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Letter: A plea to reinstate Dr. Rick Bungiro

To The Editor: I recently heard about the resignation of Dr. Rick Bungiro from the Division of Biology and Medicine and his subsequent request for reinstatement. I took two classes with Dr. Bungiro in the Fall of 2011 and Spring of 2012, BIOL0530 (Principles of Immunology) and BIOL1550 (Biology of ...


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Letter: Criticizing Kanders donations is self-righteous, misses point

To the editor: I was disappointed to read the letter to the editor, “If the Sacklers must go, so too must Kanders,” by Abdullah Shihipar MPH’20 in the Jan. 27 issue of The Herald. It represents yet another example of self-righteous virtue-signaling by a Brown student. In the first place, to characterize ...


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Letter: Two state solution referendum is preferable to divestment

To the Editor: In Kyle Price’s ’20 recent op-ed, the author opposes the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement against Israel. As a Jew, I’m reluctantly against BDS and fearful that it could become a camouflage for blatantly anti-Semitic activities. That said, Price’s article is shockingly ...


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Letter: Investment Office’s response to divestment is misleading

To the Editor: In their recent op-ed, Dowling, Dietze and Kennedy ’97 argue that it is infeasible for Brown to divest because of the complicated nature of managing the endowment. This claim is concerning, considering the fact that Brown University has claimed to divest from tobacco, genocide in Darfur, ...


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Letter: The Herald must appoint a public editor

To the Editor: In the wake of the Providence Journal’s exposé of Martin Granoff’s P ’93 exclusive dinners, numerous students took to the Dear Blueno Facebook page to criticize The Brown Daily Herald — the supposed premier source for news about Brown — for missing the scoop. One anonymous ...

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Letter: U. support for ProJo goes beyond subscriptions

To the Editor: Despite the clarification to the Oct. 9 editorial, “University should buy ProJo subscriptions,” subsequent letters from readers make clear the need to share additional details on the extensive access to the Providence Journal that the University already provides to students, faculty ...


The Setonian
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Letter: Don’t rescind honorary degrees

To the Editor: Self-described “non-donating” alum Nicholas Morley ’13 raised engaging questions about the nature of honorary degrees in a May 18 Herald op-ed entitled “Rescind Junot Díaz’s Honorary Doctorate,” but as a donating alum, I would humbly suggest that the University steer clear ...


The Setonian
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Letter: Help make the First Readings program better

To the Editor: I appreciated the proposals included in the April 12 editorial entitled “Reforming the First Readings program.” I have been an undergraduate representative on the First Readings committee for the past two years, and I am committed to our stated mission to “offer an intellectually ...


The Setonian
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Letter: Why does review require suspension?

To the Editor: In a letter to the editor published by The Herald yesterday, Provost Richard Locke P ’18 states that “the University decided to suspend acceptances of new applicants to the elementary education track for the current cycle. This pause will enable us to fully evaluate our current program ...


The Setonian
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Letter: Destroying the UEL would betray the community

To the Editor: I fully understand the need for a larger, upgraded performance space. I lobbied for years with success to build a new performing arts space in Greenwich, Connecticut, for public school students. However, consider this experience of a P’14. I did not pursue Brown in the late 70s because ...


The Setonian
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Letter: ‘Go Bruno’ editorial was timely, but fell short

To the Editor: It was my hope that The Brown Daily Herald editorial board would have sent a stronger and more direct message to the Brown administration regarding the dire competitive position Bruno has consistently maintained over the past 15 years in Ivy League athletics and insisted on some straight ...


The Setonian
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Letter: On Brown's budget

To the Editor: I appreciate the perspectives shared in Lainie Rowland’s ’17 column (“Questioning the Budget,” Feb. 15) and welcome the opportunity to clarify a few points. The fiscal year 2018 budget, which was developed by the broad-based, representative University Resources Committee, advances ...





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