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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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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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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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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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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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Letter: Another look at ACCRIP

To the Editor: I was a participant in the Dec. 2 meeting of the Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Practices. I do not believe that those, such as myself, who spoke against the motion as it was then constituted were disrespected. I felt we were treated courteously. Being given ...


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Letter: The ACCRIP: Hypocrisy lives

To the Editor: I was disappointed, saddened and, yes, outraged to read in the Dec. 3 Herald that the Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Practices voted to recommend that the University divest from “companies identified as facilitating human rights abuses in Palestine.” What ...


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Letter: The lifelong joy of the Open Curriculum

To the Editor: As a former Brown transfer student and current staff member, I may be one of the few people on campus who spent half my undergraduate years at another university with a strict core curriculum, and half my years at Brown. As such, I feel compelled to respond to Galen Hall’s question, ...


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Letter: CIS integral in Today@Brown and digital transformation

To the Editor: It can be rare for a student newspaper to recognize in its reporting the tools and systems that a university puts in place to benefit the day-to-day lives of members of its community, so it’s noteworthy that The Herald chose to mark the two-year anniversary of Today@Brown with a recent ...


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Letter: University should continue athletic recruitment

Rebecca Aman’s (‘20) column argued that Brown and the other Ivy League schools should end athletic recruitment in their admissions processes. This proposal is unrealistic and would only serve to make Brown less dimensional than it should be. Brown already has regimens in place to assure that students ...


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Letter: Perception of Brown in Tapiero letter is misguided

To the Editor: It should be noted that Dan Tapiero’s BA '90, MA '91,  and 1989 Associate Managing Editor of the Herald, Oct. 22 letter in The Herald was sprinkled with rose-colored views of a mythical Brown University. When he wrote, “I recall that at one time Brown was considered a breeding ground ...


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Letter: Maintaining the spirit of open debate

To the Editor: I appreciated The Herald’s coverage of my “Family Weekend” lecture on the protest movement in Hong Kong.  As the article correctly pointed out, I described a series of economic, social and political factors that I believe are motivating those protests, including the Mainland Chinese ...


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Letter: Herald coverage of Kanders must improve

To the Editor: As an ex-managing editor of the Brown Daily Herald, it is with great sadness and embarrassment that I read the Sept. 12 op-ed “Warren Kanders still must go” and the validating Editorial Page Board follow-up comment Sept. 23, “University should further clarify its ethical gifts policies,” ...


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Letter: Why we should protest Amazon

In his Oct. 11 column, Andrew Reed ’21 writes, “But there are hundreds or perhaps thousands of companies whose products serve a critical role in the mission of ICE.” In 1960, why did civil rights activists protest Woolworth, the department store chain with racial segregation policies? Weren’t ...






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