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Editorial: Crossing borders

Carnegie Mellon University proudly announced its partnership with the Rwandan government to open the first American graduate program in Rwanda Sept. 16. Even as Rwandan President Paul Kagame was delivering his keynote address to CMU students in Pittsburgh, news of the partnership was raising concerns ...


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Editorial: Still out of shape

Last year, we expressed our concern for the condition of campus gyms ("A little out of shape," Oct. 26, 2010) and called on the University to repair equipment and improve satellite gym facilities. Unfortunately, the Department of Athletics failed to adequately plan and secure funding for equipment acquisition. ...


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Editorial: ResLife makes room

After last year's on-campus housing crunch, it is a relief to see students' need for dormitories and the dormitories' need for students breaking even. Though it came largely at the expense of the endearing Saunders Inn, which closed over the summer, we applaud the decisions and changes in off-campus ...


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Editorial: Keeping concentrators in the loop

A new trend is emerging at some American universities and colleges: If a student fulfills certain academic standards, the institution guarantees that his or her degree will only take a maximum of four years. Therefore, if a student cannot graduate on time because he or she cannot get into a required ...


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Editorial: America's struggling universities

Since the financial crisis of 2008 and the ensuing recession, Brown has instituted very tough budget cuts. President Ruth Simmons, the Corporation and leaders of our institution have time and again emphasized the importance of belt-tightening during this economic downturn.


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Editorial: Put the brakes on campus corporatization

College students are aggressively pursued by corporate America. From clothing retailers and technology firms to beer companies and banks, corporations are intensifying their efforts to make lifelong customers of us. This week, the New York Times reported that on-campus marketing has proliferated at ...


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Editorial: All's well that ends well

As reading period approaches, we are all looking for ways to avoid studying for finals, and seniors especially may find the best tactic to be nostalgia. Reflecting over the last year, we have seen Brown evolve in many areas, and we are proud to see most of these changes have been for the better.


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Editorial: Priorities

Last week, the Athletics Review Committee presented a set of proposals for review by President Ruth Simmons and the Corporation. Among its recommended policy changes, the committee suggested cutting four athletic teams — men's wrestling, women's skiing and men and women's fencing — and increasing ...


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Editorial: Proceed with care in adding master's programs

Last Thursday, The Herald reported that the University is moving to establish "professionally oriented master's programs" by fall 2012. According to Karen Sibley, dean of continuing education, most of the instruction will be done online save for "intensive periods" of actual class time at the very beginning ...


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Editorial: An unwelcome diversion

At the beginning of this month, the state Senate took up an uncontroversial bill that would start the process of setting up a state health care exchange. The legislation is necessary to comply with the federal health care reform law President Obama signed last year. In fact, the Providence Journal reported ...


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Editorial: Facilitating summer storage

It's nearing that time of the school year again — the end, that is. A quarter of us are leaving for good, but most of us will be back in the fall — and those of us who aren't from the area will need somewhere to store our stuff over the summer.


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Editorial: A new day at the TWC

On Monday, the fourth and final candidate for director of the Third World Center gave a presentation at the Sharpe Refectory. As evidenced by the fact that each candidate gave a presentation, the search process for the new director is placing a high priority on student input.


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Editorial: Making primary care a priority

As the Alpert Medical School prepares to make its transition to the Jewelry District, we are pleased to see that it is looking to make other expansions as well. Thanks to a generous grant of over $87,000 from the Rhode Island Foundation, the Med School is capable of funding new initiatives to get students ...




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