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Rose ’19: Why is it so hard to be a barber in R.I.?

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Rose ’19: Why is it so hard to be a barber in R.I.?

September 19, 2018 0 comments

There is broad, bipartisan agreement, from former president Barack Obama to Milton Friedman, that America today regulates away economic growth and opportunity by erecting unreasonable barriers to participation in labor markets.

Kupetz ’19.5: In defense of the Brown Incarceration Initiative

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Kupetz ’19.5: In defense of the Brown Incarceration Initiative

September 19, 2018 0 comments

When The Herald published my article, “In Favor of the Brown Incarceration Initiative,” alongside Jeremy Pontbriant’s beautiful article, “A Testament to the Power of Education in Prison,” a few weeks back, I did not expect to write this reply.

Soria ’19: The need for a student coalition for fair and ethical housing

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Soria ’19: The need for a student coalition for fair and ethical housing

September 16, 2018 0 comments

While dorm space is available for students of all years, more and more juniors and seniors opt to live off-campus, as do a small number of sophomores.

Holt:  Securing the future of Providence — for all of us

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Holt: Securing the future of Providence — for all of us

September 11, 2018 0 comments

My name is Ryan Holt. I live on Halsey Street (right near campus) with my wife, Lilia, our rescue dog Stella and our two rescue cats Silvio and Cleo.

Nagayoshi: Consider teaching — especially if you’re a student of color

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Nagayoshi: Consider teaching — especially if you’re a student of color

September 11, 2018 0 comments

If you’re a person of color and passionate about social justice, try becoming a teacher.

Paxson ’19, Locke ’18: University committed to academic freedom, faculty support

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Paxson ’19, Locke ’18: University committed to academic freedom, faculty support

September 9, 2018 0 comments

The University sets a very high bar for the research it publicizes.

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Anderson: In the fight for climate justice, the time is now

September 7, 2018 0 comments

Some say we’re reaching the point of no return with the effects of climate change. To be clear, we’re not just running out of time; we are out of time. Forest fires rage, hurricanes decimate islands and coastlines, asthma rates are climbing and we just experienced the hottest August ever […]

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Miller: University should safeguard researchers’ independence

September 6, 2018 0 comments

Criticism is part of science — indeed, science couldn’t move forward without it — but sometimes that criticism can be brutal.

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Pontbriant: A testament to the power of education in prison

September 5, 2018 0 comments

 Jean-Paul Sartre said, “As far as men go, it is not what they are that interests me, but what they may become.”

Kupetz ’19.5: In favor of the Brown Incarceration Initiative

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Kupetz ’19.5: In favor of the Brown Incarceration Initiative

September 5, 2018 0 comments

Jeremy Pontbriant is incarcerated in the medium security facility at the Rhode Island Adult Correctional Institute.