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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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Letter: Public humanities can reshape graduate work

To the Editor: I write to support and extend E.L Meszaros GS’ recent column “Increase Training in Public Scholarship.” As Meszaros notes, PhD students can take graduate level courses in Public Humanities and benefit from thinking about scholarship in public (in fact most PhD students in American ...


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Letter: The value of this year’s First Readings

To the Editor: It’s hard to describe how we felt when we first heard that the First Readings assignment would be The Idiot. Collectively, we have read and re-read the novel at least seven times. One of us is a Slavic Studies concentrator who spent a summer teaching in a Hungarian village; the other ...


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Letter: Students should take advantage of DPS services

To the Editor: My name is Chun Cheng, and I am a Brown alum that just graduated a few months ago. I am writing regarding an article I saw in The Herald. I lived in an off-campus apartment during my two years of study at Brown University and took advantage of the Brown Department of Public Safety services, ...


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Letter: Brown breaks education funding promise

To the Editor: I am disappointed in the Brown administration’s efforts to cite its current programmatic investments in Providence schools as a way to excuse Brown’s failure to meet its more than decade-old commitment to raise $10 million for a permanent fund to support K-12 education in Providence. While ...


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Letter: Brown’s gift policy is rooted in ethics

To the Editor: A recent guest column in The Herald, while well intentioned, incorrectly implied that Brown does not have a gift acceptance policy that is ethical. We want to assure the Brown community that the University does. The Communications, Alumni and External Affairs Committee of the Corporation ...


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Letter: Public condemnation by CS HTAs further isolates students

To the Editor: As a computing education researcher, a teaching assistant and, most importantly, an equal member of the CS community, I was deeply dismayed by the April 25 letter by Head Teaching Assistants for CSCI 0150: “Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming and Computer Science,” condemning ...



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