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Letter: Littman’s research is academically irresponsible

To the Editor: I am writing in reference to a Herald article, “Gender dysphoria study criticism,” published Sept. 4. Much of the backlash following the removal of a press release on Assistant Professor of the Practice of Behavioral and Social Sciences Lisa Littman’s “rapid onset gender dysphoria” ...


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Letter: Don’t rescind honorary degrees

To the Editor: Self-described “non-donating” alum Nicholas Morley ’13 raised engaging questions about the nature of honorary degrees in a May 18 Herald op-ed entitled “Rescind Junot Díaz’s Honorary Doctorate,” but as a donating alum, I would humbly suggest that the University steer clear ...


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Letter: Boycott Shiru Cafe

This letter was published in The Herald's Dec. 6 print edition, but was not published online. The letter is published here in its entirety. The Herald regrets the error.  To the Editor: The article “Cafe to connect students with sponsor companies” published in The Herald Dec. 4 described a new ...


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Letter: Brown’s room and board charges transparent and low

To the Editor: We write regarding Rebecca Aman’s April 24 column, “Why is Brown room and board so expensive?” In it, the author argues that the process for setting room and board charges at Brown lacks transparency, and that these charges are high relative to those of other universities. The fact ...


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Letter: University committed to Providence student welfare

To the Editor: I write to correct inaccuracies in Margot Miller’s April 24 letter to the editor. Brown has a long and strong tradition of collaborating with Providence public schools. Our teacher preparation programs are one important component of this work, which also includes volunteer engagement ...


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Letter: Help make the First Readings program better

To the Editor: I appreciated the proposals included in the April 12 editorial entitled “Reforming the First Readings program.” I have been an undergraduate representative on the First Readings committee for the past two years, and I am committed to our stated mission to “offer an intellectually ...


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Letter: Support student art

To the Editor: I really enjoyed reading Emily Miller’s ’19 April 10 commentary on visual art on campus, “Let students leave their mark on campus art.” Student art is distributed across campus, and it’s so fantastic you may not realize it’s student art! Places where student work is permanently ...


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Letter: Question Jeb Bush’s politics, not his character

To the Editor: In his April 6 op-ed “Inviting Jeb Bush to speak is irresponsible,” Michael Froid ’21 argues that Jeb Bush should be uninvited because his views are those of a person with low moral character. While I disagree with his premise, why can’t people of low moral character speak at ...


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Letter: Jeb Bush should speak, respect concerns misguided

To the Editor: I am writing in response to Brendan Sweeney’s ’19.5 April 10 op-ed “Why we must respect Jeb Bush’s right to speak.” I agree with both Mark Liang ’19 and Sweeney that Jeb Bush should be allowed to speak at Brown. However, Jeb Bush has no right to my respect — to argue that ...


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Letter: University should invite Jeb Bush to speak

To the Editor: I am writing this in response to the April 6 op-ed “Inviting Jeb Bush to speak is irresponsible.” Despite the fact I find myself disagreeing with many of the views of Jeb Bush, I believe any respectable educational institution should encourage and seek out diverse opinions. Demonizing ...


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Letter: Happiness doesn't cut it

To the Editor: I am writing in response to the March 22 Herald column “The Pursuit of Happiness” by James Flynn ’20. I believe that Flynn’s opinion — that “understanding the complexities of happiness is paramount for Brown students” — is flawed. That is, all people — but especially ...


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Letter: Disability cultural center makes us stronger together

To the Editor: I am writing in response to the March 20 op-ed “Against the disability identity center” by Krista Stapleford ’21. I am a physically disabled student with fibromyalgia who is serving on the board of the disability cultural center. I was disheartened to hear that a fellow student ...


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Letter: House or no house, University will celebrate Parks

To the Editor: The legal threat that halted the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice’s planned Rosa Parks exhibit is truly disappointing (“Rosa Parks Exhibition Canceled,” March 15). But as an alumni supporter of CSSJ’s vital work, I am disappointed that The Herald’s coverage and the ...


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Letter: Rosa Parks exhibit should not give up its seat

To the Editor: A couple of days ago I read a Feb. 21 Herald article about a house that Rosa Parks once stayed in being put on display by Brown. A March 15 Herald article said the display was being canceled due to a dispute as to how much time she actually spent in the home. Ironically, I am fighting ...


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