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Brown students react to Super Tuesday results

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Brown students react to Super Tuesday results

March 5, 2020 1 comment

Voters in 14 states — from California to Maine — cast their ballots for their choice Democratic candidate March 3, when more than one third of all delegates for the Democratic National Convention were up for grabs on Super Tuesday.

Bernie Sanders won a surprise victory in the 2016 Rhode Island Democratic contest, partly due to the state’s semi-open primary.

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Metro Recap: Reflections on Sanders’ 2016 Rhode Island win

March 2, 2020 0 comments

The nation’s smallest state voted big for Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on April 26, 2016. Winning 54.7 percent of the vote compared to Hillary Clinton’s 43.1 percent, Sanders emerged victorious in Rhode Island’s Democratic presidential primary even as Clinton scooped up wins in many neighboring states.

Journalists expelled by Chinese Foreign Ministry

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Journalists expelled by Chinese Foreign Ministry

February 27, 2020 0 comments

On Feb. 19, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced its decision to expel three Wall Street Journal reporters, including University alum Chao Deng ’09. The move marked the country’s first direct expulsion of foreign reporters in over two decades.

Members of Brown Students for Bernie, Brown Students for Warren and Bruno for Pete traveled to New Hampshire last weekend to support their candidates.

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Brown students canvas in NH Democratic primary

February 12, 2020 0 comments

When Alison Swinth ’22 knocked on the front door of a modest home in the outskirts of Epping, New Hampshire, she was greeted by a man wearing nothing but a towel.

The R.I. Students for Bernie kickoff rally attracted an audience of about 200 to the Columbus Theatre, where several guest speakers addressed supporters Tuesday night. Speakers included activist and author Linda Sarsour and President and Co-Executive Director of the Center for Popular Democracy Jennifer Epps-Addison.

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At Providence event, students rally for Sanders

January 29, 2020 1 comment

Some students piled onto RIPTA buses; others braced the evening chill to walk or bike. More made the trip in cars from across southern Rhode Island or neighboring Massachusetts.

Charlie Kirk founded Turning Point USA in 2012 when he was 18 years old. Today, the group is represented on over 1500 American campuses.

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Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk to speak at University

December 3, 2019 0 comments

Charlie Kirk, the founder of the conservative student organization Turning Point USA, will speak at the University Dec. 11.

William Taylor Jr., acting ambassador to Ukraine, discussed a call where Trump discussed “investigations” into political opponents.

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As impeachment dominates D.C., students express tempered excitement

November 14, 2019 0 comments

As the public phase of the House of Representatives’ presidential impeachment inquiry commanded attention in the nation’s capital, students on College Hill tried to stay engaged with the news while focusing on more localized challenges: midterms.

Sunday night, Providence community members attended a sold-out campaign event for Pete Buttigieg at Veterans Memorial Auditorium downtown. This is the first time a Democratic contender competitive in the polls has campaigned in Rhode Island since the start of the 2020 presidential race.

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In Providence, Pete Buttigieg rallies students

November 11, 2019 0 comments

Sunday night, Pete Buttigieg became the first Democratic presidential candidate competitive in national polls to visit Rhode Island since the race ramped up this year, speaking to hundreds at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in downtown Providence.

During a public meeting Wednesday evening, activists turned their backs on the board overseeing the Wyatt Facility.

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Wyatt board approves controversial agreement

October 31, 2019 0 comments

The board overseeing the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility voted to continue its contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and set in motion a process for the potential sale of the facility during a public meeting Wednesday evening, as activists turned away in protest.

Never Again Action condemned the grand jury’s decision not to indict the correctional officer who drove a truck into their protest Aug. 14.

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Wyatt correctional officer who drove truck into crowd will not face indictment

October 24, 2019 0 comments

A state grand jury has decided not to file criminal charges against a former Wyatt Detention Facility captain who was captured on video driving a truck into a line of peacefully-assembled protesters in August, announced Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha Wednesday.