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Letters To The Editor


Letter: Students should use guide to Hay library

To the Editor: The concluding paragraph of Thursday’s article “Hay library houses vast collection,” noted “Fields of Hay,” the recently-launched undergraduate guide to the John Hay Library. As a Special Collections Assistant at the Hay, I created the guide to offer students entry points to ...


Letter: A Jewish case against Brown Divest

To the Editor: In response to “A Jewish case for Brown Divest,” we, a group of Jewish students at Brown, would like to offer a different Jewish perspective and articulate why opposing divestment is in line with Jewish values. The authors contend that their Jewish identity “compels (them) to speak ...


Letter: The Herald must appoint a public editor

To the Editor: In the wake of the Providence Journal’s exposé of Martin Granoff’s P ’93 exclusive dinners, numerous students took to the Dear Blueno Facebook page to criticize The Brown Daily Herald — the supposed premier source for news about Brown — for missing the scoop. One anonymous ...


Letter: Unionization would further shared governance

To the Editor: In response to President Christina Paxson’s P’19 Nov. 12 op-ed in The Herald: “shared governance” is valuable to the extent that it includes shared power. Forming a union will give Brown graduate students the agency to advocate for and address their needs both as students and ...


Letter: Let’s not forget the lessons of the past

To the Editor: The interfaith vigil for Tree of Life victims held Oct. 29 had at least 2,000 people in attendance. As the crowd thinned at the end, I found myself talking with a woman who had studied with the late wife of Professor Emeritus of Computer Science Peter Wegner, a fortunate escapee from ...


Letter: Dining services update

To the Editor: On Oct. 16, The Herald published an article with the good news that a project to install air conditioning in the Sharpe Refectory is moving forward. However, the article implied that recent actions of the Brown Student Labor Alliance drove this decision. Though we appreciate the input ...


Letter: U. support for ProJo goes beyond subscriptions

To the Editor: Despite the clarification to the Oct. 9 editorial, “University should buy ProJo subscriptions,” subsequent letters from readers make clear the need to share additional details on the extensive access to the Providence Journal that the University already provides to students, faculty ...

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