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You ’20, Kim ’18: In support of undocumented Asian immigrants

February 2, 2018 0 comments

National media attention surrounding the issue of immigration has largely centered on President Trump’s derision of  “bad hombres” from “shithole countries” — specifically those from Latin America.

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Gerrymandering

February 2, 2018 0 comments

The Herald’s Jan. 31, 2018 op-ed “Gerrymandering — a political scapegoat” misrepresents the effect that gerrymandering has had on R.I. politics.

Columns

Friedman ’19: Wooing Amazon is a waste of time

February 1, 2018 0 comments

Just over two weeks ago, Amazon announced the names of 20 cities that had advanced to the final round of selection for its second headquarters (HQ2) location.

Columns

Miller ’19: Gerrymandering – a political scapegoat

January 31, 2018 0 comments

According to an old saw, gerrymandering is the “root of all political evil” in the United States. Certainly, it has been a facet of majority rule since the Union was formed. But is it the fundamental corruption of an otherwise flawless system or a scapegoat for many other political ailments?

Columns

Steinman ’19: When #MeToo is split in two

January 31, 2018 0 comments

It began with solidarity, with the tragic understanding that if the testimony of one woman is a fabrication and the testimony of two is a conspiracy, perhaps that of a few hundred or million could become a movement.

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Traitors don’t make good fellows

January 31, 2018 0 comments

It is disheartening to read that Brown students want to offer Chelsea Manning a visiting fellowship at the Watson Institute.

Columns

Thomas ’21: The second semester slump

January 30, 2018 0 comments

The idea of the “sophomore slump” has significance outside of the college context: An artist’s second album might not be as good as their first, star rookies lose their luster and sequels are often worse than originals.

Mulligan ’19: Paying future leaders will pay off

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Mulligan ’19: Paying future leaders will pay off

January 30, 2018 0 comments

What do Donald Trump, Chuck Schumer and Paul Ryan all have in common? It sounds like I’m about to write a joke about the lack of diversity among federal politicians. That’s certainly tempting, but as I’m bombarded with emails about career fairs and resume-writing workshops, there’s another, not entirely unrelated, […]

Hood ’17.5: Don’t invite Chelsea Manning to Brown

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Hood ’17.5: Don’t invite Chelsea Manning to Brown

January 26, 2018 0 comments

Matthew Ricci GS and Babak Hemmatian Borujeni GS published an op-ed in The Herald asking that Brown University and the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs offer Chelsea Manning — a former Army intelligence analyst responsible for the 2010 leak of government documents — a Visiting Fellow position.

Oke ’20: Don’t be afraid to dream small

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Oke ’20: Don’t be afraid to dream small

January 26, 2018 0 comments

Every new year I make myself a grandiose list of resolutions to follow and every year I forget about them by the end of January. Like most other resolution-ers, I tell myself that I’m going to eat healthier, get back into the gym, smile more, etc. But then all of […]