Elaina Wang is currently a Metro senior staff writer at The Herald. As a contributing writer, she had also written extensively for both science and research and university news beats. Elaina is an immunobiology concentrator from San Ramon, California, and some of her favorite things include blackfish, classical music and controversial ideas — such as those of Peter Singer and Ayn Rand. When not writing for The Herald, she can be found reading The New York Times or perusing novels for leisure. She most highly recommends Oliver Twist, Their Eyes Were Watching God, The Shipping News and Atlas Shrugged.

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Proposed bill mandates campus sexual assault reporting

January 22, 2015 5 comments

A proposed sexual assault bill would require universities to report sexual assault allegations involving their students or employees to law enforcement.

Mayor-elect Jorge Elorza listened to citizens’ concerns Monday at Nathan Bishop Middle School during the last of four listening forums, in which city residents had the opportunity to raise issues with Elorza prior to the start of his tenure.


Mayor-elect forum tackles education, budget

December 2, 2014 0 comments

Elorza sat on stage at the One Providence Listening Forum Sunday taking note of residents’ concerns on education, public safety, housing and transportation.


R.I. voters choose Democrats for major state office positions

November 5, 2014 0 comments

Democratic incumbent Attorney General Peter Kilmartin won his reelection bid by more than 13 percentage points against his Republican challenger.

In a campaign speech for Democrat Gina Raimondo, President Obama called for companies to offer equal pay and maternity leave for women.


Obama drums up support for Raimondo

November 3, 2014 0 comments

President Obama emphasized the need for an economy that encourages more women to be active in the workforce during a speech Friday at Rhode Island College.


Poll shows Raimondo, Fung tied for governor’s seat

October 29, 2014 0 comments

A week before the Nov. 4 general election, gubernatorial candidates Democrat Gina Raimondo and Republican Allan Fung are in a statistical tie for the lead.


Poll shows large Democratic lead for governor, mayor

October 27, 2014 1 comment

Democratic nominees for governor and mayor now hold double-digit leads over their opponents ahead of the Nov. 4 general election.


Conference focuses on campus sexual assault

October 16, 2014 1 comment

Local law enforcement officers, attorneys general, Rhode Island educators and “victim advocates” continue to consider how to address campus sexual assaults.

Providence’s Democratic nominee for mayor Jorge Elorza poses with the Brown Democrats. Elorza spoke about increasing job opportunities, improving public transportation and a creating a local internship program.


Elorza highlights education, waterfront development

September 24, 2014 1 comment

“My life has been a bit of an improbable journey,” said Jorge Elorza, Democratic nominee for mayor, as he addressed the Brown Democrats Tuesday night.


R.I. women vie for top state positions

September 23, 2014 0 comments

Rhode Island could make history this year by electing its first female governor, as well as possibly its second female lieutenant governor.

University News

Seminars extended to meet federal guidelines

September 8, 2014 0 comments

The Office of the Registrar has extended most late-afternoon seminar classes by 10 minutes this semester to comply with federal credit hour regulations.

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