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Miller ’19: Free freedom of speech

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Miller ’19: Free freedom of speech

March 20, 2019 0 comments

On March 2, President Donald Trump announced his plan to issue an executive order in favor of free speech at public and private universities. Speaking before the Conservative Political Action conference, Trump outlined his proposal, which would also withhold federal aid to schools that do not comply.

Grundy ’20: New Trump rule threatens Planned Parenthood

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Grundy ’20: New Trump rule threatens Planned Parenthood

March 19, 2019 0 comments

At the end of February, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a new rule known was the “domestic gag rule,” which will severely impact the availability of family planning resources in the United States, particularly for low-income individuals.

Secondo ’16 GS: The audacity of the scam

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Secondo ’16 GS: The audacity of the scam

March 19, 2019 0 comments

On March 12, Operation Varsity Blues exposed your run-of-the-mill C-list celebrities, financiers, Division 1 coaches and educational consultants as a motley coterie of fraudsters and racketeers that spun a scheme of idiotic deceit.

Schapiro ’19: Brown baseball deserves your attention for a day

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Schapiro ’19: Brown baseball deserves your attention for a day

March 15, 2019 0 comments

Even if you love playing baseball, it can’t be easy to play at Brown. In less than three months, the team plays a 40-game season. The Bears fly around the country in February, from Kentucky to South Carolina to Florida looking for warm places to play.

Meszaros GS: Saying goodbye to science heroes

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Meszaros GS: Saying goodbye to science heroes

March 15, 2019 0 comments

Recent movements like #MeToo and Time’s Up have pushed us to hold the perpetrators of sexual assault accountable. But the more we had admired the accused, the more reluctant we are to address the allegations of assault.

Allums ’21: The fate of abortion rights in Rhode Island

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Allums ’21: The fate of abortion rights in Rhode Island

March 13, 2019 0 comments

Given the conservative-leaning U.S. Supreme Court and unclear fate of Roe v. Wade, the fight to protect a woman’s right to abortion continues to be waged at the federal level and in Rhode Island.

Krishnamurthy ’19: Divestment has severe costs — and nobody is talking about them

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Krishnamurthy ’19: Divestment has severe costs — and nobody is talking about them

March 12, 2019 0 comments

Last week, the Undergraduate Council of Students agreed to include in its March elections ballot a referendum asking students if the University should divest from corporations purportedly “complicit in human rights abuses in Palestine” and subject the endowment to greater transparency and student oversight.

Simshauser ’20: The dangerous banality of Andrew Wheeler

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Simshauser ’20: The dangerous banality of Andrew Wheeler

March 11, 2019 0 comments

I first visited Yosemite National Park when I was six years old. Small in stature, I was a precocious asthmatic. I spent my early years in the smoggy metropolis of Los Angeles, with scant opportunities to take a deep breath.

Bosis ’19: Did you know Christianity is in Retrograde?

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Bosis ’19: Did you know Christianity is in Retrograde?

March 8, 2019 0 comments

“Did you know Mercury is in Retrograde?” Until very recently, I thought I pretty much knew all there is to know about Horoscopes. I was so, so wrong. (Full disclosure: I’m a Gemini. Do with that information what you will.)

Schmidt ’21: Branch-out, don’t STEM-out

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Schmidt ’21: Branch-out, don’t STEM-out

March 8, 2019 0 comments

We don’t have all the answers when we first get to college. For most students who intend to concentrate in STEM fields, the difficulty level of academics increases exponentially from high school to college.