Rebecca Aman is an opinions columnist from Atlanta, Georgia. She is concentrating in economics and actually really enjoyed taking Principles. She has interned for the YMCA of Metro Atlanta and on an Atlanta mayoral campaign. When not at The Herald, she can be found playing inner-tube water polo, running on the East Bay Bike Path and eating Blue Room muffins.

Articles by Rebecca Aman (21)

Aman ’20: Locked doors don’t keep us safe

Op-eds, Opinions

Aman ’20: Locked doors don’t keep us safe

January 22, 2020 0 comments

How many times have you waited in the bitter cold for a friend to let you into their dorm? And of those times, how often did a kind stranger let you into the building, holding the door open as they swiped themselves in?

Aman ’20:  The value of group problem solving

Columns, Opinions

Aman ’20: The value of group problem solving

December 2, 2019 0 comments

Every Tuesday from 12 to 12:50 p.m., I attend section for MATH 0180: Intermediate Calculus. During these fifty minutes, we solve challenging problem sets in groups of two or three.

Aman ’20: Brown should change its motto

Columns, Opinions

Aman ’20: Brown should change its motto

November 14, 2019 1 comment

Brown University’s Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, published in 2016, states that “All Brown students, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, nationality, religious and political views, and other aspects of their identities, are accepted because of their enormous potential as scholars and leaders.”

Aman ’20: End athletic recruitment and legacy admission

Columns, Opinions

Aman ’20: End athletic recruitment and legacy admission

October 18, 2019 1 comment

On Oct. 1, a federal court upheld Harvard’s race conscious admission practice. During the case, Harvard was forced to publish admission data from 2009 to 2014, offering an unprecedented inside look at the college admission process at an elite American university.

Aman ’20: Brown should use its housing fee to subsidize laundry

Columns, Opinions

Aman ’20: Brown should use its housing fee to subsidize laundry

September 20, 2019 0 comments

At Wednesday’s Undergraduate Council of Students meeting, Vice President Jason Carroll ’21 made two suggestions on how to subsidize laundry for students with demonstrated financial need.

Aman ’20: Dear Blueno should not be an academic advisor

Columns, Opinions

Aman ’20: Dear Blueno should not be an academic advisor

September 11, 2019 0 comments

“Are there any CS classes that are for people who have zero foundation and just wanna give it a try to see how it is? scared of being destroyed by cs 15.”

Aman ’20: It’s time to make youth sports fun again

Columns, Opinions

Aman ’20: It’s time to make youth sports fun again

September 3, 2019 0 comments

In high school, I played three sports: cross country, swimming and track. Being a multi-sport athlete could be tough; at the beginning of each season, I would struggle to keep up with my teammates who trained year-round.

Aman ’20: It’s time to rein in the Advancement Office

Columns, Opinions

Aman ’20: It’s time to rein in the Advancement Office

April 17, 2019 0 comments

In a February letter to the Providence Journal, President Christina Paxson P’19 claimed that “Brown’s central administration was not aware that some staff in Advancement was providing logistical support” for the now infamous Granoff dinners.

Aman ’20: It’s time to scrap the $70 re-admission fee

Opinions

Aman ’20: It’s time to scrap the $70 re-admission fee

March 21, 2019 0 comments

I first discovered that students who take a leave of absence are required to pay a $70 re-admission fee after reading an op-ed submitted by Soyoon Kim ‘19 and Addy Schuetz ‘19.5, the leavetaking coordinators at the Curricular Resource Center.

Aman ’20: Creating productive dialogue on Israel/Palestine

Columns, Opinions

Aman ’20: Creating productive dialogue on Israel/Palestine

February 27, 2019 1 comment

I used to spend a lot of time avoiding news about Israel and Palestine. In particular, learning about human rights violations committed by the Israel Defense Forces was deeply upsetting — it was hard to discover that the fairy tale place I learned about as a child in Hebrew school wasn’t so magical after all.