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Articles by Benjamin Pollard (37)

A former venture capitalist, Raimondo is the first woman to serve as governor of Rhode Island, a position she has held since 2015.

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Raimondo discusses China, census, climate change during Senate committee confirmation hearing

January 27, 2021 0 comments

“I know the pain that losing a job can cause a family,” Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo said in her opening statement during her Senate confirmation hearing for the role of Secretary of Commerce in the Biden administration…

Graduate Labor Organization ratified its first contract with the University and appointed its first executive board last year.

News, University News

Graduate students raise concerns over union transparency, communication

January 12, 2021 2 comments

When Igor Cerasa GS joined the Graduate Labor Organization, a student employee union that advocates for graduate workers’ needs and protections, he was optimistic.

If Cicillene's article results in the passage of a resolution to impeach, Trump would become the first president in American history to be impeached twice.

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RI Rep. Cicilline ’83 leads effort to impeach Trump in U.S. House of Representatives

January 9, 2021 0 comments

U.S. Rep. David Cicilline ’83 of Rhode Island has co-authored an article of impeachment against President Trump in light of the pro-Trump insurrection at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday. 

Students assigned to live in the Omni were notified of their assignment Dec. 6 in an email from ResLife. The University selected the Omni after also considering the Mariott and Hilton properties downtown.

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Brown leases rooms in Omni Providence Hotel to house students for spring semester

January 8, 2021 2 comments

The University has leased rooms in the Omni Providence Hotel to house students during the spring semester, University Spokesperson Brian Clark wrote in an email to The Herald. 

RI Gov. Gina Raimondo, a former venture capitalist, has been governor of the Ocean State since 2015.

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Gov. Raimondo to be nominated for Commerce Secretary

January 7, 2021 3 comments

President-elect Joe Biden will nominate Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo for commerce secretary, according to a Friday announcement. A former venture capitalist, Raimondo would be the Biden administration’s top liaison with the business community.

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 1 comment

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.

News, University News

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.