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Spring 2018 Herald poll results

Spring 2018 poll results can be found here. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christina Paxson is handling her job as president of the University? 19.8% Strongly approve 39.6% Somewhat approve 6.0% Somewhat disapprove 0.2% Strongly Disapprove 34.4% No opinion Do you approve or disapprove of the ...


Gov. Raimondo proposes two years of free tuition at state colleges

Gov. Gina Raimondo introduced the Rhode Island’s Promise proposal — which guarantees two years of free college for the state’s students if they choose to attend the Community College of Rhode Island, the University of Rhode Island or Rhode Island College — as a part of her FY2018 budget proposal ...


Corporation grants Paxson second five-year term

The Corporation, the University’s highest governing body, granted President Christina Paxson P’19  a second five-year term Thursday, extending her tenure to 2021. “The support for President Paxson was unanimous — there was never a thought of not renewing (her) contract,” said Chancellor Samuel ...


U. accepts 22 percent of early decision applicants

Updated Dec. 15 at 11:35 p.m. The University accepted 22 percent of its early decision applicants to the class of 2021, offering spots to 695 students — the largest number of students ever admitted early decision.   The accepted applicants were chosen from the University’s largest early decision ...


Third-party support jumps this election cycle

According to The Herald’s 2016 fall undergraduate poll, nearly 5 percent of respondents indicated that they will be voting for third-party candidates come Election Day. About 58 percent of these students indicated that they would vote for Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party, while 42 percent indicated ...

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U. hosts free speech series to promote open dialogue

Provost Richard Locke P’17 announced the new “Reaffirming University Values: Campus Dialogue and Discourse” event series coming to campus this year in a community-wide email Sept. 2, adding to the ongoing national conversation regarding open discourse on college campuses. Locke began planning ...


Sanders, Trump sweep R.I. primaries

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-VT, and Donald Trump emerged victorious in Rhode Island’s presidential primary Tuesday, winning 13 and nine delegates in the state’s Democratic and Republican races, respectively. Sanders won 55 percent of the vote compared to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s ...


Unsuccessful teams reflect institutional athletic changes

This story is the second in a three-part series about Brown athletics. The ’90s were arguably the most successful era for Brown athletics, as its teams won 47 Ivy League titles in the decade. Since 2010, Brown teams have won five, placing them last in the conference by a large margin. Harvard won ...


Low attendance perennial plague for athletics

This story is the first in a three-part series about Brown athletics. In The Herald’s own “Completely Unofficial Guide to Brown,” first-years are given an A-Z listing of Brown-related terms to know. The only term related to Brown athletics is “stadium,” with the description: “It’s over ...


Clinton, Trump lead R.I. polls by about 10 percent

With Rhode Islanders heading to the polls today, the unsettled races in both parties place more importance on voters in the Ocean State than in past years. A poll conducted by the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy in February showed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton topping U.S. ...


Perceived job prospects impact concentration choices

Students concentrating in business, entrepreneurship and organizations or economics were less likely to indicate passion for the subject as the reason behind their concentration choices than students in the humanities, social sciences other than these two concentrations, life sciences and physical sciences, ...


R.I. college students demand expanded diversity initiatives

As students at Brown urge the administration to take greater measures to address the lack of diversity and inclusion on campus, students and faculty members at other colleges in Rhode Island are also working to have their voices heard on their campuses. Such events represent students’ and faculty ...


Composting to be implemented campus-wide by fall 2016

As of the fall 2016 semester, the University will have implemented composting programs across all dining halls, a development that follows a pilot program launched in spring 2015 in Andrews Dining Commons. The revitalized composting program will be introduced in the Sharpe Refectory, the Blue Room ...

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Spring 2016 Poll Results and Methodology

1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christina Paxson is handling her job as president of the University? 8.3% Strongly approve 37.8% Somewhat approve 34.2% No opinion 17.4% Somewhat disapprove 2.2% Strongly disapprove 2. How informed do you feel about events on campus? 16.7% Very informed 63.2% ...


Engaged Scholars Program expands to 12 concentrations

The Engaged Scholars Program — a collaborative initiative between the Swearer Center for Public Service, the Dean of the College and multiple academic departments — will expand to encompass 12 concentrations, an increase of seven from the previous year.  The new concentrations will include business, ...

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