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Poom Andrew Pipatjarasgit, a senior concentrating in anthropology, French and Francophone studies and Latin American and Caribbean studies, is a staff columnist. Throughout his time at Brown, he has very much enjoyed being a peer advisor, helping fellow students across a wide range of academic issues. He is also a former member of the College Curriculum Council and an occasional participant in student theatre. Poom's columns focus on academic policies and undergraduate advising at Brown.

Articles by Poom Andrew Pipatjarasgit (9)

Pipatjarasgit ’21: The Office of International Programs somehow made my study abroad worse

Columns, Opinions

Pipatjarasgit ’21: The Office of International Programs somehow made my study abroad worse

January 21, 2021 0 comments

In mid-October of 2020, I received an email from the Office of International Programs sent to all returned study abroad students, encouraging me to apply to work as a peer advisor. I laughed.

Pipatjarasgit ’21: The advising tips we’re not told

Columns, Opinions

Pipatjarasgit ’21: The advising tips we’re not told

November 15, 2020 0 comments

At Brown, we are told to take a variety of classes. We have been encouraged to explore the Open Curriculum. Our advisors suggest that we should meet with our course instructors in office hours for assistance throughout the semester. This is all generally good advice.

Five Herald Columnists reflect on an Election Week like no other

Columns, Opinions

Five Herald Columnists reflect on an Election Week like no other

November 9, 2020 0 comments

One week after Election Day Nov. 3, and three days since former Vice President Joe Biden was projected winner of the 2020 presidential election by main television networks and the Associated Press, five Herald columnists weighed in on what this election means and how we move forward.

Pipatjarasgit ’21: The benefits and limitations of Dear Blueno for academic advising

Columns, Opinions

Pipatjarasgit ’21: The benefits and limitations of Dear Blueno for academic advising

November 3, 2020 0 comments

Most Brown students active on Facebook know about Dear Blueno, where anonymous posts can be used for anything from political rants to trolling, from complaints about Brown to requests for relationship help.

Pipatjarasgit ’21: Change final grade submission rules and deadlines: they’re unrealistic and confusing.

Columns, Opinions

Pipatjarasgit ’21: Change final grade submission rules and deadlines: they’re unrealistic and confusing.

October 22, 2020 0 comments

Toward the end of each semester, Dear Blueno becomes filled with many variants of one type of question: When will final grades be submitted to Banner? Why hasn’t Professor so-and-so submitted grades yet?

Pipatjarasgit ’21: In order to properly hold the University accountable, we need to understand its governance committees

Columns, Opinions

Pipatjarasgit ’21: In order to properly hold the University accountable, we need to understand its governance committees

October 1, 2020 0 comments

In the past several months, the University has made many consequential changes with significant student impacts through its various governance committees. Some of them are related to the COVID-19 pandemic, while others are not.

Pipatjarasgit ’21: President Paxson, since when has safety been your priority?

Op-eds, Opinions

Pipatjarasgit ’21: President Paxson, since when has safety been your priority?

August 14, 2020 0 comments

On Aug. 11, President Christina Paxson P’19 announced “modifications” to the University’s original fall 2020 plans released on July 7 (though the term “reversal” is more appropriate in my view).

Pipatjarasgit ’21: Brown took its time. Why can’t students do the same?

Op-eds, Opinions

Pipatjarasgit ’21: Brown took its time. Why can’t students do the same?

July 10, 2020 0 comments

On July 7, Brown undergraduate students received an email from the College regarding academic and campus life logistics in the age of coronavirus; students were also notified of the Fall 2020 Location of Study Form, where they are required to indicate their location of study, housing plans and meal plan selection.

Letter: Coverage of Excellence in Brown Athletics Initiative

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: Coverage of Excellence in Brown Athletics Initiative

June 9, 2020 0 comments

To the Editor: Thank you for your recent coverage of the University’s recent athletics decisions, as well as many reactions described in published opinion pieces.