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Letter: Response to SAT-optional proponents: Listen to the data

To the Editor: Concerns about equity in the college admissions process are always well-founded and necessary. However, a recent op-ed by Zoë Fuad ’23 calling for Brown to become standardized test-optional is misguided. It fails to acknowledge that well-intentioned efforts to exclude the SAT or ACT ...


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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: A Goodbye from Dr. Meek

Dear Brown Students,  I wanted to send you all a thank-you note as I depart the University. I've been the director of Counseling and Psychological Services for 3.5 years, and during that time our center has gone through a major transformation, in no small part thanks to you.  When I arrived on College ...



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Letter: Why Isn’t President Paxson an Amy Cohen?

To The Editor: Brown took a step toward gender equity in settling its Title IX lawsuit by reinstating two of the five women’s teams that were reduced to club status. But it took another step back by agreeing, as a price for the settlement, to a dissolution in four years of the underlying consent ...

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Opinions

Letter: Student Governance and the Class Coordinating Board

To the Editor: The Undergraduate Council of Students has and will always welcome input and collaboration from all students and student groups on our campus. UCS greatly appreciates the Class Coordinating Board’s important community-building work and interest in joining student government. All student ...


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Opinions

Letter: We Have Been Trying and Will Try Harder

To the editor: I wanted to add some context to the recent op-ed titled: "Chen '22: The danger of a single narrative in the form of petitions. The op-ed mentions that the Undergraduate Council of Students executive board "rejected a proposal to send an opinion poll to collect students’ views both ...


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Sports

Letter: Coach Behn is a positive force, not a negative one

To the Editor: The Herald’s recent article about Women’s Basketball Head Coach Sarah Behn, titled “Brown University Band will not perform at women’s basketball games in protest of Head Coach,” was quite disheartening. As someone who worked in the Athletic Department at Brown from 2015 until ...


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Opinions

Letter: The case for divestment is riddled with untruths

To the Editor: Brown University should take a moral stand by continuing to keep its investments in Israeli companies. Alums should be proud that our university recognizes that the existence of Israel is necessary in the global fight against anti-Semitism. As a Jewish alumna who is well-versed in the ...


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Opinions

Letter: Centrism is cynical, not realistic

To the Editor: The irony of centrist pleas for realism like Andrew Reed’s ’21, in his column “It’s Time to get real, Dems,” is that they are built on a fantasy. They emulate the Joe Biden-style wish that if Democrats just moderate their policies enough or make overtures to Mitch McConnell ...


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Opinions

Letter: Palestinian Authority, Say ‘Yes’ to Peace

To the Editor: I completely disagree with the author of the Jan. 31 op-ed “Trump’s so-called peace plan for Israel and Palestine hinders progress.”  Palestinian leaders should welcome any proposal to end the conflict, especially since all other attempts in the past have failed. One may disagree ...


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Opinions

Letter: If the Sacklers must go, so too must Kanders

To the editor: I am writing in response to Andrew Reed ’21’s defense of Warren Kanders ’79 P’23 . Reed argued against calls for the University to remove Kanders from positions of influence at Brown and to reject any future donations from him. Reed’s premise is that criticism of Kanders is ...


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Letter: Preventing ExxonMobil recruitment misguided

To the Editor: I’m writing in response to a recent Herald column that called for the end of ExxonMobil’s recruitment at Brown. I live in New Mexico, the second-poorest state in the United States (ahead of Mississippi). In the past three years, we have grown from the sixth largest oil producer in ...





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