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Rep. Cicilline ’83 adds to national voter registration bill

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Rep. Cicilline ’83 adds to national voter registration bill

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The U.S. House of Representatives passed sweeping voting reform legislation last month with the “For the People Act,” which would institute voting reforms at the federal level. 

City Council proposes Providence-wide plastic bag ban

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City Council proposes Providence-wide plastic bag ban

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City leaders are on the verge of banning single-use plastic bags in Providence, following the lead of ten other Rhode Island municipalities that have done the same.

Gabriela Barajas-Gonzalez is a professor at New York University.

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Talk discusses effect of policy, rhetoric on immigrant mental health

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During her talk on immigrant mental health last night, Assistant Professor Gabriela Barajas-Gonzalez, a faculty member in the School of Medicine at New York University, presented a timeline tracking political developments against rising deportation detainment levels.

Spring 2019 Herald poll results

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Spring 2019 Herald poll results

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Spring 2019 poll results can be found here.

Paxson defended her position on divestment at Tuesday’s meeting.  Faculty also voted to recommend a petition process for early graduation.

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Faculty recommend eliminating payment-based early graduation

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Faculty passed a motion recommending the Corporation revise current policies regarding degree requirements, including eliminating payment-based accelerated graduation, during the faculty meeting Tuesday.

Acclaimed cognitive scientist Steven Pinker and Nobel Laureate economist Paul Krugman presented yesterday.

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Humanity making progress, say Pinker, Krugman

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Is humanity progressing? In short, yes. Acclaimed cognitive scientist Steven Pinker and Nobel Laureate economist Paul Krugman discussed why this is the case during the Brown Political Theory Project’s Janus Lecture Tuesday.

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

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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.

The University launched a redesigned home page as part of the first phase of the new brown.edu website, which aims to improve user experience. The website was last redone nine years ago.

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University launches new website

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The first phase of the new brown.edu website launched yesterday, featuring a new home page and over 50 more accessible and updated sites linked to the core University website.

David Shoemaker, leader of the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, spoke about astrophysics technology.

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MIT researcher discusses future of gravitational wave detection

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Monday afternoon, students and faculty members gathered to learn about the latest advancements in detecting gravitational waves — ripples in space-time that occur after large-scale collisions between celestial entities, such as two black holes.

Nellie Gorbea advocated for moving the RI Archives from its current location on Westminster Street to a plot of land across from the State House.

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Gorbea calls for new home for RI Archives

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Tucked away in an unassuming blue-tile clad building on Westminster Street is the Rhode Island State Archives, home to hundreds of years of state documents and legal records.