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Letter: Open Curriculum founder would support consulting

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Open Curriculum founder would support consulting

October 4, 2018 0 comments

To the editor: In his column published Sept. 24, Aidan Calvelli ’19 argued that working in management consulting betrays the principles that Elliot Maxwell ’68 P ’06 and Ira Magaziner ’69 P ’06, P ’07, P ’10 built into the New Curriculum. Is the author aware that Magaziner spent much […]

Cardoso ’19: In Brazil’s upcoming election, nothing less than democracy is at stake

Columns

Cardoso ’19: In Brazil’s upcoming election, nothing less than democracy is at stake

October 4, 2018 0 comments

By any metric, the past few years have not been good to liberal democracy. As Larry Diamond, a Stanford University professor of sociology who specializes in democracy, famously noted, we may be in the midst of a global “democracy recession.” 

Fernandez ’21: Critiquing attitudes toward abortion in the U.S. and beyond

Columns

Fernandez ’21: Critiquing attitudes toward abortion in the U.S. and beyond

October 4, 2018 0 comments

Women’s reproductive rights are once more at the center of the political discourse in the United States.

Miller ’19: Secrecy reigns in U.S. intelligence

Columns

Miller ’19: Secrecy reigns in U.S. intelligence

October 2, 2018 0 comments

In a post-9/11 world, in pursuit of its mission to thwart terrorism in the United States and ensure national security, U.S. intelligence agencies have become larger, more complex and, if possible, even more secretive.

Editorial: JUMP bikes are a giant leap for Providence

Editorials

Editorial: JUMP bikes are a giant leap for Providence

October 1, 2018 0 comments

In early September, JUMP — the dockless bike-share program owned by Uber — launched in Providence, giving College Hill and other neighborhoods around the city a colorful makeover with its bright red bicycles.

Vilsan ’19: The simple pleasures

Columns

Vilsan ’19: The simple pleasures

October 1, 2018 0 comments

He is nine years old, 10 at most. His feet dangle above the ground. His tiny arms rest uncomfortably on the dinner table. He is holding in his miniature hands the newest iPhone, swiping and scrolling as though it were second nature. Conversation swells around him, but he is unaware.

Wu ’19: Transfer admission should be need-blind

Op-eds

Wu ’19: Transfer admission should be need-blind

October 1, 2018 0 comments

In 2003, the University became need-blind for domestic, first-year applicants. This meant that Brown would not consider the wealth of an applicant (or their family) in granting admission.

Letter: CareerLAB should bear responsibility for recruiting culture, too

Letters to the Editor

Letter: CareerLAB should bear responsibility for recruiting culture, too

September 30, 2018 0 comments

To the Editor: Over the last few days, readers of The Herald have witnessed a heated online debate unravel over Brown’s recruiting culture, specifically with regard to consulting.

Letter: Editorial highlights significance of honoring Page, Robinson

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Editorial highlights significance of honoring Page, Robinson

September 28, 2018 0 comments

To the Editor: The Herald’s editorial on the renaming of the J. Walter Wilson building to honor some of the earliest people of color at Brown and Pembroke was very thoughtful, respectful and encouraging.

Letter: Do we need six figures to pay the bills?

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Do we need six figures to pay the bills?

September 28, 2018 0 comments

To the Editor: In a Herald op-ed published yesterday, Alexa Clark ’19 wrote that “perhaps, at the age of 21, (Aidan Calvelli ’19) is able to prioritize a job’s fit for his ‘individuality’ over its ability to pay his bills.