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Johnson ’20: Don’t overlook the humanities

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Johnson ’20: Don’t overlook the humanities

December 4, 2018 0 comments

In 2016, Ugur Cetintemel, a professor of computer science and the department’s chair, described in a Herald article that one in five current undergraduates will have taken a computer science course before graduation. 

Calvelli ’19: Your voice is more than your vote. Keep talking.

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Calvelli ’19: Your voice is more than your vote. Keep talking.

December 3, 2018 0 comments

The 2018 midterm elections happened about a month ago. Public engagement was high, but now that the results have all been tallied, it feels like political interest has died down on campus. This reflects a prevailing idea that a citizen’s job in a democracy starts and ends on Election Day.

Editorial: UFB’s budget reports need to be comprehensive and timely

Editorials

Editorial: UFB’s budget reports need to be comprehensive and timely

December 2, 2018 0 comments

On Nov. 21, the Undergraduate Finance Board released its budget report for the 2018-2019 academic year. According to the report, UFB’s approximately $2.2 million budget comes primarily from the $286 student activities fee all Brown students must pay.

Sarah Wang ’20, Emily Davies ’19.5, Priyanka Podugu ’20 and Anita Sheih ’20 (left to right) will serve on The Herald’s 129th Editorial Board, along with Anna Kramer ‘20 (not pictured).

Editors' Note

Editor’s Note: The Herald names 129th Editorial Board

December 2, 2018 0 comments

The Herald announced the members of the 129th Editorial Board Saturday at its annual banquet Dec. 1. The 129th Editorial Board will be led by Editor-in-Chief and President Emily Davies ’19.5, a public policy concentrator from Washington, D.C.

Editorial: U. needs to dramatically revise its lead exposure policy

Editorials

Editorial: U. needs to dramatically revise its lead exposure policy

December 2, 2018 0 comments

In mid-November, The Herald reported the troubling news that residents in Donovan House, where one of the University’s special interest housing programs is located, discovered what they believed to be lead paint in areas of the dorm with chipped paint.

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.

Editorial: U.’s adjusted paid leave policies are commendable

Editorials

Editorial: U.’s adjusted paid leave policies are commendable

November 29, 2018 0 comments

This month, the University modified its paid sick and safe leave policies to be in compliance with the Rhode Island Sick and Safe Leave Act, signed into law by Gov. Gina Raimondo last year and put into effect this summer.

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

Op-eds

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 […]

Flynn ’20: Pledge one percent to One for the World

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Flynn ’20: Pledge one percent to One for the World

November 29, 2018 0 comments

A chapter of One for the World is opening at Brown. OFTW is a national nonprofit organization that seeks to promote effective altruism — finding the most effective means of benefiting others, as informed by hard evidence — on college campuses.

Cardoso ’19: Make Brown athletic facilities public

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Cardoso ’19: Make Brown athletic facilities public

November 28, 2018 0 comments

I don’t play basketball. It’s nothing against the sport itself, but I never grew up playing it.