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Emilia Ruzicka is a staff columnist at The Herald. She is a senior at Brown with an independent concentration in data journalism and is currently operating remotely from her family’s home in Richmond, VA, though her military upbringing had her constantly on the move. Emilia writes about University issues and policies. When she’s not analyzing higher education, Emilia can be found making data visualizations for Nightingale or producing her podcast, Postmarks.

Articles by Emilia Ruzicka (7)

Ruzicka ’21: Debunking common misconceptions about removing Roman-style statues at Brown

Columns

Ruzicka ’21: Debunking common misconceptions about removing Roman-style statues at Brown

November 18, 2020 14 comments

Recently, there has been a strong movement to remove Roman-style statues from Brown University’s campus. Throughout conversations surrounding the removal of these statues, many misconceptions have flourished.

Ruzicka ’21: Our future is Open Access

Columns, Opinions

Ruzicka ’21: Our future is Open Access

October 14, 2020 1 comment

As we continue to weather the COVID-19 pandemic, Brown students remain scattered across the world. Both those that are in Providence and those operating remotely have felt the pains of not having the same access to academic resources as they do during a normal semester. 

Ruzicka ’21: Where is Brown’s Plan B?

Columns, Opinions

Ruzicka ’21: Where is Brown’s Plan B?

September 15, 2020 5 comments

Last week, on Sept. 10, 2020, President Christina Paxson P’19 sent an email to the Brown community announcing that the University would be moving forward with Phase 2 of its reopening plans.

Ruzicka ’21: Your money or your life

Columns, Opinions

Ruzicka ’21: Your money or your life

August 19, 2020 0 comments

“Why Brown?” Thousands of prospective students have answered this question as they vied for a coveted spot in the next class of Brunonians.

Ruzicka ’21: To Brown administrators: Don’t silence student voices

Columns, Opinions

Ruzicka ’21: To Brown administrators: Don’t silence student voices

April 9, 2020 0 comments

About two and a half years ago, I arrived at Brown as a first-year, flush with pride and new hope. Pride because I had heard from multiple people that Brown was not only an academically prestigious university but also one rooted in respect for input from the student body.

Ruzicka ’21: Maintain reading period to ensure student success

Op-eds, Opinions

Ruzicka ’21: Maintain reading period to ensure student success

April 1, 2020 0 comments

On the evening of March 24, 2020, Rashid Zia, dean of the College, and Andrew Campbell, dean of the Graduate School, emailed the Brown community detailing temporary academic policies that will be implemented in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ruzicka ’21: Brown should make all courses S/NC while allowing grade petitions

Op-eds, Opinions

Ruzicka ’21: Brown should make all courses S/NC while allowing grade petitions

March 24, 2020 0 comments

Amid the panic and fear caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, college students everywhere have been left in limbo about the trajectory of their academic careers. The most prominent concern I have encountered among students is the impact the global crisis might have on their academic success.