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Gay marriage bills duel in Senate

March 5, 2009 0 comments

Testimony went late into the night last Thursday as supporters and opponents of gay marriage discussed a pair of bills before the Senate judiciary committee at the State House. Bill S0136, introduced by Senator Leo Blais, R-Dist. 21, seeks to amend Rhode Island’s constitution to specify marriage as an institution between a man and a woman.

Gov. Carcieri ’65 at new popularity low

February 24, 2009 0 comments

Only 34 percent of Rhode Islanders approve of the job performance of Gov. Donald Carcieri ’65, according to a recent Brown survey by the Taubman Center for Public Policy.

Panel discusses Congo violence

February 13, 2009 0 comments

Increased awareness and a boycott of companies with ties to the Congo may help stem violence against women in the area, a panel concluded last night in MacMillan 117.

Medical marijuana bill to be introduced today

February 10, 2009 0 comments

For Rhode Islanders suffering from terminal illnesses or chronic pains, medical marijuana can provide badly needed relief. But getting the marijuana in a safe, legal manner can be problematic for these patients – which is why state legislators have introduced a bill allowing for the creation of up to three nonprofit Compassion Centers to grow and distribute the plant.

Workers protest layoffs

February 5, 2009 0 comments

EAST PROVIDENCE – Nearly 150 people gathered outside the Colibri Group’s former East Providence manufacturing plant Tuesday, shouting, “Yes, we can!”

Hot on fungi trail, prof. wipes out gray mold

December 10, 2008 0 comments

With students caught up in final exams before rushing home for the holidays, odds are some students will return to school in January to find the leftovers in their refrigerators covered in mold.

Students getting busy less often than their peers think

November 15, 2008 0 comments

With Sex Power God approaching this weekend, many students’ thoughts might turn to sex – but they still are not having much of it. Eighty percent of undergraduates said they had one or no sexual partners, according to a recent Herald poll. About 37 percent of respondents reported one sexual partner and another 44.

‘Raw’ from defeat, Shays stresses need for honesty

November 11, 2008 0 comments

Still reeling from his defeat on election day, Rep. Christopher Shays, R-Conn., spoke to a less than half-full Salomon 101 about truthfulness in government on Monday afternoon. Shays, who has represented Connecticut’s fourth district since 1987, began the talk sponsored by the Taubman Center for Public Policy with a sad acknowledgement of his recent loss to Democrat Jim Himes.

University News

86.1 percent of students support Obama, poll finds

October 31, 2008 0 comments
This article is part of the series Herald Poll

Brown undergraduates overwhelmingly support Sen. Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election, according to a Herald poll conducted earlier this week.

IR experts discuss professor’s new book

October 17, 2008 0 comments

Four international relations experts came together last night for a panel discussion centered on Associate Professor of Political Science Peter Andreas’ book “Blue Helmets and Black Markets.” The recently published book compiles anecdotes and interviews to trace the development of an illicit economy during the Siege of Sarajevo in the Bosnian War.