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 (14)

Aman ’20: It’s time to rein in the Advancement Office

Columns, Opinions

Aman ’20: It’s time to rein in the Advancement Office

April 17, 2019 0 comments

In a February letter to the Providence Journal, President Christina Paxson P’19 claimed that “Brown’s central administration was not aware that some staff in Advancement was providing logistical support” for the now infamous Granoff dinners.

Aman ’20: It’s time to scrap the $70 re-admission fee

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Aman ’20: It’s time to scrap the $70 re-admission fee

March 21, 2019 0 comments

I first discovered that students who take a leave of absence are required to pay a $70 re-admission fee after reading an op-ed submitted by Soyoon Kim ‘19 and Addy Schuetz ‘19.5, the leavetaking coordinators at the Curricular Resource Center.

Aman ’20: Creating productive dialogue on Israel/Palestine

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Aman ’20: Creating productive dialogue on Israel/Palestine

February 27, 2019 0 comments

I used to spend a lot of time avoiding news about Israel and Palestine. In particular, learning about human rights violations committed by the Israel Defense Forces was deeply upsetting — it was hard to discover that the fairy tale place I learned about as a child in Hebrew school wasn’t so magical after all.

Aman ’20: Brown should increase pre-registration transparency

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Aman ’20: Brown should increase pre-registration transparency

February 11, 2019 0 comments

On the second day of a class this semester, my professor announced to the room that while the course was capped at 40 students on the Courses@Brown website, the class’s department had instead decided to reduce the number of spots to 30.

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.

Columns, Opinions

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.