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

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

February 13, 2020 1 comment

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 […]

Letter: Palestinian Authority, Say ‘Yes’ to Peace

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: Palestinian Authority, Say ‘Yes’ to Peace

February 10, 2020 0 comments

I completely disagree with the author of the Jan. 31 op-ed “Trump’s so-called peace plan for Israel and Palestine hinders progress.”  Palestinian leaders should welcome any proposal to end the conflict, especially since all other attempts in the past have failed.

R.I. executive order calls for renewable energy to fuel electricity by 2030

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R.I. executive order calls for renewable energy to fuel electricity by 2030

February 6, 2020 0 comments

In an ambitious and controversial move, Governor Gina Raimondo signed an executive order Jan. 17 to meet 100 percent of the state’s electricity demand with renewable energy by 2030.

University officials said risk level for Coronavirus remains low in Rhode Island and has imposed travel restrictions for students.

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Coronavirus prompts Brown travel advisory to China

February 3, 2020 0 comments

In light of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus outbreak, the University responded by advising students and faculty on travel and health precautions, preparing University health care providers to address the virus and reassuring the community.

Roughly 35 demonstrators gathered in front of Chase Bank on Thayer for the latest in a series of nationwide Stop the Money Pipeline protests.

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Activists protest Chase Bank’s ties to fossil fuels

February 3, 2020 0 comments

Protesters waved colorful signs — painted with messages like “protect the lungs of the planet” and “defund fossil fuels” — outside Chase Bank’s Thayer Street location Friday.

Aman ’20: How to make clubs more inclusive

Columns, Opinions

Aman ’20: How to make clubs more inclusive

February 3, 2020 0 comments

Last week, Rachael Schmidt ’21 wrote a column  arguing that clubs at Brown need to be inclusive. Schmidt argues that while clubs face logistical challenges in becoming more inclusive, they still have room to grow. But making clubs more inclusive isn’t as hard as Schmidt makes it out to be.

Lizotte’s dissertation, entitled “Rethinking Reparations: A Critical Theory of Black Repair,” argued that current efforts for reparations that focus only on monetary compensation are misguided. Instead, she advocates for institutional and structural change.

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Rutgers PhD Candidate Kelsey Lizotte examines politics of slavery reparations

November 13, 2019 0 comments

For Rutgers University PhD Candidate Kelsey Lizotte, reparations are about far more than a monetary exchange.

Native American, Indigenous Studies Initiative to establish concentration

Native American, Indigenous Studies Initiative to establish concentration

October 9, 2019 2 comments

The University’s Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative plans to establish a concentration with the help of a $750,000 grant awarded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation last month.

Letter: What’s the University’s moral litmus test for accepting donations?

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: What’s the University’s moral litmus test for accepting donations?

September 17, 2019 2 comments

The University’s decision to place Director of Development for Computer and Data Science Initiatives Peter Cohen on academic leave in the wake of reports that he helped conceal Jeffrey Epstein’s donations to Massachusetts Institute of Technology raises a broader issue.

University concerns prompt Sigma Chi fraternity to lose housing privileges

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University concerns prompt Sigma Chi fraternity to lose housing privileges

July 22, 2019 1 comment

Earlier this month, the Student Activities Office revoked Sigma Chi’s housing privileges for the upcoming academic year.