Topic: politics

Members of U. gather to protest GOP tax bill

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Members of U. gather to protest GOP tax bill

November 29, 2017 0 comments

In solidarity with graduate students across the country organizing similar demonstrations, close to 100 graduate students gathered outside University Hall.

Paxson denounces tax plan in community-wide email

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Paxson denounces tax plan in community-wide email

November 29, 2017 0 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19 outlined the University’s response to the GOP tax plan, explaining its negative impacts on the University.

Mitra ’18: Confronting predators in politics

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Mitra ’18: Confronting predators in politics

November 20, 2017 0 comments

For the last year, I have struggled to come to terms with how someone with a long history of denigrating women could rise to the highest office in the land.

Ralph Northam, winner of last Tuesday's gubernatorial election in Virginia.

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Cardoso ’19: Democrats, don’t let Virginia get your hopes up

November 16, 2017 0 comments

Last Tuesday, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Virginia, Ralph Northam, raced to victory by a healthy margin.

Eric Patashnik, director of Watson’s Public Policy Program, moderated a panel Monday evening on the political future of America.

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Democrat, Republican discuss future of America under Trump

November 6, 2017 0 comments

As is the case with many modern political issues, Democrats and Republicans are divided on how they see the future of the United States under Trump.

The Greater Good Gathering focused on a wide range of issues, including public sector innovation and the power of technology. The event was organized by Eric Schnurer ’80, a former professor at Brown.

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Greater Good Gathering holds inaugural conference

October 22, 2017 0 comments

The Greater Good Gathering conference took place this weekend, featuring speakers from a host of different disciplines including Martin Luther King III.

In his lecture, “Make America Fair Again,” Douglas Elmendorf addresses the large gap betweem low-, middle-, and high-income individuals. He discussed six ways the issue should be addressed in order to solve it.

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Dean of Harvard Kennedy School discusses economic inequality

October 12, 2017 0 comments

Douglas Elmendorf, dean of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, discussed economic inequality in a lecture titled  “Make America Fair Again.”

The event, hosted by the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America,  featured a panel of students, faculty and staff involved in community organizing and research projects.

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Teach-in contextualizes end of DACA

October 10, 2017 0 comments

In a discussion, a panel of students, faculty and staff highlighted the importance of leaving the “good immigrant bad, immigrant” mentality behind.

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Former Prime Minister of Italy talks European Union, Brexit

October 5, 2017 0 comments

Romano Prodi spoke at the Watson Institute of International and Public Affair’s for a talk titled, “The Future of Europe in the Wake of Brexit.”

Over 400 Rhode Islanders gathered at India Point Park to highlight issues about race and inequality. Sunday’s demonstration included speeches from State Rep. Marcia Ranglin-Vassell and City Councilor Nirva LaFourtune.

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Speakers call for racial justice in R.I. sister rally

October 1, 2017 0 comments

Rhode Island’s March for Racial Justice, one of the 18 marches that took place across the nation, kicked off at India Point Park Sunday afternoon.