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Fernandez ’21: Reconsidering capitalism as the only option

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Fernandez ’21: Reconsidering capitalism as the only option

October 30, 2018 0 comments

The Political Theory Project hosted a Janus Forum called “Urban Policy in the 21st Century” Oct. 25 to discuss the future of economic policy in the United States.

Flynn ’20: An open letter to Sen. Warren before her Brown lecture

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Flynn ’20: An open letter to Sen. Warren before her Brown lecture

October 26, 2018 0 comments

In a time of stark polarization, when America is more divided than ever and when the left and the right are unable to find any kind of common ground, both sides of the political divide seem at last to express agreement on one particular matter: It is wrong to exploit racial ancestry to serve a political purpose.

Simshauser ’20: A virtuous cycle

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Simshauser ’20: A virtuous cycle

October 24, 2018 0 comments

An empty road. No, not empty. A metallic flash of red whirs by, unabated by kinetic friction, gone in an instant. The landscape’s hues begin to desaturate. That is, until another radiant vehicle inevitably zips past.

Schmidt ’21: TWTP rightfully asks tough questions of students

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Schmidt ’21: TWTP rightfully asks tough questions of students

October 23, 2018 0 comments

To prepare for the drastic change in social climate between my previous schooling experiences and Brown, I applied to the Third World Transition Program, a four-day pre-orientation program dedicated to talking about systems of oppression and fostering an environment of open discussion.

Foster ’19: Don’t paywall local election information

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Foster ’19: Don’t paywall local election information

October 23, 2018 0 comments

Compared to other countries, voter turnout in the United States is dismal. Of all age groups in this country, millenials are the worst at showing up to vote. Clearly voting isn’t the only kind of civic engagement available to us, but it’s one option among many that is important to participate in.

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Calvelli ’19: Let them wear lanyards

October 22, 2018 0 comments

Now in my fourth (and final) year at Brown, I thought nothing could surprise me. Naked people with donuts? Sure. Neil deGrasse Tyson chilling on Simmons Quad? Boring. Yet on a recent dreary mid-October day, I was proven wrong when I saw not one, but two first-years with lanyards around their necks.

Allums ’21: MPC Workshop “Are You Problematic?” is for all of us

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Allums ’21: MPC Workshop “Are You Problematic?” is for all of us

October 22, 2018 0 comments

A few weeks ago, a group of Minority Peer Counselors hosted one of several planned workshops designed to address issues facing racial and ethnic minorities at Brown.

Aman ’20: Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test misses the mark

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Aman ’20: Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test misses the mark

October 21, 2018 0 comments

Last week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) released a series of videos discussing her Native American heritage, as well a DNA test that concluded she had a Native American ancestor six to ten generations back.

Thomas ’21: Brown must keep alive the legacy of the 1968 walkout — and act on it

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Thomas ’21: Brown must keep alive the legacy of the 1968 walkout — and act on it

October 18, 2018 0 comments

A few weeks ago, the University hosted the 2018 edition of the Black Alumni Reunion weekend. This reunion was particularly special as the year 2018 marks 50 years since the 1968 student walkout by black students from Brown and Pembroke College.

Fernandez ’21: The language of Latinx

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Fernandez ’21: The language of Latinx

October 16, 2018 0 comments

A discussion I have been particularly interested in and that I have seen arise constantly among students and faculty at Brown is the discussion on the intricacies of language, especially in regard to its essential role in framing the way we view and interact with our circumstances.