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GSC chooses commencement speakers

The Graduate Student Council convened its third meeting of the semester, in which it elected a new Chair of Technology, selected commencement speakers and discussed proposed updates to the Code of Student Conduct with Yolanda Castillo-Appollonio, the senior associate dean and director of Student Conduct ...


Rep. Cicilline ’83 adds to national voter registration bill

The U.S. House of Representatives passed sweeping voting reform legislation last month with the “For the People Act,” which would institute voting reforms at the federal level. If the bill passes the Senate and is signed into law, it would require states to implement automatic voter registration, ...


City Council proposes Providence-wide plastic bag ban

City leaders are on the verge of banning single-use plastic bags in Providence, following the lead of ten other Rhode Island municipalities that have done the same. A proposed city ordinance would make it illegal in most cases for businesses to provide plastic carryout bags to customers in any sales ...

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Spring 2019 Herald poll results

Spring 2019 poll results can be found here. 1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christina Paxson is handling her job as the president of the University? 7.7% Strongly approve 39.1% Somewhat approve 21.6% Somewhat disapprove 3.4% Strongly disapprove 28.2% No opinion 2. Do you approve or disapprove ...

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Humanity making progress, say Pinker, Krugman

Is humanity progressing? In short, yes. Acclaimed cognitive scientist Steven Pinker and Nobel Laureate economist Paul Krugman discussed why this is the case during the Brown Political Theory Project’s Janus Lecture Tuesday. Defining his approach to this question, Pinker said progress consisted of ...


Gun control, reform bills debated in R.I. Senate

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard impassioned testimony from supporters and critics of gun reform Tuesday, as the committee considered 11 bills addressing gun safety and access in the state. At the State House, the crowd of protesters wearing yellow in support of gun ownership far outnumbered those ...

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University launches new website

The first phase of the new website launched yesterday, featuring a new home page and over 50 more accessible and updated sites linked to the core University website. The University decided to launch the website “because the old site needed a solid refresh,” said John Spadaro, deputy chief ...


Gorbea calls for new home for RI Archives

Tucked away in an unassuming blue-tile clad building on Westminster Street is the Rhode Island State Archives, home to hundreds of years of state documents and legal records. Behind the building’s plain-looking door, the University’s original charter from 1764, a royal decree signed by King George ...


Panelists advocate for local farming

If there’s one thing Mark Phillips, a local farmer, knows best, it’s how to grow a head of lettuce. As a hydroponic farmer, he uses a nutrient-dense solution, which allows him to yield more produce with less water and fertilizer than typical farming methods. He and his business partner, Katherine ...


Board of Elections proposes solution to last-minute voting

The Rhode Island Board of Elections is expecting an overwhelming number of emergency mail ballots — maybe more than it can handle — during the next general election. Since 2011, the number of emergency mail ballots has increased dramatically due to changes in state law that made them easier to obtain. ...


Autonomous vehicles begin on-route testing in Providence

The future of robots and self-driving cars is dawning on Rhode Island as the state begins on-route testing for the Little Roady Autonomous Shuttle Pilot Project, which was detailed to community members at an informational meeting Monday night. The one-year long pilot project, run by the Rhode Island ...


Wow Air strands spring breakers

When Hans Lei ’21 and Hyun Choi ’21 woke up Thursday morning in Iceland, they had plans to spend their last days of spring break seeing glaciers and ice caves before heading back to Providence the following Saturday. Traveling with six other University students, Lei and Choi expected the tail end ...

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University suspends terminal master's in history

The University will no longer offer terminal master’s degrees in history beginning in the 2019-20 school year. The decision came after the University compared its single-year program with longer, thematically-focused options at peer institutions and determined its degree program was not robust enough. The ...

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Paxson opposes divestment referendum

Following the release of the Undergraduate Council of Students and Undergraduate Finance Board election results Thursday night, President Christina Paxson P’19 wrote a letter to the Brown community Friday, articulating her opposition to a divestment referendum on the ballot. The referendum called ...

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