Opinions

Hinch ’20: IR concentration needs reform, but not like this

Op-eds

Hinch ’20: IR concentration needs reform, but not like this

March 13, 2019 0 comments

To be honest, I have never been a passionate supporter of the International Relations concentration, and I have spent most of my time at Brown debating whether to continue my studies in IR or pursue a concentration in which I found fewer faults.

Allums ’21: The fate of abortion rights in Rhode Island

Columns

Allums ’21: The fate of abortion rights in Rhode Island

March 13, 2019 0 comments

Given the conservative-leaning U.S. Supreme Court and unclear fate of Roe v. Wade, the fight to protect a woman’s right to abortion continues to be waged at the federal level and in Rhode Island.

Editorial: Toward more equitable and inclusive donor-student relations

Editorials

Editorial: Toward more equitable and inclusive donor-student relations

March 12, 2019 0 comments

On Feb. 24, the Providence Journal published an article by student journalists exposing exclusive dinners hosted by trustee emeritus and major University donor Marty Granoff P’83 and facilitated by University administrators in the Advancement Office.

Krishnamurthy ’19: Divestment has severe costs — and nobody is talking about them

Columns

Krishnamurthy ’19: Divestment has severe costs — and nobody is talking about them

March 12, 2019 0 comments

Last week, the Undergraduate Council of Students agreed to include in its March elections ballot a referendum asking students if the University should divest from corporations purportedly “complicit in human rights abuses in Palestine” and subject the endowment to greater transparency and student oversight.

Simshauser ’20: The dangerous banality of Andrew Wheeler

Columns

Simshauser ’20: The dangerous banality of Andrew Wheeler

March 11, 2019 0 comments

I first visited Yosemite National Park when I was six years old. Small in stature, I was a precocious asthmatic. I spent my early years in the smoggy metropolis of Los Angeles, with scant opportunities to take a deep breath.

Klein ’20: Don’t count out the Cubs

Op-eds, Sports

Klein ’20: Don’t count out the Cubs

March 11, 2019 0 comments

After winning the 2016 World Series, the Chicago Cubs were expected to remain on top of the National League for several more years. Instead, the Cubbies have slid back each season since the championship, losing in the 2017 NLCS and the 2018 NL Wildcard Game.

Bosis ’19: Did you know Christianity is in Retrograde?

Columns

Bosis ’19: Did you know Christianity is in Retrograde?

March 8, 2019 0 comments

“Did you know Mercury is in Retrograde?” Until very recently, I thought I pretty much knew all there is to know about Horoscopes. I was so, so wrong. (Full disclosure: I’m a Gemini. Do with that information what you will.)

Schmidt ’21: Branch-out, don’t STEM-out

Columns

Schmidt ’21: Branch-out, don’t STEM-out

March 8, 2019 0 comments

We don’t have all the answers when we first get to college. For most students who intend to concentrate in STEM fields, the difficulty level of academics increases exponentially from high school to college.

Reed ’21: Defending the Granoff dinners

Columns

Reed ’21: Defending the Granoff dinners

March 7, 2019 0 comments

Recently, the Providence Journal published an expose detailing dinners hosted by one of Brown’s top donors, Martin Granoff P’93. The article, titled “VIP dinners offer peek at culture of privilege at Brown University,”  described these semi-yearly, invitation-only dinners…

Young ’19: What’s in a dinner?

Op-eds

Young ’19: What’s in a dinner?

March 7, 2019 0 comments

Last week, the Brown community was rocked by an article in the Providence Journal detailing the role that the University played in coordinating a dinner for well-connected students hosted by a wealthy donor. Naturally, these allegations dominated our campus dialogue for the better part of a week.