Opinions

Bouton ’20: We must demand a fossil fuel-free DNC

Op-eds

Bouton ’20: We must demand a fossil fuel-free DNC

October 29, 2018 0 comments

In June, the Democratic National Committee ended its long-standing policy of accepting money from the fossil fuel industry. But in August, a resolution put forth by party Chairman Tom Perez ’83 P’18 reversed the June decision.

Glenn ’14, Meyers ’16: Cutting Brown athletics isn’t a joke

Op-eds

Glenn ’14, Meyers ’16: Cutting Brown athletics isn’t a joke

October 29, 2018 0 comments

With the start of the new week came the revival of an old debate: Is there value in Brown athletics? Many of us arrived to work last Monday to find multiple messages from friends sharing the opinion piece by August ’19, Kent-Daggett ’19 and  Taswell ’19 entitled, “A slam dunk proposal for Brown athletics.”

Letter: We should respect federal ruling on graduate student unionization

Letters to the Editor

Letter: We should respect federal ruling on graduate student unionization

October 26, 2018 0 comments

To the Editor: I write to address a number of points made in a letter written by faculty colleagues regarding graduate student unionization, published in The Herald Tuesday, Oct. 23. 

Flynn ’20: An open letter to Sen. Warren before her Brown lecture

Columns

Flynn ’20: An open letter to Sen. Warren before her Brown lecture

October 26, 2018 0 comments

In a time of stark polarization, when America is more divided than ever and when the left and the right are unable to find any kind of common ground, both sides of the political divide seem at last to express agreement on one particular matter: It is wrong to exploit racial ancestry to serve a political purpose.

Letter: U. support for ProJo goes beyond subscriptions

Letters to the Editor

Letter: U. support for ProJo goes beyond subscriptions

October 24, 2018 0 comments

To the Editor: Despite the clarification to the Oct. 9 editorial, “University should buy ProJo subscriptions,” subsequent letters from readers make clear the need to share additional details on the extensive access to the Providence Journal that the University already provides to students, faculty and staff. First, through a subscription […]

Toledano ’20: Kennedy plaza should focus on the public experience

Op-eds

Toledano ’20: Kennedy plaza should focus on the public experience

October 24, 2018 0 comments

I like to think of Kennedy Plaza as the “heart” of Rhode Island. Designer Don Powers would call it “the living room” of the Ocean State, or what I would call the yellow submarine of the octopus’ garden.

Simshauser ’20: A virtuous cycle

Columns

Simshauser ’20: A virtuous cycle

October 24, 2018 0 comments

An empty road. No, not empty. A metallic flash of red whirs by, unabated by kinetic friction, gone in an instant. The landscape’s hues begin to desaturate. That is, until another radiant vehicle inevitably zips past.

Editorial: University must do more for grad student housing

Editorials

Editorial: University must do more for grad student housing

October 23, 2018 0 comments

Being a graduate student is tough. Students enrolled in Brown’s master’s, doctoral and pre-professional programs spend as many as six years conducting research, procuring funding and support for that research, teaching undergraduates and writing dissertations.

Schmidt ’21: TWTP rightfully asks tough questions of students

Columns

Schmidt ’21: TWTP rightfully asks tough questions of students

October 23, 2018 0 comments

To prepare for the drastic change in social climate between my previous schooling experiences and Brown, I applied to the Third World Transition Program, a four-day pre-orientation program dedicated to talking about systems of oppression and fostering an environment of open discussion.

Foster ’19: Don’t paywall local election information

Columns

Foster ’19: Don’t paywall local election information

October 23, 2018 0 comments

Compared to other countries, voter turnout in the United States is dismal. Of all age groups in this country, millenials are the worst at showing up to vote. Clearly voting isn’t the only kind of civic engagement available to us, but it’s one option among many that is important to participate in.