Alex — a veteran metro writer — served as one of the section’s editors in 2015. Originally from Maryland, he complements his studies of biochemistry with laboratory research on pulmonary fibrosis, and is grateful for the opportunity to learn from Herald writers and editors in an area outside of his academic field. He is involved with Brown and RISD’s joint Catholic community, and also enjoys reading and running.

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University News

Experts debate U.S. decline, position in world order

November 29, 2012 1 comment

Two foreign policy experts debated America’s role in today’s world and how it may change in the coming decades in the Janus Forum Lecture Series’ second event Wednesday afternoon. 


State unemployment rate drops for sixth month in a row

November 27, 2012 0 comments

Though the nation’s unemployment rate rose slightly last month, the Ocean State’s unemployment rate dropped slightly for the sixth consecutive month, falling from 10.5 to 10.4 percent, according to reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

University News

Panel examines Hong Kong students’ hybrid identities

November 14, 2012 1 comment

What it means to come from Hong Kong and how to place one’s national identity in a global context dominated a discussion hosted by the Hong Kong Students Association Tuesday evening.


R.I. ranks seventh in energy efficiency

October 25, 2012 0 comments

The 2012 American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s report card has ranked Rhode Island the seventh-most energy efficient state in the country, adding to the state’s impressive record of energy-related accomplishments. Since the passage of Rhode Island’s Comprehensive Energy Conservation, Efficiency and Affordability Act of 2006, the state has seen significant improvement in energy efficiency and has been ranked among the top 10 most energy efficient states for the past four years.

Arts & Culture

Series highlights missile crisis

October 4, 2012 0 comments

The Armageddon Letters, a series of short films, graphic novels and podcasts, are being released throughout October in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Cuban missile crisis. The transmedia project is web-based and is designed to appeal to a broad audience, exposing them to the realities of the 1962 crisis.

University News

ADOCH expands to three-day weekend

September 28, 2012 0 comments

This spring’s A Day on College Hill event for prospective members of the class of 2017 will combine three previously separate programs – the Science Technology Engineering Math program, Third World Welcome and ADOCH itself – into a single recruitment weekend lasting three days and two nights, a day longer than past years.

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