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Cañuelas-Puri ’22: Responding to President Paxson’s letter

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Cañuelas-Puri ’22: Responding to President Paxson’s letter

April 2, 2019 0 comments

Over the past few weeks, as the Brown student body has debated the question of whether we should divest from companies aiding Israeli operations in the Occupied Territories — for example by selling products that contribute to violence against civilians — I have noticed my views shifting.

Lehmann ’19, Frolichstein-Appel ’19, Solomon ’19, Mlyn ’20: A Jewish case for Brown Divest

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Lehmann ’19, Frolichstein-Appel ’19, Solomon ’19, Mlyn ’20: A Jewish case for Brown Divest

March 20, 2019 0 comments

As a group of Jewish students, we feel compelled to oppose injustice across the world in all of its forms, and we stand in solidarity with Palestinian people who are subject to human rights abuses.

Memon ’22: An attack in New Zealand, an ideology in the West

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Memon ’22: An attack in New Zealand, an ideology in the West

March 19, 2019 0 comments

In the eighth circle of Hell, Dante describes the fate of the beloved Prophet Muhammad (may peace be upon him): “His guts hung between his legs and displayed his vital organs.”

Overall ’19: Vote Yes on Divestment

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Overall ’19: Vote Yes on Divestment

March 18, 2019 0 comments

Last month, the United Nations Human Rights Council concluded that Israeli forces’ shooting of over 6,000 unarmed Palestinian protesters in Gaza last year had “no justification” and that these acts “may constitute war crimes.”

Sahyouni ’21: CS ‘grind’ is unhealthy and unproductive

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Sahyouni ’21: CS ‘grind’ is unhealthy and unproductive

March 18, 2019 0 comments

As computer science students on this campus know all too well, any trip to the Center for Information Technology is bound to be accompanied by the murmurs and moans of concentrators buried under heaps of assignments.

Price ’20: BDS: A wolf in sheep’s clothing

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Price ’20: BDS: A wolf in sheep’s clothing

March 15, 2019 0 comments

Shortly after the United Nations voted in 1947 to partition Palestine into two states, one Jewish and one Arab, the Arab world was incensed. Syria’s then president Shukri al-Quwatli threatened to “eradicate Zionism.”

Hinch ’20: IR concentration needs reform, but not like this

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Hinch ’20: IR concentration needs reform, but not like this

March 13, 2019 0 comments

To be honest, I have never been a passionate supporter of the International Relations concentration, and I have spent most of my time at Brown debating whether to continue my studies in IR or pursue a concentration in which I found fewer faults.

Klein ’20: Don’t count out the Cubs

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Klein ’20: Don’t count out the Cubs

March 11, 2019 0 comments

After winning the 2016 World Series, the Chicago Cubs were expected to remain on top of the National League for several more years. Instead, the Cubbies have slid back each season since the championship, losing in the 2017 NLCS and the 2018 NL Wildcard Game.

Young ’19: What’s in a dinner?

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Young ’19: What’s in a dinner?

March 7, 2019 0 comments

Last week, the Brown community was rocked by an article in the Providence Journal detailing the role that the University played in coordinating a dinner for well-connected students hosted by a wealthy donor. Naturally, these allegations dominated our campus dialogue for the better part of a week.

Thompson GS, Lomax GS, Ferdinand-King GS: The URC must do more to support graduate students of color

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Thompson GS, Lomax GS, Ferdinand-King GS: The URC must do more to support graduate students of color

March 6, 2019 0 comments

In 2017, the Brown University Graduate School welcomed its “most diverse class to date,” boasting that 12 percent of incoming graduate students identified as members of a historically underrepresented group.