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Legal sports betting begins in R.I.

Just outside Lincoln, slot machines glittered and chirped as gamers clutched Cash Out Vouchers and roamed around the halls. The new flat screen TVs flashed sports statistics and spreads as bookies prepared to accept the first ceremonial wagers. This was the scene at the Twin River Casino Monday as legal ...

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University to review proposed Title IX regulations

Following the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed changes to Title IX regulations, President Christina Paxson P’19 reaffirmed the University’s commitment “to providing equitable and clear procedures for reporting, investigating and resolving allegations of sexual misconduct” in a Nov. ...

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Perez, Steele delve into midterm elections

Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez ’83 and former Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele reviewed the aftermath of the 2018 midterm elections Nov. 19 at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs in the second and last forum of the series “Across the Aisle.” ...

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Graduate students vote to unionize

A majority of eligible graduate student voters supported unionization in an election that took place Nov. 14-19, Provost Richard Locke P’18 and Dean of the Graduate School Andrew Campbell wrote in a community-wide email. Though the results have yet to be certified, the American Arbitration Association ...

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University examines lead paint in Donovan House

The Department of Facilities Management will work with a painting contractor certified by the Environmental Protection Agency to repaint areas of Donovan House over winter break following students’ detection of lead in chipping wall paint. The residents of Donovan House­ — an on-campus, substance-free ...

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Class explores ruins beneath local soccer field

At first glance, the soccer field at Moses Brown School contains little more than open space, two goals and a few stray balls. But underneath the field at the intersection of Hope and Lloyd Streets lies the ruins of a house dating back to 1884. Demolished in 1939, the house once belonged to the Sack ...

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Graduate students consider potential unionization

Polling stations for the graduate student unionization election opened Wednesday, giving eligible students the chance to decide after years of conversation whether or not to unionize. Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees has played a key role in these conversations over the past two years, pushing ...


Hope Point Tower moves closer to zoning approval

The Providence City Council voted to approve a change in city height ordinances for the Hope Point Tower Project Thursday night. The Council will need to vote one more time on the issue before it goes to Mayor Jorge Elorza’s desk for final approval. Even with initial height approval, the I-195 Redevelopment ...

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Fall 2018 Herald poll results

Fall 2018 poll results can be found here.    Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christina Paxson is handling her job as the president of the University? 15.2% Strongly approve 37.8% Somewhat approve 7.5% Somewhat disapprove 1.6% Strongly disapprove 37.8% No opinion Do you approve or disapprove ...

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Joseph Meisel named University Librarian

The University appointed former Deputy Provost Joseph Meisel as University Librarian following his two-month stint as the interim librarian. The University Librarian is responsible for approximately 125 staff members, the allocation of the library’s budget and the consolidation of information resources. ...

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UCS briefed on CAPS initiatives

At the Undergraduate Council of Students’ weekly general body meeting Wednesday evening, Director of Counseling and Psychological Services Will Meek spoke on efforts to make CAPS’ services more accessible to the student body. When Meek assumed his role in spring 2017, CAPS had “just launched” ...

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Provost hosts open forum on 2019 University budget

The University is currently predicting a $5.4 million deficit for the 2019 fiscal year based on conservative estimates of revenue, said Provost Richard Locke P’18 at a University Resources Committee forum Wednesday. But this estimate does not guarantee that the University will be in debt at the end ...

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U. professors weigh in on significance of midterms

Last Tuesday’s midterm elections saw the Democrats take control of the House of Representatives, while Republicans are projected to increase their majority in the Senate by one to two seats. Exact results are still being tallied, and updates since Election Day have improved voter margins for Democrats, ...

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