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Jonathan Douglas serves as a section editor for Science and Research, after covering the same beat for a year as a senior staff writer. He is a junior from Westchester, New York and is concentrating in Political Science and Computer Science. When not at the Herald, Jonathan loves to misquote movies and send absurd snapchats.

Articles by Jonathan Douglas (48)

Jonathan Douglas: How (not) to think like a computer

Columns

Jonathan Douglas: How (not) to think like a computer

May 25, 2020 0 comments
This article is part of the series Commencement Magazine 2020

My mind has never thought as an ordered set of instructions. I always have a jumble of thoughts in my head, reminders to do laundry next to overdue problem sets on top of pleas from my mom to CALL MY GRANDPARENTS.

Douglas ’20: To the man who robbed my house during a quarantine

Columns, Opinions

Douglas ’20: To the man who robbed my house during a quarantine

April 20, 2020 0 comments

To the man who robbed my house during a quarantine: I can only imagine your dire circumstances. Stealing during any normal time is a dangerous move. You risk setting off an alarm; encountering lingering inhabitants; getting caught by the cops. It takes desperate circumstances to resort to such a hazardous decision. 

Douglas ’20: Thayer Street is struggling. Help before it’s too late.

Columns, Opinions

Douglas ’20: Thayer Street is struggling. Help before it’s too late.

April 9, 2020 3 comments

When I first returned to Brown last summer after a several-month break from College Hill, I didn’t first stop at the Main Green, Faunce House or my friend’s off-campus house — I made a beeline for the steak nachos at Baja’s.

Douglas ’20: Don’t Panic President Paxson, COVID-19 is not here (yet)

Columns, Opinions

Douglas ’20: Don’t Panic President Paxson, COVID-19 is not here (yet)

March 9, 2020 4 comments

On Friday, President Christina Paxson P’19 announced that the University will cancel all non-academic events with over 100 people, among other precautions. These events include a University-wide dance and a chance for admitted students to visit Brown’s campus.

Douglas ’20: We Don’t Need Another Dorm

Columns, Opinions

Douglas ’20: We Don’t Need Another Dorm

February 26, 2020 2 comments

Last week, the University announced that it would tear down several buildings, including the original Bagel Gourmet and East Side Mini Mart, and put a new dorm intended for upperclassmen in its place.  The University hopes the dorm will alleviate the housing burden facing the East Side and strengthen the […]

Douglas ’20: Put the Classroom Online

Columns, Opinions

Douglas ’20: Put the Classroom Online

February 21, 2020 0 comments

In 2013, President Christina Paxson P’19 unveiled her 10-year strategic plan, “Building on Distinction.” The plan called upon the Brown community to “enhance our capacity in the creative use of online technologies” through “aggressive experimentation in new modes of education.”

Douglas ’20: The Silent Minority

Columns, Opinions

Douglas ’20: The Silent Minority

February 7, 2020 1 comment

Brown is famous for its incredibly liberal student body. In 2016, only 1.8 percent of students said they planned on voting for President Donald Trump; more students supported Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

Douglas ’20: The CS Department needs to change. Here’s how.

Columns, Opinions

Douglas ’20: The CS Department needs to change. Here’s how.

January 27, 2020 0 comments

In recent years, the computer science department has exploded. In 2015, 133 students graduated with a concentration or joint concentration in computer science. By 2019­­ — just four years later — that number had skyrocketed to 259, an increase of almost 95 percent.

Douglas ’20: Dear Bruno, how do I write good?

Columns, Opinions

Douglas ’20: Dear Bruno, how do I write good?

January 23, 2020 0 comments

Many undergraduates believe that they are strong writers; they got into Brown based partially upon their ability to write better than over 90 percent of other applicants, confirming their writing prowess and signaling that their craft need not be improved much further.

While Brown students have largely excavated the dig site, sixth graders from Moses Brown School were invited to visit and explore in an effort to expose young students to archaeology field work.

News, Science & Research

Class explores ruins beneath local soccer field

November 18, 2018 Comments are Disabled

At first glance, the soccer field at Moses Brown School contains little more than open space, two goals and a few stray balls. But underneath the field at the intersection of Hope and Lloyd Streets lies the ruins of a house dating back to 1884.

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