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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 (26)

Rebecca Aman: How I learned to embrace burnout

Columns, Opinions

Rebecca Aman: How I learned to embrace burnout

May 23, 2020 0 comments
This article is part of the series Commencement Magazine 2020

My stomach full of pumpkin pie and turkey, I sat on the floor of my childhood bedroom writing and rewriting an email. Yes, it was Thanksgiving. But as an Opinions Editor for The Herald, I didn’t take days off.

Aman ’20: Professors: Prioritize compassion over rigor

Columns, Opinions

Aman ’20: Professors: Prioritize compassion over rigor

April 6, 2020 0 comments

It’s been repeated so many times that it’s become cliche: We are living through unprecedented times. After sending home the vast majority of students living on campus and urging those living off campus to leave, the University has tasked professors with moving their courses online.

Aman ’20: The University should hold coaches accountable

Columns

Aman ’20: The University should hold coaches accountable

March 12, 2020 0 comments

On Feb. 24, The Herald reported that seven former players on the women’s basketball team alleged that their coach Sarah Behn “repeatedly made remarks about players’ weights, used language that they described as vulgar and singled out players for criticism.”

Aman ’20: Limiting health care for transgender youth is misguided and dangerous

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Aman ’20: Limiting health care for transgender youth is misguided and dangerous

February 24, 2020 2 comments

Several state legislatures are considering bills that would restrict medical treatment for transgender youth by making it illegal for doctors to provide puberty blockers, hormone replacement therapy and sex-reassignment surgery to minors.

Aman ’20: How to make clubs more inclusive

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Aman ’20: How to make clubs more inclusive

February 3, 2020 0 comments

Last week, Rachael Schmidt ’21 wrote a column  arguing that clubs at Brown need to be inclusive. Schmidt argues that while clubs face logistical challenges in becoming more inclusive, they still have room to grow. But making clubs more inclusive isn’t as hard as Schmidt makes it out to be.

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

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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

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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

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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.