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If Gov. Raimondo’s nomination to Biden’s cabinet is confirmed by the Senate, her vacancy will be filled by Lt. Gov. Dan McKee.


Brown political community reacts to Raimondo commerce nomination

January 11, 2021 0 comments

President-elect Joe Biden has officially tapped Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo for Commerce Secretary, calling her “one of the most effective, forward-thinking governors in America.” Raimondo’s nomination coincides with an economic crisis, which has caused 22 million Americans to lose their jobs due to the pandemic. 

If Cicillene's article results in the passage of a resolution to impeach, Trump would become the first president in American history to be impeached twice.


RI Rep. Cicilline ’83 leads effort to impeach Trump in U.S. House of Representatives

January 9, 2021 0 comments

U.S. Rep. David Cicilline ’83 of Rhode Island has co-authored an article of impeachment against President Trump in light of the pro-Trump insurrection at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday. 

For students and alumni residing mere miles from the D.C. Capitol, Wednesday’s riots struck a chilling chord.


Brown students, alumni in D.C. reflect on attack on the Capitol

January 9, 2021 0 comments

Margaret Thoren ’21 was out for a walk when she received an Emergency Alert that Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser had issued a city-wide curfew beginning Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Students assigned to live in the Omni were notified of their assignment Dec. 6 in an email from ResLife. The University selected the Omni after also considering the Mariott and Hilton properties downtown.

University News

Brown leases rooms in Omni Providence Hotel to house students for spring semester

January 8, 2021 2 comments

The University has leased rooms in the Omni Providence Hotel to house students during the spring semester, University Spokesperson Brian Clark wrote in an email to The Herald. 

In a presumed attempt to stop the Congressional certification of the Electoral College votes, the rioters stormed the building, vandalizing and taking selfies as they went, many carrying flags with Trump slogans.


Brown community reacts to insurrection at Capitol

January 8, 2021 11 comments

Following an insurrection in the U.S. Capitol, the Brown community, including groups across the political spectrum, united in condemning the Jan. 6 incident.

RI Gov. Gina Raimondo, a former venture capitalist, has been governor of the Ocean State since 2015.


Gov. Raimondo to be nominated for Commerce Secretary

January 7, 2021 3 comments

President-elect Joe Biden will nominate Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo for commerce secretary, according to a Friday announcement. A former venture capitalist, Raimondo would be the Biden administration’s top liaison with the business community.

Brown accepts record-low 15.9 percent of early decision applicants

University News

Brown accepts record-low 15.9 percent of early decision applicants

December 17, 2020 4 comments

The University accepted a record-low 15.9 percent of early applicants to the class of 2025, down from 17.5 percent last year, according to Dean of Admissions Logan Powell. The number of accepted students and the number of applicants — 885 and 5,540, respectively — are the largest in University history. 

Mark Porter was named the chief of public safety at the University in 2005 after more than a decade in campus law enforcement.

University News

Executive Director and Chief of Public Safety Mark Porter resigns

December 15, 2020 2 comments

Mark J. Porter, executive director and chief of Public Safety, will step down from his position at the end of June 2021 after 15 years of working with the University. He will continue to lead the Department of Public Safety until then, according to a Dec. 15 Today@Brown announcement.

Students placed in hotels will be housed in single-occupancy rooms in areas of the properties that will be occupied only by other Brown students.

University News

University to lease off-campus hotel rooms for students on spring 2021 housing waitlist

December 4, 2020 1 comment

The University will lease hotel rooms in the Hilton, Marriott and Omni properties in downtown Providence for all students on the spring housing waitlist who express interest in the option, according to a Dec. 4 email from the Office of Residential Life.

President Trump’s Sept. 22 executive order could withhold federal funding from schools offering diversity and inclusion programs.

University News

Brown encourages federal court to block executive order on race and sex stereotyping

December 4, 2020 0 comments

The University filed a Nov. 23 amicus brief to encourage a federal court to block President Trump’s Sept. 22 executive order, which intends to combat “race and sex stereotyping and scapegoating.”