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Rhode Island House votes to ban ‘ghost guns’

The Rhode Island House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday that would ban 3D-printed guns and other untraceable firearms, commonly known as “ghost guns,” according to a press release from the State of Rhode Island General Assembly. University gun violence prevention group Thoughts Prayers ...

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UCS to release statement, votes on elections changes

The Undergraduate Council of Students finalized its statement in response to the recent anti-Semitic graffiti found in Hegeman Hall and discussed possible changes to its elections process at its general body meeting Wednesday, Feb. 12. The Council also confirmed the details of its new equity and inclusion ...

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Theresa May to deliver 100th Ogden Lecture

Theresa May, former prime minister of the United Kingdom, will present the 100th Ogden Memorial Lecture March 4, according to a Today @ Brown announcement. President Christina Paxson P’19 will moderate a question-and-answer session with the audience following May’s speech, which is titled “Politics, ...


Anthony Santurri runs for Ward 1 City Council

On a rainy Thursday evening, most of downtown Providence was a ghost town, with shop doors locked up and lights dimmed. But, one door remained open at the Campaign Headquarters for Anthony Santurri’s bid for Ward 1 City Council. Anthony Santurri is the owner of Freeplay Bar and Arcade and the Colosseum ...


R.I. law requires blue card records to be destroyed

In order to purchase a pistol or revolver in Rhode Island, residents must show the seller a “blue card”: a certificate that shows the applicant has passed the state’s requisite gun safety exam. But current state laws require that all records of blue card applications be destroyed after 30 days ...

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Brown reaffirms dedication to inclusion

In recognition of many local, national and international issues impacting the Brown community, many gathered on the steps of the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center to assert the University’s support and dedication to intersectionality. At the event, community members discussed the incidents of homophobic ...

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Brown Corporation extends Paxson’s term as president

The Corporation, the University’s highest governing body, unanimously voted to extend President Christina Paxson’s P’19 appointment by three years — until June 30, 2025. Paxson, who is currently serving in her eighth year as president, was already set to serve in the role for another two years. ...


Brown students canvas in NH Democratic primary

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. “No, sorry, I’m a Trump supporter,” he said after glancing at her pamphlets. “And I’m about to have a shower.” Swinth, a member ...


Rhode Island considers bills to reduce plastic pollution

Two bills that aim to increase sustainability and reduce pollution from single-use plastics were heard by the Rhode Island House Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Feb. 6. The first bill, 2020-H 7163, would prevent food service establishments from providing single-use plastic straws, unless ...


Elorza's State of the City describes ‘New Providence’

Chants of his name rang through City Halls as Mayor Jorge Elorza entered the Council Chambers to give this year’s State of the City address. In his following speech, which was received with equivalent enthusiasm to his entrance, Elorza focused primarily on improving infrastructure and education to ...

Science & Research

Annual Space Horizons conference convenes

This past weekend, experts from fields including Industrial Design, Aerospace Engineering, Theology and Planetary Science gathered with students in Hazeltine Commons. There, the 12th annual Space Horizons conference convened to contemplate how future journeys to space could help humanity save Earth. “I ...


U.S. Senate passes Save our Seas 2.0 Act

The Save Our Seas 2.0 Act, which was introduced by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), was unanimously passed by the U.S. Senate Jan. 9. The bill aims to reduce the presence of plastic pollutants in waterways. The bill follows the success of the Save ...

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