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Editorial: Project Tampon updates welcome news, but questions remain

Editorials

Editorial: Project Tampon updates welcome news, but questions remain

November 12, 2018 0 comments

In the fall of 2016, Brown students were welcomed back onto campus with the heartening news that the Undergraduate Council of Students would begin supplying pads and tampons in women’s, men’s and gender-inclusive restrooms throughout campus — an initiative now known as Project Tampon.

Paxson P’19: The value of shared governance

Op-eds

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.

Anthony ’22: (Im)Patience in Providence

Columns

Anthony ’22: (Im)Patience in Providence

November 9, 2018 0 comments

I’ve never been a patient person. I often feel myself rushing: through tests in order to finish faster, through friendships by oversharing very early on, through books to get to the end.

Allums ’21: After November 6th

Columns

Allums ’21: After November 6th

November 8, 2018 0 comments

In the midst of countless Brown students eagerly mailing their absentee ballots to their home states, the energy surrounding the midterm elections these past few weeks has been palpable.

Cardoso ’19: Don’t let the discussion of legacy admission die

Columns

Cardoso ’19: Don’t let the discussion of legacy admission die

November 8, 2018 0 comments

In a recent community-wide email, Undergraduate Council of Students’ President Shanzé Tahir ’19 announced the creation of a University working group to “critically assess the ways in which Brown admissions can decrease barriers for first-gen and low-income students.”

Casey GS, Lake GS, Lomax GS, Thorsness GS: What we stand to lose from SUGSE’s union

Op-eds

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.

Calvelli ’19: Ode to the Sharpe Refectory

Columns

Calvelli ’19: Ode to the Sharpe Refectory

November 7, 2018 0 comments

College dining halls don’t often make the news. However, as this semester commenced, a nickname controversy catapulted the Sharpe Refectory into the headlines.

Editorial: U. must address inequality in its innovation strategic plan

Editorials

Editorial: U. must address inequality in its innovation strategic plan

November 6, 2018 0 comments

In June, the University unveiled the Brown and the Innovation Economy Strategic Plan, an initiative to support economic development and entrepreneurship in Rhode Island.

Thomas ’21: Cancelling cancel culture

Columns

Thomas ’21: Cancelling cancel culture

November 6, 2018 0 comments

The practice of “cancelling” is becoming increasingly common. By cancelling, I mean the process by which people mark someone as problematic and withdraw any and all prior support to ignore and exclude this person.

Simshauser ’20: The fantasy of voter fraud, the reality of voter suppression

Columns

Simshauser ’20: The fantasy of voter fraud, the reality of voter suppression

November 5, 2018 0 comments

When polls for the midterm elections close tomorrow, the significance of the results will be placed within the parameters of national politics. “Will the House accelerate the Russia investigations?” “Has the Republican hold on the Senate come to an end?” “Can Democrats halt the Trump agenda?”