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Letter: Let’s not forget the lessons of the past

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Let’s not forget the lessons of the past

October 31, 2018 0 comments

The interfaith vigil for Tree of Life victims held Oct. 29 had at least 2,000 people in attendance. As the crowd thinned at the end, I found myself talking with a woman who had studied with the late wife of Professor Emeritus of Computer Science Peter Wegner.

Editorial: Endangered scholars consortium shows U. commitment to academic freedom

Editorials

Editorial: Endangered scholars consortium shows U. commitment to academic freedom

October 31, 2018 0 comments

Students, academics and professors at institutions of higher learning around the world have increasingly become targets of violent attacks and unlawful imprisonment, simply for expressing ideas that run counter to the ideologies of extremist groups and authoritarian regimes in their home countries.

Letter: Dining services update

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Dining services update

October 30, 2018 0 comments

On Oct. 16, The Herald published an article with the good news that a project to install air conditioning in the Sharpe Refectory is moving forward.

Editorial: University right to pay tour guides

Editorials

Editorial: University right to pay tour guides

October 30, 2018 0 comments

Last week, The Herald reported that the Office of College Admission will pay undergraduate tour guides $11 an hour starting in 2019. We wholeheartedly commend this decision on the part of the University to compensate tour guides.

Johnson ’20: Swipe with an open mind

Columns

Johnson ’20: Swipe with an open mind

October 30, 2018 0 comments

As the leaves transform from green to shades of gold and red and the days get noticeably shorter, it’s evident that the seasons are changing.

Fernandez ’21: Reconsidering capitalism as the only option

Columns

Fernandez ’21: Reconsidering capitalism as the only option

October 30, 2018 0 comments

The Political Theory Project hosted a Janus Forum called “Urban Policy in the 21st Century” Oct. 25 to discuss the future of economic policy in the United States.

Meszaros GS: The hidden costs of immunizations

Op-eds

Meszaros GS: The hidden costs of immunizations

October 30, 2018 0 comments

I got my flu shot last week. The whole process was fast, convenient and entirely free — in fact, the most difficult part for a brand new student was finding the basement lounge where the shots were being administered.

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.