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 (7)

Foster ’19: Don’t paywall local election information

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Foster ’19: Don’t paywall local election information

October 23, 2018 0 comments

Compared to other countries, voter turnout in the United States is dismal. Of all age groups in this country, millenials are the worst at showing up to vote. Clearly voting isn’t the only kind of civic engagement available to us, but it’s one option among many that is important to participate in.

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.