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Congressman discusses political polarization

“What is the most important political problem facing the world today?” asked Dan Maffei ’90, former representative from New York’s 24th congressional district, as he opened his talk at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Wednesday afternoon. Maffei proceeded to poll the ...


Education summit seeks input of community

Residents and educators of all backgrounds gathered to create a future vision for the city’s education system at the All In: Providence Education Moonshot Summit, April 8. The event was made possible by support by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, city community members and a $200,000 grant ...

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Swearer Center strategic plan incites conflict

Updated at April 13 1:30 a.m.  This story is the second in a three-part series about the ongoing evolution of the Swearer Center for Public Service and its philosophy in relationship to the Providence community. When the Swearer Center for Public Service drafted and implemented its strategic plan in ...

Science & Research

U. announces $5 million emergency research fund

Provost Richard Locke announced the creation of a $5 million emergency research fund March 28 that will be used to support research projects if government funding is suddenly cut. In such cases, researchers will be able to apply for access to money from the fund, which will ease the process of closing ...

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Advocates stress training to address rape culture

Many attempting to address rape culture on campus try to place attention on more than just those who commit sexual assault. As people on college campuses continue to try to identify and understand the environments that foster rape culture on campus, many sexual assault prevention advocates at Brown ...

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Wow Barbecue to move into 183 Angell St. between March, May

A new restaurant is coming to Thayer in the form of Wow Barbecue, a Chinese eatery with two locations already open in Boston. With the establishment of Wow, Thayer now counts two barbecue restaurants among its own, along with Durk’s Bar-B-Q which came to Thayer this past February. Wow will be located ...

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Ethnobotany society connects students to plants

“Where do you guys imagine your food comes from?” asked Aja Grande ’18 as she drove a van filled with members of Brown’s Ethnobotany Society toward a greenhouse on a small farm in Cranston. Pak Express Farm is barren in the early stages of spring, but within its white greenhouse grows a wide ...

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Westminster attack elicits concerns for students

Zach Smolar ’18 was in his King’s College London dorm room, two tube stops from Westminster, when he heard helicopters outside. Smolar later learned that the helicopters were responding to an attack on Westminster Bridge in London. A vehicle drove into a crowd on Westminster Bridge Mar. 22. Five ...


Perez ’83 advocates for RI Promise program

Recently elected Chairman of the Democratic Party Tom Perez ’83 P’18 and Gov. Gina Raimondo spoke on the necessity of higher education in creating jobs and opportunity in relation to the Rhode Island Promise Scholarship at Rhode Island College April 6. The conversation centered on recent efforts ...

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Health, wellness director to depart in June

The University’s executive director of health and wellness, Unab Khan, will leave the University at the end of June, the University announced in an email to the community. Khan will return home to Pakistan, where she will serve as an associate professor and chair of the department of family medicine ...

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Aravind Elangovan ’17 missing since Mar. 31

Aravind Elangovan ’17 disappeared from his home in Longmont, Colorado Mar. 31 around 10:30 p.m. His family, who reported him missing, are seeking information on his whereabouts. Elangovan was on a leave of absence from the University and had returned to his home Mar. 10. But on the morning of the ...

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