Opinions

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.

Letter: University should respect potential vote to unionize regardless of federal policy

Letters to the Editor

Letter: University should respect potential vote to unionize regardless of federal policy

October 23, 2018 0 comments

Over the past few years, graduate students at the University, like graduate students at many other universities, have been organizing to form a union.

Columns

Calvelli ’19: Let them wear lanyards

October 22, 2018 0 comments

Now in my fourth (and final) year at Brown, I thought nothing could surprise me. Naked people with donuts? Sure. Neil deGrasse Tyson chilling on Simmons Quad? Boring. Yet on a recent dreary mid-October day, I was proven wrong when I saw not one, but two first-years with lanyards around their necks.

Allums ’21: MPC Workshop “Are You Problematic?” is for all of us

Columns

Allums ’21: MPC Workshop “Are You Problematic?” is for all of us

October 22, 2018 0 comments

A few weeks ago, a group of Minority Peer Counselors hosted one of several planned workshops designed to address issues facing racial and ethnic minorities at Brown.

Aman ’20: Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test misses the mark

Columns

Aman ’20: Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test misses the mark

October 21, 2018 0 comments

Last week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) released a series of videos discussing her Native American heritage, as well a DNA test that concluded she had a Native American ancestor six to ten generations back.