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‘The Interview’: a humorous view of real-world controversies

“You know what’s more destructive than a nuclear bomb? Words,” says North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s character, played by Randall Park, in the film “The Interview.” In the wake of North Korea’s cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment and threats of violence against the United States, ...

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Tax receipts show Egyptians kept traditions under Roman rule

“Tax receipts are boring,” said postdoctoral research fellow Andreas Winkler. “Historians usually don’t make much use of them.” But at a research colloquium Tuesday in the Department of Egyptology and Assyriology,  Winkler explained how his analysis of ancient tax receipts dispells previously ...

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Ground breaks on housing project

In a ceremonial groundbreaking Friday, the Smith Hill Community Development Corporation and Sojourner House unveiled a plan for Rhode Island’s first supportive housing project for domestic abuse survivors.  The pilot program will house three families and is intended to be the first of many such ...

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Smiley announces mayoral candidacy

Democrat Brett Smiley announced his candidacy for mayor yesterday, promising to be a “get-it-done mayor” focusing on public safety, education and implementing an extra sales tax on guns and ammunition. A crowd of nearly 50 supporters gathered at the Mount Hope Neighborhood Association to hear Smiley, ...

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Theses challenge joint concentrators

Completing a thesis in a joint or independent concentration may offer greater flexibility in the honors process, but coordination difficulties across departments can pose obstacles for students seeking to graduate with honors in interdisciplinary fields. Students in joint concentrations — interdisciplinary ...

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Substance found in Grad Center believed harmless

After the discovery of an unidentified material initially believed to be hazardous in Graduate Center last Thursday, officials from the University and the Federal Bureau of Investigation said the building is safe, and the eight people who were evaluated by medical professionals are not seriously ill. No ...

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Substance prompts Grad Center investigation

One person has been hospitalized following exposure to an unidentified substance found in an envelope opened Thursday afternoon in Graduate Center Tower E, which houses administrative offices and the Bear’s Lair. Eight additional people have reported symptoms of “respiratory irritation,” such ...

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Under Chafee, women secure more state government roles

The number of Rhode Island women in state government positions has more than doubled since the beginning of Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s ’75 P’14 P’17 tenure, he announced Monday at a press conference. The Women’s Fund of Rhode Island, which put the Rhode Island Government Appointments Project in ...

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City students say state testing inhibits learning

Tammie Paris, a senior at Hope High School, recently took the math section of the New England Common Assessment Program for the second time. Her score last year was low enough that if she did not demonstrate improvement on either this test or a third attempt this spring she would be barred from graduating ...

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State seeks to improve educator, school performance

Rhode Island’s Commissioner of Education Deborah Gist discussed a variety of public education issues, from standardized testing to the implementation of the new Common Core curriculum, with Rhody Young Republicans at an event the organization hosted Wednesday night. Gist introduced a series of focal ...

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