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Arts & Culture

Horror flicks spook at film festival

Parking his carriage in a suburban driveway, a vampire crashes a family’s Christmas celebration with hilarious results. At the peak of the Cold War, the decades-old secrets a farmer thought he had buried along with the evidence of a UFO crash landing site resurface. These are just some of the plot ...

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Arts & Culture

‘Earliest America’ initiative rethinks history

Last fall, the words “the Third World will rise again” were scrawled in chalk on the side of the John Carter Brown Library. The inscription, and the campus reaction it elicited, spurred the development of “The Earliest Americas: A New Initiative in Indigenous Studies at the John Carter Brown ...

The Setonian
University News

Student-run businesses create alternative campus jobs

When most students begin the search for on-campus jobs, they head to the libraries or dining halls. But some select students follow their entrepreneurial spirit, juggling small businesses and full courseloads. By setting up service-based businesses, students can work according to their own schedule ...

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University News

Latin American leaders discuss climate change progress

“The cost of inaction today is going to be much bigger tomorrow,” former Chilean President Ricardo Lagos told The Herald before attending a University conference Wednesday to discuss international climate change policy. The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies partnered with the Climate ...

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Metro

Alum vie for vacated district seat

Aaron Regunberg ’12, co-founder of the Providence Student Union, and Miriam Ross, a Providence business attorney, are slated to compete for the District 4 seat in the Rhode Island House of Representatives vacated March 22 by former Rhode Island Speaker of the House Gordon Fox, D-Providence,  amid ...

The Setonian
Metro

R.I. exceeds health insurance sign-up target

Rhode Island enrolled roughly 20,000 individuals through its state insurance exchange, HealthSource R.I., as of midday Monday, the Providence Journal reported. Monday was the final day of the open enrollment period in Rhode Island, which did not extend its deadline as the federal government has done. Rhode ...

The Setonian
University News

Bartending course focuses on alcohol safety

Brown Student Agencies is working with Greek Council to encourage fraternity brothers to take bartending certification courses, in the hope of reducing EMS incidents at frat parties. The Student Activities Office and the Rhode Island Bartending School have also helped plan the courses, which have been ...

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University News

Students seek additional Psych Services support

The number of students who visit Psychological Services tends to increase during midterms and rise until finals, said Sherri Nelson, director of Psychological Services, adding that the percentage of students who visit has remained “surprisingly consistent, between 16 and 17 percent over the past several ...

The Setonian
Metro

R.I. enters national GMO debate

Rep. Dennis Canario, D-Portsmouth, Little Compton, Tiverton, has introduced a bill that would require food containing genetically modified ingredients to be labeled “Produced with Genetic Engineering,” according to a General Assembly press release.  The bill was heard Wednesday by the House Committee ...

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Newport, R.I. may adopt Tamsui, Taiwan as new sister city

Newport, R.I., may soon add another city to its list of “sister cities” — a relationship that encourages an economic, cultural and social exchange between similar municipalities — after being approached by a representative for Tamsui, Taiwan. Newport already has six established relationships ...

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