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Letter: Teaching at Brown worth the long commute

To the Editor:As a faculty member with a long commute, I read with interest your recent article ("From afar, profs make the commute," March 11) on the subject. In my case, the round-trip drive from my home in Madison, Conn., is approximately 175 miles, which I am able to make every weekday with the ...


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Letter: Athletic dept. a key University component

To the Editor:In his recent column ("Why spare athletics?", March 20), Tyler Rosenbaum '11 calls into question the Corporation's decision to incorporate a $64 fee for recreational facilities, arguing that the Department of Athletics should not be exempted from University-wide budget cuts, especially ...


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Letter: Phi Beta Kappa should require more breadth

To the Editor:     As chair of the Physics Department, my attention was naturally drawn to Tyler Rosenbaum's recent column ("No physicists need apply," March 3). What activity or organization would not welcome physicists with open arms? Imagine my surprise when I read of Rosenbaum's ...


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Letter: Universities about more than just facts

To the Editor:In his excellently written opinion piece ("What could Brown do for you?," Feb. 25), David Sheffield '11 does not share my holistic view of higher learning. Where he seems to view education as the mere acquisition of facts, my own learning at Brown is fed by what I get from my classes, ...


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Letter: Employee buyout not actually 'popular'

To the Editor:I was saddened to read The Herald's article "Early retirement popular choice for longtime staff" (Feb. 15). What upset me was not the news of the buyout — I had known about it for months and had come to accept it as somewhat inevitable — but rather the way in which the title ...


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Letter: Amenities not key to college quality

To the Editor: Ethan Tobias' column ("What Toyota can teach Brown," Feb. 11) sadly condones the continued race of colleges and universities to compete on the basis of country club-like amenities. Brown's reputation is built not on newspapers and paninis, but rather the quality of its faculty and students. ...


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Letter: Banner needs to fit values of New Curriculum

To the Editor:I'm writing to thank Pacifica House for their thoughtful analysis of the effect that Banner course registration has had on Brown students' enjoyment of their curriculum. I was lucky enough to find myself on campus this weekend, and I got a chance to look at the special report that they ...






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