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After years, U. website gets facelift

After months of planning and interface-tweaking, the University unveiled its revamped website Tuesday afternoon, culminating a redesign project that began in 2008. The new site — a collaborative effort between the Office of Public Affairs and University Relations and Computer Information Services ...


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Overcrowding causes unusual housing for some

Finding suitable and comfortable housing for thousands of students is always a challenge for the Office of Residential Life, and this year was not an exception. An overflow of students in need of on-campus housing necessitated the use of temporary spaces and auxiliary housing this semester, according ...


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A facelift for the Cable Car, but the love-ly seats remain

The black leather couches at the renovated Cable Car Cinema offer the coziness of a living room back at home. But the murals on the right-hand wall — in one a red brick Providence building sinks deep into dreamy underwater blue — provide a touch of surrealism for a journey into the cinematic ...


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Ratty promotes trayless option

Students accustomed to stacking their trays on the cart at the Sharpe Refectory were greeted with a new trayless system this semester. Diners now have the option to forgo trays altogether and place their used silverware and dishes in marked blue bins around the Ratty. Ann Hoffman, Dining Services' ...


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Mayoral race heats up before Sept. 14 primary

On the eve of a hurricane last Thursday, the four Democratic candidates for mayor — state Rep. Steven Costantino, D-Providence; City Councilman John Lombardi; former Housing Court judge Angel Taveras; and returning candidate Chris Young — stood onstage at the Rhode Island School of Design ...


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Merger may change med school

Providence can't compete with Boston's baseball team or baked beans, but Brown-affiliated teaching hospitals are fighting to make Rhode Island competitive with Longwood Medical Center and Partners HealthCare in Boston.


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Anthro museum gets grant

A grant from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, awarded in June to the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology as part of a K-12 Civics Initiative Major Grant, will be used for outreach programs for local schools. The museum was one of eight groups to win the grant.


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Professor's team unearths Maya king's 'sinister' tomb

In what he termed a "colossally important find," Professor of Anthropology Stephen Houston and his team of experts discovered the tomb of an ancient Maya king this summer. Located in Guatemala, the tomb enclosed the remains of the dead ruler, along with extraordinarily well-preserved examples of Maya ...





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