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Lost Museum resurrects long-discarded artifacts

The typical museum seeks to preserve a part of the past so that future generations may learn from its artifacts. The Lost Museum, a recently opened installation in Rhode Island Hall, takes a slightly different approach, preserving a museum itself so that visitors can draw conclusions from the objects ...

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Campus responds to free Microsoft Office package

More than two months after Computing and Information Services made Microsoft Office packages available for free to the student body, 480 packages have been downloaded, and administrators said few glitches have occurred. Ravi Pendse, vice president for computing and information services, said he is ...

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Ceiling collapses in Slater Hall

A student was struck when a portion of the ceiling in her dorm room collapsed on her as she slept last week, but she was not seriously injured. At 7:30 a.m. Friday, the ceiling facade of Slater Hall 403 fell onto Ramya Mahalingam ’14. The rubble, which was composed of plaster and sheetrock, fell ...

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Mali civil war and health care needs dominate talk

Working in Mali during the country’s ongoing civil war has been a “challenging context … but also a fascinating one,” said Kris Ansin, executive director of the Mali Health Organizing Project, in a talk Tuesday night. Ansin said he hopes MHOP can take advantage of the unique timing to make ...

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RISD gets $1 million for new teaching post

The Rhode Island School of Design received its largest-ever gift from an international donor — a $1 million donation to fund a new visiting scholar position in the painting department, according to a March 1 press release from the institution. Vikram and Geetanjali Kirloskar of Bangalore, India were ...


Bill to ban plastic bags introduced in General Assembly

A bill to ban grocery store use of plastic bags statewide was introduced into the General Assembly earlier this month by Rep. Maria Cimini, D-Providence. Plastic bags have already been banned in all the counties of Hawaii and in cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and nearby Barrington, ...

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