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Moderated by Visiting Assistant Professor of Education Hilary Levey Friedman, the panel included WPRO radio host Dan Yorke, Adjunct Lecturer in International and Public Affairs Robert Hackey and Assistant Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University at Newark Domingo Morel PhD ’14.

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Panelists analyze Rhode Island midterm elections

October 18, 2018 0 comments

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs hosted a panel of political commentators Thursday night to discuss the Rhode Island midterm elections.

N.Y. developer proposes constructing tallest building in Providence

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N.Y. developer proposes constructing tallest building in Providence

October 16, 2018 0 comments

The Superman building has some competition as an icon in the city skyline if New York developer Jason Fane receives approval to build the Hope Point Tower, a 46-story luxury apartment building proposed for downtown Providence.

Trump’s disapproval rating increases in R.I.

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Trump’s disapproval rating increases in R.I.

October 16, 2018 0 comments

President Trump’s disapproval rating in Rhode Island hit 61 percent this September — increasing from 46 percent at the start of his term — according to data from Morning Consult.

University community usage of RIPTA declines

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University community usage of RIPTA declines

October 14, 2018 0 comments

The University is entering its tenth year as a participant in the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority’s UPass program. Since the program came to Brown in 2008, students, staff and faculty alike have had free use of RIPTA buses on any route in Rhode Island with a simple swipe of their University ID.

Census dry run faces lack of funding, publicity

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Census dry run faces lack of funding, publicity

October 14, 2018 0 comments

The 2020 Census’ first and only dry run was conducted in Providence County earlier this year. The test run included a new ability to respond to the census through an online survey but did not include the controversial “citizenship question,” which would ask respondents about their U.S. citizenship status.

Student luxury housing developers to save $19 million over 20 years

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Student luxury housing developers to save $19 million over 20 years

October 12, 2018 0 comments

On Oct. 4, the Providence City Council approved the use of a tax stabilization agreement for the construction of a new “mixed-use” apartment complex, Edge College Hill II.

Rhode2College rewards local high school students

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Rhode2College rewards local high school students

October 12, 2018 0 comments

Low- and middle-income high schoolers in Rhode Island public schools can now earn up to $2,000 as they prepare for college with Rhode2College, a new statewide program that aims to incentivize students to pursue higher education.

Mayor Jorge Elorza (centre), City Council President David Salvatore (center-right), School Board President Nicholas Hemond (left) and Providence Public Schools Superintendent Christopher Maher (center-left) discussed options for the City if a compromise is not reached by the end of the week.

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Elorza seeks to restore school transportation

October 11, 2018 0 comments

Mayor Jorge Elorza announced plans to resolve the ongoing disruption of student transportation to Providence Public Schools at a press conference Wednesday afternoon.

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.

Herald speaks with John Kerry P’97

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Herald speaks with John Kerry P’97

October 6, 2018 0 comments

In anticipation of his lecture in Salomon Auditorium Wednesday, former secretary of state and long-time senator John Kerry P’97 spoke with The Herald about recent events in foreign policy, the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh and his upcoming speech at the University.