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Hall ’20: Climate change deserves your attention

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Hall ’20: Climate change deserves your attention

December 5, 2018 0 comments

Brown has a well-earned reputation for social justice advocacy. It’s with good reason that Fox News host Jesse Watters perennially prowls our campus for soundbites.

Jiménez Oviedo GS: Central American mass migration a challenge to reexamine imperialism

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Jiménez Oviedo GS: Central American mass migration a challenge to reexamine imperialism

November 29, 2018 0 comments

The unprecedented form of mass migration of Central Americans has defeated typical government responses to prevent poor people and refugees from migrating to the United States.

Flores ’18 MD ’22: Demand justice in Yemen and action from R.I. Democrats

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Flores ’18 MD ’22: Demand justice in Yemen and action from R.I. Democrats

November 29, 2018 0 comments

The war in Yemen has resulted in what United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres describes as “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.” It may also rank among the least reported global conflicts, with one-third of Americans unaware a war in Yemen is even taking place. There is strong reason to believe the […]

Colby ’20, Grassfield ’19, Klein ’20: Don’t delete the public policy concentration

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Colby ’20, Grassfield ’19, Klein ’20: Don’t delete the public policy concentration

November 25, 2018 0 comments

In a report circulated to students in an early October email, the Office of the Dean of the College proposed the combination of Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs’ three undergraduate concentrations into one concentration, which would be the third largest concentration at Brown.

Wilks ’15 GS: Graduate student unionization improves power dynamics, institutional memory

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Wilks ’15 GS: Graduate student unionization improves power dynamics, institutional memory

November 14, 2018 0 comments

It is important to celebrate our achievements; Brown University and its student, staff and faculty representatives have accomplished a lot in its very long history.

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.