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Alex Morse ’11 challenges 30-year incumbent in Congress

At age 22, Alex Morse ’11 was elected the youngest mayor of Holyoke, MA, just months after graduating from the University. Now, Morse has his sights set on a new office: the U.S. House of Representatives. “I want to be in Washington to work in collaboration with the residents of the first congressional ...

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Working group to consider ACCRIP replacement

A new working group of faculty, staff and students will seek to amend a former proposal to replace the Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Policies, said James Morgan, chair of the Faculty Executive Committee, at a community forum yesterday. The FEC clarified at the meeting ...


Students reflect on Trump impeachment inquiry

As debate over the impeachment inquiry against President Trump dominates discourse nationwide, some students on campus are weighing the implications of the investigation. The Herald conducted interviews with 10 undergraduate students over the last week and found that many support holding Trump accountable ...

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Experts explore root causes of Sudanese uprising

Informal grassroots movements and women’s activism helped catalyze the successful uprising against now-former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir earlier this year, said two academic scholars speaking at the Joukowsky Forum yesterday. The event, hosted at the Watson Institute for International and Public ...

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Fall 2019 Herald poll showcases student perspectives

Fall 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? 8.1% Strongly approve 27.3% Somewhat approve 17.7% Somewhat disapprove 5.3% Strongly disapprove 41.7% No opinion 2. Do you approve or disapprove ...


Local activists protest ICE during High Holy Days

As Jewish residents across the state observe this year’s High Holy Days — Judaism’s most sacred season — many are also calling for the closure of the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility for its connection to Immigration and Customs Enforcement and protesting the detention of undocumented immigrants ...


Opportunities grow at Harvest Kitchen

Every Wednesday, students emerge from the Sciences Library to the aroma of baked goods mixed with fresh greens and apple cider. The weekly farmers market off Thayer Street reliably draws a crowd for the quality of its products, but one of its stalls offers more than what meets the nose. Harvest Kitchen, ...

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University, BuDS workers agree to $620,000 settlement

The University plans to pay $620,000 distributed among more than 100 student Dining Services workers and their lawyers to settle a class action lawsuit over disputed pay. The preliminary approval of the settlement was filed Oct. 2 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island. The student ...

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Beloved cashier reflects on 17 years at University

More than Sunday brunches in the Sharpe Refectory or the aroma of muffins in the Blue Room, Brown students love their dining experiences because of Gail McCarthy. After 17 years at the University, the Brown Dining Services cashier has developed a cult-like following among students, who look forward ...

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CBD American Shaman opens on Thayer

On Sept. 27, the first Rhode Island location of CBD American Shaman opened its doors for business, offering samples of their various CBD products to passersby. This general wellness franchise provides products to alleviate anxiety, aches and pains, according to Janice Schmidt and her husband Rob Schmidt, ...


Students for Educational Equity advocates for PPSD reform

Amid the ongoing state takeover of the Providence Public School District, the new campus group Students for Educational Equity seeks to raise awareness about the district’s challenges and advocate for reform. SEE launched this semester to advocate for educational equity in PPSD, the inadequacies of ...

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Grad students protest proposed NLRB rule

“Solidarity forever, solidarity forever, solidarity forever, the Union makes us strong,” graduate students sang in support of unionization at the steps of the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center. Grad students and community members participated in a rally midday Thursday, many donning blue “Union ...

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Watson speaker series kicks off with alum

Yesterday, a group of students gathered at tables in the Kim Koo Library to hear Nimita Uberoi ’15 share her belief in the importance of critical thinking and personal values. Uberoi, an international affairs senior associate at the Obama Foundation, was the first speaker this year for the Watson ...


Students reflect on climate activism

Since over 1000 people participated in Providence’s climate strike two weeks ago, local organizers said they have seen more students mobilize for climate justice. But some organizers expressed fear that students on campus might be too complacent and insulated to organize consistently for the future. Turnout ...

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Grad Student Council to bring speakers to campus

The Graduate Student Council announced at its meeting Wednesday evening that they invited two speakers to campus to give talks later this month. Marie Solange Lopes, a teaching fellow  at Stonehill College and founder of blog “The Corporate Sister,” will speak to grad students about personal finance ...

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