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Alon Galor

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Harvard prof looks at equality of opportunity

“You could reasonably have different views on the subject of inequality,” said Harvard Professor of Economics Raj Chetty in a lecture and panel discussion featuring his work Monday. The event — titled “Equality of Opportunity in America: Where Shall We Look?” — was part of an economics symposium ...


Two bills aim to raise minimum, subminimum wages

Two bills introduced this month in the state legislature call for substantial changes to wage minimums. One bill would hike the state minimum wage from $9.00 to $10.10, while another would gradually increase the subminimum wage for tipped workers to equal the regular minimum wage by 2020. If passed, ...


Full-day kindergarten funding could increase

A bill introduced in the General Assembly last month would increase funding for new full-day kindergarten programs beginning next fall. Seven Rhode Island communities — Cranston, Johnston, Warwick, Coventry, East Greenwich, North Kingstown and Tiverton — do not offer full-day kindergarten programs ...


Proposed bill demands mandatory GMO labeling in R.I.

Legislation introduced Jan. 15 would require genetically engineered products in Rhode Island to be clearly labeled “produced with genetic engineering,” and would also specify what the term “genetically engineered product” — which has multiple definitions — would mean in the state. Rep. Raymond ...

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Former Chilean president forecasts economic growth

“We are closing a political, economic and social cycle in Latin America, and therefore, we are about to begin a new way of looking at things,” said former Chilean President and Professor-at-Large Ricardo Lagos in a lecture Tuesday night entitled “Quo Vadis, Latin America? What Lies Ahead for the ...

The Setonian

Taveras releases plan to promote sustainability in Providence

Last week, Mayor Angel Taveras unveiled a comprehensive proposal outlining plans to promote sustainability in Providence. Developed by the Providence Environmental Sustainability Task Force and dozens of community stakeholders, Sustainable Providence — as the plan is dubbed — delineates goals in ...


U., city officials announce Thayer St. changes

City and University officials announced several planned changes to the Thayer Street commercial district — including new green space, a trash compactor, re-paving and re-lining, signage and changes to curbs — at a press conference Tuesday morning. The public announcement, led by President Christina ...


Taveras’ agenda bolsters police authority

Seeking to increase police authority to seize weapons, preclude prisoners serving life sentences from receiving public pensions, and bolster local ordinances through increased littering and zoning-related fines, Mayor Angel Taveras testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of the city’s ...

The Setonian

Mayoral candidates tackle city education, infrastructure

With the September primary on the horizon, mayoral candidates discussed plans to boost Providence’s economy, reduce violence, improve the public school system and support city libraries at the Knight Memorial Library Wednesday night. Sponsored by the Providence Community Library and moderated by ...

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Teach-in explores roots of Ukrainian political upheaval

“For the students from Brown who are in this room, this is the most serious international crisis that you will experience in your lifetime,” said Robert Legvold, professor emeritus of political science at Columbia. “More than Tahir, more than Tunisia, more than Syria, more than the risk of Iran ...

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