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Tonya Riley

Senior Staff Writer

Tonya is a senior staff writer reporting on the finance and fundraising beat. This is her second semester covering the beat. She is a member of the class of 2015 concentrating in history.

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Articles by Tonya Riley (54)

University News

Full need-blind unsustainable under current finances, says finance VP

January 25, 2013 4 comments

The financial sustainability of making need-blind admission universal is called into question


Pollution on the rise in R.I.

January 24, 2013 Comments are Disabled

Legal pollution emissions increased in Rhode Island by nearly 0.5 percent in 2011, according to data from the Environmental Protection Agency.

University News

U. lobbying spending ranks low in Ivy League

December 7, 2012 Comments are Disabled

The University spent $36,253 on congressional lobbying in the first three quarters of 2012 on issues including higher education, biomedical research, science issues and health care issues, according to Senate lobbying disclosures.

Salomon Center housed a polling station yesterday afternoon that allowed students already registered in Rhode Island to vote on campus.


On Election Day, voters brave lines

November 7, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Rhode Island voter identification laws implemented this year faced their first major test Tuesday as voters turned out across the state to cast their ballots in the general election.

University News

Average debt burden highest of Ivies, lowest in R.I.

November 7, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Despite having the highest tuition in Rhode Island, Brown had the lowest average debt of all reporting colleges in the state for class of 2011 graduates, according to the Project on Student Debt, a report published by the Institute for College Access and Success, a nonprofit.


Providence begins election day preparations

October 31, 2012 Comments are Disabled

The 2008 General Election saw 475,428 Rhode Islanders cast their vote, giving the state a 67 percent voter turnout, its highest since the 1988 presidential election.

Though Critical Review has changed drastically since its formation in 1976, it still provides a valuable service to students and professors.


Websites provide useful aids for student planning

October 21, 2012 1 comment

Take NEUR 0010: “The Brain: An Introduction to Neuroscience.” Don’t shop that section of ECON 0110: “Principles of Economics.” And don’t forget that 3 p.m. meeting at the Blue Room with your group partners.

Jose Antonio Vargas, an award-winning journalist and undocumented immigrant, spoke at Brown Monday. Above, with Zachary Hammer ’16.

University News

Undocumented immigrant journalist calls for reform

October 16, 2012 8 comments

Jose Antonio Vargas, a journalist who had been working in the U.S. for more than 10 years when he published an essay in the New York Times Magazine revealing his status as an undocumented immigrant, spoke to a full crowd in Metcalf Auditorium Monday night.

Higher Ed, University News

Higher ed roundup: Oct. 2, 2012

October 2, 2012 Comments are Disabled

In a letter to alums last Thursday, Grinnell College announced it would consider amending its financial aid policies, prompting rumors that the college could end its need-blind admissions policy, though nothing in the letter explicitly referenced such a plan.

University News

Patent royalty income on the rise for U.

September 28, 2012 Comments are Disabled

The income the University earned as a result of patent royalties stemming from its research increased by about 65 percent from 2011 to 2012.