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Alyssa Ratledge '11: Lawyers won't kill IR

Since the publication of a scathing article on Interim Director of the Watson Institute David Kennedy '76 ("Watson director's unpopular agenda draws ire," March 16), several Herald letters and columns have stepped up to defend Kennedy from personal criticism. Few, however, challenged the article's angle: ...


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Tyler Rosenbaum '11: Rhode Island falls behind

Many of you have probably heard that two more states will join Massachusetts and Connecticut in recognizing same-sex marriages this year. For those of you who haven't, can you guess which ones they are? One is Vermont. And the other? Oregon, perhaps? Hawaii? Another coastal bastion of liberalness, like, ...


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Jeremy Feigenbaum '11: The Passover story

For most Jews, Passover provides an opportunity to spend time with friends and family — and to grumble about how much they miss eating bread. But Passover also provides important lessons for modern Jews and non-Jews alike about the freedoms they enjoy.Jews are not just required to remember that ...


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Dan Davidson '11: Why R.I. reformed court debt

A recent New York Times article highlighted one of the ways that states, burdened with massive budget shortfalls, are filling their coffers. In Florida, Georgia, Michigan and elsewhere, state judicial systems are cracking down on people who owe fees and fines to the courts.


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Simon Liebling '12: Student power for Palestine

Students at the New School withstood pepper spray attacks by police last week while trying to force the ouster of their controversial president, continuing the tradition of a year of occupations as part of a national campaign for accessible education. The beleaguered administrators they target could ...


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Nick Hagerty '10: Academic Inequality

My last column ("Picnics or John Edwards?", March 16) stressed the need for greater emphasis on teaching abilities in decisions about faculty hiring and promotions. But since faculty turnover can proceed even more slowly than a UCS meeting, here are two proposals that could improve undergraduate academics ...


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Andrea Matthews '11: Brown's brain drain

In a few weeks, about a quarter of our population will process out of the Van Wickle Gates and into the real world. But once they're in the real world, where exactly will they go? If I had to hazard a guess, I'd put together a list that goes something like: New York, Boston, D.C., San Francisco, Los ...


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Ratledge '11: Hey, Senator! Leave them kids alone!

For 1,700 poor elementary school students in Washington, D.C., the best chance for a quality education ended last week. Despite entreaties from Education Secretary Arne Duncan and even President Barack Obama himself, the Senate used the omnibus spending bill to eliminate the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship ...


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Anthony Staehelin '10: Frat life no 'Animal House'

This past Tuesday night, some underclassmen went to Wayland Arch and turned in their bid cards, thereby taking the first step towards becoming a Greek brother or sister. Although Greek life at Brown is noticeably less prominent than at many other schools, Brown does have somewhat of a Greek presence ...






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