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Articles by Galen Hall (25)

Hall ’20: Liberals need to think beyond horse race politics

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Hall ’20: Liberals need to think beyond horse race politics

January 24, 2020 0 comments

Watching liberal political commentators talk about the 2020 presidential election, one starts to wonder whether the world will even continue to exist should Democrats lose.

Hall ’20: To the PTP: Don’t legitimize climate denial

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Hall ’20: To the PTP: Don’t legitimize climate denial

December 3, 2019 0 comments

Peter Kropotkin was a Russian aristocrat, political agitant, contemporary of Marx and radical anarcho-communist. Besides being an all-time great class traitor, he also had a passion for science. My favorite work of his is a book called “Mutual Aid,” a collection of essays written during the late 19th century.

Hall ’20, Winsor ’22: Ban oil money, recruiters from campus

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Hall ’20, Winsor ’22: Ban oil money, recruiters from campus

November 19, 2019 0 comments

Last month, a representative from ExxonMobil arrived on campus to recruit Brown geology students. One of us, Galen Winsor, went to listen and ask questions.

Hall ’20: Is the Open Curriculum a failed experiment?

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Hall ’20: Is the Open Curriculum a failed experiment?

November 3, 2019 0 comments

Brown University’s celebrated Open Curriculum turned 50 this year. As any promotional pamphlet at the front desk of Stephen Roberts ’62 Campus Center will tell you, the Open Curriculum “is responsible for a vibrant intellectual environment in which students are fully engaged.

Hall ’20: Academic departments must stop hiding from climate change

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Hall ’20: Academic departments must stop hiding from climate change

September 26, 2019 1 comment

“You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. And yet I’m one of the lucky ones. People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!”

Hall ’20: Principles of Economics should teach the nuance of human rationality

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Hall ’20: Principles of Economics should teach the nuance of human rationality

September 11, 2019 1 comment

Every year, around 400 undergraduates sign up for the introductory course Econ 0110: “Principles of Economics.” Nearly four out of every five students in the current iteration of this course are first-years. For them, it may be their first serious exposure to economic policy.

Hall ’20: Green New Deal is rational, not radical

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Hall ’20: Green New Deal is rational, not radical

April 9, 2019 1 comment

When Hurricane Michael hit Florida in October, following a pattern of increasingly powerful storms, I was of course worried for my grandfather.

Galen ’20: Divestment is the only responsible option

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Galen ’20: Divestment is the only responsible option

March 1, 2019 1 comment

The university recently announced plans  to aim for net-zero carbon emissions by 2040, with a 75 percent reduction below current levels by 2025. Brown’s net-zero goals are a great improvement – but by no means exceptional, given the scope of the ecological crisis facing our planet.

Hall ’20: Climate change deserves your attention

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Hall ’20: Climate change deserves your attention

December 5, 2018 0 comments

Brown has a well-earned reputation for social justice advocacy. It’s with good reason that Fox News host Jesse Watters perennially prowls our campus for soundbites.

Female scientists celebrate accomplishments

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Female scientists celebrate accomplishments

April 21, 2017 0 comments

Six successful female scientists delivered a series of public lectures on their work in various fields at “Inspiring Women in Science 2017.”