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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.

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Letter: Beware insults to students’ judgment

March 7, 2018 0 comments

Harry August ’19 and Julia Rock ’19 (“Beware the PTP,” March 5) wish to “warn students that (the Political Theory Project) is not a center for ‘thriving intellectual discourse,’” referring to a previous op-ed by Daniel Shemano ’19.

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Letter: Prospect Medical Holdings improves quality

March 6, 2018 0 comments

After reading the United Nurses and Allied Professionals union’s self-serving op-ed last week, as a Brown alum and Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc. executive, I am compelled to provide a number of missing facts and context that more accurately tell the story of Prospect’s commitment.

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Letter: Debate around Political Theory Project misses the point

March 6, 2018 0 comments

While I admire Associate Professor of History Seth Rockman’s free market ideals regarding Brown’s “marketplace of ideas” mentioned in his recent letter, I believe the general debate of late in The Herald regarding the Political Theory Project signifies what’s wrong with discourse at Brown.

Letter: Why does the PTP feel the need to pay students?

March 4, 2018 0 comments

Regarding the March 2nd op-ed, “In defense of the Political Theory Project,” by Daniel Shemano ’19: Does The Herald or Shemano have any obligation to disclose that Shemano is paid $500 per semester to participate in PTP programming?

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Letter: New performing arts center has a chance to be distinct

March 2, 2018 0 comments

To the editor: The University’s latest proposal for the location of a performing arts center includes a welcome clarification of what the center is and what it is not.