Ruth is an opinions columnist from Saint Paul, Minnesota, completing an Independent Concentration in Bioethics. She works as an Independent Concentrations co-coordinator at Brown's Curricular Resource Center and volunteers with the Rhode Island Urban Debate League.

Articles by Ruth Foster (6)

Foster ’19: Keep the pressure on Amazon

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Foster ’19: Keep the pressure on Amazon

October 9, 2018 0 comments

Last week, CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos announced a wage hike for all employees — everyone, even temporary employees, would make at least $15 an hour.

Foster ’19: Don’t fall into the fall recruiting trap

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Foster ’19: Don’t fall into the fall recruiting trap

September 24, 2018 0 comments

The career fair is today. As Brown students weave through a sea of recruiters, they’re likely to see table after table of technology, finance and consulting companies. These large, moneyed corporations have something very attractive to offer students — certainty.

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Foster ’19: A second Brown Promise

April 24, 2018 0 comments

In 2017, the University undertook a massive fundraising campaign to remove financial barriers to accessing a Brown education.

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Foster ’19: Cooling towers won’t cut it

April 1, 2018 0 comments

The days are getting longer, and nor’easters notwithstanding, they’ll start getting warmer too.

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Foster ’19: Against hackathons

February 27, 2018 0 comments

Hackathons seem to be the hot new thing. A portmanteau of “hack” and “marathon,” hackathons began around the turn of the millennium when programmers gathered to solve problems related to sending data over a computer network. 

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Foster ’19: Class cluelessness

February 8, 2018 0 comments

Over winter break, a fight — as fights often do — broke out on the internet. Brown Bears Admirers, a Facebook group where Brown students submit anonymous posts, published a submission in which a user jokingly outlined their plan to destroy all Canada Goose coats on campus.