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Articles by Benjamin Bosis (7)

Bosis ’19: Economics in college admissions: A force for good (no, really)

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Bosis ’19: Economics in college admissions: A force for good (no, really)

April 12, 2019 0 comments

Imagine a speaker at a college campus stepping out on stage, grasping the mic, and saying “Preferential treatment, real or suspected, for students based on wealth or privilege is corrosive to our community.” Everyone applauds. Then they add, “Did I say corrosive? Sorry, I meant ‘the core of.’”

Bosis ’19: Did you know Christianity is in Retrograde?

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Bosis ’19: Did you know Christianity is in Retrograde?

March 8, 2019 0 comments

“Did you know Mercury is in Retrograde?” Until very recently, I thought I pretty much knew all there is to know about Horoscopes. I was so, so wrong. (Full disclosure: I’m a Gemini. Do with that information what you will.)

Bosis ’19: Friendships, four years later

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Bosis ’19: Friendships, four years later

February 11, 2019 0 comments

Four years later, I am still struck by the unpredictability of the people who have become my greatest friends. There is nothing that my enduring friendships share except for that they have endured — no characteristic, timing or shared interest can possibly forecast the trajectory of these relationships. 

Bosis ’19: Missionary impossible

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Bosis ’19: Missionary impossible

January 29, 2019 0 comments

If you’ve been a Brown student for any period of time, you’ve probably heard about sin awareness day. For most of us, this inevitable part of the semester boils down to a few days each year when everyone’s Snapchat stories are full of videos of a couple guys yelling indistinguishably atop a box outside Faunce arch.

Bosis ’19: Abolish the presidency

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Bosis ’19: Abolish the presidency

December 5, 2018 0 comments

My favorite quote about American elections is from political scientist Alexis De Tocqueville, who in 1835 described our process of electing a president as “a time of national crisis.”

Bosis ’19: Making time to live in the present

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Bosis ’19: Making time to live in the present

November 2, 2018 0 comments

Over my first three years at Brown, semester after semester, the times I’ve felt the best were always when I was the busiest.

Bosis ’19: The agency problem in student employment

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Bosis ’19: The agency problem in student employment

October 16, 2018 0 comments

There has been some serious blowback, to say the least, around Brown Dining Services stemming from the extreme overworking of students in supervising and management positions.