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Laptop theft peaks in late January, early February

The beginning of the semester saw a spike in laptop theft, with more laptops stolen on and around campus during the first three weeks than in that time frame for the past five years. Between Jan. 24 and Feb. 9, 10 MacBook laptops were stolen from campus dormitories and one off-campus student residence, ...


Metro Roundup, March 13

R.I. state colleges experience decline in enrollment Rhode Island’s public university and colleges have seen a decline in enrollment, according to the New England Board of Higher Education, the Associated Press reported. University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College and Community College of Rhode ...


Controversial Fane Tower moves closer to approval

Hope Point Tower is one step closer to approval following a public meeting between the tower’s design team and the Downtown Design Review Committee, which together evaluated the building’s proposed design Monday afternoon. The proposed luxury apartment complex is in the midst of a long approval ...


MSNBC's Reid discusses media, politics, 2020

Joy-Ann Reid, an MSNBC host and political commentator, began her Monday evening talk at the Watson Institute for International Relations and Public Affairs by stressing that “it is very hard to unseat an incumbent president.” David Corn ’81 P’21, the Washington bureau chief for Mother Jones, ...


State moves to support research on R.I. Green New Deal

Promises of a Green New Deal at the national level trickled down to the Ocean State Thursday, when politicians and community activists alike gathered in the Rhode Island State House to announce plans to research the possibilities for a state Green New Deal. House Resolution 5665, introduced Thursday ...

University News

UCS, UFB candidates announced

Vanessa Garcia ’20.5, Melissa Lee ’20 and William Zhou ’20 are running for president of the Undergraduate Council of Students in this year’s UCS and Undergraduate Finance Board elections. Chair of Student Activities Alex Song ’20 and Appointments Chair Jason Carroll ’21 are in the race for ...


R.I. to expand health equity program

Non-profit community-based organizations and qualified municipalities have until March 15 to submit proposals for funding from the Rhode Island Department of Health, which follows the department’s announcement of a $1.4 million expansion in funding for Health Equity Zones. The expansion reflects ...

Science & Research

Study highlights lack of women authorship

After watching the 2016 film “Hidden Figures,” which detailed the lives and work of three black women at NASA in the 1960s, many viewers were left inspired as the film shed greater light on the concealed contributions of women in STEM. But for Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology ...

Science & Research

Alums named to 'Top 50 Women in Tech'

Forbes Magazine's latest list of "Top 50 Women in Tech" featured three University alums ­­— all of whom challenged structural barriers and drove technological innovation to new heights. A roboticist, entrepreneur and educator focused on human-robot interactions, machine learning and artificial intelligence, ...


Groups advocate for women’s economic justice

A coalition of advocacy groups gathered Wednesday at the Women’s Economic Justice Day conference to present their platform, which supports multiple bills that would help working women in Rhode Island. Guest speakers at the conference included women workers, advocates and the legislators sponsoring ...


R.I. House votes to protect abortion rights

The Rhode Island House of Representatives passed legislation to keep abortion legal in the state Thursday night. State representatives voted 44-30 to pass the Reproductive Privacy Act, which would guarantee the right to an abortion up to fetal viability — a measure advocates say is necessary in the ...

University News

UCS votes to put referendum on ballot

At its general body meeting Wednesday, the Undergraduate Council of Students voted to add a referendum proposed by the student coalition Brown Divest to the ballot for the upcoming UCS and Undergraduate Finance Board elections. The referendum will ask students if the University should “divest all ...

University News

Provost opposes Trump’s planned executive order

In Tuesday’s faculty meeting, Provost Richard Locke P’18 criticized what he sees as government overreach in President Trump’s planned executive order to protect campus free speech. Trump proposed this order at a meeting of the Conservative Political Action Conference and claimed that the order ...

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