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Simshauser ’20: In a deeply red state, a blueprint for Democrats

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Simshauser ’20: In a deeply red state, a blueprint for Democrats

September 23, 2018 0 comments

As the state of national politics devolves into tribally structured warfare, statewide elections have become easy to map along party lines.

Steinman ’19: Requiem for the Bear’s Lair

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Steinman ’19: Requiem for the Bear’s Lair

September 20, 2018 0 comments

I should probably start by admitting that I was never much of a fan. Like the Sharpe Refectory and the Sciences Library, the Bear’s Lair fell into a category of places on campus that I frequented not because I liked being there, but because they were steady and reliable — they got the job done.

Cardoso ’19: Steele’s appointment still has value

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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

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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.

Johnson ’20: Charting your way out of the slump

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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

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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.”

Thomas ’21: The wake-up call of the 2018 U.S. Open

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Thomas ’21: The wake-up call of the 2018 U.S. Open

September 16, 2018 0 comments

There were a lot of storylines that could have been written following the the 2018 U.S. Open Women’s Singles final.

Aman ’20: Former RNC Chair Michael Steele’s appointment as faculty fellow supports U. mission

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Aman ’20: Former RNC Chair Michael Steele’s appointment as faculty fellow supports U. mission

September 13, 2018 0 comments

The University recently announced that Michael Steele — former chair of the Republican National Committee, former lieutenant governor of Maryland and conservative political commentator — has been named a faculty fellow at the Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs.

Okin ’19: Let’s change the way we think of self-care

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Okin ’19: Let’s change the way we think of self-care

September 12, 2018 0 comments

My most resolute commitment this summer was to dutifully neglect my glasses as much as possible.

Calvelli ’19: Shop for classes like you shop at Lowe’s

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Calvelli ’19: Shop for classes like you shop at Lowe’s

September 12, 2018 0 comments

“Shopping period” has always struck me as being too consumerist a term, too readily embracing a transactional conception of education. An education has to be earned, not bought.