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Editorial: What does diversity mean?

Resources for high school applicants use diversity statistics to help students choose where to apply, forcing universities to compete for numbers that suggest a quilted student body. Brown, like many elite institutions, excels at this. But getting 1,600 varied high school graduates does not guarantee ...


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Editorial: A more engaged Corporation

Unbeknownst to the majority of students, the Corporation convened on campus this past weekend. Many of the 42 trustees and 12 fellows came together for the first of three meetings this academic year to discuss the current standing of the “Building on Distinction” strategic plan and accept a variety ...


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Editorial: Transforming dialogues into action

As student-led movements like fossil fuel divestment, sexual assault reform and student representation on the Corporation gain momentum and capture administrative attention, there exists a clear and growing desire for institutional change at Brown. As students, the type of change we envision as possible ...


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Editorial: SAFE Act not so safe

The passage of the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act in 2013 struck a controversial chord in the ongoing battle to reach an effective and lawful balance between gun control and gun rights in the United States. The SAFE Act requires mental health care professionals to input any ...


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Editorial: Shaping the world through student voices

In the last month, two major student protests have emerged on opposite sides of the globe, yet they have differed in both press coverage and international support. The pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong, now known as the Umbrella Revolution, has been covered by all major media outlets and publicly ...


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Editorial: Don’t be so quick to judge Obama

As Obama administration officials turn over, those exiting have promptly published accounts of their time in Washington and reviews of the president’s leadership. With each Cabinet member who retires and writes a tell-all book about the administration, commentators move progressively closer to writing ...


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Editorial: A much-improved West End

Despite a rather tumultuous arc of development, the city of Providence appears to have established stable footing. A recent Herald article regarding changes in the West End neighborhood points to a far more positive outlook for the city as a whole, particularly within historically crime-ridden spaces. ...


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Editorial: Preserve baseball

With the start of the professional and college football seasons, many people may have already moved on from baseball. But last night’s American League wild-card game between the Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics was a reminder of baseball’s integral role and positioning within the American ...


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Editorial: A model to be replicated

Donations to the University are critical in ensuring continuity in both the success and progressive development of the institution. The Sidney E. Frank Endowed Scholarship fund — created through a $100 million gift given 10 years ago by Sidney Frank ’42 — serves as an unparalleled paradigm for ...


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Editorial: Expanding the study abroad options

Yesterday the Office of International Programs hosted a fair on Ruth Simmons Quadrangle to introduce students to study abroad opportunities for the upcoming year. With more than 300 pre-approved programs and more than 150 locations from which to choose, about 600 Brown students each year — the equivalent ...


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Editorial: Don't forget about Ebola

Commentators from college students to cable news pundits have noticed our tendency to hop from one issue to the next. Scandals and crises monopolize conversations until the next news cycle. But Ebola cannot be one of those issues. The price for not responding immediately and drastically is too high. Two ...


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Editorial: The unfortunate compromise in expansion

The Herald reported Wednesday that the Providence Preservation Society raised opposition to the destruction of four houses as part of the proposed construction of a new engineering building, set to break ground at the end of next year. Though the PPS is inarguably justified in its concern — considering ...


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Editorial: A true opportunity for school spirit

The upcoming Fall Celebration tied to Brown’s 250th anniversary presents a distinct opportunity to craft a definite sense of school spirit on campus. As discussed in a previous editorial, we firmly believe that Brown lacks a distinguishable aura of pride and fails to actively and vocally support its ...


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Editorial: Keep pushing on all levels

Over the weekend, 300,000 to 400,000 people flooded midtown Manhattan, in addition to tens of thousands around the world, to urge action on climate change. Students, celebrities, politicians and diplomats marched alongside each other in unprecedented numbers with a clear message. While this event undoubtedly ...


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Editorial: ISIS requires a real coalition

Over the weekend, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria executed a third westerner, British aid worker David Haines. The United States, the United Kingdom and our allies around the world are increasingly inclined to escalate action in the conflict. While the civil war is certainly, to a degree, a global ...


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Editorial: We are not excellent sheep

Brown in no way conforms to the paradigm presented by William Deresiewicz in his book, “Excellent Sheep.” Though Deresiewicz conceded in his lecture that Brown is halfway toward promoting and perpetuating a liberal arts system, we firmly believe that the University is uniquely positioned within ...






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