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Perez ’83 runs for DNC chair to revitalize party

With the election for chair of the Democratic National Committee occurring at the end of the month, Democrats are rallying behind leaders who they hope can revive the party, including Thomas Perez ’83 P’18, former U.S. secretary of labor. Perez is looking to be elected as chair to strengthen the ...


Angela Davis discusses importance of activism

Angela Davis, author, educator and lifetime activist captivated at least 600 students, faculty and community members Friday evening with a discussion on prison reform, race relations and gender equality. Through her impassioned lecture, Davis shed brilliance on topics ranging from Black Lives Matter ...

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UCS briefed on proposed DIAP course designation

The University may soon abandon its Diverse Perspectives in Liberal Learning course designation in favor of a new “Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan” designation, announced Dean of the College Maud Mandel and Senior Associate Dean for Curriculum Besenia Rodriguez ’00 at the Undergraduate Council ...


Indigenous people rights activists protest DAPL

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s announcement that he would resume construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, indigenous organizers, tribal leaders and Providence community members protested the controversial pipeline in front of Citizens Bank Wednesday Feb. 8. Demonstrators argued that the ...


Scientists measure well-being through words

Ever wonder how much happiness a word contains? Data can be used to study aspects of our lives that people may have not previously thought possible — even the type of emotion that our words convey. Such applications are the focus of the conference sponsored by the University’s new Data Science Initiative. Chris ...

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U. hosts dialogue on Trump’s policies

A conservative and a liberal came together Tuesday to share their perspectives of President Donald Trump in what interviewed students called a “startlingly civil conversation.” Hosted by the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs in a packed Metcalf Auditorium, the discussion between ...

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U. makes efforts to expand veteran admissions

The University has implemented a number of measures in order to increase veteran admittance as current student veterans continue to build a community on campus. Most recently, the Office of Admission announced Jan. 11 that it would waive the application fee and guarantee a phone interview for all “U.S. ...


Immigration ban disrupts services for RI refugees

One hundred refugees were expected to arrive in Rhode Island by this October, prior to President Donald Trump’s executive order, said Jessica Barry, director of development and communications at Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island, an agency that helps to resettle refugees. Signed Jan. ...

Science & Research

New lab studies emotional decision-making

How does morality work in the brain? How do we choose between altruism and self-interest? These are questions that the new multidisciplinary FeldmanHall Lab seeks to answer. What started in August 2016 with the arrival of Oriel FeldmanHall, assistant professor of cognitive, linguistic and psychological ...

The Setonian

OIDI launches fellowship program for staff members

The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion launched its inaugural Administrative Fellows Program, with a group of six staff members starting the program January. The fellowship seeks to strengthen a “talented and diverse” staff by providing members with access to professional development ...

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Freedom of speech talk stirs debate

Debate is what Geoffrey Stone, professor of law at the University of Chicago, came to the University to encourage, and debate is what he got. In a lecture at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Friday, Stone discussed the importance of fostering an environment that encourages free ...

The Setonian

Local high school students robbed, assaulted

Two high school students were assaulted and robbed on the corner of Thayer St. and Angell St. Friday afternoon at 1:26 p.m., according to a community-wide email from the Department of Public Safety. One of the students was robbed of their cellphone by a group of unidentified young men wearing sweatshirts, ...


Corporation grants Paxson second five-year term

The Corporation, the University’s highest governing body, granted President Christina Paxson P’19  a second five-year term Thursday, extending her tenure to 2021. “The support for President Paxson was unanimous — there was never a thought of not renewing (her) contract,” said Chancellor Samuel ...

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Will Meek named CAPS director, effective in March

Will Meek, current assistant director of counseling and training at the University of Portland Health and Counseling Center, will join Brown as the new director of counseling and psychological services, effective March 20. In his role at the University of Portland, Meek was key in decreasing the stigma ...

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