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Editorial: Building BIAP

In last Monday's report on the growing popularity of unpaid internships, The Herald cited an increasingly competitive job market and a depressed economy as two major causes. For students, an internship can provide an opportunity to explore a field or career, gain practical work experience, network with ...


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Editorial: Making us sick

Last Friday, we presented one of our many grievances against the U.S. Senate. By stalling on an important student loan reform bill already passed by the House of Representatives, the Senate is standing in the way of major steps to reduce the extraordinary cost of higher education in America. This alone ...


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Editorial: Senate slowpokes

We have a number of grievances against the U.S. Senate. Here's one more to add the list: The dysfunctional chamber is stalling on an important bill that would expand student aid and go a long way towards making college affordable.


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Editorial: Learning curve

This January, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges unsurprisingly reaffirmed Brown's status as an accredited institution. The team of NEASC evaluators praised Brown as "one of the premiere educational institutions in the United States," but NEASC's Jan. 8 letter informing President Simmons ...


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Editorial: Sober solutions

More positive alterations are in the works for Rhode Island's developing cannabis laws. State Reps. Joseph Almeida and John M. Carnevale are seeking to streamline the distribution of medical marijuana and discourage abuse of the substance. The state already allows patients with chronic pain or their ...


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Editorial: Syllabus day

The last time the Brown community broached the subject of holidays, the University eliminated Columbus Day amidst fierce debate and controversy. We are certain, though, that Columbus Day enthusiasts and detractors alike will appreciate our new recommended tradition.


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Editorial: Fee-for-all

Nobody likes hidden fees, as is painstakingly obvious to anyone who has watched television long enough to see advertisements for cell phone service providers, banks, car insurance companies or airlines. Brown, thankfully, does not add extra, undisclosed charges to stated tuition and fees. However, it ...


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Editorial: Sext offenders?

In the last week alone, two new reports emerged of prominent individuals using digital technology for unseemly purposes. A former aide to 2004 Democratic Vice Presidential nominee John Edwards alleged that Edwards recorded sexual acts on DVD, and Greg Oden, the top overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft, ...


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Editorial: Career move

In a recent national survey of college freshmen, 56.5 percent said that future job prospects were a "very important" factor in deciding which school to attend. According to the Cooperative Institutional Research Program at the University of California, Los Angeles, which conducts the survey annually, ...


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Editorial: Haiti and Beyond

The earthquake that ravaged Haiti earlier this month was a powerful reminder of the country's deep-seated poverty and political misrule. But it was also a reminder that humans are sometimes powerless against the earth — that natural disasters can kill thousands, wound many more and turn civilization ...


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Editorial: Rites of passage

Brown's Warren Alpert Medical School is on track to implement a new standard that will bolster its rising status. After careful consultation with the Medical Curriculum Committee, which includes medical students and undergraduates in the Program in Liberal Medical Education, the school's officials have ...


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Editorial: To live and drink in Providence

Trust us: Bar fights aren't all they're cracked up to be. Broken bones, property damage and police calls make Friday nights less fun. These problems are exacerbated when fights spill out of the bar and onto the sidewalk, potentially turning innocent bystanders into collateral damage. Needless to say, ...


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Editorial: Give us a break

Ordinarily, we would never recommend that Brown try to be more like Yale or Wesleyan. But in one regard, these schools set an example that we believe Brown should consider following. At both colleges, students trade a shorter winter break for a two-week spring break. By contrast, Brown's schedule strikes ...


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Editorial: The price of tuition

We remember watching an interesting exchange (at Providence Place Mall during the Iron Man premiere) between Christine Everheart, a ravishing reporter, and Tony Stark. In reference to Stark's career as a weapons engineer, Everheart mentioned one of his nicknames: the Merchant of Death, to which Stark ...


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Scandalous

If there's one thing we're sure about, it's that most Brown students don't want their ability to party on campus shut down by the Providence Police. We came too close for comfort last week, when PPD Chief of Police Dean Esserman was quoted in the Providence Journal saying "The position this department ...


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Editorial: Scandalous

If there's one thing we're sure about, it's that most Brown students don't want their ability to party on campus shut down by the Providence Police. We came too close for comfort last week, when Providence Chief of Police Dean Esserman was quoted in the Providence Journal saying "We're against anything ...


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Editorial: Fighting words

Dear Columbia,We're better than you. Yup, we said it — better. Better at sports, better at academics, better at life. We square off in football this weekend and, to be 100 percent honest, nobody really thinks you have a chance.




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