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Holt:  Securing the future of Providence — for all of us

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Holt: Securing the future of Providence — for all of us

September 11, 2018 0 comments

My name is Ryan Holt. I live on Halsey Street (right near campus) with my wife, Lilia, our rescue dog Stella and our two rescue cats Silvio and Cleo.

Nagayoshi: Consider teaching — especially if you’re a student of color

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Nagayoshi: Consider teaching — especially if you’re a student of color

September 11, 2018 0 comments

If you’re a person of color and passionate about social justice, try becoming a teacher.

Paxson P’19, Locke P’18: University committed to academic freedom, faculty support

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Paxson P’19, Locke P’18: University committed to academic freedom, faculty support

September 9, 2018 0 comments

The University sets a very high bar for the research it publicizes.

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Anderson: In the fight for climate justice, the time is now

September 7, 2018 0 comments

Some say we’re reaching the point of no return with the effects of climate change. To be clear, we’re not just running out of time; we are out of time. Forest fires rage, hurricanes decimate islands and coastlines, asthma rates are climbing and we just experienced the hottest August ever […]

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Miller: University should safeguard researchers’ independence

September 6, 2018 0 comments

Criticism is part of science — indeed, science couldn’t move forward without it — but sometimes that criticism can be brutal.

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Pontbriant: A testament to the power of education in prison

September 5, 2018 0 comments

 Jean-Paul Sartre said, “As far as men go, it is not what they are that interests me, but what they may become.”

Kupetz ’19.5: In favor of the Brown Incarceration Initiative

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Kupetz ’19.5: In favor of the Brown Incarceration Initiative

September 5, 2018 0 comments

Jeremy Pontbriant is incarcerated in the medium security facility at the Rhode Island Adult Correctional Institute.

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Morley ’13: Rescind Junot Díaz’s Honorary Doctorate

May 18, 2018 0 comments

Díaz’s alleged abuse of the power endowed by literary recognition, even if not necessarily criminal, demands response from his enablers, hangers-on and mutual cultural beneficiaries.

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Esquivel ’21: Stop separating immigrant families

April 26, 2018 0 comments

The experience of growing up undocumented instilled in me a hyper-awareness of the fragility of my family’s place in U.S. society.

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Dolan ’19.5, Triedman ’20: Ratty air conditioning plans need more accountability

April 26, 2018 0 comments

On April 23, in an editorial entitled “Ratty renovations a heartening sign,” the Editorial Page Board of The Herald praised the University administration’s recent commitments to address overheating in the Sharpe Refectory.