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Watson senior fellow and former World Bank President Jim Yong Kim discussed his concerns for the developing world at a talk Thursday.

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Former World Bank President discusses climate change

February 8, 2019 0 comments

What can Brown prepare you for? If you use Jim Yong Kim ’82 P’22 as a model, it could prepare you for a spot on Forbes’ list of the most powerful people in the world.

At a talk hosted by the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, Ashley Farmer, an assistant professor of history at UT-Austin, underscored the significant contributions of black women to advance black power.

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University talk explores influence of black women in political movements

February 1, 2019 0 comments

“When you’re thinking about blackness, or black women or other underrepresented groups, you’ve got to think about how ideas come into public in different ways — alternative, creative, and really empowering and powerful modes of … galvanizing people,” said Assistant Professor of History Emily Owens Thursday afternoon.

TSA reflects on support during government shutdown

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TSA reflects on support during government shutdown

January 31, 2019 0 comments

Rhode Island Transportation Security Administration workers made it through a tough holiday season at Theodore Francis Green International Airport thanks to high employee attendance and community support.

Flea market founder Maria Tocco gained inspiration from other markets in Boston and Brooklyn. Tocco hopes to  find a year-round home for the market, as well as host event at the University and spotlight non-profits.

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Flea market warms cold Providence winter

January 27, 2019 0 comments

Old fur coats with faded fabric lie piled next to brass lamps and boxes of cracked, yellowed vinyl slips. A worn teddy bear and an ancient film camera appeared to stare at first-edition comic books on folding card tables. This is a flea market — a monument to those fascinated by the eclectic, the odd and the creative.

George Nee, president of the Rhode Island branch of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, voices support for a proposed bill to senators during the Senate Judiciary Committee assembly.

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R.I. Senate considers shutdown relief bills

January 23, 2019 0 comments

Thirty two days and one missed paycheck into the longest shutdown in the federal government’s history, the Rhode Island Senate Judiciary Committee convened Tuesday to discuss measures to protect furloughed federal employees.

The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice and the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs co-hosted a discussion titled “Slavery, Capitalism and the Making of the Modern World” Monday night.

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Scholars discuss slavery, capitalism in Watson panel

December 4, 2018 0 comments

Academic scholars and experts who study slavery and justice convened at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Monday night to discuss the relationship between slavery and capitalism.

The Twin River Casino in Lincoln rolled out sports betting Monday following state legalization in June 2018. As of Nov. 26, the casino is the only place in New England to have introduced legal sports betting.


Legal sports betting begins in R.I.

November 26, 2018 0 comments

Just outside Lincoln, slot machines glittered and chirped as gamers clutched Cash Out Vouchers and roamed around the halls. The new flat screen TVs flashed sports statistics and spreads as bookies prepared to accept the first ceremonial wagers.

The co-presidents of the Brown Republicans, Julian Haag ’20 and Nick Guarino ’20, look on as the midterm election results from the Indiana senate race flash on the screen.

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Students watch election with caution, optimism

November 7, 2018 0 comments

Brown students gathered to watch the results of the Nov. 6 midterm elections as the Democrats regained control of the House of Representatives and Republicans added to their majority in the Senate.

In race for City Hall, school funding takes center stage

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In race for City Hall, school funding takes center stage

November 2, 2018 0 comments

The final week in the race for Providence mayor has highlighted key differences between the candidates in their stances on the Providence school system and potential funding solutions.

The recent proliferation of Bird and Lime electric scooters aligns with Mayor Elorza’s goals to reduce the city’s emissions, 90 percent of which currently come from diesel and gasoline use.

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Scooter regulations stress access, affordability

October 29, 2018 0 comments

Electric scooters made their return to Providence earlier this month with rideshare companies Bird and Lime.