Topic: column

Johnson ’20: Charting your way out of the slump

Columns, Opinions

Johnson ’20: Charting your way out of the slump

September 17, 2018 0 comments

According to a 2012 survey conducted by the consulting firm Ruffalo Noel Levitz, a quarter of college sophomores reported that they are not energized by their classes or do not feel at home on their campus.

Mulligan ’19: A housing paw-posal

Columns, Opinions

Mulligan ’19: A housing paw-posal

September 17, 2018 0 comments

Certain dorms at Brown are designated as quiet spaces. Certain dorms are sub-free. There’s Environmental Housing and International Housing and, as announced last semester, there are plans to build a somewhat nebulously-defined “wellness dorm.”

Calvelli ’19: Shop for classes like you shop at Lowe’s

Columns, Opinions

Calvelli ’19: Shop for classes like you shop at Lowe’s

September 12, 2018 0 comments

“Shopping period” has always struck me as being too consumerist a term, too readily embracing a transactional conception of education. An education has to be earned, not bought.

Schapiro ’19: We should all be soccer fans

Sports

Schapiro ’19: We should all be soccer fans

September 6, 2018 0 comments

I have one friend who is an enormous soccer fan, and for the longest time I didn’t understand what his passion was all about.

Sports

Nugent ’21: MLB’s playoff system needs to be fixed

September 6, 2018 0 comments

Baseball loves to laud itself for meritocratic policies, from a grueling 162 game season that exposes any weakness and only rewards true quality, to the extensive minor league system that provides easy replacement for any player not making the grade.

Sports

Klein ’20: Why the Red Sox won’t win the World Series

September 6, 2018 0 comments

Boston has certainly enjoyed a special summer of baseball, the title of this column notwithstanding.

Columns, Sports

Schapiro ’19: New England, enjoy it while it lasts

April 22, 2018 0 comments

As I sit down to write, the Boston Red Sox have just been no-hit by Sean Manaea of the Oakland Athletics. But the setback is minimal.

Sports

Klein ’20: Who will win the NBA tank race?

April 6, 2018 0 comments

The NBA playoffs are fast approaching, with anticipation growing accordingly. Sports fans cannot wait to find out if Stephen Curry can return healthy, if the Rockets can take down the Warriors and if LeBron James can make yet another NBA Finals appearance.

Sports

Schapiro ’19: MLB’s baserunner rule is ineffective and inorganic

April 6, 2018 0 comments

Besides an email from a Baseball Writers’ Association of America member angry at my criticisms of Hall of Fame voting procedures in December 2016, my columns don’t usually generate many responses.

Columns, Opinions

Overall ’19: The Israel Fund is undeniably political

April 2, 2018 0 comments

In late 2016, the Israel Fund was established at Brown. An endowment created from alum donations, the Fund seeks to support new and existing programs and courses centered on Israel.