Sophie Culpepper is a senior staff writer covering the Politics and Policy Metro beat. She is a sophomore and now lives in Oxford, England, though her seven years living in Italy before that eroded her ability to weather New England winters. She has not decided her concentration but is interested in History and English. Outside of The Herald Sophie can be found being roasted for whatever she is doing by one of multiple cooler younger siblings.

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U. professors weigh in on significance of midterms

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U. professors weigh in on significance of midterms

November 13, 2018 0 comments

Last Tuesday’s midterm elections saw the Democrats take control of the House of Representatives, while Republicans are projected to increase their majority in the Senate by one to two seats.

UHIP improves timeliness, efficiency

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UHIP improves timeliness, efficiency

November 2, 2018 0 comments

Last week, Cranston Mayor and Republican candidate for Governor of Rhode Island Allan Fung released a television advertisement attacking incumbent Gov. Gina Raimondo for mismanaging the United Health Infrastructure Program, a Department of Human Services and Executive Office of Health and Human Services initiative.

Ed. Department receives $2.5 million grant

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Ed. Department receives $2.5 million grant

October 25, 2018 0 comments

The U.S. Department of Education awarded the Rhode Island Department of Education a federal grant of $2.5 million last week to finance measures to meet public school students’ social and emotional needs.

Research reveals Providence socioeconomic divisions

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Research reveals Providence socioeconomic divisions

October 19, 2018 0 comments

Whether by confirming visible disparities or exposing new ones, a new data-based map titled “Opportunity Atlas” uses decades of income data on residents to illustrate the difference a neighborhood can make on a child’s future income — in Providence and throughout the nation.

A recent poll of likely voters in the 2018 Rhode Island Senate races conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center found that Incumbent Democrat Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (bottom) leads Republican challenger Robert Flanders ‘71 (top).

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Whitehouse, Flanders square off in first TV debate

October 9, 2018 0 comments

Incumbent Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse and Republican challenger Robert Flanders ’71 faced off last night in the first televised debate of Rhode Island’s 2018 Senate race.

Employee donations favor Democrats

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Employee donations favor Democrats

October 2, 2018 0 comments

This midterm election season, Brown faculty and staff are donating overwhelmingly to Democratic campaigns, following a historical trend of supporting left-leaning candidates.

Organized by Amelia Wyckoff ’22 and Liam Bendicksen ’22, the #BelieveSurvivors rally was  attended by about 300 students. The event featured speakers and an “open mic” segment where students could share personal experiences.

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Students protest sexual assault at rally

September 30, 2018 0 comments

Following Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony accusing United States Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault last Thursday, about 300 students gathered on the Main Green Saturday afternoon to rally in support of survivors of sexual assault.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gov. Gina Raimondo said her proposition for universal pre-K would cost $15 million per year and would be solely funded by the state budget.

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Raimondo proposes universal pre-K

September 19, 2018 0 comments

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gov. Gina Raimondo has announced that she will realize an initiative to fund universal state pre-kindergarten if she is elected for a second term.

One of two female governors in the nation, Gov. Gina Raimondo’s platform includes moving to renewable energy and preventing school gun violence.

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Power plant divides gubernatorial candidates

September 9, 2018 0 comments

This Wednesday will determine which two of the six contending candidates will represent the Republican and Democratic parties in the Rhode Island general gubernatorial election in November.

Candidates crowd primary elections

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Candidates crowd primary elections

September 4, 2018 0 comments

The penultimate primary in the country will take place a week from today in Rhode Island and will decide the party candidates in several state elections, including in mayoral, gubernatorial and federal races. No independent candidates are involved in primary elections.