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Letter: 'Ethical vegetarian' analogy flawed

To the Editor:Regarding Will Wray's '10 column ("Tobin plays hardball," Dec. 2): A Catholic supporting pro-choice legislation is nothing like an ethical vegetarian working on a factory farm. First, an ethical vegetarian, by definition, opposes eating meat for ethical reasons. Being pro-life, however, ...


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Letter: Cheaters cheat on everyone

To the Editor:Regarding Tuesday's article ("Poll: 17 percent of students say they have cheated," Nov. 24): I am bitterly disgusted to think that nearly one in five of my classmates is an academic cheater.Professor of History Omer Bartov questions why students would spend tuition money in order to cheat. The ...


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Letter to the Editor: The hidden costs of inaction

To the Editor:Regarding Monday's editorial ("The price of tuition," Nov. 30): Granted, parallels exist between the situation at Brown and the one Californian students are dealing with. That these should be understood by a comparison between what the editorial page board termed Rhode Island's "attempt ...


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Letter: Good without the Loch Ness monster

To the Editor:I want to address a couple key points in Anish Mitra's '10 recent column ("Good without God? A response," Nov. 16). The thrust of Mitra's piece is a critique of the militancy and vocalness of the atheist movement today. He begins by positing that taking a missionary strategy toward ...


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Letter: PLME program decision makes sense

To the Editor:There has been a lot of fuss lately about the PLME program's decision to start implementing its new applying-out policy immediately rather than waiting five years for a new batch of PLME students to matriculate into the medical school.I'm a senior in the PLME program, so this new policy ...


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Honoring the war dead at Brown

To the Editor:I was glad to see Alyssa Ratledge's '11 recent column ("Do you know what today is?", Nov. 11), because I too grew up formally recognizing this day. I grew up in the UK during World War II. We lived on a hilltop south of London, on a regular night flight path for German bombers. I witnessed ...


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Letter: University should welcome ROTC

To the Editor: After reading Friday's article ("Herald Poll: Students more satisfied with advising," Nov. 6) concerning the results of the recently conducted BDH survey of Brown students, I was disappointed with the choice of title. While student opinion of academic advising is important, I thought ...


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Letter: Jewelry District already a great neighborhood

To the Editor:We are writing in response to the article about Providence's Jewelry District ("Downtown, big ideas are soon to be tested," Nov. 2). The article suggests that the Jewelry District is empty (of businesses, of Brown University students, etc.) and dead, and therefore ripe for University development. ...


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Letter: Middle East no simple matter

To the Editor:We would like to address Avi Schaefer's '13 concern about the character of Common Ground ("To those interested in creating peace in the Middle East," Nov. 2). Our full name is Common Ground: Justice and Equality in Palestine/Israel, and our stated mission is to supplement campus dialogue ...


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Letter: Committee cares about HEI's labor practices

To the Editor:As current chair of the Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Policies, a committee representing students, faculty, staff and alumni charged with advising the President and the Corporation on matters relating to the social impacts of the University's investments, ...


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Letter: Think before you eat

To the Editor:In Fatima Aqeel's '12 recent article ("For the love of animals, and of meat," Oct. 15), there were some nuanced insights made about differing views on animal rights, and for that the members of the Brown Animal Rights Club are grateful.  There were also some insinuations about BARC ...


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Letter: Columbus Day protestor showed hypocrisy

To the Editor:As a member of the Undergraduate Council of Students last year, I was present as Jerry Wolf Duff Sellers '09 came before that body to advocate changing the University's recognition of Columbus Day, on the basis that it memorializes racial injustice and perpetuates harmful historical inaccuracies. ...


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Letter: A welcome farewell to cloves

To the Editor:After reading Sean Quigley's '10 column on the banning of clove-flavored cigarettes ("R.I.P. cloves," Oct. 13), I found myself sitting on the fence as to whether he was actually taking the banning seriously or if the write-up was some sort of elaborate joke. He seems to wander in a fuss ...


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Letter: Nothing to fear from marijuana dispensaries

To the Editor:Regarding last Thursday's editorial ("The cannabis question," Oct. 1): I am disappointed to see that you have been swayed by law enforcement's talking points on the issue of medical marijuana dispensaries ("compassion centers" in the bill's language) in Rhode Island. Apparently, you share ...






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