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Anthony ’22: Unpacking the Los Angeles teachers’ strike

Anthony ’22: Unpacking the Los Angeles teachers’ strike

January 24, 2019 0 comments

The Los Angeles teachers’ strike ended Tuesday night after six days of picketing. Teachers and other educators returned Wednesday to classrooms having successfully earned from the district smaller class sizes, a six-percent raise and more counselors, librarians and nurses.

Meszaros GS: Increase protection for conference attendees

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Meszaros GS: Increase protection for conference attendees

January 23, 2019 0 comments

In the past few weeks, disturbing tales of sexist and racist harassment at academic conferences have been making headlines.

Mulligan ’19: Ride responsibly

Mulligan ’19: Ride responsibly

January 22, 2019 0 comments

Last semester, Brown students arrived to find that easy-to-access e-scooters and bicycles had sprouted up like weeds in the cracks of campus sidewalks.

Schmidt ’21: Bridging the research gap for STEM students

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Schmidt ’21: Bridging the research gap for STEM students

December 7, 2018 0 comments

If you are a STEM concentrator at Brown, research is key. The sooner an undergraduate gets into research, the better and more competitive their resume will be.

Calvelli ’19: A recipe for success in college

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Calvelli ’19: A recipe for success in college

December 7, 2018 0 comments

First, brown one diced onion in butter in a large pot. Next, add about two pounds of chopped carrots, along with a tablespoon or two of minced ginger and a tablespoon of chopped fresh herbs such as parsley, tarragon or lemongrass.

Bosis ’19: Abolish the presidency

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Bosis ’19: Abolish the presidency

December 5, 2018 0 comments

My favorite quote about American elections is from political scientist Alexis De Tocqueville, who in 1835 described our process of electing a president as “a time of national crisis.”

Johnson ’20: Don’t overlook the humanities

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Johnson ’20: Don’t overlook the humanities

December 4, 2018 0 comments

In 2016, Ugur Cetintemel, a professor of computer science and the department’s chair, described in a Herald article that one in five current undergraduates will have taken a computer science course before graduation. 

Calvelli ’19: Your voice is more than your vote. Keep talking.

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Calvelli ’19: Your voice is more than your vote. Keep talking.

December 3, 2018 0 comments

The 2018 midterm elections happened about a month ago. Public engagement was high, but now that the results have all been tallied, it feels like political interest has died down on campus. This reflects a prevailing idea that a citizen’s job in a democracy starts and ends on Election Day.

Flynn ’20: Pledge one percent to One for the World

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Flynn ’20: Pledge one percent to One for the World

November 29, 2018 0 comments

A chapter of One for the World is opening at Brown. OFTW is a national nonprofit organization that seeks to promote effective altruism — finding the most effective means of benefiting others, as informed by hard evidence — on college campuses.

Cardoso ’19: Make Brown athletic facilities public

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Cardoso ’19: Make Brown athletic facilities public

November 28, 2018 0 comments

I don’t play basketball. It’s nothing against the sport itself, but I never grew up playing it.