Columns

Aluthge ’15: Should Brown prioritize universal need-blind admission over increased financial support for middle class students?

October 31, 2014 0 comments

On today’s commentary page, Dilum Aluthge ’15 tackles both sides of a point-counterpoint debate over financial aid as a thought experiment in argumentation.

Brown Democrats: Raimondo for governor, Elorza for mayor

October 30, 2014 3 comments

This election is a crucial one: We have the chance to elect the state’s first female governor and to usher in a new age for the city we love.

Makhlouf ’16: Civility and its discontents

October 30, 2014 3 comments

While I stand with the protesters, their demands and their fury, shutting down speakers implicates us in civility’s long and ugly history.

Stand Up for Grad Students: To UMich students, concerning Mark Schlissel

October 29, 2014 11 comments

We stand in solidarity with students at Michigan who have critiqued the policies of their new president and Brown’s former provost, Mark Schlissel.

Rotenberg ’17: Immigration reform — not just a liberal issue

October 29, 2014 9 comments

Stringent restrictions that exist in the current immigration system create the environment the Puritans were trying to flee. They are inherently exclusive.

Grapengeter-Rudnick ’17: Let’s go back to basic reportage

October 28, 2014 2 comments

What is it that gives marketing precedence over hard journalism?

Kenyon GS: Which direction will our HBO (GO) go?

October 28, 2014 1 comment

This is not a Halloween scare, but simply a question of where we devout HBO GO loyalists stand.

Tobolowsky GS: Freedom of expression is for everybody

October 27, 2014 27 comments

There’s nothing wrong with asking whether the freedom of invitation may indeed be in conflict with overall campus freedom of expression.

Feldman ’15: Giving thanks while giving students a break

October 27, 2014 0 comments

The impracticality of returning home puts disproportionate emotional and financial stress on students from lower socioeconomic classes.

Carey and Klawunn: Timely warnings important for safety

October 27, 2014 7 comments

Credible reports of the provision of date-rape drugs represent an ongoing threat to a campus community and should be considered as cause for timely warning.