Joseph Zappa

Managing Editor and Vice President

Joseph is currently managing editor of The Herald and vice president of its parent company, The Brown Daily Herald, Inc. He previously served as university news editor and senior staff writer on the University Hall beat. He is a junior from Massapequa, NY and studies comparative literature as well as French and Francophone studies. When away from the office, Joe can be found pontificating about Proust and listening to Drake songs on repeat.

Articles by Joseph Zappa (59)

Faculty whiteness complicates the classroom

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Faculty whiteness complicates the classroom

December 4, 2014 14 comments
This article is part of the series Pervasive Prejudice

As leaders of classroom discussion, pedagogues and advisers, faculty members often must navigate their students’ beliefs and backgrounds.

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Dean T. remembered for 40 years of commitment to Brown

November 24, 2014 1 comment

About 100 Brown community members gathered Friday to commemorate the life of Marjorie Thompson ’74 PhD’79 P’02 P’07 P’09 P’12 P’14 P’16.

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U. announces new vice provost for the arts

November 22, 2014 2 comments

Michael Steinberg will become the University’s first vice provost for the arts starting Jan. 1, Provost Vicki Colvin announced Friday.

Wendy McElroy, a research fellow at the Independent Institute, argued in a debate Tuesday that rape culture does not exist. Jessica Valenti, founder of, put the onus on society to counter rape culture.

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Forum sparks tense sexual assault debate

November 19, 2014 23 comments

“How many of you came tonight knowing exactly who I am and thinking you know exactly what I’m going to say?” asked Wendy McElroy.

Model UN conference draws more than 800 participants

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Model UN conference draws more than 800 participants

November 10, 2014 0 comments

Eight hundred forty-two suit-clad high schoolers congregated on campus, bumping up standards for attire and diplomatic discourse as BUSUN participants.

At an open forum, Provost Vicki Colvin sought suggestions for reducing the University's budget deficit, which has become necessary after the budget's increase from  $480 million to just over $900 million in the last decade.

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URC opens discussion on budget deficit

November 7, 2014 0 comments

The University plans to balance its $10 million structural operating budget deficit over the next three to five years, Provost Colvin announced Thursday.

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Davida Ross-Coulibaly dies

November 5, 2014 2 comments

Davida Ross-Coulibaly, information and services specialist for the Office of Financial Aid, died Thursday, President Christina Paxson wrote Tuesday.

The effects of the events of Oct. 29, 2013 still loom large one year later. The invitation of Ray Kelly to speak on campus and the subsequent protests ushered in a continuing dialogue on racial dynamics at the University.

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Year later, Kelly still fuels campus debates

October 31, 2014 73 comments

The shutdown of the Ray Kelly lecture by student and community member protesters cemented the events of Oct. 29, 2013 in Brown’s collective memory.

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After dip, study abroad participation sees uptick

October 15, 2014 0 comments

After several years of significant decline, the number of students studying abroad has rebounded modestly over the past two years.

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Profiling affects DPS-student relations

October 6, 2014 6 comments

While policies are in place to protect students, racial profiling still affects some on campus.

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