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Topic: Joe Biden

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

Metro, News

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

Metro, News

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. 

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

Metro, News

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.

Janet Yellen ’67 to be nominated as Treasury Secretary

News, University News

Janet Yellen ’67 to be nominated as Treasury Secretary

November 30, 2020 0 comments

Former Federal Reserve chair and University alum Janet Yellen ’67 will be nominated to head the Treasury Department, President-elect Joe Biden announced Monday.

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.

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

News, University News

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. 

Rhode Island residents gather at State House in response to Biden win

Metro, News

Rhode Island residents gather at State House in response to Biden win

November 7, 2020 0 comments

On one side of Gaspee Street early this afternoon, a large group of people danced, cheered and cried in celebration of former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris’ (D-CA) victory in the presidential election.

Days after election night, no declared winner in race for presidency

Metro, News

Days after election night, no declared winner in race for presidency

November 6, 2020 1 comment

Over two days after the first polls closed on Election Day, no winner has been declared in the race for U.S. president. Former Vice President Joe Biden moved closer to an electoral college victory early Nov. 6.

From emotional messages to accusations: how politics plays out online this election

News, University News

From emotional messages to accusations: how politics plays out online this election

November 2, 2020 0 comments

Many elements of the 2020 presidential election — voter turnout, campaigning and election discourse — have played out through digital channels. Due to voter registration efforts by Facebook, the company has reported logging around 2.5 million registrations so far from its home app, Instagram and Messenger.

Charlotta Bass (second row, center) sits with her Hope High School graduating class. She would go on to be the first Black woman to accept a nomination for vice president in 1952.

News, University News

From Brown to the ballot: Stages of Freedom remembers first Black female vice presidential nominee Charlotta Bass

October 29, 2020 0 comments

Charlotta Bass who, nearly 70 years ago in 1952, accepted the nomination for vice president of the Progressive Party alongside presidential hopeful Vincent Hallinan.