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Trupin '13: A case for community investment

Judging by the looks in people's eyes, I was far from the only one impressed by both the level of public interest and the coordination evident at the Oct. 12 Occupy Teach-In. I was particularly happy to see the number of non-student residents among the hundreds who packed Salomon 101.


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Johnson '14: Give back, vote, but don't Occupy

Watching the Occupy College Hill movement, one cannot help but sympathize with the protesters' cause. Who doesn't want to support a group aimed at fighting for social justice, as the Occupy parent organization describes itself as doing on its website? Who doesn't wish that the lower 99 percent of America ...


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Enzerink '12: 'Miss Representation?'

Why is President Ruth Simmons consistently referred to as the University's first female president by non-campus media, or its first African-American president, when up until her ascent, it had sufficed to simply write "President" without the addition of "white" or "male"? The answer is, of course, that ...


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Hefer '12: Human value as monetary value

The second Steve Jobs died, a dam burst somewhere. Gallons of elegies and eulogies spilled forth, flooding the surrounding low-lying areas with a lot of sentimental goop. People praised Jobs as if he were a real-life John Galt.


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Stephenson '13: WPCs are worth having around

As a Women Peer Counselor, last year was a struggle. The program needed to assert itself. We needed to find, develop or craft a WPC identity. Somewhere in this honorable mission to revitalize the WPC program, shoring up our collective worth was supposed to come through broadcasting ourselves in an unattainable ...


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Moffat '13: How shall we live?

On Tuesday, Oct. 4, The Herald published a political cartoon by Loren Fulton '12 that echoed a sentiment often perceptible in the mainstream media. The subject of the artist's satiric drawing was the Occupy Wall Street movement, and the gist of it suggested that the rallying cries of these protesters ...


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Seda '12: Rock vs. SciLi: It's a circumstantial choice

In a recent column ("Rock beats SciLi", Oct. 7), Chip Lebovitz '14 sings the praises of the Rockefeller Library while he vilifies what he considers to be the intellectually absent social scene at the Sciences Library. Lebovitz has a very valid point in observing how the topic of the Rock versus the ...


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Tobias '12: Meal plan gone moldy

Something is rotten at Brown Dining Services, and it is not just the food ("Campus eateries found selling expired food," Oct. 13). Dining Services forces its mediocre food upon us at exorbitant prices while many students have no choice in the matter — first-years are required to participate — ...


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Trupin '13: Brown should stand with Indonesian workers

Earlier this year, 2,800 workers in Curug, Indonesia suddenly found themselves without jobs when their factory, PT Kizone, was closed down. The owner had fled, leaving the workers without the severance pay that was legally owed them — an amount totaling $3.3 million. Former machine operator Budi, ...


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Magaziner '69 and Maxwell '68: A curriculum for a new era

In 1967, a group of Brown students and faculty set out with the goal of improving education at Brown. The group's final report, authored primarily by Ira Magaziner '69 and Elliot Maxwell '68, led to the establishment of the New Curriculum at Brown. Today, the Open Jar Foundation is releasing a new edition ...


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Henriques '12: The not-so-ruthless Simmons legacy

I admit that after reading a recent column by Simon Liebling '12 ("The Simmons legacy," Sept. 29), I had to wonder if Liebling and I go to different schools. Apparently, Liebling attends a university brimming with wealthy elites that churns out top-notch research while leaving undergraduates floundering ...


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Cao '13: Be international, be Brown

It feels strange being international. The stereotype is that large groups of foreign students from a single country tend to stick together rather than blend in with the rest of the student body. I admit that I hang out with other Chinese students a lot — but not exclusively. Some international ...


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Paley '12: Remembering Steve

Last Wednesday, the world learned of the passing of Steve Jobs — entrepreneur, visionary and long-time CEO of Apple. Few in the history of mankind have dared to alter the way the entire world lives their daily lives, and even fewer have succeeded. In his 56 years, Jobs changed the way we interact ...


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Spencer-Salmon '14: In defense of the SciLi

In his most recent column ("Rock beats SciLi," Oct. 7), Chip Lebovitz '14 asserted that the long communal tables, bustling lobby and group study rooms at the Sciences Library create an atmosphere more conducive to social activities akin to "hanging out" as opposed to true, laser-pointed, marathon-session-style ...


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