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Reed ’21: Defending the Granoff dinners

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Reed ’21: Defending the Granoff dinners

March 7, 2019 0 comments

Recently, the Providence Journal published an expose detailing dinners hosted by one of Brown’s top donors, Martin Granoff P’93. The article, titled “VIP dinners offer peek at culture of privilege at Brown University,”  described these semi-yearly, invitation-only dinners…

Steinman ’19: Students should pursue certificates in sustainability

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Steinman ’19: Students should pursue certificates in sustainability

March 5, 2019 0 comments

I study the end of the world. My diploma will say environmental studies, but in practice my undergraduate education will have been on the apocalypse, or ideally, its aversion.

Sachan ’22: The AAF is changing the game of football

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Sachan ’22: The AAF is changing the game of football

March 4, 2019 0 comments

CFL. USFL. PPF. IFL. If you’re anything like the vast majority of Americans, these acronyms mean nothing to you.

Klein ’20: How to fix the Lakers

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Klein ’20: How to fix the Lakers

March 3, 2019 0 comments

When LeBron James signed a four-year, $154 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers last offseason, the traditional NBA powerhouse seemed like a sure contender in the Western Conference for years to come.

Calvelli ’19: How to write a cover letter

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Calvelli ’19: How to write a cover letter

February 28, 2019 0 comments

For us high-achieving college students, late February doesn’t mean winter: It means job and internship application season. (Unless, of course, you sold your soul to an on-campus recruiter last fall.) Like Halloween in fall, writing cover letters is the most haunting part of this season.

Mulligan ’19: The burden of gratitude

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Mulligan ’19: The burden of gratitude

February 27, 2019 0 comments

After reading the Providence Journal’s recent profile about dinners hosted by Brown donor Martin J. Granoff  P’93, I was deeply troubled and wanted to write a piece in response.

Aman ’20: Creating productive dialogue on Israel/Palestine

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Aman ’20: Creating productive dialogue on Israel/Palestine

February 27, 2019 0 comments

I used to spend a lot of time avoiding news about Israel and Palestine. In particular, learning about human rights violations committed by the Israel Defense Forces was deeply upsetting — it was hard to discover that the fairy tale place I learned about as a child in Hebrew school wasn’t so magical after all.

Thomas ’21: Reflecting on Black History Month

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Thomas ’21: Reflecting on Black History Month

February 25, 2019 0 comments

It’s Black History Month. Every February is dedicated to appreciating the history of black people in the United States. Superficially, people recognize the significance of this month of remembrance; when presented with the statement “Black History Month is important” many would agree.

Meszaros GS: Breaking down the art, STEM divide

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Meszaros GS: Breaking down the art, STEM divide

February 25, 2019 0 comments

Universities function as conduits for insular communities — your cohort, the other people in your concentration, your housemates and others. The further you commit to one course of study and the deeper you dive into a particular field, the more insulated these communities can become.

Schapiro ’19: The players make baseball

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Schapiro ’19: The players make baseball

February 22, 2019 0 comments

So Manny Machado got a job. Great. I really mean that — it’s a fantastic thing for baseball that Machado signed a ten-year, $300 million contract with the San Diego Padres. Along with Alex Bregman and Nolan Arenado, Machado is one of the top third basemen in the game. He has 175 home runs at the age of 26.