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Articles by Samantha Isman (24)


Isman ’15: We shouldn’t succumb to senioritis

April 15, 2015 Comments are Disabled

Long after we graduate, and regardless of whether we will be coming back to campus to visit or not, Brown will have something new to add to our experiences.


Isman ’15: The future of education

March 31, 2015 2 comments

As the problems we face become more complicated and unique, those educated in problem solving — through a variety of means — will be our lifeline.


Isman ’15: Why do lab results have the final say?

March 12, 2015 3 comments

The case of two female students who were allegedly served a drink laced with the date-rape drug GHB at a Phi Kappa Psi party this past October seemed to have a relatively straightforward situation.


Isman ’15: Why a winter term won’t stick

February 23, 2015 Comments are Disabled

While Wintersession has worked well at the Rhode Island School of Design, Brown would not benefit from a winter term.


Isman ’15: A long-lasting conversation on preventing sexual assault

February 10, 2015 13 comments

Marc Peters, the men’s health coordinator, is working alongside fraternities and sports teams to have discussions about what “healthy masculinity” means.

Isman ’15: The senior spring shopping period dilemma

Columns, Opinions

Isman ’15: The senior spring shopping period dilemma

February 2, 2015 Comments are Disabled

The beauty of shopping period is that it allows us to explore anything the University has to offer academically. Seniors should not be giving that up now.

Columns, Opinions

Isman ’15: Education should be a given

January 23, 2015 3 comments

The opportunity to attend university should be the same for everybody regardless not only of race but also economic opportunity and time availability.


Isman ’15: BrownConnect — encouraging exploration

November 19, 2014 1 comment

BrownConnect provides students with a backbone from which to grow.


Isman ’15: What a mattress can teach us about compassion

November 7, 2014 Comments are Disabled

We often don’t want to cross uncomfortable boundaries — we don’t want to make the victim feel even worse — but that doesn’t mean we don’t care.


Isman ’15: Why the Brown University Shuttle route should be less strict

October 24, 2014 Comments are Disabled

Isn’t the whole point of having these buses that if someone is walking alone at night and doesn’t feel safe, he or she should be able to get on it?