Rebecca Aman is an opinions columnist from Atlanta, Georgia. She is concentrating in economics and actually really enjoyed taking Principles. She has interned for the YMCA of Metro Atlanta and on an Atlanta mayoral campaign. When not at The Herald, she can be found playing inner-tube water polo, running on the East Bay Bike Path and eating Blue Room muffins.

Articles by Rebecca Aman (10)

Aman ’20: It’s time to rethink the wage gap

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Aman ’20: It’s time to rethink the wage gap

November 5, 2018 0 comments

If I had 80 cents for every time I saw an infographic with a drawing of a partial dollar bill proclaiming, “Women earn 80 cents for every dollar a man makes!” I would be decently rich.

Aman ’20: Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test misses the mark

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Aman ’20: Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test misses the mark

October 21, 2018 0 comments

Last week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) released a series of videos discussing her Native American heritage, as well a DNA test that concluded she had a Native American ancestor six to ten generations back.

Aman ’20: U. should cover students’ STI tests

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Aman ’20: U. should cover students’ STI tests

October 10, 2018 0 comments

At the start of the semester, I visited Health Services for my annual screen for sexually transmitted infections.

Aman ’20: Give rising juniors off-campus permission

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Aman ’20: Give rising juniors off-campus permission

September 25, 2018 0 comments

Complaints about off-campus permissions for rising juniors aren’t new. For example, in 2017, The Herald reported that many students thought the process was a hassle and faced pressure from landlords to sign leases before receiving permission to live off campus.

Aman ’20: Former RNC Chair Michael Steele’s appointment as faculty fellow supports U. mission

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Aman ’20: Former RNC Chair Michael Steele’s appointment as faculty fellow supports U. mission

September 13, 2018 0 comments

The University recently announced that Michael Steele — former chair of the Republican National Committee, former lieutenant governor of Maryland and conservative political commentator — has been named a faculty fellow at the Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs.

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Aman ’20: Why is Brown’s room and board so expensive?

April 23, 2018 0 comments

On Apr. 17, The Herald published spring poll results that found many students report stealing regularly from Brown eateries.

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Aman ’20: What constitutes acceptable discourse?

April 13, 2018 0 comments

I think most Brown students agree that while everyone is entitled to an opinion, not everyone is entitled to a platform to present those opinions; when we create space for certain people and groups to speak, we implicitly give their ideas some minimum level of legitimacy.

Columns, Opinions

Aman ’20: Don’t ban laptops from classrooms

March 22, 2018 0 comments

I’ve put a lot of thought into how I take notes in class.

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Aman ’20: Ban the box

March 7, 2018 0 comments

Recently, momentum has grown around the movement to “ban the box” — the checkbox that asks if one has a criminal conviction on initial job applications.

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Aman ’20: Rethinking the Fight for 15

February 21, 2018 0 comments

On Feb. 8, progressive Democrats in the Rhode Island General Assembly, including Aaron Regunberg ’12, unveiled their 2018 “Fair Shot Agenda.”