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Providence ballot measures include street improvements

November 6, 2012 0 comments

Questions 9-18 of the supplementary, local ballot measures in Providence address matters proposed by the Home Charter Review Commission, a committee established and renewed every 10 years to suggest revisions to the City Charter, the document that dictates city operation and administration. 

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Poll: Majority plan to vote liberal in home states

November 5, 2012 1 comment
This article is part of the series Fall 2012 Student Poll

A Herald poll conducted in October found that 65.6 percent of respondents said they planned to vote for President Obama this Tuesday, while 16 percent of students reported that they did not plan to vote, and only 7.1 percent said they planned to support Republican candidate Mitt Romney.

Higher Ed, Metro

Panels address municipal pension crisis, reform

October 26, 2012 1 comment

Though Rhode Island’s current unfunded municipal pension liability stands at $2.1 billion, it only amounts to a fraction of the $7 trillion liability problem plaguing cities and towns across the country.


R.I. to sell medical marijuana

October 17, 2012 0 comments

Three dispensaries in Rhode Island could begin selling marijuana to medical patients with prescriptions and registration cards as soon as January 2013.

University News

BDS employees vote to switch union representation

October 16, 2012 6 comments

Following the lead of University library and janitorial workers, Brown Dining Services employees voted Thursday to switch their union representation from Service Employees International Union Local 615 to the United Service and Allied Workers of Rhode Island.

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Kristof stresses importance of elevating women

October 12, 2012 0 comments

Nicholas Kristof, two-time Pulitzer winning journalist and op-ed columnist at the New York Times, gave a somber but empowering lecture last night to a full house in Salomon 101, advising students to step out of their comfort zones – and off the Hill – to facilitate the traditional college education and develop a sense of personal pride through purposeful humanitarianism.


Taveras approval rating up despite slow recovery

October 8, 2012 1 comment

Mayor Angel Taveras’ approval rating has risen by 13 percent since last year, according to a poll conducted Sept. 13-22 by the Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions.

University News

Cicilline urges defense of liberal platform

October 3, 2012 0 comments

With the November elections rapidly approaching, Rep. David Cicilline ’83, D-R.I., visited campus Tuesday night to speak at a meeting of the Brown Democrats, the organization he co-founded while an undergraduate at the University.


Recounts confirm election results

September 26, 2012 0 comments

The Rhode Island Board of Elections administered seven recounts Sept. 17 in response to candidate requests following the state primaries earlier this month. All recounts upheld primary results. Five races for seats in the General Assembly – from districts 32, 40, 58, 65 and 17 – were reviewed. Democratic primaries for the North Providence Town Council and Pawtucket Ward Committee were also reevaluated.  

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Faculty profile: Q & A with professor Louis Putterman

September 26, 2012 0 comments

In his recent book, “The Good, The Bad, and the Economy,” Professor of Economics Louis Putterman explores the persistence of economic inequality despite vast technological improvements in modern society. His most recent research focuses on behavioral economics. As part of a new series highlighting faculty members at the University, Putterman sat down with The Herald to discuss the book and the way his work unites anthropology and economics.

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