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Paxson P’19: The value of shared governance

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Paxson P’19: The value of shared governance

November 11, 2018 0 comments

In the coming days, graduate student teaching and research assistants at Brown will vote on whether or not to unionize. This is an incredibly important decision.

Casey GS, Lake GS, Lomax GS, Thorsness GS: What we stand to lose from SUGSE’s union

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Casey GS, Lake GS, Lomax GS, Thorsness GS: What we stand to lose from SUGSE’s union

November 7, 2018 0 comments

Dear graduate student workers, We write in response to the Nov. 5 op-ed “What we stand to gain from unionization,” and to respond more broadly to past claims made by Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees, which misled and divided this community.

Preston GS, Sindhu GS: What we stand to gain from unionization

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Preston GS, Sindhu GS: What we stand to gain from unionization

November 5, 2018 0 comments

We write to share with you our excitement for the upcoming election. As first-year graduate students who have not yet begun working for the University, we support you and will soon join you as teaching and research assistants.

McCaleb ’20, Steeves ’19: Athletes contribute more than their win-loss records

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McCaleb ’20, Steeves ’19: Athletes contribute more than their win-loss records

November 4, 2018 0 comments

We first want to commend Glenn ’14, Meyers ’16, Johnston ’17 and Matsumoto ’16 for their Herald op-ed “Cutting Brown athletics isn’t a joke.” As former Brown student-athletes, they highlight the intricacies of the recurring debate on whether or not Brown athletics add value to the community.

Meszaros GS: The hidden costs of immunizations

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Meszaros GS: The hidden costs of immunizations

October 30, 2018 0 comments

I got my flu shot last week. The whole process was fast, convenient and entirely free — in fact, the most difficult part for a brand new student was finding the basement lounge where the shots were being administered.

Bouton ’20: We must demand a fossil fuel-free DNC

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Bouton ’20: We must demand a fossil fuel-free DNC

October 29, 2018 0 comments

In June, the Democratic National Committee ended its long-standing policy of accepting money from the fossil fuel industry. But in August, a resolution put forth by party Chairman Tom Perez ’83 P’18 reversed the June decision.

Glenn ’14, Meyers ’16: Cutting Brown athletics isn’t a joke

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Glenn ’14, Meyers ’16: Cutting Brown athletics isn’t a joke

October 29, 2018 0 comments

With the start of the new week came the revival of an old debate: Is there value in Brown athletics? Many of us arrived to work last Monday to find multiple messages from friends sharing the opinion piece by August ’19, Kent-Daggett ’19 and  Taswell ’19 entitled, “A slam dunk proposal for Brown athletics.”

Toledano ’20: Kennedy plaza should focus on the public experience

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Toledano ’20: Kennedy plaza should focus on the public experience

October 24, 2018 0 comments

I like to think of Kennedy Plaza as the “heart” of Rhode Island. Designer Don Powers would call it “the living room” of the Ocean State, or what I would call the yellow submarine of the octopus’ garden.

August ’19, Kent-Daggett ’19, Taswell ’19: A slam dunk proposal for Brown athletics

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August ’19, Kent-Daggett ’19, Taswell ’19: A slam dunk proposal for Brown athletics

October 21, 2018 0 comments

Brown sports teams are bad. So bad. Almost no one attends the games. They are no fun to watch. And not in a funny “ha-ha” way, but in a “well, there goes another $17.7 million” kind of way.

Kent-Daggett ’19: City should prioritize low-income residents

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Kent-Daggett ’19: City should prioritize low-income residents

October 19, 2018 0 comments

In an Oct. 15 column, Andrew Friedman ’19 made a simplistic and offensively ahistorical argument for Edge College Hill II — the new luxury student housing development on Canal Street.