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Editorial: Response to Emma Sulkowicz’s talk

On Thursday, Emma Sulkowicz spoke to Brown students about her experience with sexual assault and its influence on her senior thesis. Her story made national headlines when Columbia allowed her alleged rapist back on campus. In her talk, she explored the idea of consent in a sometimes controversial manner. ...


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Editorial: Students show moral inconsistency

On Friday and Saturday, roughly 5,000 Brown students will pay money to crowd the Main Green to applaud and cheer along Waka Flocka Flame and Pusha T. We will give them tens of thousands of dollars, both out of the University’s operating budget and directly from our pockets in ticket purchases. Why? ...


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Editorial: Spotlight Brown's history

Next month’s Commencement ceremonies will mark the completion of the University’s 250th anniversary celebrations. Begun in March 2014 with a flashy fireworks display on the Main Green, the 250th has given administrators a prime opportunity to fundraise, tout the University’s expansion into new ...


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Editorial: Pushing up declaration deadlines

Brown should strongly consider moving up the deadline for the declaration of concentrations during sophomore year. Because an earlier deadline would not presume students have a total plan for the future, students would realize that one’s concentration does not define one’s life path or personality. ...


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Editorial: Applauding the sexual assault task force

Since last fall, the Task Force on Sexual Assault has worked tirelessly to draft a formalized and comprehensive series of recommendations to more effectively address the pervasive issue of sexual assault on campus. The interim report, published in December, emphasized the pressing need to reform the ...


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Editorial: Building stronger academic communities

This year, advising was not at the forefront of any Undergraduate Council of Students presidential candidate’s platform. This is a marked change from candidates campaigning on “fixing advising” as one of their lofty goals. Improving advising has been an issue in the student body’s psyche for ...


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Editorial: Striking a balance

On Monday, 44 Rhode Island School of Design technicians ended a strike protesting the school’s stance in union contract negotiations, which centered on health care premiums, wage increases and retirement contributions. The strike lasted five days. The technicians at RISD are vital to the basic functioning ...


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Editorial: Weighing UCS candidates

The upcoming Undergraduate Council of Students elections provide a valuable opportunity for the Brown community to shape the character of student leadership on campus — an impact that is all too often overlooked. Thursday’s debate offered a window into the platforms of both the UCS presidential and ...


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Editorial: Revamp the UCS/UFB voting process

Now that spring break is over, everyone’s favorite time at Brown is right around the corner: the annual elections for leadership positions on the Undergraduate Council of Students and the Undergraduate Finance Board. Readers who chortled or scoffed at the previous sentence would be forgiven for doing ...


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Editorial: Tracks for the public health concentration

The newly-coined public health concentration replaces community health for students in the class of 2016 and beyond. This public health concentration does not currently offer a selection of tracks to choose from, and students could greatly benefit from having this option. The program attracts a diverse ...


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Editorial: Crafting your own survival guide

Hopefully no matter how students spent their spring break, they returned to campus at least marginally more well rested. After a bitterly long, snow-filled winter and exposure to health risks inherent on college campuses, a week away from College Hill — or at least a week without class — is truly ...


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Editorial: Centralizing research recruitment

Brown students would benefit from one centralized website and database that posted all the opportunities to participate in research on campus. While many services exist — SONA, the research participation network for the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences; the Brown University ...


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Editorial: Establishing trust

Brown has a trust problem. When an estimated 400 students rallied on the Quiet Green March 11 to protest the University’s handling of the widely discussed sexual assault and date-rape cases last semester, it signaled yet another instance of increased friction between students and administrators. Beyond ...


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Editorial: Cleaning up social media pages

With spring break coming up, students should exercise judgment when posting incriminating pictures, statuses and videos on social media. When students post pictures of themselves participating in illegal or questionable activities, their online presentation could reflect poorly on Brown’s image. With ...


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Editorial: Help them help you

On March 3, Dean of the College Maud Mandel and Vice President for Campus Life and Student Services Margaret Klawunn sent all enrolled students an email with a link to the Enrolled Student Survey, designed by the Consortium on Financing Higher Education. The administration sends students numerous emails, ...


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Editorial: A more data-driven curriculum

The open curriculum provides students with the freedom to pursue courses that speak to their interests and preferences. But it can also allow them to avoid courses in fields that are difficult, yet ultimately enriching, including data-driven curricula. A basic knowledge of statistics can inform one’s ...


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Editorial: Visual arts at a liberal arts institution

Over the past year, the University has made strides to expand the presence of performing arts on campus. Members of the Committee on Reimagining the Brown Campus and Community said last year that lack of performance space and collaboration with local groups has resulted in missed opportunities. The ...


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Editorial: Clear, calculated steps for a better Brown

Brown hosted its first National Diversity Summit this past weekend to “explore how higher education engages in the work of developing and sustaining an increasingly diverse and inclusive academic community,” according to an online description of the event. Organized by the Office of Institutional ...


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Editorial: Tangible progress in cybersecurity

Brown has demonstrated material progress in addressing the pervasive field of cybersecurity. On March 3, the faculty voted to approve the creation of an Executive Master’s Program in Cybersecurity — a decision that the Corporation must choose whether to approve at its May meeting. As previously ...




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