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Articles by Liza Mullett (36)

Marijuana legalization proposal races against Statehouse clock

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Marijuana legalization proposal races against Statehouse clock

June 7, 2021 1 comment

Three weeks remain in Rhode Island’s legislative session — and the clock is ticking on Democratic Rep. Scott Slater’s recreational marijuana proposal. Slater introduced the bill, which aims to legalize the use of recreational marijuana in the Ocean State, at the end of last month.  

The faculty met over Zoom to unpack the first few months of Biden’s presidency, with a heavy emphasis on COVID relief and domestic reforms.

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No time to waste: Taubman panel recaps Biden’s first 100 days

May 24, 2021 1 comment

What letter grade does President Biden deserve for his first 100 days in office? The Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy and the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs sought to answer that question and assess Biden’s presidential progress in a panel May 24.

Despite an uphill battle, legislators remain supportive of the bill.

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“We need to pause”: R.I. legislators discuss charter school moratorium

April 8, 2021 0 comments

In a March 29 op-ed for The Providence Journal, Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee criticized a proposed three-year moratorium on charter schools, which are institutions that receive government funding but operate separately from the state system.  

The event was part of the University's "'Race &' in America series," which hosts Brown scholars to analyze and discuss the history and effects of racism in the United States.

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‘Race & Genetics’ panel unpacks racism, misconceptions in field

March 24, 2021 0 comments

“You’re always going to have people who look to science to justify racism and skepticism,” said C. Brandon Ogbunu, a Yale assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology. “Our job as scientists is to make (skeptics) have to be more and more magical about the way that they get there.” […]

Renee Andam ’24 said she was “not surprised” by the allegations of colorism towards Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, the couple’s son who was born May 6, 2019.

Arts & Culture

Disappointed but not surprised: Meghan’s interview with Oprah reveals royal bigotry

March 18, 2021 0 comments

The highly-anticipated interview of Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry sent shockwaves through the British and American media after the couple revealed Meghan’s experiences of racism and exclusion within the royal family. In the two-hour special with Oprah Winfrey Mar. 7, Meghan — who is biracial — explained […]

Newly sworn in Governor Dan McKee "brings a valuable perspective as a former municipal leader," wrote House of Representatives Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi to The Herald.

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McKee inaugurated as R.I. governor, Raimondo confirmed Commerce Secretary

March 9, 2021 0 comments

Former Lieutenant Governor Dan McKee was ceremoniously sworn in as governor of Rhode Island March 7. McKee takes the place of former Governor Gina Raimondo, who resigned after being nominated as secretary of commerce by President Joe Biden. 

Trump stated that his political activity is “far from being over” at last weekend’s Conservative Political Action Conference.

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College Republicans split on post-Trump future, reflecting national GOP divisions

March 3, 2021 2 comments

As the Republican Party wrestles with how to define itself in the post-Trump era,  Brown College Republicans finds itself in the same boat. 

Winter storms have resulted in blackouts across Texas as a result of the state’s independent and deregulated power grid.

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Texas students impacted by winter storm, blackouts

February 23, 2021 0 comments

Last Tuesday, Marie-Anne Barrón ’22 was eating lunch with her family, grateful to have power again, when she noticed water falling from the ceiling, followed by “a loud boom.”

Polling giant Mark Mellman discusses 2016, 2020 elections, future of polling in Taubman Center talk

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Polling giant Mark Mellman discusses 2016, 2020 elections, future of polling in Taubman Center talk

February 19, 2021 0 comments

Mark Mellman, the president of the American Association of Political Consultants and chief executive officer of The Mellman Group, joined Visiting Professor of the Practice of Political Science Richard Arenberg to discuss the current state and future of political polling.

Professor of Sociology Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve called the President’s plan “a step in the right direction… (but) really a drop in the proverbial bucket.”

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“A drop in the proverbial bucket”: Incarceration scholars, housing activists weigh in on Biden executive orders

February 5, 2021 0 comments

President Joe Biden has signed 28 executive orders within his first two weeks as president — more than most presidents in recent history have done in their first month in the Oval Office. On the cusp of Black History Month, Biden issued several orders related to ending racial inequity and discrimination.