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Spotlight on the Statehouse: Feb. 21, 2013

February 21, 2013 0 comments

Rep. Maria Cimini, D-Providence, is trying to make Rhode Island the first state in the country to ban the use of plastic bags in the state’s stores.


State discusses legislation to lower gun homicide rate

February 7, 2013 3 comments
This article is part of the series Gun Violence

A committee of legislators will explore policy changes in the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook.

The Rhode Island State House has been the site of many recent deliberations on gun control and mental health policy.


State leaders confront gun violence following shootings

February 7, 2013 1 comment
This article is part of the series Gun Violence

Debates on gun control, school safety, mental health and gun research emerge in Rhode Island.


Spotlight on the Statehouse: Jan. 31, 2013

January 31, 2013 0 comments

Same-sex marriage legislation, which passed the House last week, will likely be stalled in the Senate.


Chafee ’75 proposes lower corporate tax

January 24, 2013 0 comments

The governor’s proposed budget would provide more funding for schools and infrastructure.

University News

Poll: Majority support race-blind faculty hires

December 7, 2012 3 comments
This article is part of the series Fall 2012 Student Poll

About 56 percent of students oppose the University considering race when hiring faculty members, while 35 percent support the policy, according to a Herald poll conducted this fall.


Landmark pension reform faces legal challenge

December 6, 2012 0 comments

A lawsuit filed by several Rhode Island unions following state municipal pension reform last November goes before Superior Court Judge Sarah Taft-Carter tomorrow.

University News

Poll: Most students opposed to use of race in admissions

November 29, 2012 20 comments
This article is part of the series Fall 2012 Student Poll

Just more than 58 percent of students oppose the University’s consideration of race in student admissions decisions, while over 34 percent of students said they supported the policy, according to a recent Herald poll. Of the students who are opposed to the consideration of race, more than half support the consideration of an applicant’s socioeconomic status.


Providence Reads targets childhood literacy rates

November 29, 2012 0 comments

Brown students rapidly approaching finals period are more likely to be concerned by the sheer number of unread pages than how to read them.

Though polls predicted a close race, Rep. David Cicilline ’83, D-R.I., defeated Republican challenger  Brendan Doherty by more than 12 points.


GOP shortfalls clear path for Cicilline ’83

November 15, 2012 0 comments

Once the votes were tallied last Tuesday night, results showed the incumbent defeated his Republican opponent Brendan Doherty 52.9 to 40.8 percent.

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