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Boury ’20: Advocating for ideological diversity at Brown

March 15, 2018 0 comments

In 2001, newly instated President Ruth Simmons famously responded to controversy surrounding a racist advertisement in The Herald by stating that “it is easy enough to exist in a realm where everyone is like-minded and speaks only of unimportant matters. That’s easy. While comfort may be found in silence, truth cannot dwell there.”

Ulichny: Brown’s elementary MAT program gets it right

March 11, 2018 0 comments

As director of the elementary Master in Teaching program from 2000 to 2009, I’d like to make a case for not only continuing the elementary MAT program but financially supporting it more robustly than it has been.

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Powell: Dispelling legacy myths should help focus on access

March 5, 2018 0 comments

In recent weeks, there has been a call for full disclosure about the role that “legacy” status plays in the college admission process at selective institutions.

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August ’19, Rock ’19: Beware the PTP

March 5, 2018 0 comments

In response to recent debate about the Brown Political Theory Project, we feel the need to warn students that the PTP is not a center for “thriving intellectual discourse,” in the words of Daniel Shemano ’19.

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Shemano ’19: In defense of the Political Theory Project

March 2, 2018 0 comments

Over the past few months, we have seen the narrative that Brown’s PTP is a corrupted right-wing think tank at the mercy of the Koch brothers gain acceptance on campus.

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Tomasi: The Political Theory Project and the essence of Brown

February 25, 2018 0 comments

I am the director of Brown’s Political Theory Project.

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McDonald: Paxson’s promotion of Prospect Medical Holdings is irresponsible

February 23, 2018 0 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19 has been telling Rhode Islanders for weeks now that she wants the University to team up with Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc., a California-based for-profit, to acquire Care New England, a non-profit and the second largest health care system in Rhode Island.

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Carroll ’21: What the Super Bowl riots can teach us about race in America

February 20, 2018 0 comments

On the night of Super Bowl Sunday, football fans took to the streets of Philadelphia after the Eagles pulled off a historic upset in Super Bowl LII, bringing the team their first championship title.

Kaufmann ’18: Data (mis)match

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Kaufmann ’18: Data (mis)match

February 11, 2018 0 comments

Math dictates almost every process in our lives

Illick-Frank ’18, Sharpe ’18: Don’t write off the UEL just yet

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Illick-Frank ’18, Sharpe ’18: Don’t write off the UEL just yet

February 7, 2018 0 comments

Updated on Feb. 9, 2018 at 12:08 a.m. If distinction is the rubble of five historic buildings, then by all means Brown is building on distinction. The University plans to break ground on a new performing arts center in a location currently occupied by the Urban Environmental Lab — the […]