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Editorial: Rhode Island's homeless

Brown students who go for a night out at Fish Co. may notice a sign that reads "No Trespassing Per Court Order" in front of a grassy area just across the street. A few weeks ago, this area underneath an old I-195 overpass was home to a community of 80 homeless people.


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Editorial: College confidential

Brown began assigning summer reading three summers ago at the behest of Dean of the College Katherine Bergeron. All incoming first-years read the same book, "How Proust Can Change Your Life," and wrote letters to their advisers discussing the book and their academic goals at Brown. Freshmen and their ...


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To the class of 2013

You've finally arrived on College Hill. For the next few weeks, you'll wander aimlessly around Thayer Street looking for Smith-Buonanno, Wilson Hall and Kassar House. Finding your way around campus is hard enough, so we thought we'd give you a roadmap for all the non-navigational issues you may encounter ...


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Editorial: A tax on learning

If Mayor David Cicilline '83 has his way, Providence will become the first city in America to tax private colleges for, of all things, enrolling students. At the mayor's urging, the Rhode Island House of Representatives recently approved a bill that would let cities impose a $150-per-student fee on ...


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Editor's note

Graduation is usually a time for looking ahead.  Trying to find answers in the future is a natural response to the current economic state of the world.


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Editorial: Expand orientation, move TWTP

As members of the Class of 2013 move on from ADOCH, they begin the long wait until their next major event at Brown: Orientation. We've all been through it, but Brunonians graduating in 2009 and 2010 experienced their first days somewhat differently — mostly because there were more of them. The ...


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Editorial: Dear ADOCHers

Brunonians are smiling, and for good reason — spring is here at last. Having braved exams and lectures, papers and presentations, we revel in our own triumph, as much as spring's: Sunburns replace shirtsleeves, Natural Light steps in for natural history and grill smoke fills the air. In the coming ...


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Editorial: Another bump in the wall

Last Wednesday, Superintendent for Providence Public Schools Tom Brady handed down some good news. In the coming academic year, six schools in his district will abandon the practice known as "bumping," in which teaching vacancies are filled in order of seniority. The year after that, the entire school ...


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Editorial: Young trustee elections

At an upcoming meeting this May, the Brown Corporation will likely approve a proposal to reserve a few spaces in its membership for young alumni trustees, according to recent Herald coverage. Under the proposal, young alums, defined as students who left Brown less than seven years ago, would be appointed ...


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Diamonds and Coal

A diamond to the sophomore who runs a business making "pupcakes" and other baked goods in need of quotation marks. With Spring Weekend coming up, you may want to whip up some "brownies." A sympathetic diamond to Latin American countries, who former Chilean President Ricardo Lagos Escobar said had ...


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Editorial: Beyond forgiveness

The current state of the economy is taking a toll on all levels of the University — the endowment has already shrunk from $2.8 billion to $2 billion, employees are being laid off and, most pervasively, students and their families are having trouble paying tuition. University administrators have ...


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Editorial: Wertheimer for UCS president

Several of this year's presidential candidates are dedicated members of the Undergraduate Council of Students who have served in leadership positions and taken the lead on important initiatives. But of the four candidates in the running, Clay Wertheimer '10 is the best choice.


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Editorial: UFB leadership endorsements

Tomorrow, Brown students will choose the new leadership of the Undergraduate Finance Board, the body that allocates funding for officially recognized student groups. We strongly urge you to vote for Salsabil Ahmed '11 for UFB chair and Neil Parikh '11 for vice chair. Of the candidates running for these ...






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