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Editorial: A more comprehensive CAPS

A recent Herald story on Counseling and Psychological Services brought to light several trends in the demographics of students using CAPS that we find need attention and addressing. First, it is important to consider that a disparity persists in relation to gender. Approximately 29.7 percent of female ...


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Editorial: A more inclusive Brown

Racial tensions in the past two weeks at Yale and the University of Missouri have highlighted the rampant structural and institutional racism that exists within these places of higher education. These incidents are most disconcerting because students of color have been made to feel unsafe and unwelcome ...


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Editorial: Crossing disciplinary bounds

We are pleased that one of the chief emphases of BrownTogether, the University’s recently released $3 billion comprehensive campaign, is the development and cultivation of interdisciplinary scholarship. Brown is an international hub for interdisciplinary research, answering some of the world’s most ...


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Editorial: The need for campus-wide social events

When Brown holds campus-wide events such as the Annual Spring Gala or Spring Weekend, the atmosphere on College Hill is filled with excitement and a sense of camaraderie among students. The divides among students of different ages, concentrations and extracurricular interests melt away as they dance ...


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Editorial: Grades do not define us

Now that midterms are mostly over — though it sometimes seems they never truly end until reading period — many of us are starting to see which final grades are likely or within reach for each of our classes. These realizations are daunting for everyone, but especially first-years, who will soon ...


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Editorial: Breaking up the monotony

Just like that, we have entered the last full month of the semester. At this point the daily grind of classes, meetings and other commitments has taken its expected, monotonous form. Rather than an opportunity to find something new, Morning Mail has become a time marker of sorts — a regular staple ...


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Editorial: The merits of study abroad

During our time on College Hill, most students will inevitably ponder the option of studying for a semester in a foreign country. Unfortunately, of those who consider this extraordinary possibility, only a small fraction end up embarking on this scary yet academically and personally enriching experience. ...


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Editorial: A sensible Mailroom makeover

When Brown students received an email this summer letting them know that Mail Services was undergoing a dramatic restructuring, many of us were nervous. In an effort to make the postal system at Brown more efficient, the University was eliminating students’ physical mailboxes and instead treating ...


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Editorial: Come back, Professor Ruth Simmons

This coming weekend, President Christina Paxson P’19 will unveil the University’s new comprehensive fundraising campaign that will fund her vision for Brown, as laid out in her 2013 strategic plan, “Building on Distinction,” and detailed in the operational plan released earlier this semester. ...


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Editorial: Sorry, Malia Obama

The college application and selection process is stressful for most students who go through it, but one can only imagine how much the stress multiplies when the whole nation is watching. That is what Malia Obama is experiencing right now. News outlets as prominent as the New York Times are covering ...


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Editorial: Balancing midterms and life

It is no novel idea to note that college is hard. For academic, social, personal and other reasons, college often feels like a balancing act. Now that we have passed the halfway point in the semester, which occurred last Friday, midterms can be an additional point of stress and anxiety for many students. ...


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Editorial: Sophomores searching for support

As sophomores approach their spring semester, they are expected to reflect on their time at Brown and determine which concentration provides them with the right departmental fit, curriculum and job prospects. Unfortunately, too few departments and concentrations provide students with substantive and ...


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Editorial: High school is not a means to an end

Brown is one of the over 80 institutions to have joined the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success. The coalition presents itself as an alternative to the Common Application and, according to the organization’s press release, its “goal is to recast admission process, broaden access and ...


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Editorial: Shootings and college campuses

Last week, stories about shootings on college campuses in Oregon, Arizona and Texas made national headlines. The 11 students whose lives were taken so violently over the past two weeks remind us of a sobering national trend — one that should be of immediate concern to our community. Mass shootings ...


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Editorial: Keep renovating, ResLife

According to a recent Herald article (“Residents react to dorm renovations,” Oct. 2), students living on Wriston Quadrangle were pleasantly surprised to happen upon the results of summer renovations in their respective dormitories. Though we certainly commend the Office of Residential Life’s attention ...


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Editorial: Boycott the Hilton Providence

Last Tuesday at the Brown University Community Council meeting, the Student Labor Alliance brought forth a resolution advocating a boycott of the Hilton Providence Hotel. Based on testimony that the hotel puts employees in unfair working conditions, we support the boycott. Hilton employees report being ...


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Editorial: Career (un)fair

Career fairs are funny phenomena at Brown. For the past couple of days, nonchalant or otherwise “chill” students have donned business casual garb and paraded down to the Main Green to pursue a consulting, tech or banking offer. While Brown is well-known for being both a liberal and a wealthy campus, ...





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