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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.

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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.

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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.

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Stapleford ’21: Make spring break dining more accessible

April 15, 2018 0 comments

When the University established need-blind admissions policies and then announced the elimination of loans from undergraduate financial aid packages, it made a profound statement to the world that a student’s ability to pay should never keep them from obtaining a first-rate education.

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Thomas ’21: Deriving meaning from different perspectives

April 15, 2018 0 comments

In recent weeks, ideological diversity has become a major topic of discussion on campus. The Herald has certainly facilitated this larger discussion, publishing a wide range of op-eds about free speech, the SPEAK coalition and Jeb Bush’s upcoming lecture.

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Aman ’20: What constitutes acceptable discourse?

April 13, 2018 0 comments

I think most Brown students agree that while everyone is entitled to an opinion, not everyone is entitled to a platform to present those opinions; when we create space for certain people and groups to speak, we implicitly give their ideas some minimum level of legitimacy.

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Miller ’19: Let students leave their mark on campus art

April 10, 2018 0 comments

Early on in my Brown career, I ascended the five-story staircase in the List Art Center, and level by level, discovered an ever-changing, floor-to-ceiling mural showcasing Brown’s most creative artists.

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Liang ’19: Inviting Jeb Bush to speak is responsible

April 9, 2018 0 comments

Michael Froid ’21 wrote an op-ed published in The Herald on April 6 that argues against the University’s decision to invite Jeb Bush to give the Stephen A. Ogden Jr. ’60 Memorial Lecture on International Affairs.

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Cardoso ’19: Ending legacy admissions will help focus on access

April 6, 2018 0 comments

In his March 5 op-ed, Dean of Admission Logan Powell argues that a fixation on legacy admission is a distraction from the University’s efforts to increase access for underrepresented groups on campus.

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Mulligan ’19: Class of 2022: Is the open curriculum for you?

April 4, 2018 0 comments

As potential members of the class of 2022 ponder whether or not to accept Brown’s offer of admission, many of them will no doubt be swayed by the open curriculum.