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Redistricting reform bill faces ‘uphill’ battle

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Redistricting reform bill faces ‘uphill’ battle

February 20, 2020 1 comment

A movement to create an independent redistricting committee to help fix heavy partisan gerrymandering in Rhode Island is likely to face opposition from legislative leadership who currently control the redistricting process, said John Marion, executive director of Common Cause Rhode Island.

Brown UCS approves new Students for Trump group

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Brown UCS approves new Students for Trump group

February 5, 2020 0 comments

Students for Trump at Brown, an organization supporting President Donald Trump and his policies, has become an officially recognized student group by the Undergraduate Council of Students and the Student Activities Office.

Iowans, gathered in an auditorium in MacMillan Hall, prepared to raise their voting cards to cast their votes in a “satellite caucus.”


Iowa Caucus precinct at Brown splits delegates

February 4, 2020 0 comments

Ten Iowans sat in an auditorium waiting to caucus Monday night. But unlike tens of thousands of registered voters in the Hawkeye State, they were over 1,000 miles away from their home.

The R.I. Students for Bernie kickoff rally attracted an audience of about 200 to the Columbus Theatre, where several guest speakers addressed supporters Tuesday night. Speakers included activist and author Linda Sarsour and President and Co-Executive Director of the Center for Popular Democracy Jennifer Epps-Addison.

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At Providence event, students rally for Sanders

January 29, 2020 1 comment

Some students piled onto RIPTA buses; others braced the evening chill to walk or bike. More made the trip in cars from across southern Rhode Island or neighboring Massachusetts.

Chafee is the second University graduate to join the 2020 presidential race, alongside businessman Andrew Yang ’96.

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University alum, longtime RI politician Chafee enters presidential race

January 24, 2020 0 comments

During his four years on College Hill preceding his political career, former governor and senator Lincoln Chafee ’75 P ’14 P ’17 spent his time in a different arena: the wrestling ring.

Protests in Hong Kong that originated about a bill that has since been withdrawn continue to escalate. University students express concern and frustration over the current environment on campus.

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Students from Hong Kong, mainland China reflect on safety amid protests

December 4, 2019 0 comments

Over the past several months, protests in Hong Kong have escalated, and violent interactions between protesters and police have become more frequent.

“The Art of Embedded Histories” seeks to present Haiti in its own terms with complex and mixed media pieces split into two sections.

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‘The Art of Embedded Histories’ seeks to redefine Haiti

October 31, 2019 0 comments

When walking through the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice and the Cohen Gallery in the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, students will notice a new collection of vibrant and communicative works.

In a forum titled “Making Sense of Hong Kong’s Protests,” Director of the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs discussed the context and reasoning behind the ongoing events. Some audience members said his lecture was biased in support of China’s Communist Party.

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Watson director discusses Hong Kong protests, elicits criticism

October 22, 2019 0 comments

At a Family Weekend Forum on the ongoing protests in Hong Kong, Director of the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Edward Steinfeld P’20 contextualized and offered his perspective on the events.