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Morelion ’20: Rhode Island must protect reproductive rights

April 20, 2018 0 comments

Reproductive rights, as usual, are under attack. Conservative activists have intensified their efforts to overturn Roe v. Wade and strip away access to abortion through legislation at the state level, both in Rhode Island and across the rest of the nation.

Columns

Mulligan ’19: Don’t talk down to millennials

April 20, 2018 0 comments

A 2018 report from Temple University and the Wisconsin Harvesting Opportunities for Postsecondary Education Lab suggests that food insecurity is a much larger issue on college campuses than previously thought, affecting 42 percent of community college students and 36 percent of four-year college students.

Columns

Johnson ’20: Barriers to RISD courses restrict academic freedom

April 18, 2018 0 comments

In the 2016-2017 school year, while 376 Rhode Island School of Design students were registered for at least one course at Brown in the fall or spring semester, only 155 Brown students were cross-registered at RISD.

Columns

Savello ’18: Rethinking the writing requirement

April 18, 2018 0 comments

At Brown, the writing requirement is the only academic requirement for students outside of their concentrations.

Editorials

Editorial: Bring the Reproductive Health Care Act to a vote

April 17, 2018 0 comments

On April 10, hundreds of community members gathered at the Rhode Island State House for a House Judiciary Committee hearing, which featured the introduction of six bills governing reproductive rights in Rhode Island.

Op-eds

Schilder ’20: Hashtags don’t vote

April 17, 2018 0 comments

Political engagement has skyrocketed since the 2016 election.

Columns

Simshauser ’20: Making sport of politics

April 17, 2018 0 comments

Turn on any cable news channel, and you are likely to be inundated with punditry.

Op-eds

Story ’19, Greenwell ’20: Students must fight for reproductive rights in R.I.

April 16, 2018 0 comments

Many Brown students assume that Rhode Island’s status as a blue state — and its reputation for progressivism on the national stage — means that we live in a safe haven of reproductive rights.

Columns

Flynn ’20: Herald, employ the Oxford comma

April 16, 2018 0 comments

Anyone who has written for the Brown Daily Herald has had to put up with the stain of barbarism that persists in its style guide.

Editorials

Editorial: Thirsting for more water stations

April 16, 2018 0 comments

During orientation week, all first-year students are given a welcome package that includes a reusable water bottle. This policy can be traced back to 2008, when the student organization Beyond the Bottle pushed the University to scale back its use of disposable water bottles.