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Allums ’21: After November 6th

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Allums ’21: After November 6th

November 8, 2018 0 comments

In the midst of countless Brown students eagerly mailing their absentee ballots to their home states, the energy surrounding the midterm elections these past few weeks has been palpable.

Cardoso ’19: Don’t let the discussion of legacy admission die

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Cardoso ’19: Don’t let the discussion of legacy admission die

November 8, 2018 0 comments

In a recent community-wide email, Undergraduate Council of Students’ President Shanzé Tahir ’19 announced the creation of a University working group to “critically assess the ways in which Brown admissions can decrease barriers for first-gen and low-income students.”

Calvelli ’19: Ode to the Sharpe Refectory

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Calvelli ’19: Ode to the Sharpe Refectory

November 7, 2018 0 comments

College dining halls don’t often make the news. However, as this semester commenced, a nickname controversy catapulted the Sharpe Refectory into the headlines.

Thomas ’21: Cancelling cancel culture

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Thomas ’21: Cancelling cancel culture

November 6, 2018 0 comments

The practice of “cancelling” is becoming increasingly common. By cancelling, I mean the process by which people mark someone as problematic and withdraw any and all prior support to ignore and exclude this person.

Simshauser ’20: The fantasy of voter fraud, the reality of voter suppression

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Simshauser ’20: The fantasy of voter fraud, the reality of voter suppression

November 5, 2018 0 comments

When polls for the midterm elections close tomorrow, the significance of the results will be placed within the parameters of national politics. “Will the House accelerate the Russia investigations?” “Has the Republican hold on the Senate come to an end?” “Can Democrats halt the Trump agenda?”

Aman ’20: It’s time to rethink the wage gap

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Aman ’20: It’s time to rethink the wage gap

November 5, 2018 0 comments

If I had 80 cents for every time I saw an infographic with a drawing of a partial dollar bill proclaiming, “Women earn 80 cents for every dollar a man makes!” I would be decently rich.

Friedman ’19:  City responsible to low-income residents, students

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Friedman ’19: City responsible to low-income residents, students

November 2, 2018 0 comments

In an Oct. 19 op-ed, Colin Kent-Daggett ’19 made a simplistic and misguided argument against Edge College Hill II — the new luxury student housing development on Canal Street — in a rebuttal to my column published earlier that week.

Bosis ’19: Making time to live in the present

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Bosis ’19: Making time to live in the present

November 2, 2018 0 comments

Over my first three years at Brown, semester after semester, the times I’ve felt the best were always when I was the busiest.

Miller ’19: ‘Global studies’ proposal bites off more than it can chew

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Miller ’19: ‘Global studies’ proposal bites off more than it can chew

October 31, 2018 0 comments

The Dean of the College released a report that synthesized the work of a committee created last semester to review the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs and three of its concentrations — development studies, international relations and public policy.

Johnson ’20: Swipe with an open mind

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Johnson ’20: Swipe with an open mind

October 30, 2018 0 comments

As the leaves transform from green to shades of gold and red and the days get noticeably shorter, it’s evident that the seasons are changing.