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Self: Why we suspended our MA program in history

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Self: Why we suspended our MA program in history

April 25, 2019 0 comments

In response to The Herald’s April 19 editorial, “The terminal master’s in history should come back,” I wish to clarify the history department’s rationale for suspending that program.

Sacks ’22: University needs greater diversity of speakers

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Sacks ’22: University needs greater diversity of speakers

April 25, 2019 0 comments

SPEAK was originally founded in 2017 in order to help ensure the survival of healthy discourse and diversity of thought at Brown.

Meszaros GS: Re-evaluate University health insurance for dependents

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Meszaros GS: Re-evaluate University health insurance for dependents

April 25, 2019 0 comments

Brown students are required to have health insurance, which is provided by default through the University’s Student Health Insurance Plan.

Foster ’19: Brown shouldn’t be harder. The open curriculum wasn’t meant for that.

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Foster ’19: Brown shouldn’t be harder. The open curriculum wasn’t meant for that.

April 24, 2019 0 comments

I was surprised to read Aidan Calvelli’s ’19 opinion in last Friday’s Herald.

Sahyouni ’21: Questioning an assault weapons ban

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Sahyouni ’21: Questioning an assault weapons ban

April 24, 2019 0 comments

In the midst of seemingly perpetual mass shootings including the massacres in Parkland, Sante Fe and Christchurch, there are increasingly strong calls to outlaw the purchase of high capacity magazines and the so-called “weapons of choice” for mass shooters: assault weapons.

Bandler ’22: It’s time to look beyond celebrity admissions scandals

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Bandler ’22: It’s time to look beyond celebrity admissions scandals

April 23, 2019 0 comments

The Granoff dinner was an embarrassment for the University, and it is undeniably immoral that the uber-rich, like Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, can pay or cheat their way into elite institutions and receive special benefits once admitted.

Blalock ’18 GS: A response to Khurana ’18.5: Reconfiguring abortion rights in the era of technology

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Blalock ’18 GS: A response to Khurana ’18.5: Reconfiguring abortion rights in the era of technology

April 17, 2019 0 comments

In his April 10 piece “Reconfiguring abortion rights in the era of technology,” Jay Khurana ’18.5 writes: “Most of us agree that in the vast majority of cases … it would be wrong to abort a third-trimester fetus.

Locke P’18: Expanding time for faculty excellence, engagement

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Locke P’18: Expanding time for faculty excellence, engagement

April 16, 2019 0 comments

Brown’s faculty are central to the University’s mission to address some of society’s most pressing challenges through our distinctive, collaborative approach to teaching and research.

Khurana ’18.5: Reconfiguring abortion rights in the era of technology

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Khurana ’18.5: Reconfiguring abortion rights in the era of technology

April 11, 2019 0 comments

I recently had the pleasure of attending “A Conversation with Leana Wen, M.D.” at the Alpert Medical School. Dr. Wen is the incredibly accomplished president of Planned Parenthood.

When Brown students speak, the University should listen: A faculty letter in support of student activism

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When Brown students speak, the University should listen: A faculty letter in support of student activism

April 2, 2019 0 comments

We, the undersigned Brown faculty, wish to express our concern about the content and tenor of President Christina Paxson P’19’s letter to the Brown community March 22.