Alex — a veteran metro writer — served as one of the section’s editors in 2015. Originally from Maryland, he complements his studies of biochemistry with laboratory research on pulmonary fibrosis, and is grateful for the opportunity to learn from Herald writers and editors in an area outside of his academic field. He is involved with Brown and RISD’s joint Catholic community, and also enjoys reading and running.

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The Brown Democrats host a panel Tuesday with WPRI political correspondent Ted Nesi, Rhode Island Public Radio writer Ian Donnis and Providence Journal columnist Ed Fitzpatrick to discuss the gubernatorial race.


Panel discusses governor’s race

February 26, 2014 1 comment

The trajectory of the Rhode Island gubernatorial race remains uncertain, said the three members of a panel hosted Tuesday night by the Brown Democrats.

Taveras leads in gubernatorial primary


Taveras leads in gubernatorial primary

February 20, 2014 0 comments

Mayor Angel Taveras has gained a slight lead over General Treasurer Gina Raimondo in Rhode Island’s Democratic gubernatorial primary.


Redevelopment of Jewelry District makes headway

February 11, 2014 0 comments

Though activity on College Hill may have slowed during much of January, development of the I-195 land and surrounding Jewelry District area continued.

University News

Today in University history: Feb. 6

February 6, 2014 0 comments

During his brief one-year coaching career, Hal Kopp led Brown sports teams to eight victories, one tie and two losses.

University News

U. launches 250th anniversary website, releases opening weekend schedule

January 30, 2014 2 comments

President Paxson announced details about the University’s semiquincentenary opening celebration and launched the website “Imagine Brown 250+.”

Clay Pell entered the gubernatorial race Tuesday morning. The third Democrat to enter the race, he plans to focus on long term economic and infrastructure development.


Pell, Solomon announce campaigns for R.I. offices

January 30, 2014 6 comments

Clay Pell and Michael Solomon formally launched their respective gubernatorial and mayoral campaigns over the past two days.

University News

Winter storm delays students’ arrival back to campus

January 24, 2014 0 comments

Many students returning to campus had to change their travel plans and missed the first few classes of the semester, as a winter storm hit the Northeast.

Gov. Lincoln Chafee ’75 P’14 P’17 began his final year in office by calling attention to Rhode Island’s continuing economic troubles. He cited the state’s rising commercial energy costs, which rose 23.2 percent in the past year.


Chafee delivers fourth annual address

January 23, 2014 3 comments

Gov. Lincoln Chafee ’75 P’14 P’17 delivered the annual State of the State address last week, marking the beginning of his final year as governor.

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RISD president’s departure elicits mixed response

December 6, 2013 0 comments

Over the past six years, John Maeda became known for melding technology and design.


Former I-195 zone renamed ‘the Link’

December 3, 2013 0 comments

The area has been named the Link in an effort to rebrand the Jewelry district as a science hub.

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