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Articles by E.L. Meszaros (12)

Meszaros GS: Increase training in public scholarship

Columns, Opinions

Meszaros GS: Increase training in public scholarship

October 3, 2019 0 comments

In an era rife with accusations of and reactions to “fake news,” engagement between scholars and the public is crucial for sharing and correctly interpreting research.

Meszaros GS: Everyone needs to get vaccinated, take it from someone with HPV

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Meszaros GS: Everyone needs to get vaccinated, take it from someone with HPV

September 19, 2019 0 comments

There is currently a vaccine that could help prevent certain types of cancer, but many people are turning it down. The vaccine fights strains of the Human Papillomavirus, which can cause cervical, penile and anal cancer, but some students are still unprotected despite the fact that it’s been around for decades.

Meszaros GS: Disentangling grad school and alcohol culture

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Meszaros GS: Disentangling grad school and alcohol culture

September 4, 2019 0 comments

Alcohol use and abuse is a noted problem for undergraduate students, but in my experience, it becomes an accepted and expected part of the culture in grad school.

Meszaros GS: Re-evaluate University health insurance for dependents

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Meszaros GS: Re-evaluate University health insurance for dependents

April 25, 2019 0 comments

Brown students are required to have health insurance, which is provided by default through the University’s Student Health Insurance Plan.

Meszaros GS: Reduce recommendation letter requirements

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Meszaros GS: Reduce recommendation letter requirements

April 10, 2019 0 comments

One of the most stressful parts of the University experience isn’t taking midterms or writing final papers: it’s applying to jobs, internships and graduate school. Often, employers and schools ask students to provide numerous recommendation letters supporting their applications.

Meszaros GS: Saying goodbye to science heroes

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Meszaros GS: Saying goodbye to science heroes

March 15, 2019 0 comments

Recent movements like #MeToo and Time’s Up have pushed us to hold the perpetrators of sexual assault accountable. But the more we had admired the accused, the more reluctant we are to address the allegations of assault.

Meszaros GS: Breaking down the art, STEM divide

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Meszaros GS: Breaking down the art, STEM divide

February 25, 2019 0 comments

Universities function as conduits for insular communities — your cohort, the other people in your concentration, your housemates and others. The further you commit to one course of study and the deeper you dive into a particular field, the more insulated these communities can become.

Meszaros GS: University must improve sidewalk safety and accessibility

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Meszaros GS: University must improve sidewalk safety and accessibility

February 5, 2019 0 comments

On the first day of classes, I walked to campus up to College Hill on sidewalks that had seen little shoveling or salting. On many occasions it seemed safer to walk on the plowed and salted streets, which put me in danger of automobile traffic but limited my chances of slipping and falling.

Meszaros GS: Increase protection for conference attendees

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Meszaros GS: Increase protection for conference attendees

January 23, 2019 0 comments

In the past few weeks, disturbing tales of sexist and racist harassment at academic conferences have been making headlines.

Meszaros GS: Centralize access to online tools

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Meszaros GS: Centralize access to online tools

November 26, 2018 0 comments

Preregistration for spring 2019 courses took place just a few weeks ago, a process that reminded me of the number of different online tools required to navigate my Brown education.