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Editorial: Ensuring transparency in BrownTogether

On Jan. 4, the University announced that it had successfully raised more than half of its BrownTogether fundraising goal, collecting over $1.64 billion since the campaign’s official launch in fall 2015. The previous month, the University also announced that it had reached its $30 million target to ...


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Editor's Note: The Herald names 128th Editorial Board

The Herald announced the members of the 128th Editorial Board Friday at its annual banquet at CAV Restaurant Dec. 1. The 128th Editorial Board will be led by Editor-in-Chief and President Elena Renken ’19, a science and society concentrator from St. Paul, Minnesota. Kasturi Pananjady ’19, a comparative ...


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Anderson ’20 lifts Bears over LIU Brooklyn with career day

The men’s basketball team stayed active during its holiday break, returning home to face Long Island University at Brooklyn Saturday at the Pizzitola Sports Center. After a midweek road loss to Stony Brook University, the Bears used a second half push to defend their home court, ousting the Blackbirds ...


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Editorial: What we’re thankful for

195 Angell St. The back room, and the slightly inferior front room. Late night texts from TCI Press. Alice Chin and the words of inspiration she provides. Office Manager Diane Silvia. All the office chairs, except for that one with the wheel missing from it. Herald alums, including but not limited ...


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Editorial: Where did all the money go?

The Undergraduate Council of Students recently decided to increase the student activities fee from $274 to $295. In the meeting, the leaders of the Undergraduate Finance Board recommended the increase, attributing the board’s $130,000 deficit to an influx of clubs requesting categorization that were ...


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Editorial: We can’t be silent about gun violence

When, in December 2012, a shooter fatally killed 20 elementary school children in a town just two hours away from our own campus, President Christina Paxson P’19 decided to sponsor a series of forums on school shootings. She urged the Janus Forum to sponsor a talk on gun violence and signed a letter ...


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Editorial: Renaming Magee Street

On Nov. 16, the Providence City Council will decide whether a street on College Hill will continue to share the name of a slave trader or if it should instead find a new namesake in two of Providence’s most influential black activists. The decision is clear — Providence should change the name of ...


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Editorial: Selling out to tech

Finance and consulting interns have long been the subject of jokes about selling out. The eager, inspired first-years who often walk in through the Van Wickle Gates praising democratic action sometimes cringe to find themselves after graduation joining institutions that fundamentally undermine it. Wall ...


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Grigo '18: It’s not the time to ‘stick to sports’

If it wasn’t obvious before, it has now become clear: “Stick to sports” is nothing more than a hypocritical tool used to undermine the political participation of athletes. For the uninitiated, “stick to sports” is a common criticism aimed at sports reporters and athletes who wade into political ...


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Editorial: Separating news and opinions

When seeking fair, balanced reporting on the Brown community, we hope that you’ll turn to The Herald. In addition, our newspaper is a venue for several types of opinion pieces. We recognize that the two can often be confused — a trend we’re hoping to set straight as you continue to read The Herald ...


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Prasad: Our commitment to international students

The Herald’s article, “U. Hires new international student experience program director” (Sept. 13) underscores the importance the University is placing on offering essential resources to support our international students at Brown. It also provides an opportunity to outline additional steps we ...


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Editorial: Talking to a Herald reporter

It’s possible that over the course of your time at Brown you’ll be asked to interact with one of our reporters. We try to cover the Brown community and include as many voices as possible —  so when a reporter speaks with you, we hope that you’ll have a positive experience with them and feel ...


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Editorial: Why Brown?

Dear Class of 2021, You may have spent hours pondering over your response to the simple question “Why Brown?” when completing your application. Now, as the University’s A Day on College Hill begins and hundreds of prospective students ascend upon College Hill, it is our time to answer the question ...


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Editorial: Toward a better Herald

Every year during the spring semester, The Herald endorses candidates for contested Undergraduate Council of Students and Undergraduate Finance Board executive positions. Endorsements are typically made after the editorial board meets with the candidates to discuss their respective ideas and platforms. ...


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Editorial: Go Bruno

The women’s basketball team, our representative in the inaugural Ivy League tournament, has had a strong year, capping its season by sweeping Columbia and Cornell over the weekend to finish fourth in the conference and earn its postseason berth. We wish the Bears success against Penn at the Palestra ...






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