Topic: National politics

University lobbies against higher-ed provisions in tax bill

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University lobbies against higher-ed provisions in tax bill

November 28, 2017 0 comments

The University is lobbying against portions of proposed tax reforms, said President Christina Paxson at the Brown University Community Council meeting.

University evaluates potential effects of tax plan

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University evaluates potential effects of tax plan

November 19, 2017 0 comments

The House passed a tax bill that would impact the income from the endowment, the tuition assistance program for employees and graduate student tax rates.

The Environmental Protection Agency cancelled talks by the keynote speaker and two panelists whose work provides evidence for climate change in Narragansett Bay. Many scientists have denounced the EPA’s decision.

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EPA pulls speakers from conference

October 25, 2017 0 comments

The Environmental Protection Agency cancelled talks by three scientists whose work provides evidence for the harmful effects of climate change.

Fernandez ’21: A colony in crisis

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Fernandez ’21: A colony in crisis

October 18, 2017 0 comments

On Sept. 20 Puerto Rico was hit by category four hurricane María and has been struggling to survive ever since.

Richardson ’20: Silenced and suspended

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Richardson ’20: Silenced and suspended

October 18, 2017 0 comments

Last week, ESPN suspended host Jemele Hill for vocally criticizing President Trump and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on Twitter.

Activists, elected officials protest Trump’s DACA decision

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Activists, elected officials protest Trump’s DACA decision

September 10, 2017 0 comments

Local activists, elected officials and Brown students protested President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program Friday.

Director of the Watson Institute Edward Steinfeld introduced the panelists, who discussed the forces behind Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential bid.

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Panelists discuss ‘Future of the Democratic Party’

April 18, 2017 0 comments

After losing control of the executive and legislative branches of government, Democrats are left pondering the future of the party.

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Murphy ’19: Englishman in Providence

March 15, 2017 0 comments

I’ve never understood the phrase “crossing the pond,” which is often used to refer to the journey across the ocean from the U.K. to the United States.

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Colby ’20: Learning from the plight of Republicans

March 8, 2017 0 comments

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-WI, made the imprudent decision to travel up to Providence, Rhode Island for a meeting with a local nonprofit, Year Up.

Watson panel debates ‘Future of the Republican Party’

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Watson panel debates ‘Future of the Republican Party’

March 7, 2017 0 comments

The future of the conservative movement and of the party itself remains uncertain.