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Articles by Anne Wootton (97)

Simmons on the slavery and justice report

October 23, 2006 0 comments

At Sunday morning’s Parents Weekend tradition, “An Hour With the President,” no parent or student asked President Ruth Simmons about the report from the University Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice, which was released Oct. 18. Simmons spoke with The Herald Saturday morning about the report’s recommendations, her goals when she appointed the committee three years ago and plans for the future.

Registered voters few, ballots cast even fewer among 75 Waterman addresses

October 23, 2006 0 comments

As of Friday, 677 Brown students were registered to vote in Rhode Island using their 75 Waterman St. campus box addresses, according to the Office of the Secretary of State.

Slavery & justice report outlines path for repair

October 23, 2006 0 comments

A center for the study of slavery, a memorial commemorating the slave trade, recruitment of students from the West Indies and Africa and an annual day of remembrance are among the possible outcomes of the University Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice.

PPD officers to be phased out of Brown patrols

October 18, 2006 0 comments

All Providence Police Department officers working on paid University details will be phased out, according to Vice President for Administration Walter Hunter.

University Hall construction records show U.’s nuanced ties to slavery

October 17, 2006 0 comments

Framed documents line the hallway just north of President Ruth Simmons’ office in University Hall. They are reproductions of pages from the account book of Nicholas Brown and Company, which oversaw the construction of the first building on College Hill to house the University.

In colonial Rhode Island, slavery played pivotal role

October 17, 2006 0 comments

Though North American ships represented a relatively small portion of the global slave trade, Rhode Island was the epicenter of the North American slave trade.

History hiding in plain sight

October 17, 2006 0 comments

Though the University Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice was expected to submit its report to President Ruth Simmons this spring, it is unclear when the report will be submitted or whether it will be released publicly before summer.

Giuliani among notable Republicans campaigning for R.I. candidates

October 17, 2006 0 comments

With national attention focused on a handful of contentious U.S. Senate races in the upcoming November election, celebrity politicians are coming out in full force to support Rhode Island Democratic Senate candidate Sheldon Whitehouse.

Obama dismisses cynicism, advocates hope

October 13, 2006 0 comments

Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., spoke to an overflowing Salomon 101 Thursday night about the dangers of political cynicism and the importance of hope in his remarks for the fourth annual Gov. Frank Licht ’38 Lecture Series, which was sponsored by the Taubman Center for Public Policy.

Sen. Barack Obama to speak tonight

October 12, 2006 0 comments

Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., will deliver the fourth annual Licht Lecture tonight at 9 p.m. in Salomon 101.