Jack is a senior staff writer covering the The Herald's politics and policy beat. He is a junior from Palo Alto, California and is concentrating in History. His writing has also appeared in the Jerusalem Post and the Santiago Times. You can catch him on his late night Safe Walk shift or scarfing down moz sticks at Jo's.

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Court upholds ruling against Providence Fire Department

February 20, 2018 0 comments

The U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a 2016 ruling Jan. 25 in favor of former Providence firefighter Lori Franchina, who had originally sued the Providence Fire Department in 2012 on the grounds that her colleagues had harassed her because of her sexual orientation and gender.

Gov. Gina Raimondo’s new budget proposal aims to increase availability of medical marijuana and reduce opiod use.

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R.I. eyes medical marijuana expansion

February 16, 2018 0 comments

The number of medical marijuana dispensaries in Rhode Island could increase from three to 15, raising $5.1 million in projected revenue, according to a new budget proposal released by Gov. Gina Raimondo Jan. 18.

Sotomayor was confirmed by the Senate with a vote of 68-31 in 2009.

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Sotomayor to visit College Hill

February 2, 2018 0 comments

Just a year after the class of 2020 read U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s memoir, “My Beloved World,” they and the rest of the student body will have the opportunity to hear Sotomayor tell her story in person.

The new bike sharing initiative will consist of eletronic bikes that allow for greater speeds. Monthly membership to the program will cost $20 per month, but $20 per year for certain low-income households.

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Providence, RIPTA launch electric-assist bike program

January 26, 2018 0 comments

The city of Providence will introduce 400 electric-assist bikes this summer through New England’s first electric bike-share system, following a deal with JUMP Bikes signed Dec. 15.

Mayor Jorge Elorza presents the Providence Self-Employment Program, which aims to help entrepreneurs access loans for business through education sessions, at a community forum Tuesday night.


City offers advice, new programs for small business owners

January 24, 2018 0 comments

Providence small business owners gathered Tuesday night for a community forum hosted by Mayor Jorge Elorza in the Joseph A. Doorley Jr. Municipal Building to highlight new opportunities for loans and programs designed to streamline business development.

Friends come from similar racial, socioeconomic demographics, poll finds

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Friends come from similar racial, socioeconomic demographics, poll finds

December 7, 2017 0 comments

For some students, going out to eat can make or break a friendship.

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Neuroscience TAs face unclear expectations with hourly based pay

November 27, 2017 0 comments

Undergraduate TAs in the neuroscience department are not allowed to work more than 84 hours during the semester, which averages to six hours per week.

Because Amazon requested an affiliated higher education program as part of the application package, Brown contributed to the proposal by helping design a talent development partnership plan called Amazon Academy.

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Rhode Island applies to host Amazon’s second headquarters

November 7, 2017 0 comments

The state of Rhode Island managed to put together a competitive proposal for Amazon’s second North American headquarters.

Catherine LeBoeuf ’17 skates toward a puck in the corner. Brown won only two games last year, but under a new coach and with newfound talent, the Bears hope to steadily gain on their ECAC opponents.


Young women’s hockey team looks to improve upon disappointing 2014-15 campaign

October 23, 2015 0 comments

Anyone at Meehan Auditorium at 6 a.m. on a Tuesday will be able to find the women’s ice hockey team, as part of an unusual regimen under its new head coach.