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Political experts discuss race in election

Tricia Rose, director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America and professor of Africana studies, and James Morone, director of the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy, spoke on the unpredictable, yet historically consistent, role of race in the 2016 presidential election ...

Science & Research

Student to join Mars simulation program

“One of my goals throughout my whole life (has been) to literally walk on another planet,” said Connor Lynch ’17. “It’s what I’ve always wanted to do.” Rather than a pipe dream, Lynch’s aspirations of becoming an astronaut are not so distant from reality. Lynch was recently accepted ...


Facilities staff shifts hours to adapt to winter climate

When temperatures dipped to -9 degrees Fahrenheit earlier this month, the Department of Facilities Management responded to 40 student calls of cold rooms and broken heaters, said Stephen Maiorisi, vice president for Facilities Management. Facilities Management, anticipating the freeze, tripled its weekend ...

The Setonian

New mandate calls for HPV vaccination

As the school year began this month, incoming seventh graders across the state bought backpacks, shopped for new clothes and dreaded the return of early morning wake-ups. This year, though, a new stop was added to the list — getting vaccinated against human papillomavirus, a sexually transmitted disease ...

The Setonian

Brown junior authors state climate bill

“(Let’s) do what we did for gay marriage for clean energy. Start the momentum at the state level and spur the momentum to actually push this,” said Solomon Goldstein-Rose ’16 regarding a Feb. 25 bill he authored to tax carbon at the state level. “But no state individually can fix global warming,” ...


Black R.I. students see high suspension rates

This series will explore the racial dynamics of Rhode Island’s school-to-prison pipeline. This story, the first of three, will look at the racial disparities present in the disciplinary decisions of R.I. public schools. Stumbling late into class and hurriedly sliding into her seat, the high school ...

The Setonian
University News

U. talk examines science-religion interplay

Believing in God makes practicing science more fulfilling, said Hans Halvorson, professor of philosophy at Princeton, at a debate Wednesday night on the fraught relationship between religion and science. The event, which drew a few hundred attendees to Salomon 101, pitted Halvorson against David Rand, ...

The Setonian

Mayor, City Council president differ on budget opinion

Only hours after the Providence City Council elected Councilman Luis Aponte as its president on Jan. 5, Mayor Jorge Elorza was inaugurated on the steps of City Hall. Each elected for a four-year term, these two men will work together to govern Providence on issues from the budget to education reform. Elorza ...

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