Opinions

Cardoso ’19: Steele’s appointment still has value

Columns

Cardoso ’19: Steele’s appointment still has value

September 19, 2018 0 comments

In her Sept. 16 letter to The Herald, Julia Rock ’19 rightly noted that it would be reductive to treat the faculty fellowships of Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez ’83 P’18 and former Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele as an adequate sampling of the full spectrum of U.S. politics.

Fernandez ’21: Vote — even if you’re disillusioned

Columns

Fernandez ’21: Vote — even if you’re disillusioned

September 19, 2018 0 comments

The United States’ position as the “defender of democracy” is a narrative that has always dominated the shaping of the American identity.

Rose ’19: Why is it so hard to be a barber in R.I.?

Op-eds

Rose ’19: Why is it so hard to be a barber in R.I.?

September 19, 2018 0 comments

There is broad, bipartisan agreement, from former president Barack Obama to Milton Friedman, that America today regulates away economic growth and opportunity by erecting unreasonable barriers to participation in labor markets.

Kupetz ’19.5: In defense of the Brown Incarceration Initiative

Op-eds

Kupetz ’19.5: In defense of the Brown Incarceration Initiative

September 19, 2018 0 comments

When The Herald published my article, “In Favor of the Brown Incarceration Initiative,” alongside Jeremy Pontbriant’s beautiful article, “A Testament to the Power of Education in Prison,” a few weeks back, I did not expect to write this reply.

Letter: University prison education initiative needs to re-evaluate purpose

Letters to the Editor

Letter: University prison education initiative needs to re-evaluate purpose

September 19, 2018 0 comments

To the Editor: A simple online search reveals that Jeremy Pontbriant, author of a recent Herald op-ed, and the subject of another, is incarcerated until at least 2030 for murder.

Editorial: Elimination of writing requirement step in right direction

Editorials

Editorial: Elimination of writing requirement step in right direction

September 19, 2018 0 comments

In July, the University announced it will no longer require applicants to the class of 2023 to submit their scores for the essay portions of the SAT and ACT.

Johnson ’20: Charting your way out of the slump

Columns

Johnson ’20: Charting your way out of the slump

September 17, 2018 0 comments

According to a 2012 survey conducted by the consulting firm Ruffalo Noel Levitz, a quarter of college sophomores reported that they are not energized by their classes or do not feel at home on their campus.

Mulligan ’19: A housing paw-posal

Columns

Mulligan ’19: A housing paw-posal

September 17, 2018 0 comments

Certain dorms at Brown are designated as quiet spaces. Certain dorms are sub-free. There’s Environmental Housing and International Housing and, as announced last semester, there are plans to build a somewhat nebulously-defined “wellness dorm.”

Editorial: ResLife needs to reevaluate its structure

Editorials

Editorial: ResLife needs to reevaluate its structure

September 16, 2018 0 comments

This past summer, the Office of Residential Life faced a series of crippling personnel departures. Currently, ResLife has on staff only two community directors, who are responsible for managing essentially one-third of campus dormitory facilities each and training the entire 2018 cohort of Residential Peer Leaders.

Soria ’19: The need for a student coalition for fair and ethical housing

Op-eds

Soria ’19: The need for a student coalition for fair and ethical housing

September 16, 2018 0 comments

While dorm space is available for students of all years, more and more juniors and seniors opt to live off-campus, as do a small number of sophomores.