Topic: opinion

Bosis ’19: Friendships, four years later

Columns, Opinions

Bosis ’19: Friendships, four years later

February 11, 2019 0 comments

Four years later, I am still struck by the unpredictability of the people who have become my greatest friends. There is nothing that my enduring friendships share except for that they have endured — no characteristic, timing or shared interest can possibly forecast the trajectory of these relationships. 

Johnson ’20: Don’t overlook the humanities

Columns, Opinions

Johnson ’20: Don’t overlook the humanities

December 4, 2018 0 comments

In 2016, Ugur Cetintemel, a professor of computer science and the department’s chair, described in a Herald article that one in five current undergraduates will have taken a computer science course before graduation. 

Aman ’20: It’s time to rethink the wage gap

Columns, Opinions

Aman ’20: It’s time to rethink the wage gap

November 5, 2018 0 comments

If I had 80 cents for every time I saw an infographic with a drawing of a partial dollar bill proclaiming, “Women earn 80 cents for every dollar a man makes!” I would be decently rich.

Friedman ’19: Edge College Hill is not perfect — just pragmatic

Columns, Opinions

Friedman ’19: Edge College Hill is not perfect — just pragmatic

October 15, 2018 0 comments

If you’re a sophomore or a junior, you’re probably already in the process of looking for a place to live next year. The current state of apartment hunting in Providence is reminiscent of the recruiting cycle — it happens earlier and earlier every year, and chances are that all of […]

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.”

Editorial: ResLife needs to reevaluate its structure

Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: ResLife needs to reevaluate its structure

September 16, 2018 0 comments

This past summer, the Office of Residential Life faced a series of crippling personnel departures. Currently, ResLife has on staff only two community directors, who are responsible for managing essentially one-third of campus dormitory facilities each and training the entire 2018 cohort of Residential Peer Leaders.

Op-eds, Opinions

Miller: University should safeguard researchers’ independence

September 6, 2018 0 comments

Criticism is part of science — indeed, science couldn’t move forward without it — but sometimes that criticism can be brutal.

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.

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: House or no house, University will celebrate Parks

March 20, 2018 0 comments

The legal threat that halted the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice’s planned Rosa Parks exhibit is truly disappointing (“Rosa Parks Exhibition Canceled,” March 15).