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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.

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Rivera Perla ’15 MD ’21: Increase undocumented student representation in medicine

April 24, 2018 0 comments

In recent years, American medical schools have publicly committed to enhancing the diversity of their student bodies.

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Morelion ’20: Rhode Island must protect reproductive rights

April 20, 2018 0 comments

Reproductive rights, as usual, are under attack. Conservative activists have intensified their efforts to overturn Roe v. Wade and strip away access to abortion through legislation at the state level, both in Rhode Island and across the rest of the nation.

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Schilder ’20: Hashtags don’t vote

April 17, 2018 0 comments

Political engagement has skyrocketed since the 2016 election.

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Story ’19, Greenwell ’20: Students must fight for reproductive rights in R.I.

April 16, 2018 0 comments

Many Brown students assume that Rhode Island’s status as a blue state — and its reputation for progressivism on the national stage — means that we live in a safe haven of reproductive rights.