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State budget proposal cuts funding to city

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State budget proposal cuts funding to city

February 20, 2019 0 comments

Gov. Gina Raimondo’s proposed budget plan, released Jan. 17, included a cut to Rhode Island’s Payment In Lieu Of Taxes program that could lead to new taxes on the University’s non-mission related properties. If approved, the budget plan would cut approximately $6 million from Rhode Island’s PILOT program, which reimburses […]

Rachel Black ’16 testified in support of R.I. HB5196 using research from her undergraduate thesis. The bill aims to  protect those who have not paid their court fees from facing jail time for their unpaid debt.

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Recent alum testifies on criminal justice reform

February 7, 2019 0 comments

As a recent Brown alum waited to enter the hearing room to testify, a woman exclaimed from the room’s threshold: “Are you the author? Oh my god! (Your thesis) has been (essential)  for getting this issue taken up again.”

Rhode Island ACLU highlights exemption in access to public records

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Rhode Island ACLU highlights exemption in access to public records

February 6, 2019 0 comments

The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island has challenged the state’s Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling that upheld an exemption allowing the state  to withhold certain government documents from the public.

State Rep. Edith Ajello listened to testimony regarding abortion legislation at a public hearing at the State House. She sponsored the Reproductive Health Care Act, which would codify Roe v. Wade in Rhode Island.

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Reproductive rights take center stage at State House

January 30, 2019 0 comments

Five bills regarding abortion were heard by the Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee Tuesday night, and over 100 activists filled the State House halls to support or oppose the bills.

Raimondo proposes marijuana legalization in R.I.

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Raimondo proposes marijuana legalization in R.I.

January 24, 2019 0 comments

In a $9.9 billion state budget plan released last Thursday, Gov. Gina Raimondo proposed to legalize recreational adult-use marijuana.

Édouard Louis’ autobiographical works aim to challenge his readers to reject complacency regarding social, economic and political issues.

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French novelist examines literature’s power

November 12, 2018 0 comments

“I want to use literature in order to spread shame on the world,” Édouard Louis said at a talk hosted by the Department of French Studies at Rochambeau House last Wednesday.

Whitehouse, Flanders face off for Senate seat

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Whitehouse, Flanders face off for Senate seat

November 2, 2018 0 comments

On Nov. 6, incumbent Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., will face off against Republican and former Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice Robert Flanders ’71 in the Rhode Island Senate midterm elections.

In seeking to account for all aspects of post-9/11 U.S. military involvement, the Costs of War project is focusing more closely on operations in Africa.

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Costs of War Project to expand focus to Africa

October 22, 2018 0 comments

The Costs of War Project, which studies post-9/11 U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and related violence in neighboring nations, hosted a panel at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Monday afternoon as its first step toward expanding its focus to include Africa.

Moderated by Visiting Assistant Professor of Education Hilary Levey Friedman, the panel included WPRO radio host Dan Yorke, Adjunct Lecturer in International and Public Affairs Robert Hackey and Assistant Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University at Newark Domingo Morel PhD ’14.

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Panelists analyze Rhode Island midterm elections

October 18, 2018 0 comments

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs hosted a panel of political commentators Thursday night to discuss the Rhode Island midterm elections.

Mayor Jorge Elorza (centre), City Council President David Salvatore (center-right), School Board President Nicholas Hemond (left) and Providence Public Schools Superintendent Christopher Maher (center-left) discussed options for the City if a compromise is not reached by the end of the week.

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Elorza seeks to restore school transportation

October 11, 2018 0 comments

Mayor Jorge Elorza announced plans to resolve the ongoing disruption of student transportation to Providence Public Schools at a press conference Wednesday afternoon.