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 (45)

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 0 comments

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.

Fall 2018 Herald poll results

News, University News

Fall 2018 Herald poll results

November 14, 2018 0 comments

Fall 2018 poll results can be found here.

Corporation celebrates Friedman Hall, BrownTogether

News, University News

Corporation celebrates Friedman Hall, BrownTogether

October 29, 2018 1 comment

Corporation members joined faculty and students to celebrate the completed renovations of Friedman Hall at the annual fall meeting, President Christina Paxson P’19 wrote in a campus-wide email Sunday.

In a talk moderated by Edward Steinfeld, director of the Watson Institute, former secretary of state John Kerry delved into topics like climate change, voting dynamics and his military and political career.

News, University News

Kerry emphasizes elections, climate change

October 11, 2018 0 comments

John Kerry, former secretary of state and long-time senator, spoke to a packed audience in Salomon Hall this Wednesday. In a wide-ranging talk moderated by Director of the Watson Institute Edward Steinfeld, Kerry highlighted his personal experiences as a soldier in Vietnam and as a legislator.

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