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Articles by Benjamin Pollard (32)

Brown Dems ‘excited to see’ Democratic R.I. House Speaker Mattiello ousted from seat

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Brown Dems ‘excited to see’ Democratic R.I. House Speaker Mattiello ousted from seat

November 15, 2020 0 comments

Rhode Island House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello was defeated in an upset win by Republican Barbara Ann Fenton-Fung in the race for Cranston House District 15 on Nov. 3. 

Ocean State sees record voter turnout as R.I. expands forms of voting

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Ocean State sees record voter turnout as R.I. expands forms of voting

November 6, 2020 5 comments

More than 500,000 Rhode Islanders voted in the 2020 general election, eclipsing the state’s previous all-time record for voter turnout in 2008. 

Planning to vote? Here’s how you can cast your ballot.

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Planning to vote? Here’s how you can cast your ballot.

November 1, 2020 0 comments

As voters across the country cast their ballots early in unprecedented numbers, Brown students in College Hill and beyond can make last minute voting plans by researching same-day voter registration in their state and identifying their nearest polling place.

International students discuss exposure to American politics, concerns leading into 2020 election

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International students discuss exposure to American politics, concerns leading into 2020 election

November 1, 2020 0 comments

American politics never took center stage for Sally Zhang ’23 before she came to the United States. “I remember watching the 2016 election and it was always in the back of our minds but never (was) anything really important,” she said.

The Herald, among other news sources, incorrectly published that Charles Evans Hughes 1881 had won the 1916 election before final results were released.

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1916: The presidential election The Herald got wrong

October 29, 2020 1 comment

On the morning of Nov. 8, 1916, the front page of The Herald, in a large print headline, read “Hughes Elected to Presidency; Republicans Carry Both Houses.” The story announced that University alum Charles Evans Hughes 1881 had won the presidential election.

‘When is this going to feel more possible?’: PPSD teachers describe challenges, anxieties of teaching during a pandemic

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‘When is this going to feel more possible?’: PPSD teachers describe challenges, anxieties of teaching during a pandemic

October 21, 2020 0 comments

The last thing Cindy Castellone’s students need to know is that she’s angry, angry at a system said “can’t be fixed by me.”

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI, pictured at a previous Brown lecture, discussed RBG’s legacy in a virtual event with Professor Richard Arenberg Wednesday night.

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Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse talks RBG’s legacy, future of U.S. politics at Taubman panel

October 8, 2020 0 comments

To Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy comes most notably from her persistence. 

June survey of PPSD Families and Staff suggests fractured opinions regarding reopening options

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June survey of PPSD Families and Staff suggests fractured opinions regarding reopening options

September 29, 2020 0 comments

When Jenna Karlin, the mother of two children at Carl G. Lauro Elementary School in Providence, filed her Freedom of Information Act request for the results of a district-wide parent and faculty survey of distance learning preferences,

Stacey Abrams, the Democratic Party’s nominee in the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election, discussed the power of protests and film beyond voting with Edward Steinfeld P '20 and Liz Garbus ’92 at the Watson Institute panel, “All in: The Fight for Democracy.”

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Stacey Abrams speaks on importance of voting, activism at Watson panel

September 27, 2020 0 comments

“Voting is not enough” to address social injustice in the United States, said Stacey Abrams, the Democratic Party’s nominee in the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election, at a Wednesday panel discussing the “All In: The Fight for Democracy” documentary.

‘I just want my children to be safe’: Providence Public School District parents on school reopening

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‘I just want my children to be safe’: Providence Public School District parents on school reopening

September 21, 2020 0 comments

As their children began school Sept. 14, Providence Public School District parents expressed concerns about what the year will bring.