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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 (14)

Pipatjarasgit ’21:  Should Brown really be asking its current students for donations?

Columns, Opinions

Pipatjarasgit ’21: Should Brown really be asking its current students for donations?

April 1, 2021 1 comment

It struck me as odd that although I had not yet walked out the Van Wickle Gates, I was already being asked for money. But the more I looked into the Brown Senior Class Gift, the more I became shocked at what I saw. 

Pipatjarasgit ’21: An ode to the Brown University Library

Columns, Opinions

Pipatjarasgit ’21: An ode to the Brown University Library

March 18, 2021 0 comments

It has now been over a year of living in the COVID-19 pandemic and learning largely in a virtual environment. Yet, academic functions at Brown must continue. One of the unsung heroes involved in some shape or form in all our academic journeys is the Brown University Library.

Pipatjarasgit ’21: Understanding and keeping advancement accountable

Columns, Opinions

Pipatjarasgit ’21: Understanding and keeping advancement accountable

March 10, 2021 0 comments

When students found out about the now infamous “Granoff Dinner,” they were outraged. To be fair, there were also some published opinions defending the events, but most students will likely recall an overwhelmingly negative reaction when the story broke in spring 2019.

Pipatjarasgit ’21: Why does Brown have so many visiting directors of undergraduate studies?

Columns, Opinions

Pipatjarasgit ’21: Why does Brown have so many visiting directors of undergraduate studies?

February 12, 2021 0 comments

When you declared your concentration, did you ever pay attention to the rank and title of your director of undergraduate studies?

Pipatjarasgit ’21: Enrollment as a part-time undergraduate student: An option that should be available to all

Columns, Opinions

Pipatjarasgit ’21: Enrollment as a part-time undergraduate student: An option that should be available to all

February 1, 2021 2 comments

In July 2020, shortly after Brown released its plan for conducting the academic year amidst the current pandemic, I sat at home weighing my options for how I would choose to navigate what I knew would be an atypical academic year.

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?