May 30, 2017

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  • News | Jan.28, 2010

    Extreme Accounting Team Wins $10,000

    Accountants specialize in the art of numbers, but five Providence College students took accounting to an extreme in a national competition in which they won $10,000.

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  • News | Jan.28, 2010

    Freshman Claudia Mortimer Shares Experience in Haiti During Earthquake

    At 4:52 p.m. on Jan. 12, Claudia Mortimer ’13 was having ice cream at a hotel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She was standing on a balcony and could see her house just a few blocks away across a ravine. At 4:53 p.m. the ground beneath her started to shake. Everyone around her stood still, unsure of what was happening. It continued to shake more and more violently, picking her up and throwing her to the ground.

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  • News | Jan.28, 2010

    Changes Coming to Core

    Faculty Senate is taking baby steps towards developing a new core curriculum. It voted last Wednesday, Jan. 20, on which direction it would like to move in developing the new core curriculum. The senate voted in favor of moving toward developing a new core curriculum which would include a concentration component.

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  • News | Jan.28, 2010

    The Rest of Us

    Poetry by Alex BetGeorge ’11

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  • News | Jan.27, 2010

    Facing Flak After Obama’s Bank Restrictions

    Facing heavy flak from critics who have dubbed his first term “disappointing,” President Barack Obama is taking steps to reform Wall Street. In a statement on Thursday, Jan. 21, Obama let Wall Street know that he is not afraid to throw some punches. “If these folks want a fight, it’s a fight I’m ready to have.”

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  • News | Jan.27, 2010

    U.K. Terror Level Increases to “Severe”

    On Saturday, Jan. 23, the United Kingdom raised its terror level from “substantial” to “severe,” according to BBC. The “substantial” level indicates that “attack is a strong possibility.” “Severe” indicates that “attack is highly likely.” Although the level was raised, reports BBC, Home Secretary Alan Johnson stressed that this does not indicate an imminent attack. The increased level is simply meant to increase public awareness.

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  • News | Jan.27, 2010

    Al Qaeda Carefully Making Yemen a Terror Hub

    The United States government is facing a difficult challenge with al Qaeda establishing a terror hub in the country of Yemen. The al Qaeda group has carefully cultivated ties to the local population and has a largely homegrown movement in the Arabian Peninsula. The U.S. government will have a complicated time dislodging the group in Yemen.

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  • News | Jan.27, 2010

    Cyber-attacks on Google Trouble Obama

    According to BBC, “President Barack Obama continues to be troubled by alleged cyber-attacks originating in China on the Internet search giant Google.”

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  • News | Jan.27, 2010

    Friar Finance 101

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s term will expire on Jan. 31, 2010. There have been mixed reviews on how the Fed has handled the financial crisis, but leaders in Washington believe he will receive the votes necessary for another four-year term.

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  • News | Jan.27, 2010

    Health Risks Increase In Haiti

    Seventeen days after the earthquake in Haiti, more immediate concerns are taking precedence over safety and pulling people from rubble. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is warning that Haiti must now combat potential health risks, which are rising. PAHO’s deputy director, Dr. Jon Andrus, told The Wall Street Journal that health risks are rising due to the increasing numbers of displaced residents living in overcrowded areas.

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