Category: Providence Journal

As cable’s clout wanes, MLB teams could take a hit

Providence Journal Deborah Jaramillo, College of Communication The ultimately unfulfilled promise of extraordinary riches through subscription television revenues was part of what drove the Dodgers from Brooklyn to Los Angeles in 1958… Expert quote: “We still have enough older people who are set in their ways, they need their NESN, they need their cable, and […]

Study finds mid-Narragansett Bay warmed 2.5 degrees from 1960 to 2012

Providence Journal Robinson Fulweiler, College of Arts & Sciences A new analysis of temperature fluctuations in two areas of Narragansett Bay just north of the Jamestown and Pell Bridges has concluded that surface waters warmed by an average of 2.5 degrees F. between 1960 and 2012… Expert quote: “Not only do we have warmer winter […]

Experts see Rice case as ‘teachable moment’ in effort to curb domestic violence

Providence Journal Emily Rothman, School of Public Health Domestic violence experts say the public furor over the NFL’s handling of the Ray Rice incident has created a great opportunity for teaching coachable young men how to pursue healthy relationships with women… Expert quote: “The Ray Rice situation is a pivotal incident that has presented a […]

For many people, drones prompt concerns over safety, privacy

Providence Journal Donna Pincus, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders So what is it, exactly, about non-military drones that disturbs some people in a way that other technologies with the capacity to invade privacy — cameras, say — don’t?… Expert quote: “Drones are relatively new to most people. Most people […]

Counting vast cost of Iraq War

Providence Journal “The New England Blog” Co-written by Neta Crawford, College of Arts & Sciences More than 10 years ago, as the U.S. considered an invasion to rid Iraq of Saddam Hussein and to destroy a not yet existing terrorist threat and non-existing weapons of mass destruction there, the war’s advocates assured us of two […]