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Articles by Rebecca E. McGoldrick (5)

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McGoldrick ’12: Feeling the brain drain

April 26, 2012 4 comments

We’re losing some of the best minds to an industry whose social credentials are spotty at best.

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McGoldrick ’12: Yes, Brown should have required classes

March 22, 2012 0 comments

It would be foolish to dogmatically insist that we should never consider amending Brown’s educational structure.

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McGoldrick ’12: Rebuttal

March 22, 2012 0 comments

First, I concede Ethan Tobias’ point that free choice can be a powerful psychological tool for creating positive motivation and a sense of ownership over one’s education. Brown should be applauded for treating its students as mature adults. That was a significant factor in my decision to enroll here. However, […]

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McGoldrick ’12: Profiting from medicine

March 14, 2012 0 comments

Medicine – we love it, we praise it, we have faith in it, we take it, but should we trust it? Normally we think researchers, doctors and other health professionals have our best interests at heart, but all too often we forget how corrupting money can be, even in the most virtuous of professions. In recent years there has been a general growing concern about the ethical behavior of pharmaceutical companies and the universities that collaborate with them – unfortunately, Brown included.

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Rebecca McGoldrick ’12: The student-dog relationship

January 25, 2012 1 comment

ResLife’s call for a new program house last fall received only one submission, and it was not Dog House.