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Letter: University should invite Jeb Bush to speak

April 8, 2018 0 comments

I am writing this in response to the April 6 op-ed “Inviting Jeb Bush to speak is irresponsible.” Despite the fact I find myself disagreeing with many of the views of Jeb Bush, I believe any respectable educational institution should encourage and seek out diverse opinions.

Letter: University needs to be more transparent about the Israel Fund

April 2, 2018 0 comments

The Wintersession course UNIV 1001: “The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Contested Narratives” was offered in January 2017 to 12 students. It was presented as being funded by the Global Experiential Learning and Teaching grant, though in reality it was financed by a University initiative called the Israel Fund. As students who participated […]

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Letter: Happiness doesn’t cut it

March 23, 2018 0 comments

To the Editor: I am writing in response to the March 22 Herald column “The Pursuit of Happiness” by James Flynn ’20. I believe that Flynn’s opinion — that “understanding the complexities of happiness is paramount for Brown students” — is flawed.

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Letter: Disability cultural center makes us stronger together

March 21, 2018 0 comments

To the Editor: I am writing in response to the March 20 op-ed “Against the disability identity center” by Krista Stapleford ’21. I am a physically disabled student with fibromyalgia who is serving on the board of the disability cultural center. I was disheartened to hear that a fellow student […]

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Letter: House or no house, University will celebrate Parks

March 20, 2018 0 comments

The legal threat that halted the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice’s planned Rosa Parks exhibit is truly disappointing (“Rosa Parks Exhibition Canceled,” March 15).

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Letter: SPEAK report ignores lived experiences of politics

March 20, 2018 0 comments

I appreciate the concise and valuable data that SPEAK has compiled about discourse on campus, explained in The Herald’s March 5 article “Study finds most hosted speakers lean left politically.” However, I don’t think this committee has sufficiently explained what exactly they want conservative voices to provide.

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Letter: Rosa Parks exhibit should not give up its seat

March 18, 2018 0 comments

A couple of days ago I read a Feb. 21 Herald article about a house that Rosa Parks once stayed in being put on display by Brown. A March 15 Herald article said the display was being canceled due to a dispute as to how much time she actually spent in the home.

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Letter: Clarifying admission policy on criminal history

March 15, 2018 0 comments

To the Editor: I write in response to the “Ban the Box” column of March 7, and to make clear the University’s policies on this important matter.

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Letter: Reconsider the suspension of the elementary MAT program

March 15, 2018 0 comments

To the Editor: After reading Polly Ulichny’s March 11 op-ed “Brown’s elementary MAT program gets it right”, it is difficult to understand the administration’s thinking in choosing to suspend a program that has met with such amazing success.

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Letter: Neglecting teacher training is shortsighted

March 15, 2018 0 comments

I read the article about the suspension of the elementary Masters of Arts in Teaching program with a great deal of regret for many reasons.