Skip to Content, Navigation, or Footer.

Editorials

The Setonian
Opinions

Editorial: Elections have consequences

Brown students' involvement in local politics varies widely — while some were out canvassing in advance of today's primary election, others might not have even known an election was happening. As Rhode Islanders and at least some students go to the polls today to choose their party's candidates ...


The Setonian
Opinions

Editorial: The other senior scramble

As most seniors are well aware, the University places a great deal of emphasis on the idea of a senior capstone project — a thesis, independent study, performance, internship or other major undertaking that punctuates a student's four years at Brown. The Dean of the College's website remarks, ...


The Setonian
Opinions

Editorial: The private network

We've all been warned countless times: Everything we post on Facebook can and will be used against us. Internet privacy is almost an oxymoron these days, as companies track our online purchases and distant acquaintances browse our pictures. Most people seem to feel that the responsibility to keep a ...


The Setonian
Opinions

Editorial: Committing to respond

When students returned to campus to begin the spring semester last January, an earthquake had just ravaged Haiti. While relief efforts in Haiti are far from complete, we now again find ourselves back at school with another major humanitarian crisis unfolding abroad. Pakistan's prime minister said that ...


The Setonian
Opinions

Editorial: A step in the right direction

A conservative activist speaking at Brown in 2008 told The Herald, "There are only one or two conservatives on your entire faculty, which is a disgrace and it did not happen by accident." While we thought that claim was extreme, it's no secret that Brown's campus does indeed lean toward the political ...


The Setonian
Opinions

Editorial: Last call

After years of rumors and controversy, Chipotle Mexican Grill will finally come to Thayer Street. A company spokesperson told The Herald that the restaurant should be open around November. But nearby residents, would-be competitors and, until yesterday, even the University's administration have still ...


The Setonian
Opinions

Editorial: Welcome, 2014

After months of anticipation and dozens of premature posts on Spotted at Brown, this week marks the first when no one can deny that you are all in fact Brown University students. While we know that you are readying yourselves for Unit Wars, the midnight organ concert, and Wednesday at Fish Co., we want ...


The Setonian
Opinions

Editorial: Free to work

Just as students and employers began to finalize summer plans last spring, the New York Times decided to burst their bubbles. In April, the Times ran a piece suggesting that many unpaid internships at for-profit companies may be illegal. Now that students have settled into summer pursuits that are hopefully ...


The Setonian
Science & Research

Diamonds and coal

A diamond to Providence. What a great little college town, and so appropriately named. Still, living somewhere with slightly less rainfall will be, well, divine. A diamond to Hermione. Now that we seventh-years are on the way out, I guess that means you'll be the new Quaffler or whatever on the quidditch ...


The Setonian
Opinions

Editorial: Sweating the small stuff

The editorial page board has complained a lot this year. We've complained about everything from garbage cans on the Main Green to national politics. So, as another school year comes to an end, we'd like to wrap things up by doing what we do best.On December 16, 1964, The Herald's editorial offered a ...


The Setonian
Opinions

Editorial: Cuts at the Swearer Center

Two weeks ago, The Herald reported that the Swearer Center for Public Service is being forced to make significant budget cuts. The Swearer Center will lay off four of its nineteen employees, according to the Providence Journal's news blog. The full impact of the cuts is still being determined, and programs ...


The Setonian
Opinions

Editorial: Talking tenure

On April 14, faculty members and administrators gathered to discuss a set of proposed changes to the University's policies governing tenure. At this meeting, four undergraduates were kicked out because they attended without permission, The Herald reported. It is unfortunate that these students did not ...


The Setonian
Opinions

Editorial: The latest tax idea

Last year, Providence Mayor David Cicilline '83 advocated for imposing a property tax on Rhode Island's private universities and levying a fee on these schools' out-of-state students. Now, politicians are once again setting their sights on the tax status of organizations that already make major contributions ...


The Setonian
Opinions

Editorial: Working for the weekend

The sea of students lounging on Main Green and the sound of music blasting on Wriston Quad serve as constant reminders that Spring Weekend is only a day away. Yet it seems one can hardly go five minutes without hearing the all-too-familiar gripes of students who have midterms, papers or projects due ...


The Setonian
Opinions

Editorial: Unplugged

Some of Brown's courses are retreating from the digital age. Last Thursday, The Herald reported on professors who discourage or outright prohibit laptop use in their classes. When Associate Professor of International Relations Nina Tannenwald taught POLS 0400: "Introduction to International Politics," ...


The Setonian
Opinions

Editorial: Mokoro '11 for UCS president

Today and tomorrow, students will have the opportunity to log on to MyCourses and elect representatives to the Undergraduate Council of Students and the Undergraduate Finance Board. We encourage students to support Diane Mokoro '11 for UCS president. 


The Setonian
Opinions

Editorial: UFB leadership endorsements

On Tuesday, the Brown student body will have the task of choosing the leadership for next year's Undergraduate Finance Board (UFB), the group responsible for apportioning funding for student groups. We first want to encourage the entire student body to take time to research the candidates and vote. ...




Powered by SNworks Solutions by The State News
All Content © 2024 The Brown Daily Herald, Inc.