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.

Articles by Sophie Culpepper (31)

Pulizer Prize-winning journalist Alissa Rubin ‘80 discussed the importance of context and history in foreign reporting, particulary in war zones.

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Rubin ’80 discusses morality, challenges of journalism

February 14, 2018 0 comments

When Alissa Rubin ’80 left Brown with a degree in renaissance studies and a hunger to travel, she did not foresee a future in journalism.

Mayor Jorge Elorza responded to the protest by welcoming continued negotiation with the Providence Teachers Union.

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Elorza, teachers union clash at City Hall

February 7, 2018 0 comments

Yesterday, in the Council Chambers of City Hall, Mayor Jorge Elorza was scheduled to begin his annual State of the City address at 6 p.m.

Jorge Elorza, first elected mayor in Nov. 2014, is seeking re-election in 2018. He continues to support leasing the city water supply to fund pensions.

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Elorza reiterates call to lease Providence Water Supply Board

February 4, 2018 0 comments

Mayor Jorge Elorza is continuing to press for the leasing of the Providence Water Supply Board to fund the city’s $1 billion long-term pension liabilities.

Tuesday evening, the Providence Committee on Finance discussed the city’s budget predictions and the school budget deficit.

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Committee of Finance reviews budget projections

January 31, 2018 0 comments

The Providence Committee on Finance convened Tuesday evening in City Hall to discuss the city’s projected budget for the next five years. At the meeting, committee members expressed concerns about the management of the school system’s finances.

Regunberg ’12 to run for R.I. lieutenant governorship

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Regunberg ’12 to run for R.I. lieutenant governorship

January 26, 2018 0 comments

Aaron Regunberg ’12 announced his candidacy for lieutenant governor Oct. 24. Challenging incumbent Daniel McKee, Regunberg sees the office as an opportunity to tackle President Trump’s agenda and represent Rhode Islanders rather than corporations, he said.

Half of female students report being catcalled at least once a month

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Half of female students report being catcalled at least once a month

December 5, 2017 0 comments

In her first month on College Hill, Rachel Souza ’21 was catcalled for the first time in her life.

Sherab Dorji ’20 established Khemdro Kuenphen Dairy Group, a dairy cooperative, in his hometown of Phobjikha Valley, Bhutan. The co-op, which Dorji hopes will begin operations in April 2018, would potentially increase the profitability of dairy by cutting out middle men and guaranteeing farmers a fair price for their products.

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Social Innovation Fellow builds Bhutanese dairy cooperative

November 27, 2017 0 comments

This summer, Sherab Dorji ’20 traveled as a Social Innovation Fellow back to his home in Phobjikha Valley, Bhutan.

Food trucks parked on Thayer Street provided students multiple multicultural and distinct food options. The event, which usually takes place at Roger Williams Park in Providence, made its way up College Hill.

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Food Truck Friday arrives at Thayer

November 6, 2017 0 comments

Nine food trucks parked between the Sciences Library and the corner of George Street last week for Food Truck Friday.

Jessaca Leinaweaver, director of the center of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, will help lead workshops funded by the grant. Leinaweaver says the workshops will focus on “voices that haven’t been heard as much.”

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U. receives $225,000 grant from Mellon Foundation

October 29, 2017 0 comments

The University will host a seminar on the subject of Race and Indigeneity in the Americas using a $225,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Bill restricting sex offenders in homeless shelters passes Rhode Island House, Senate


Bill restricting sex offenders in homeless shelters passes Rhode Island House, Senate

October 5, 2017 0 comments

A bill that would cap the proportion of registered sex offenders in homeless shelter beds at 10 percent for shelters passed in the Rhode Island State House.