Topic: politics

President of the American Enterprise Institute and New York Times columnist Arthur Brooks emphasized the importance of “warmheartedness” to reduce political polarization in the United States.

News, University News

Conservative economist talks polarization

April 10, 2018 0 comments

President of prominent right-wing thinktank the American Enterprise Institute and New York Times columnist Arthur Brooks spoke about uniting Americans in polarized times.

Columns, Opinions

Miller ’19: Award shows are partisan echo chambers

March 18, 2018 0 comments

On Sunday, March 4, the 90th Oscar award ceremony took place, featuring a star-studded guest list, much laughter, long speeches and, of course, politics.

Op-eds, Opinions

Boury ’20: Advocating for ideological diversity at Brown

March 15, 2018 0 comments

In 2001, newly instated President Ruth Simmons famously responded to controversy surrounding a racist advertisement in The Herald by stating that “it is easy enough to exist in a realm where everyone is like-minded and speaks only of unimportant matters. That’s easy. While comfort may be found in silence, truth cannot dwell there.”

Study finds most hosted speakers lean left politically

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Study finds most hosted speakers lean left politically

March 5, 2018 0 comments

A coalition of students, working under a group called SPEAK, published a report last Tuesday that found 94.5 percent of speakers invited to Brown lean left ideologically.

Op-eds, Opinions

August ’19, Rock ’19: Beware the PTP

March 5, 2018 0 comments

In response to recent debate about the Brown Political Theory Project, we feel the need to warn students that the PTP is not a center for “thriving intellectual discourse,” in the words of Daniel Shemano ’19.

Op-eds, Opinions

Shemano ’19: In defense of the Political Theory Project

March 2, 2018 0 comments

Over the past few months, we have seen the narrative that Brown’s PTP is a corrupted right-wing think tank at the mercy of the Koch brothers gain acceptance on campus.

Metro, News

State senator resigns amid criminal charges

February 22, 2018 0 comments

State Senator Minority Whip Nicholas Kettle, R–21, resigned Feb. 22 amid a multitude of legal charges.

Columns, Opinions

Okin ’19: Kindness is a powerful form of activism

February 15, 2018 0 comments

After a year that even the creators of South Park found impossible to parody — with “satire becom(ing) reality” — current events have lost their ability to shock us, and something of a formula has formed.

Sonia Sotomayor talked about her experience as a first-generation college student. Students in the class of 2020 read her memoir, “My Beloved World,” prior to their first semester at Brown.

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Sotomayor discusses background, hardships

February 8, 2018 0 comments

It was one standing ovation after another as the campus welcomed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to speak in a conversation moderated by President Christina Paxson P’19 Wednesday afternoon.

Fitzpatrick ’20: Marching toward a better movement

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Fitzpatrick ’20: Marching toward a better movement

February 4, 2018 0 comments

Last week, thousands gathered on the Smithsonian Mall for the second Women’s March on Washington, commemorating the one-year anniversary of both Trump’s presidency and the record-breaking day of protest that followed.