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UCS presidential candidate runs unopposed

Chelse-Amoy Steele ’18 will run uncontested for president of the Undergraduate Student Council while Naveen Srinivasan ’19 and Alex Volpicello ’18 will contend for the position of vice president, UCS announced Wednesday night. Yuzuka Akasaka ’18 and Aryan Chhabria ’18 vie for chair of the ...

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Nice Slice to close Thayer Street location

Local pizzeria Nice Slice on Thayer Street will permanently close its doors April 15, according to owner Al Read. The independent business made the announcement in a Facebook post the day of its 12th anniversary Tuesday. Nice Slice will turn what was supposed to be a second location at 767 Westminster ...


East Side bookstore to leave Wayland Square

For 21 years, Kristin Sollenberger has owned and operated Paper Nautilus, a secondhand bookstore at 5 South Angell St. On March 6, she received a letter from landlord Kenneth Dulgarian stating that Paper Nautilus’ lease will expire April 15 and is not up for renewal. Dulgarian did not disclose the ...

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Shetterly discusses history of ‘Hidden Figures’

Margot Lee Shetterly, author of “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race,” gave the keynote address for Women’s History Month at the University March 13. The event was hosted by the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center and ...


Rhode Island bill seeks to limit conversion therapy

Conversion therapy, the controversial treatment concerned with the deliberate alteration of one’s sexual orientation or gender identity, has come under fire in the State Assembly of Rhode Island, where it is still a legal practice. To limit practice of the therapy, Rhode Island lawmakers  introduced ...

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Engineering students’ report spurs change in department

A group of students concentrating in engineering completed a Group Independent Study Project last spring, ultimately producing a 55-page report that proposed improvements for the department across four broad areas. The report identified problems in the areas of advising, community, curriculum and hands-on ...

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University releases administrative DDIAPs

The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion published the diversity and inclusion action plans for a majority of the University’s administrative units online Thursday. The administration required each unit to craft an action plan as a part of the University’s efforts to “call on the entire ...


Ethanol train runs off tracks into multi-lane road

An ethanol train ran off its tracks around 1 a.m. Wednesday in the south side of Providence. The train crashed through a chain-link fence and into a multi-lane road, but no ethanol spilled as a result of the incident, the Providence Journal reported. In response to the derailment, some local environmental ...

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Amanda Nguyen discusses intersectional activism

While working as a State Department liaison to the White House, 25-year-old activist and rape survivor Amanda Nguyen squeezed in trips to the U.S. Senate during her lunch breaks to convince Congress to support her bill protecting the rights of sexual assault survivors. “I wrote (the bill) as a matter ...


University releases first DIAP progress report

The University released its first annual Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan report Thursday, discussing its progress on diversity and inclusion initiatives, Liza Cariaga-Lo, vice president for academic development, diversity and inclusion, announced in a community-wide email. Total spending for the ...

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Nonprofit ‘Choices’ emphasizes inclusivity, accessibility

The Choices Program, a nonprofit that develops school curricula with the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, has emphasized increased community outreach and diversity in content in the wake of the University’s Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan. Since 1988, Choices has worked ...


Todd Stern discusses future of climate, energy policy

“Don’t give up and don’t be resigned” in the fight against climate change, said Todd Stern, former U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change in his Distinguished Speakers Series lecture Wednesday. The fight against climate change should not be viewed as a burden but as an opportunity, Stern said, ...

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Students introduce anti-trafficking act

Students from unBUYnd, an anti-human-trafficking advocacy group, drafted the Rhode Island Transparency in Supply Chains Act to restrict corporations from importing goods produced by coerced, trafficked or child labor. The bill was introduced to the Rhode Island General Assembly by District 1 Rep. Edith ...

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Lois Lowry discusses past novels, current pursuits

Author Lois Lowry spends her days with her Tibetian Terrier, Alfie, looking out over her bird feeder in Felmouth, Maine. Lowry, 80 next month, sits by her laptop, where she still writes children’s novels. After 40 years, Lowry has written a number of notable books including “The Giver” series, ...

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Faculty discusses community outreach

President Christina Paxson P’19 and Provost Richard Locke outlined University responses to President Trump’s most recent immigration ban and the suspension of premium processing for H-1B visas at the faculty meeting Tuesday. Locke also presented the budget for fiscal year 2018, and faculty members ...

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