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Norris-Leblanc '13: The ROTC Question

After 18 years, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"  was finally repealed by a Senate vote of 63 for and 33 against. This historic legislation marks the end of an almost two-decade period when gay and lesbian members of the armed forces had to face a dishonorable discharge if they divulged their sexuality ...


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Doren '14: The myth of Brunonian progressivism

Brown is universally known as the rebel Ivy — standing apart from the entrenched educational elite by embracing progress and challenging the prevailing norms of our time. This reputation has served us well — if not always in the U.S. News and World Report rankings, then certainly in the ...


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Tobias '12: Piracy abroad

Imagine that you had never been accepted to Brown — would it make sense to pay not to go there? Of course not, but this seemingly ridiculous policy officially governs Brown's relationship to study abroad.


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Stephen Wicken GS: Give thanks!

I have no doubt, dear reader, that you are a fabulously multicultural melange of intellectual vivacity and animal charm. We live, I heard somewhere, in an increasingly interconnected world, where groovy beings like you nibble Spanish pastries while sipping Argentine yerba mate tea, tapping your Chinese ...


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Simon Liebling '12: Why we bother

There's a certain soul-searching proclivity among students who take an active interest in university politics, an inevitable tendency toward crises of justification for spending time — despite everything else we could be doing — on something that might seem so provincial.


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Elizabeth Perez '13: Corporate power trip

The next time you find yourself purchasing a product using the convenient services of Amazon, consider whether it is discomforting for you, as the consumer, to know that they were recently the sellers of "The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure." Some may consider Amazon's initial decision to protect ...


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Sissi Sun '12: Liberal education, trending

As students finish pre-registration for Spring 2011, once again some popular liberal arts classes, such as VISA 0100: "Studio Foundation," are quickly filling up.  As the popularity of these courses shows Brown students' general enthusiasm for a liberal education, it might be exciting for the entire ...


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Hunter Fast '12: Brown's safety net

Nov. 9 marked the end of pre-registration for spring courses, in which many students scrambled for places in limited-enrollment classes. However, a number of students were unable to sign up because of Brown's reinstatement of a policy barring those with significant unpaid balances from pre-registering. ...


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Chris Norris-LeBlanc '13: On sharing resources

As Brown University is an internationally acclaimed institution, we the students graduate with a number of opportunities and privileges not afforded to the majority of the world's population. The diploma, possibly the most ponderous of these privileges, is not easy to conceptualize sharing with a large ...




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