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Sweeney ’19.5: Why we must respect Jeb Bush’s right to speak

April 10, 2018 0 comments

Jeb Bush should be allowed to speak at Brown. In his Apr. 9 op-ed in The Herald, Mark Liang ’19 offered many good points for why this should be the case.


Froid ’21: Inviting Jeb Bush to speak is irresponsible

April 6, 2018 0 comments

It was announced recently that the University intends to have former Florida Governor Jeb Bush come to campus to deliver the Stephen A. Ogden Jr. ’60 Memorial Lecture on International Affairs.


Bohman ’18: Heavy petting should consider dogs’ needs too

April 4, 2018 0 comments

I have hesitated a long time to write this column. I know this issue could make me a pariah on campus, but, as a senior, I guess it’s time to go out with a bang.


Nugent ’21: Extra-inning baserunner rule does not hurt baseball

April 2, 2018 0 comments

I read The Herald’s April 1 column “Schapiro ’19: Rob Manfred crosses the Rubicon”, and while I don’t love what Rob Manfred is doing to baseball, denouncing the implementation of an international tiebreaker in the minors is not the right battle to choose. There are plenty of problems to solve […]


Fritschner ’06: Gun violence restraining orders are good

April 1, 2018 0 comments

The actions of America’s students over the past two months aren’t just inspiring — they are everything.


Stapleford ’21: Against the disability identity center

March 20, 2018 0 comments

On March 12, 1990, over 60 physically disabled individuals threw themselves out of their wheelchairs, abandoned their crutches and left their walkers behind to protest the delay of the long-awaited passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.


Young ’19.5: Vote yes on #FullDisclosure

March 20, 2018 0 comments

Today, the Brown community will be faced with a fundamental choice. We will be able to vote on not only a new set of candidates for the Undergraduate Council of Students and the Undergraduate Finance Board, but also on a ballot referendum to re-examine the use of legacy preference in the admissions process.


Israel ’21, Rock ’19: Guns are not a mental health issue

March 20, 2018 0 comments

In the wake of every mass shooting in this country, there are two responses: 1) We need stricter gun control legislation, and 2) we need to improve the mental health of U.S. citizens. Both of these statements are true, but one is far more relevant to the urgent issue of gun violence in America.


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.