbell wrote in a community-wide email. Though the results have yet to be certified, the American Arbitration Association ...

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University examines lead paint in Donovan House

The Department of Facilities Management will work with a painting contractor certified by the Environmental Protection Agency to repaint areas of Donovan House over winter break following students’ detection of lead in chipping wall paint. The residents of Donovan House­ — an on-campus, substance-free ...

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Class explores ruins beneath local soccer field

At first glance, the soccer field at Moses Brown School contains little more than open space, two goals and a few stray balls. But underneath the field at the intersection of Hope and Lloyd Streets lies the ruins of a house dating back to 1884. Demolished in 1939, the house once belonged to the Sack ...

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Graduate students consider potential unionization

Polling stations for the graduate student unionization election opened Wednesday, giving eligible students the chance to decide after years of conversation whether or not to unionize. Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees has played a key role in these conversations over the past two years, pushing ...

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