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State moves to support research on R.I. Green New Deal

Promises of a Green New Deal at the national level trickled down to the Ocean State Thursday, when politicians and community activists alike gathered in the Rhode Island State House to announce plans to research the possibilities for a state Green New Deal. House Resolution 5665, introduced Thursday ...

University News

UCS, UFB candidates announced

Vanessa Garcia ’20.5, Melissa Lee ’20 and William Zhou ’20 are running for president of the Undergraduate Council of Students in this year’s UCS and Undergraduate Finance Board elections. Chair of Student Activities Alex Song ’20 and Appointments Chair Jason Carroll ’21 are in the race for ...


R.I. to expand health equity program

Non-profit community-based organizations and qualified municipalities have until March 15 to submit proposals for funding from the Rhode Island Department of Health, which follows the department’s announcement of a $1.4 million expansion in funding for Health Equity Zones. The expansion reflects ...

Science & Research

Study highlights lack of women authorship

After watching the 2016 film “Hidden Figures,” which detailed the lives and work of three black women at NASA in the 1960s, many viewers were left inspired as the film shed greater light on the concealed contributions of women in STEM. But for Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology ...

Science & Research

Alums named to 'Top 50 Women in Tech'

Forbes Magazine's latest list of "Top 50 Women in Tech" featured three University alums ­­— all of whom challenged structural barriers and drove technological innovation to new heights. A roboticist, entrepreneur and educator focused on human-robot interactions, machine learning and artificial intelligence, ...


Groups advocate for women’s economic justice

A coalition of advocacy groups gathered Wednesday at the Women’s Economic Justice Day conference to present their platform, which supports multiple bills that would help working women in Rhode Island. Guest speakers at the conference included women workers, advocates and the legislators sponsoring ...


R.I. House votes to protect abortion rights

The Rhode Island House of Representatives passed legislation to keep abortion legal in the state Thursday night. State representatives voted 44-30 to pass the Reproductive Privacy Act, which would guarantee the right to an abortion up to fetal viability — a measure advocates say is necessary in the ...

University News

UCS votes to put referendum on ballot

At its general body meeting Wednesday, the Undergraduate Council of Students voted to add a referendum proposed by the student coalition Brown Divest to the ballot for the upcoming UCS and Undergraduate Finance Board elections. The referendum will ask students if the University should “divest all ...

University News

Provost opposes Trump’s planned executive order

In Tuesday’s faculty meeting, Provost Richard Locke P’18 criticized what he sees as government overreach in President Trump’s planned executive order to protect campus free speech. Trump proposed this order at a meeting of the Conservative Political Action Conference and claimed that the order ...

University News

Two directors step down from ResLife

Two directors in the Office of Residential Life resigned earlier this semester, following a year of high employee turnover in the office. Both Senior Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives Michelly Peña and Associate Director for Operations Richard Hilton received and accepted promotional opportunities ...

University News

Arts community reacts to PAC design

Following the unveiling of the design for the new campus Performing Arts Center last month, members of the Brown arts community are reacting to the building’s aesthetic and potential use. The Herald spoke with eight members of the arts community, all of whom reacted positively to the building’s ...

University News

Students chosen as Truman Scholarship finalists

Rose Lang-Maso ’20 and Nathaniel Pettit ’20 were chosen as finalists for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship for students pursuing careers in public service, the Foundation announced last month. Lang-Maso and Pettit will compete with 197 other finalists for awards of up to $30,000 to be used for graduate ...


R.I. House takes step toward codifying Roe v. Wade

The R. I. House Judiciary Committee voted Tuesday night in favor of a bill that would keep abortion legal in the state should the Supreme Court repeal the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.  The Reproductive Privacy Act passed 9 to 7, and an R.I. House vote could come as early as Thursday evening, according ...

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