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Federal fundraising filings show Lawless lags behind incumbent Langevin

July 17, 2005 0 comments

Three months after first announcing her challenge to U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., Jennifer Lawless has raised far less money than Langevin, and his cash on hand dwarfs hers, highlighting the difficulty she faces in taking on an incumbent. According to documents filed with the Federal Election Commission last week, Lawless, an assistant professor of political science and public policy challenging Langevin in the 2006 2nd District Democratic primary, raised $21,277.

Commencement orators: Sage Morgan-Hubbard, Joshua Wilson

June 27, 2005 0 comments

Two members of the Class of 2005 will speak Sunday.

NEWS UPDATE: Proposed Providence LNG facilities would be open to terrorist attack, Clarke says

June 8, 2005 0 comments

The proposed expansion of liquefied natural gas facilities in and around Providence would create tempting and indefensible targets for terrorists to attack, counterterrorism expert Richard Clarke told a forum on LNG security Monday, May 9.

Geoff Gladstone

May 24, 2005 0 comments

“College is wasted on the young,” the 31-year-old Resumed Undergraduate Education student said. “It was certainly wasted on me.”

Tikkun exhibit remembers children killed during Intifada

April 28, 2005 0 comments

The Main Green became a children’s graveyard this week. The exhibit, which began Tuesday and will end tonight, features around 800 mock graves, each with the name of an Israeli or Palestinian child killed between Sept. 29, 2001, when the current wave of violence, called the Intifada, began, and April 2005.

Focus profiles five grads who joined the armed forces

April 27, 2005 0 comments

U.S. Army Capt. Robert Cybulski ’00 is currently working toward a doctorate in microbiology at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Md. But nine years ago, he was confronted with the question of how to pay for his Brown education, and he chose to join the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at Providence College for its full scholarship.

Focus on: Brown and the military

April 27, 2005 0 comments

ROTC may have left campus 33 years ago, but Brown’s participation in the U.S. military did not leave with it. Brown students are active in the military through the ROTC program at Providence College and a military leadership training program in the summer. Though Brown students may not see a strong military presence on campus, the Brown community is represented in the armed forces. This week’s Focus spotlights five Brown alums currently serving and examines the larger issue of Brown’s relationship with the military.

Columbia, Yale grad students strike for right to unionize

April 19, 2005 0 comments

Graduate students at Yale and Columbia universities began a coordinated weeklong strike Monday to protest their administrations’ opposition to the unionization of teaching and research assistants.

Lawless to run on platform of education, health care and jobs

April 14, 2005 0 comments

Jennifer Lawless, assistant professor of political science and public policy, announced publicly Wednesday that she will run for the U.S. House of Representatives. But political analysts warn she faces an uphill battle in her campaign to unseat Rep. Jim Langevin in the 2006 Democratic primary in Rhode Island’s 2nd District.

Donations, tax deductions ‘win-win’ for Sidney Frank ’42

March 16, 2005 0 comments

Needless to say, it’s good to be Sidney Frank ’42. He has been named the ninth-most generous American of 2004 by the Chronicle of Philanthropy, as well as the 413th richest person in the world by Forbes Magazine, with an estimated fortune of $1.6 billion.

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