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Allums ’21: Who is the ‘we’ in WE@Brown?

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Allums ’21: Who is the ‘we’ in WE@Brown?

February 22, 2019 0 comments

From Feb. 7 until the 9, I had the pleasure of representing Brown at the 24th Annual Black Solidarity Conference sponsored by Yale. Hundreds of black undergraduate students gathered to attend workshops, network and foster connections with one another.

Secondo ’16 GS: Quitters don’t compromise

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Secondo ’16 GS: Quitters don’t compromise

February 20, 2019 0 comments

You can’t always get what you want. And neither can Amazon nor the President of the United States.

Miller ’19: Dem. primary candidates: Focus on the general election

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Miller ’19: Dem. primary candidates: Focus on the general election

February 14, 2019 0 comments

At least nine “prominent” Democratic candidates have announced the formation of a committee to explore a run in the primaries for the 2020 Presidential election.

Steinman ’19: Dear Blueno, from Clare

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Steinman ’19: Dear Blueno, from Clare

February 14, 2019 0 comments

At first glance, it’s easy to see the appeal of a forum like Dear Blueno — an anonymous submission form whereby confessions, advice and assorted musings can be transmitted to over a thousand Facebook followers and, from there, to the wider Brown community.

Mulligan ’19: University should increase transparency on its punitive decisions

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Mulligan ’19: University should increase transparency on its punitive decisions

February 13, 2019 0 comments

As a domestic student and a very infrequent party-goer, I neither knew nor cared all that much about Buxton International House. I recognized it only from the flags that hung from its windows, showing off the home countries of its residents.

Krishnamurthy ’19: ‘Philosophy, politics and economics’ is overrated

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Krishnamurthy ’19: ‘Philosophy, politics and economics’ is overrated

February 12, 2019 0 comments

In early May, the student-run Journal of Philosophy, Politics & Economics published its inaugural issue. In their foreword to the first volume, the editorial board enthusiastically endorsed “philosophy, politics and economics”…

Calvelli ’19: I’d like to do more than ‘push back on that’

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Calvelli ’19: I’d like to do more than ‘push back on that’

February 12, 2019 0 comments

Anyone who’s taken a seminar at Brown knows the scene: some kid who clearly hasn’t done the reading raises their hand to say something ignorant and borderline racist. Another hand shoots up.

Bosis ’19: Friendships, four years later

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Bosis ’19: Friendships, four years later

February 11, 2019 0 comments

Four years later, I am still struck by the unpredictability of the people who have become my greatest friends. There is nothing that my enduring friendships share except for that they have endured — no characteristic, timing or shared interest can possibly forecast the trajectory of these relationships. 

Schapiro ’19: Don’t change extra-innings ball

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Schapiro ’19: Don’t change extra-innings ball

February 7, 2019 0 comments

Well, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred is at it again. Here’s Ken Rosenthal, reporting Tuesday in The Athletic: “As part of a Jan. 14 proposal to the players’ union on pace of play, baseball suggested a rule requiring pitchers to face a minimum of three batters, sources told The Athletic.

Schmidt ’21: Displacing thousands of residents? There’s an app for that.

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Schmidt ’21: Displacing thousands of residents? There’s an app for that.

February 7, 2019 0 comments

Many Brown students concentrating in computer science hope to travel to Silicon Valley this summer to intern for a variety of tech companies and startups. But do these students realize the amount of space that they would take up by joining the tech industry in cities like San Francisco?