Sophie Culpepper is a metro editor for the State and National News 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 is interested in English and History. 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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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.

U. files brief supporting Harvard’s race-conscious admission policy

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U. files brief supporting Harvard’s race-conscious admission policy

August 19, 2018 0 comments

Harvard is currently being sued by the organization Students for Fair Admissions for allegedly discriminating against Asian American applicants.

The preservationists & the provokers

The preservationists & the provokers

May 25, 2018 0 comments
This article is part of the series Commencement Magazine 2018

The Providence Preservation Society has been organizing community members for over half a century to advocate for the preservation of Providence’s historic buildings that capture the city’s character and heritage.