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Brown to file amicus brief in support of Harvard, MIT in lawsuit against ICE

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Brown to file amicus brief in support of Harvard, MIT in lawsuit against ICE

July 10, 2020 0 comments

Brown will file an amicus brief in support of the case brought in federal court this week by Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology against the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 

Paxson denounces ICE guidance prohibiting international students from studying in U.S. with fully online course load

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Paxson denounces ICE guidance prohibiting international students from studying in U.S. with fully online course load

July 9, 2020 0 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19 wrote that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s new guidance for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program is “nothing short of cruel” in a community-wide email sent Wednesday afternoon.

Demoted athletes retain law firm, demand reinstatement

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Demoted athletes retain law firm, demand reinstatement

June 18, 2020 4 comments

A coalition of University student-athletes from teams recently demoted from varsity to club level have retained attorney Jeffrey Kessler of Chicago-based law firm Winston & Strawn in hopes of demanding reinstatement to the varsity roster. 

The Main Green still filled with scattered groups of students from time to time, long after Brown had mostly shuttered in response to the Covid-19 crisis.

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Seniors bid farewell to an empty College Hill

May 30, 2020 0 comments
This article is part of the series Commencement Magazine 2020

During the Spring Weekend that never was, Jordana Siegel ’20 found herself drawn to the Main Green.

While students are away from campus, Community for COVID works to connect undergraduate students across the country to compile and spread information on the coronavirus to their communities.

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First-year creates online platform to facilitate undergraduate community work during COVID-19 crisis

April 30, 2020 1 comment

Fascinated and concerned by public health crises from a young age, Rhode Island resident and University student Maddie McCarthy ’23 has created Community For COVID, a website focused on involving undergraduates with community efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many Sanders supporters on campus feel that Biden has not done enough to win their vote. Discontent with Biden’s campaign has led many to hold reservations and in some cases opposition to the former Vice President’s candidacy.

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Tweet from Brown Students for Bernie highlights misgivings with Biden campaign

April 14, 2020 5 comments

“We are not endorsing Joe Biden” read a post from the Brown Students for Bernie’s Twitter account late Sunday. It came five days after Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) announced he was ending his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Sanders said that while he is dropping out, he will remain on the ballot in the remaining primary states and gather delegates, in hopes of exerting influence over the party platform at the convention. 

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Brown students react to Sen. Bernie Sanders dropping out of presidential race

April 8, 2020 1 comment

Senator Bernie Sanders announced Wednesday that he is ending his campaign for President of the United States, all but ensuring that former-Vice President Joe Biden will become the Democratic Nominee.

Brown students focus on voter turnout in first ever Ivy League Voting Challenge

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Brown students focus on voter turnout in first ever Ivy League Voting Challenge

April 6, 2020 0 comments

As COVID-19 upends daily life across the country and around the world, political campaigning has largely been put on pause.

Gov. Raimondo orders postponement of Rhode Island primary

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Gov. Raimondo orders postponement of Rhode Island primary

March 26, 2020 0 comments

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo signed an executive order Monday postponing the 2020 presidential primary and shifting to a predominantly mail ballot model in light of escalating COVID-19 concerns. The election will occur June 2, according to the order, over a month later than the original date of April 28. 

Rhode Island aims to avoid polling station issues for 2020

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Rhode Island aims to avoid polling station issues for 2020

March 2, 2020 0 comments

After the 2016 Rhode Island presidential primary left some voters confused about which polling locations were open, the location and number of polling stations for this April’s primary remain in question.