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Editorial: Welcome, '14s

We fondly remember A Day on College Hill as a time of great excitement and anticipation. The ADOCH planning committee has put in a lot of hard work and done a great job of setting up informative and entertaining events, and you should absolutely make the most of this brief introduction to life at Brown.  ...


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Editorial: Making Space

Brown offers its undergraduates a significant support system and a host of opportunities, but when it comes to providing space for common use and studying, our school is somewhat deficient. With over 6,000 undergraduate students at Brown, it's often difficult to find a free table in the library or a ...


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Editorial: Keeping our greens clean

Providence has been the fortunate beneficiary of some beautiful weather this past month, and we have enjoyed sitting on the recently re-opened Faunce steps, playing Frisbee and eating takeout lunches and dinners on Wriston Quad and the Main Green. Unfortunately though, when students spend more time ...


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Editorial: Not forgotten and not forgiven

We want to believe that most alums recognize the major contributions Brown makes to the surrounding community. And we would hope that this is particularly true of anyone who graduated from Brown and went on to serve as mayor of Providence. Unfortunately, Providence Mayor and congressional candidate ...


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Editorial: Event ethics

The annual event Gala will be held this year at Andrews Dining Hall and Terrace — and not the Westin Hotel — according to an e-mail sent by event organizers to students April 10. The change comes following intense negotiations between organizers and "the Student Labor Alliance, Westin workers ...


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Editorial: Out of house and home

Three banks are taking the City of Providence to court in an attempt to ensure that they can quickly and efficiently foreclose on local homeowners. At issue is an ordinance that took effect last September. It requires any lender that plans to foreclose on a house in the city to make a good-faith effort ...


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Editorial: Mixed signals

There is no doubt that Brown is in the midst of serious financial stress. To cope with endowment losses, the Corporation recently approved $30 million in budget cuts and spending reductions for fiscal year 2011. The University let go of 31 staff last year and plans another 60 layoffs this year. On top ...


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Editorial: Just say no

Editor's Note: This story improperly used opinions, facts and language from a Providence Journal article ("Bill would require drug testing for R.I. welfare recipients," March 26, 2010). An Editor's Note was published in the April 14, 2010, Herald. That Editor's Note can be found here.


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Editorial: After the flood

Brown students were lucky to get away from school last week, as Rhode Island was hit with record rainfall and devastating floods. In one 24-hour period, some areas received an astounding seven inches of rain, resulting in floods that forced hundreds from their homes and left thousands without electricity. ...


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Editorial: Decriminal-izzle

No one will be surprised to hear that a group of Brown students supports reduced penalties for marijuana possession. And with Snoop Dogg scheduled to perform on campus in just a few weeks, some might question our timing in writing this piece. However, we in fact have another pertinent reason. A Rhode ...


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Editorial: Oh the agony

As Professor of History Ken Sacks told The Herald last week, writing a senior thesis "is agony." Indeed, in some departments a stunning one-third of students who begin the process drop out. The Herald's recent report on thesis attrition should signal to all departments that they might want to take another ...


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Editorial: State of the U.

Last week's weather began to undo some of the damage done by the cold, rain and snow of the past four months. Most students quickly forgave Mother Nature and embraced the outdoors. But on Thursday, several tore themselves away from the festivities on Main Green to attend the State of Brown lecture. ...


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Editorial: All aboard

It currently takes Amtrak trains six to seven hours to get from Providence to Washington — roughly equivalent to driving and sluggish compared to flying. Amtrak has long sought to reduce travel times along the northeast corridor. As America continues to fall behind other countries in developing ...


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Editorial: Getting schooled

Brown is the only member of the Ivy League that does not refer to its engineering division as a school of engineering. Fortunately, efforts are well underway to change this and align Brown more closely with its peers. The faculty plans to vote April 6 on a proposal to establish an engineering school, ...


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Editorial: The great race

The Rhode Island General Assembly is weighing a considerable gamble, but the odds are in the state's favor. Today, legislators will vote on several bills dealing with public charter schools. The key proposals include increasing the cap on the number of charters from 20 to 35 and allowing Education Commissioner ...


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Editorial: Make it count

This month, Rhode Island residents will receive surveys for the 2010 census. The only problem is there aren't enough people to go door-to-door surveying households that fail to return the form by mail. We encourage students to help resolve this issue by getting jobs with the local census office.


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Editorial: Time for a change

In an age of constant advancements in Internet technology, we're glad to see Brown make efforts to upgrade its Web-based services. During the past year, the University has abandoned outdated systems in favor of newer, more efficient ones.




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