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Frustration mounts with SEAS director hiring process

As the search for a new Director of the Student and Employee Accessibility Services office enters its tenth month, the University has overhauled its search process with plans to convene a new search committee and relaunch recruiting in the spring semester. While the director position remains vacant, ...

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Off-campus work-study remains underfunded

Despite a 2018 working group recommendation to increase funds for the University’s Off-Campus Federal Work-Study program, funding for OCFWS remains unchanged and is still unable to support all students who want to participate. OCFWS allows students with federal work-study funding in their financial ...

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UCS expresses support for ACCRIP reps

The Undergraduate Council of Students voted to affirm “the autonomy and privacy of University representatives” in response to a third-party organization’s “attempt to intimidate” members of the Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Policies, according to a statement ...

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Grad school relaxes leave-taking policies

The Graduate School approved several changes to its leave-taking policies earlier this fall, which will eliminate the readmission fee for grad students returning from leave, allow students on leave continued access to libraries and email accounts and permit leave-takers to defer funding from the University, ...

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Students criticize meal plan offerings

A majority of University students surveyed in The Herald’s fall poll said they are dissatisfied with current meal plan offerings. First-years demonstrated the least dissatisfaction, but for every other class, 69 to 75 percent of students said they were either somewhat or very dissatisfied. Just under ...

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ACCRIP votes to recommend divestment

The Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Practices voted to recommend that the University divest from “companies identified as facilitating human rights abuses in Palestine” Monday afternoon. Six of the nine committee members present at the meeting voted in favor of the motion, ...

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Policy experts talk Israel-Palestine conflict

Two Middle-East policy experts came to campus Monday night to discuss the Israel-Palestine conflict, with each recommending a “two-state solution” in which both Israel and Palestine become independent states. David Makovsky, the director of the Washington Institute’s Project on Arab-Israel relations, ...

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UFB extends baseline funding for 33 groups

The Undergraduate Finance Board extended baseline funding to $600 a semester for Category III cultural and religious student groups last month in an effort to lessen the financial burden of purchasing food for group events. These student groups typically receive $200 a semester from the Board and are ...

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Watson implements new IAPA concentration

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs has begun developing its new concentration in International and Public Affairs. The Watson Institute has designated existing courses as introductory classes for each of the three IAPA tracks — Policy & Governance, Development and Security ...


Democratic Party Women’s Caucus ends party affiliation

The Rhode Island Democratic Party Women’s Caucus announced the establishment of a separate allied offshoot unaffiliated with the party called “the Rhode Island Democratic Women’s Caucus” at a press release Nov. 19. The new group grew out of concerns about new State Committee bylaws, which prohibit ...

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