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Articles by E.L. Meszaros (9)

Meszaros GS: Re-evaluate University health insurance for dependents

Op-eds, Opinions

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

Columns, Opinions

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.

Meszaros GS: Better pedestrian signals for a safer Providence

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Meszaros GS: Better pedestrian signals for a safer Providence

November 14, 2018 0 comments

On my short walk to campus, I cross intersections with pedestrian traffic signals where the light has burnt out, where the light never changes and where the whole light pole has been turned to face away from the intersection.

Meszaros GS: The hidden costs of immunizations

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Meszaros GS: The hidden costs of immunizations

October 30, 2018 0 comments

I got my flu shot last week. The whole process was fast, convenient and entirely free — in fact, the most difficult part for a brand new student was finding the basement lounge where the shots were being administered.