Duncan Gallagher is a senior staff writer for Metro, covering the state and the Providence region. He is an undeclared sophomore from Haddonfield, New Jersey. When not writing for this publication, Duncan is generally writing for another one — The Brown Noser — or figuring out what to concentrate in.

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Science & Research

Team of students designs biodegradable drone for competition

November 24, 2014 1 comment

In August, a Dutch tourist crashed an unmanned aerial vehicle — widely referred to as a drone — into an active hot spring in Yellowstone National Park.

Gov. Lincoln Chafee ’75 P’14 P’17 has served as Warwick mayor, a U.S. senator and Rhode Island’s governor. He began his career as a Republican before becoming an Independent and, in 2013, joining the Democratic Party.


Chafee reflects on career in public office

November 20, 2014 Comments are Disabled

Gov. Lincoln Chafee ’75 P’14 P’17 has been preparing for an imminent move out of his office in the Statehouse as his sole term as governor draws to an end.

Science & Research

Herbarium plants its roots in BioMed Center

November 10, 2014 Comments are Disabled

Perhaps the most visually striking feature of the herbarium is its angular, zigzagging glass wall that projects into a hallway of the BioMedical Center.

BorrowDirect Plus expands on BrownDirect, which allowed students to order books from participating institutions but did not offer on-site access.

University News

Peer institution libraries open doors to Brown under new program

November 3, 2014 Comments are Disabled

Brown community members who seek to access material from libraries at peer institutions now have that ability.

Ebola vigil spotlights Rhode Islanders’ ties to victims in West Africa


Ebola vigil spotlights Rhode Islanders’ ties to victims in West Africa

October 30, 2014 Comments are Disabled

A crowd of over 100 people gathered at a vigil Wednesday night at the Statehouse to commemorate those affected by Ebola.


Ballot prop. pushes for boost to arts funding

October 23, 2014 Comments are Disabled

The passage of Question 5 would enable the state to issue $35 million in bonds to support facilities improvements in nine organizations.

People with disabilities have can have difficulty navigating through city streets because city planning does not adequately take their needs into account. Providence ranked lowest in accessibility among 150 cities surveyed.


Providence found unfavorable for people with disabilities

October 16, 2014 Comments are Disabled

A survey released this month by personal finance networking website WalletHub ranks Providence worst in terms of livability for people with disabilities.

R.I. tops regional poverty rates


R.I. tops regional poverty rates

October 7, 2014 2 comments

In 2013, Rhode Island’s poverty rate rose to 14.3 percent — up from 13.7 percent in 2012 — the highest poverty rate in New England.

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