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UCS, UFB candidates debate ahead of elections

Candidates for top positions on the Undergraduate Council of Students and the Undergraduate Finance Board addressed topics including representation and inclusivity, transparency, campus engagement and the Brown Divest campaign during a debate Sunday night. William Zhou ’20, Melissa Lee ’20 and Vanessa ...


Youth rally, strike for climate legislation

Young people from across Rhode Island joined a global climate strike Friday as they gathered outside the State House to demand immediate legislative action on climate change. Students, many missing school for the protest, mounted the steps gripping colorful banners: “Science not silence” one read, ...

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Journalists advocate for freedom of speech

“If I were writing a lede here, it would be that the Trump administration has shown a blatant disrespect and disregard for civil liberties, which has reverberated around the globe,” said Karen Bordeleau, president of the New England First Amendment Coalition and former executive editor of The Providence ...

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Former National Review editor stresses compromise

Former Executive Editor of the conservative National Review Reihan Salam said that before he became an opinions columnist, he was “always a totally insufferable person,” volunteering his opinions. “This was something that really lost me many friends and made me many enemies,” Salam said. “Then ...


Grants award, fund local designers

A shared warehouse in South Providence contains a maze of construction tools, half-finished wooden furniture, geometric light fixtures and the buzz of five different design studios. “INDO-”,a contemporary furniture design studio founded by two Rhode Island School of Design graduates, is just one ...


R.I. Secretary of State champions early voting

Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea has proposed a system for early voting in the Ocean State. House Bill 5292, which was introduced and referred to the House Judiciary Committee Feb. 6, would open polls 20 days before a primary or general election and would allow local municipalities to determine ...


Laptop theft peaks in late January, early February

The beginning of the semester saw a spike in laptop theft, with more laptops stolen on and around campus during the first three weeks than in that time frame for the past five years. Between Jan. 24 and Feb. 9, 10 MacBook laptops were stolen from campus dormitories and one off-campus student residence, ...


Metro Roundup, March 13

R.I. state colleges experience decline in enrollment Rhode Island’s public university and colleges have seen a decline in enrollment, according to the New England Board of Higher Education, the Associated Press reported. University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College and Community College of Rhode ...


Controversial Fane Tower moves closer to approval

Hope Point Tower is one step closer to approval following a public meeting between the tower’s design team and the Downtown Design Review Committee, which together evaluated the building’s proposed design Monday afternoon. The proposed luxury apartment complex is in the midst of a long approval ...


MSNBC's Reid discusses media, politics, 2020

Joy-Ann Reid, an MSNBC host and political commentator, began her Monday evening talk at the Watson Institute for International Relations and Public Affairs by stressing that “it is very hard to unseat an incumbent president.” David Corn ’81 P’21, the Washington bureau chief for Mother Jones, ...


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 ...

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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 ...

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