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Topic: Government

Harris ’22 and Iqbal ’24: American response to Uyghur genocide

Op-eds, Opinions

Harris ’22 and Iqbal ’24: American response to Uyghur genocide

June 10, 2021 2 comments

Since 2014, the Chinese government has executed a relentless campaign of mass detainment, high-tech surveillance and religious persecution against Uyghur and other primarily Muslim groups in Xinjiang Province (often referred to as “East Turkestan” by Uyghurs).

Sahyouni ’21: Don’t Wait for Washington to Solve Your Problems

Columns, Opinions

Sahyouni ’21: Don’t Wait for Washington to Solve Your Problems

October 26, 2020 0 comments

Even during a presidential election cycle that has been more devoid of policy discussion than any in recent memory, it’s not a surprise that both candidates have made their fair share of lofty promises, the bulk of which I’m sure they cannot keep.

Siemens ’21: COVID-19 and the search for presidential virtue

Op-eds, Opinions

Siemens ’21: COVID-19 and the search for presidential virtue

April 5, 2020 1 comment

Over the past two months, we have watched the Trump administration flounder in its response to the largest public health crisis in the world’s recent memory. Once again, glaring administrative incompetence has met executive egotism in the face of a national catastrophe.

Secondo ’16 GS: The quiet defenders of democratic values

Columns, Opinions

Secondo ’16 GS: The quiet defenders of democratic values

November 12, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Around the anniversary of the extrajudicial murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger ’03 delivered a stirring speech on campus about the mounting threat to journalism at home and abroad.

Three people contract rare EEE disease in R.I.

Metro, News

Three people contract rare EEE disease in R.I.

September 18, 2019 Comments are Disabled

The Rhode Island Department of Health confirmed Tuesday that two more Rhode Island residents have been diagnosed with Eastern Equine Encephalitis, a rare but potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease. These diagnoses bring the state’s total number of human cases this year to three.

As part of Design Week RI, University students and community members alike gathered at RISD to learn about how government employees and companies should prioritize inclusivity.

News, University News

Design Week RI examines design role in improving product accessibility

September 17, 2019 Comments are Disabled

During a lecture Monday evening, Ben Guhin, head of design at the University’s Policy Lab, explained how companies and governmental bodies could use design not just to create a product’s aesthetic, but to further accessibility.

Three members of the city council introduced a resolution opposing the monetization project, citing troubles encountered by other cities. The mayor has advocated for water monetization.

Metro, News

Opposition mounts against water monetization

March 1, 2019 1 comment

Three City Council members introduced a resolution opposing the monetization of Providence’s water supply Feb. 21.

George Nee, president of the Rhode Island branch of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, voices support for a proposed bill to senators during the Senate Judiciary Committee assembly.

Metro, News

R.I. Senate considers shutdown relief bills

January 23, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Thirty two days and one missed paycheck into the longest shutdown in the federal government’s history, the Rhode Island Senate Judiciary Committee convened Tuesday to discuss measures to protect furloughed federal employees.

R.I. voters elect Democrats across state in high-turnout election

Metro, News

R.I. voters elect Democrats across state in high-turnout election

November 7, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Rhode Islanders showed up and went blue Tuesday, with the highest midterm voter turnout in over a decade. Voters elected a Democratic majority across every statewide and federal office and approved a $250 million bond issue to rebuild schools.

The co-presidents of the Brown Republicans, Julian Haag ’20 and Nick Guarino ’20, look on as the midterm election results from the Indiana senate race flash on the screen.

News, University News

Students watch election with caution, optimism

November 7, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Brown students gathered to watch the results of the Nov. 6 midterm elections as the Democrats regained control of the House of Representatives and Republicans added to their majority in the Senate.