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Topic: 2020 election

Community members expressed relief at Joe Biden’s inauguration as president; others are hesitant that new leadership will bring about necessary change.

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Brown community reacts to Biden inauguration on a day of firsts

January 20, 2021 1 comment

Joseph R. Biden has been inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States. In an emotional inaugural ceremony that marked the transfer of power from former President Donald Trump to Joseph R. Biden Jr., speakers called for unity and healing.

University student groups and faculty reflect on President-elect Joe Biden’s cabinet, which the Senate began confirming Tuesday.

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Students, faculty analyze what Biden’s cabinet means for America

January 19, 2021 0 comments

The Senate began confirmation hearings for President-elect Joe Biden’s cabinet Jan. 19, ushering in the new Biden administration and a cabinet set to be the most diverse in American history. Half of the 26 nominees to the cabinet are people of color and 12 are women.

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.

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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.

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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.

Seth Goldstein ‘22.5 said he hopes the next four years under Biden aren’t simply “a third Obama term," and that the new administration embarks on a more progressive path forward.

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‘All gas, no brakes’: student volunteers for Democratic candidates reflect on campaign trail experiences

November 22, 2020 0 comments

When major news outlets called the presidential race for Joe Biden on the morning of Nov. 7, Alexandra Blitzer ’22.5 fell to her couch and cried — enjoying “a huge moment of triumph and excitement” as her work campaigning for the Democratic candidate paid off. 

International students try to maintain optimism amid uncertainty about Biden administration

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International students try to maintain optimism amid uncertainty about Biden administration

November 22, 2020 1 comment

When Cecilia Martin ’23 first moved to the United States, her mother gave her a pep talk she never thought she’d need to hear: “If anything goes wrong, pick up your brother, go to the Swiss Embassy and take shelter.”

Toward the end of the University's Nov. faculty meeting, Provost Richard Locke P’18 offered an update on the Ad Hoc Committee on Promoting Long-term Financial Health and Sustainability.

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Paxson talks Spring Semester housing plans, possible changes to DPS at monthly faculty meeting

November 10, 2020 0 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19 addressed concerns around implementing a denser on-campus housing model for the spring 2021 semester and hinted at “short term, concrete actions” the University plans to take to make the Department of Public Safety more equitable at a faculty meeting Tuesday. 

Sahyouni ’21: Biden is the Narrow Victor in the Presidential Race, but 2020 Was an Overall Win for Republicans

Columns, Opinions

Sahyouni ’21: Biden is the Narrow Victor in the Presidential Race, but 2020 Was an Overall Win for Republicans

November 9, 2020 8 comments

After a long and restless week of counting votes, all major news networks are projecting that Joseph Biden Jr. will be elected the 46th president of the United States of America.

Five Herald Columnists reflect on an Election Week like no other

Columns, Opinions

Five Herald Columnists reflect on an Election Week like no other

November 9, 2020 0 comments

One week after Election Day Nov. 3, and three days since former Vice President Joe Biden was projected winner of the 2020 presidential election by main television networks and the Associated Press, five Herald columnists weighed in on what this election means and how we move forward.

President-elect Joe Biden at Brown in 2018, when he was the speaker for Brown Lecture Board's fall talk.

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Brown students react to historic Biden victory with quiet optimism

November 7, 2020 0 comments

In a sudden conclusion to a drawn-out battle, former Vice President Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election Nov. 7. Biden’s victory arrives four days post-Election Day after a close battle for the Oval Office with incumbent President Donald Trump.