Articles by Dan Davidson (13)


Dan Davidson ‘11.5: Chafee-Taveras partnership integral to R.I.’s future

November 29, 2010 Comments are Disabled

In Rhode Island, we may find ourselves hearing a word rarely uttered in conjunction with stories about national politics: cooperation.


Dan Davidson ‘11.5: Net neutrality, dead for some, ripe for compromise

November 12, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Without net neutrality, Internet providers are free to censor content on the Web, either subtly, by making certain websites take an exceptionally long time to load, or overtly, by simply blocking them.


Dan Davidson ‘11.5: Ballot questions shouldn’t be overlooked

November 1, 2010 Comments are Disabled

A new governor will be elected in Rhode Island, along with General Assembly members and other statewide officials. But further down the ballot there will be a set of questions also under consideration.


Dan Davidson ‘11.5: Raising tuition both unrealistic and unwise

October 18, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Brown should position itself for this inevitable future by lowering the cost of undergraduate education and focusing on the aspects of the school that will continue to draw students in a world with high-quality, low-cost colleges.


Dan Davidson ‘11.5: Tanzi Brings New Vision to Progressive Policy

September 29, 2010 Comments are Disabled

In Admission Office literature, the diversity of Brown’s student body receives a good deal of emphasis.


Dan Davidson ‘11.5: Will online colleges transform higher education?

September 22, 2010 Comments are Disabled

The University of Phoenix’s prominent sponsorship was among the many comical elements of LeBron James’s summer prime-time special, “The Decision.” It was bizarre that King James associated his brand with an institution more often the butt of jokes than the recipient of celebrity donations, and the irony became even thicker when, just weeks later, the university was implicated in fraudulent and unethical behavior by a government investigation.


Dan Davidson ‘11.5: High or low, youth turnout could offer valuable insight

September 2, 2010 Comments are Disabled

When the votes are counted after November’s midterm elections, don’t expect to hear much about how voters under the age of 30 influenced the results.


Dan Davidson ’11: Think of the children!

December 3, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Much was made of the GOP’s mid-summer conversion to the party of seniors, despite years of diatribes against Medicare and Social Security. Equally astonishing is Republicans’ assertion that by stonewalling the Democratic agenda they are acting as the noble guardians of young people.


Davidson ’11: Consolidate more, spend less

November 10, 2009 Comments are Disabled

The town of Foster, R.I., has just over 4,000 residents. It also has its own police department and department of public works. This will change if some state legislators get their way.


Dan Davidson ’11: High concerns about Iraqi higher education

October 29, 2009 Comments are Disabled

I sometimes call Brown my “dream school.” We benefit from vast academic and social freedoms, and can explore countless disciplines in a safe environment. For our peers in Iraq, however, college life is often more like a nightmare than a dream.