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Rehmet ’20, Flynn ’20: Save the interdisciplinary appeal of public policy

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Rehmet ’20, Flynn ’20: Save the interdisciplinary appeal of public policy

November 15, 2018 0 comments

A week ago, Edward Steinfeld, director of the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, emailed development studies, international relations and public policy concentrators with an update on the proposed restructuring of Watson’s concentrations.

Schmidt ’21: The plight of the single-parent household

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Schmidt ’21: The plight of the single-parent household

November 14, 2018 0 comments

An amazing opportunity for Brown students is the exposure to people from a variety of cultures and backgrounds and getting to learn from their experiences.

Meszaros GS: Better pedestrian signals for a safer Providence

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Meszaros GS: Better pedestrian signals for a safer Providence

November 14, 2018 0 comments

On my short walk to campus, I cross intersections with pedestrian traffic signals where the light has burnt out, where the light never changes and where the whole light pole has been turned to face away from the intersection.

Steinman ’19: The Blue Wave needs an agenda

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Steinman ’19: The Blue Wave needs an agenda

November 12, 2018 0 comments

With the Democrats’ long-expected reclamation of the House of Representatives last week, President Trump and his allies certainly anticipate the beginning of a fierce Democratic backlash.

Miller ’19: The burden of winning a House majority

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Miller ’19: The burden of winning a House majority

November 12, 2018 0 comments

Democrats achieved a resounding victory in the 2018 midterm elections, which will allow them to seat enough party members to assume control of the U.S. House of Representatives in January.

Anthony ’22: (Im)Patience in Providence

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Anthony ’22: (Im)Patience in Providence

November 9, 2018 0 comments

I’ve never been a patient person. I often feel myself rushing: through tests in order to finish faster, through friendships by oversharing very early on, through books to get to the end.

Allums ’21: After November 6th

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Allums ’21: After November 6th

November 8, 2018 0 comments

In the midst of countless Brown students eagerly mailing their absentee ballots to their home states, the energy surrounding the midterm elections these past few weeks has been palpable.

Cardoso ’19: Don’t let the discussion of legacy admission die

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Cardoso ’19: Don’t let the discussion of legacy admission die

November 8, 2018 0 comments

In a recent community-wide email, Undergraduate Council of Students’ President Shanzé Tahir ’19 announced the creation of a University working group to “critically assess the ways in which Brown admissions can decrease barriers for first-gen and low-income students.”

Calvelli ’19: Ode to the Sharpe Refectory

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Calvelli ’19: Ode to the Sharpe Refectory

November 7, 2018 0 comments

College dining halls don’t often make the news. However, as this semester commenced, a nickname controversy catapulted the Sharpe Refectory into the headlines.

Thomas ’21: Cancelling cancel culture

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Thomas ’21: Cancelling cancel culture

November 6, 2018 0 comments

The practice of “cancelling” is becoming increasingly common. By cancelling, I mean the process by which people mark someone as problematic and withdraw any and all prior support to ignore and exclude this person.