Sophie Culpepper is a metro editor for the Education and Real Estate and Economic Development beats. She is a junior and now lives in Oxford, England, though her seven years living in Italy before that eroded her ability to weather New England winters. She 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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While 10 of the bills discussed Tuesday are generally backed by advocates for gun control, the Senate Judiciary Committee also heard testimony on a bill supported by NRA members, which would legalize the possession of tasers.

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Gun control, reform bills debated in R.I. Senate

April 3, 2019 0 comments

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard impassioned testimony from supporters and critics of gun reform Tuesday, as the committee considered 11 bills addressing gun safety and access in the state.

Students criticize University support for Granoff dinner

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Students criticize University support for Granoff dinner

February 27, 2019 0 comments

After the Providence Journal reported that the University provided logistical assistance to private dinners hosted by Martin Granoff P’83, members of the student body are voicing concerns about University involvement in the events.

Urban Studies students involved in Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere assisted SouthCoast Fair Housing by analyzing online housing listings for instances of income-based discrimination.

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Report shows discrimination against housing voucher recipients

February 13, 2019 0 comments

SouthCoast Fair Housing released a report entitled “It’s About the Voucher: Source of Income Discrimination in Rhode Island” just before the State House received a dusting of snow Tuesday morning.

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.”

Swearer, Democracy Works facilitate in-state, absentee voter registration

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Swearer, Democracy Works facilitate in-state, absentee voter registration

December 7, 2018 0 comments

This year, the University hosted a voter registration and civic engagement initiative called the ALL IN Challenge, which encouraged absentee and in-state registration with an ultimate focus on turnout and was supported by the Swearer Center for Public Service.

Shiru Cafe ramps up search for U.S. sponsors

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Shiru Cafe ramps up search for U.S. sponsors

December 4, 2018 0 comments

Since establishing its first U.S. location in Providence in Feb. 2018, Shiru Cafe has yet to secure any corporate sponsors for its operations in the United States.

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.

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