Topic: Government

Secondo ’16 GS: The quiet defenders of democratic values

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Secondo ’16 GS: The quiet defenders of democratic values

November 12, 2019 0 comments

Around the anniversary of the extrajudicial murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger ’03 delivered a stirring speech on campus about the mounting threat to journalism at home and abroad.

Three people contract rare EEE disease in R.I.

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Three people contract rare EEE disease in R.I.

September 18, 2019 0 comments

The Rhode Island Department of Health confirmed Tuesday that two more Rhode Island residents have been diagnosed with Eastern Equine Encephalitis, a rare but potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease. These diagnoses bring the state’s total number of human cases this year to three.

As part of Design Week RI, University students and community members alike gathered at RISD to learn about how government employees and companies should prioritize inclusivity.

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Design Week RI examines design role in improving product accessibility

September 17, 2019 0 comments

During a lecture Monday evening, Ben Guhin, head of design at the University’s Policy Lab, explained how companies and governmental bodies could use design not just to create a product’s aesthetic, but to further accessibility.

Three members of the city council introduced a resolution opposing the monetization project, citing troubles encountered by other cities. The mayor has advocated for water monetization.

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Opposition mounts against water monetization

March 1, 2019 1 comment

Three City Council members introduced a resolution opposing the monetization of Providence’s water supply Feb. 21.

George Nee, president of the Rhode Island branch of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, voices support for a proposed bill to senators during the Senate Judiciary Committee assembly.

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R.I. Senate considers shutdown relief bills

January 23, 2019 0 comments

Thirty two days and one missed paycheck into the longest shutdown in the federal government’s history, the Rhode Island Senate Judiciary Committee convened Tuesday to discuss measures to protect furloughed federal employees.

R.I. voters elect Democrats across state in high-turnout election

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R.I. voters elect Democrats across state in high-turnout election

November 7, 2018 0 comments

Rhode Islanders showed up and went blue Tuesday, with the highest midterm voter turnout in over a decade. Voters elected a Democratic majority across every statewide and federal office and approved a $250 million bond issue to rebuild schools.

The co-presidents of the Brown Republicans, Julian Haag ’20 and Nick Guarino ’20, look on as the midterm election results from the Indiana senate race flash on the screen.

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Students watch election with caution, optimism

November 7, 2018 0 comments

Brown students gathered to watch the results of the Nov. 6 midterm elections as the Democrats regained control of the House of Representatives and Republicans added to their majority in the Senate.

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 1 comment

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.

Mitra ’18: Lessons from a lost year

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Mitra ’18: Lessons from a lost year

November 7, 2017 0 comments

Exactly a year ago today, the unthinkable happened.