Opinions

Self: Why we suspended our MA program in history

Op-eds

Self: Why we suspended our MA program in history

April 25, 2019 0 comments

In response to The Herald’s April 19 editorial, “The terminal master’s in history should come back,” I wish to clarify the history department’s rationale for suspending that program.

Reed ’21: Mueller, Trump, presidential authority

Reed ’21: Mueller, Trump, presidential authority

April 25, 2019 0 comments

Last week, when the Department of Justice released the partially redacted Mueller Report, liberals and conservatives alike rushed to claim vindication. The report was something of a Rorschach test of confirmation bias.

Sacks ’22: University needs greater diversity of speakers

Op-eds

Sacks ’22: University needs greater diversity of speakers

April 25, 2019 0 comments

SPEAK was originally founded in 2017 in order to help ensure the survival of healthy discourse and diversity of thought at Brown.

Letter: Culture of Computer Science department is inclusive, growth oriented

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Culture of Computer Science department is inclusive, growth oriented

April 25, 2019 0 comments

Although we appreciate the PhD student’s concern, we feel his quote was not completely informed — as this student has never taken any of the CS department’s intro sequences.

Editorial: University should be a leader in fair food practices

Editorials

Editorial: University should be a leader in fair food practices

April 25, 2019 0 comments

On April 16 at a Brown University Community Council meeting, a group of students proposed a resolution to create a Fair Food Committee, which would set environmental and trade standards for food used on Brown’s campus.

Meszaros GS: Re-evaluate University health insurance for dependents

Op-eds

Meszaros GS: Re-evaluate University health insurance for dependents

April 25, 2019 0 comments

Brown students are required to have health insurance, which is provided by default through the University’s Student Health Insurance Plan.

Gold ’19: Earth’s history shows we need a Green New Deal

Columns

Gold ’19: Earth’s history shows we need a Green New Deal

April 24, 2019 0 comments

When we think about climate change, we should think about the Younger Dryas. You probably haven’t heard of the Younger Dryas, a cold period that started 12,900 years ago — at the end of the last glacial period — with a 10˚C cooling over two centuries, and ended 1,200 years […]

Foster ’19: Brown shouldn’t be harder. The open curriculum wasn’t meant for that.

Op-eds

Foster ’19: Brown shouldn’t be harder. The open curriculum wasn’t meant for that.

April 24, 2019 0 comments

I was surprised to read Aidan Calvelli’s ’19 opinion in last Friday’s Herald.

Sahyouni ’21: Questioning an assault weapons ban

Op-eds

Sahyouni ’21: Questioning an assault weapons ban

April 24, 2019 0 comments

In the midst of seemingly perpetual mass shootings including the massacres in Parkland, Sante Fe and Christchurch, there are increasingly strong calls to outlaw the purchase of high capacity magazines and the so-called “weapons of choice” for mass shooters: assault weapons.

Bandler ’22: It’s time to look beyond celebrity admissions scandals

Op-eds

Bandler ’22: It’s time to look beyond celebrity admissions scandals

April 23, 2019 0 comments

The Granoff dinner was an embarrassment for the University, and it is undeniably immoral that the uber-rich, like Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, can pay or cheat their way into elite institutions and receive special benefits once admitted.