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U. responds to potential hurricane threat

The University and the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency responded Monday to the impending threat of Hurricane Jose, now expected to reach the state as a tropical storm. The University warned of heavy rainfall and high winds in a community-wide email from Executive Vice President for Planning ...

University News

Atlantic editor-in-chief talks Trump, press

Jeffrey Goldberg, editor-in-chief of the Atlantic, spoke at the University Tuesday to a packed audience as part of a conversation with the Director of the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Edward Steinfeld titled “Donald Trump, the Free Press and the Future of American Democracy.” ...

University News

Atlantic editor-in-chief talks career in journalism

Jeffrey Goldberg, editor-in-chief of The Atlantic, came to the University to talk about the state of the press in the era of Trump. Goldberg sat down with The Herald to discuss his journalism career and advice he has for budding journalists. Herald: You wrote a popular piece called “The Obama Doctrine” ...

Science & Research

Students learn history using virtual reality

Adam Blumenthal, adjunct associate professor of the practice of computer science and virtual reality artist-in-residence, has been working with a team of students to create a virtual reality educational experience about the Gaspee Affair, a maritime attack that preceded the Revolutionary War. The work ...


Rhode Island elected officials denounce end of DACA

Following President Donald Trump’s reversal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program earlier this month, Rhode Island congressmen issued statements condemning the policy change. U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., and U.S. Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., both sponsor a 2017 version of the DREAM ...

The Setonian

Metro Roundup: Sept. 10-Sept. 17

State legislature to open for special session Tuesday The Rhode Island General Assembly will open this Tuesday for a special legislative session, the Associated Press reports. Proposals on the docket include: a bill that would require employers provide paid sick leave to their workers; a potential override ...

The Setonian

Editorial: Separating news and opinions

When seeking fair, balanced reporting on the Brown community, we hope that you’ll turn to The Herald. In addition, our newspaper is a venue for several types of opinion pieces. We recognize that the two can often be confused — a trend we’re hoping to set straight as you continue to read The Herald ...

University News

University to update religious affiliations survey

In addition to asking for an address and emergency contacts, the University also asks students to indicate their religious affiliation. The Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life uses the data to ensure accommodations for all religious identities — but the survey is “horrifically outdated” ...


Providence elementary schools offer free meals to all students

This year, elementary school students throughout Providence Public Schools can get a free breakfast and lunch from their cafeterias. This change comes because the city’s school board decided to take part in the Community Eligibility Provision, a federal program under the United States Department of ...


PawSox owners propose new stadium

“Pawtucket is home,” read the red shirts of Rhode Islanders who came out to the Senate Finance Committee Hearing Thursday to endorse the proposal for a new $83-million Pawtucket Red Sox Stadium at Slater Mill. After the PawSox received an offer in July to make Worcester, Mass. the team’s new home, ...


Davis hire ends period of temporary staffing in Title IX office

Before Title IX Program Officer Rene Davis stepped into her role in July, the Title IX Office had been managed by a team of temporary administrators. Following the departure of former Program Officer Amanda Walsh in January, Liza Cariaga-Lo,  senior advisor to the provost for academic development, ...

University News

Davis joins University as Title IX Officer

Ending a five-month period of interim leadership by internal administrators, Rene Davis began work as the new program officer for the Title IX Office in mid-July. Now leading the University’s oversight of cases involving sexual and gender-based harassment and violence, she brings to her position extensive ...

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