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Reed ’21: The Virtue of Failure

Reed ’21: The Virtue of Failure

March 21, 2019 0 comments

Imagine not being allowed to fail. Imagine growing up, seeing failure on the horizon, only to have your parents swoop in and save you. You never learn from your mistakes, because you rarely make any of consequence.

Aman ’20: It’s time to scrap the $70 re-admission fee

Aman ’20: It’s time to scrap the $70 re-admission fee

March 21, 2019 0 comments

I first discovered that students who take a leave of absence are required to pay a $70 re-admission fee after reading an op-ed submitted by Soyoon Kim ‘19 and Addy Schuetz ‘19.5, the leavetaking coordinators at the Curricular Resource Center.

Lehmann ’19, Frolichstein-Appel ’19, Solomon ’19, Mlyn ’20: A Jewish case for Brown Divest

Op-eds

Lehmann ’19, Frolichstein-Appel ’19, Solomon ’19, Mlyn ’20: A Jewish case for Brown Divest

March 20, 2019 0 comments

As a group of Jewish students, we feel compelled to oppose injustice across the world in all of its forms, and we stand in solidarity with Palestinian people who are subject to human rights abuses.

Miller ’19: Free freedom of speech

Columns

Miller ’19: Free freedom of speech

March 20, 2019 0 comments

On March 2, President Donald Trump announced his plan to issue an executive order in favor of free speech at public and private universities. Speaking before the Conservative Political Action conference, Trump outlined his proposal, which would also withhold federal aid to schools that do not comply.

Letter: University is taking steps to continue to support graduate students of color

Letters to the Editor

Letter: University is taking steps to continue to support graduate students of color

March 20, 2019 0 comments

To the Editor: Brown’s Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan emphasizes the University’s commitment to strengthening the diversity of our community by recruiting students, faculty and staff from historically underrepresented groups to campus.

Grundy ’20: New Trump rule threatens Planned Parenthood

Columns

Grundy ’20: New Trump rule threatens Planned Parenthood

March 19, 2019 0 comments

At the end of February, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a new rule known was the “domestic gag rule,” which will severely impact the availability of family planning resources in the United States, particularly for low-income individuals.

Letter: Two state solution referendum is preferable to divestment

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Two state solution referendum is preferable to divestment

March 19, 2019 0 comments

In Kyle Price’s ’20 recent op-ed, the author opposes the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement against Israel. As a Jew, I’m reluctantly against BDS and fearful that it could become a camouflage for blatantly anti-Semitic activities.

Secondo ’16 GS: The audacity of the scam

Columns

Secondo ’16 GS: The audacity of the scam

March 19, 2019 0 comments

On March 12, Operation Varsity Blues exposed your run-of-the-mill C-list celebrities, financiers, Division 1 coaches and educational consultants as a motley coterie of fraudsters and racketeers that spun a scheme of idiotic deceit.

Letter: Investment Office’s response to divestment is misleading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Investment Office’s response to divestment is misleading

March 19, 2019 0 comments

In their recent op-ed, Dowling, Dietze and Kennedy ’97 argue that it is infeasible for Brown to divest because of the complicated nature of managing the endowment. This claim is concerning, considering the fact that Brown University has claimed to divest from tobacco, genocide in Darfur, and HEI Hotels and Resorts.

Memon ’22: An attack in New Zealand, an ideology in the West

Op-eds

Memon ’22: An attack in New Zealand, an ideology in the West

March 19, 2019 0 comments

In the eighth circle of Hell, Dante describes the fate of the beloved Prophet Muhammad (may peace be upon him): “His guts hung between his legs and displayed his vital organs.”