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Morel PhD’14: A different path for the Providence schools

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Morel PhD’14: A different path for the Providence schools

December 5, 2019 0 comments

In early November, the state of Rhode Island took control of the Providence Public School District. The takeover came after the release of the “Johns Hopkins Report,” which detailed the district’s academic challenges as well as the bureaucratic problems that have hindered the management of the district.

Harris-Grosky ’22, Kianovsky ’23, Edelstein ’23, Nussbaum Cohen ’23, Federman ’23: The Democratic party must concretely oppose Israel’s annexationist policies

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Harris-Grosky ’22, Kianovsky ’23, Edelstein ’23, Nussbaum Cohen ’23, Federman ’23: The Democratic party must concretely oppose Israel’s annexationist policies

December 4, 2019 1 comment

For decades, the long-standing consensus in American politics has been support for the two-state solution as the only viable resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Singh ‘19.5, Gold ’20, Gomberg ’20: UFB funding is inequitable, misguided

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Singh ‘19.5, Gold ’20, Gomberg ’20: UFB funding is inequitable, misguided

December 3, 2019 3 comments

In light of this week’s funding release by the Undergraduate Finance Board, we, the leaders of Brown’s largest service organizations, wish to voice our profound disappointment in UFB’s funding practices.

Hall ’20, Winsor ’22: Ban oil money, recruiters from campus

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Hall ’20, Winsor ’22: Ban oil money, recruiters from campus

November 19, 2019 0 comments

Last month, a representative from ExxonMobil arrived on campus to recruit Brown geology students. One of us, Galen Winsor, went to listen and ask questions.

Tunkel ’19: Before her visit to campus, students should know about Linda Sarsour’s history of anti-Semitism

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Tunkel ’19: Before her visit to campus, students should know about Linda Sarsour’s history of anti-Semitism

November 17, 2019 0 comments

Today, the Brown chapters of Students for Justice in Palestine and Jewish Voice for Peace will be hosting a panel entitled “BDS: The Palestinian Right to Resist.”

Bienstock ’20: Understanding BDS beyond the headlines

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Bienstock ’20: Understanding BDS beyond the headlines

November 17, 2019 0 comments

In recent years, the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement has grown among critics of Israel and its policies. At the same time, opponents of the movement have gained media and political prominence.

Whitaker ’20: Loving the Open Curriculum

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Whitaker ’20: Loving the Open Curriculum

November 14, 2019 0 comments

The merits of the Open Curriculum have become a point of discussion after Galen Hall ’20’s recent column questioned the success of Brown’s experiment. I am glad this is the case — traditions and policies need to be periodically reevaluated.

Gelfond ’23: Brown should lead in advocacy against college rankings

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Gelfond ’23: Brown should lead in advocacy against college rankings

November 12, 2019 0 comments

The morning of Jan. 1, I woke up in a cold sweat. I had finished the majority of my regular decision applications (19 of them by that point).

Strode ’21: The case for unconditional freedom

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Strode ’21: The case for unconditional freedom

November 6, 2019 0 comments

As an intern on Capitol Hill this semester, I routinely provide tours to constituents visiting Washington.

Siemens ’21: California’s laboratory of democracy

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Siemens ’21: California’s laboratory of democracy

November 6, 2019 0 comments

It has been a historic session for the California legislature.