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Letter: Clarifying admission policy on criminal history

To the Editor: I write in response to the “Ban the Box” column of March 7, and to make clear the University’s policies on this important matter. Brown University does not consider information related to a prospective undergraduate student’s criminal history during its initial round of admission ...


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Letter: Neglecting teacher training is shortsighted

To the Editor: I read the article about the suspension of the elementary Masters of Arts in Teaching program with a great deal of regret for many reasons. As a former administrator of both the elementary and secondary MAT programs, I was proud of the work and the dedication demonstrated by the professors ...


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Letter: Beware insults to students’ judgment

To the Editor: Harry August ’19 and Julia Rock ’19 (“Beware the PTP,” March 5) wish to “warn students that (the Political Theory Project) is not a center for ‘thriving intellectual discourse,’” referring to a previous op-ed by Daniel Shemano ’19. Were August and Rock so concerned with ...


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Letter: Prospect Medical Holdings improves quality

To the Editor: After reading the United Nurses and Allied Professionals union’s self-serving op-ed “Paxson’s Promotion of Prospect Medical Holdings Risks Poor Health Care for University” last week, as a Brown alum and Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc. executive, I am compelled to provide a number ...


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Letter: Why does the PTP feel the need to pay students?

To the editor: Regarding the March 2nd op-ed, “In defense of the Political Theory Project,” by Daniel Shemano ’19: Does The Herald or Shemano have any obligation to disclose that Shemano is paid $500 per semester to participate in PTP programming? The program — the Philosophy, Politics and ...


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Letter: Suspension of elementary MAT track was uninformed

To the editor: A recent letter to the editor by Provost Richard Locke P’18 inadvertently sheds light on the problem with the decision to suspend the elementary Masters of Arts in Teaching track: The people who made this decision were not adequately informed. Locke wrote: “Ultimately, we want to ...


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Letter: Why does review require suspension?

To the Editor: In a letter to the editor published by The Herald yesterday, Provost Richard Locke P ’18 states that “the University decided to suspend acceptances of new applicants to the elementary education track for the current cycle. This pause will enable us to fully evaluate our current program ...


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Letter: MAT program article does not capture intention

To the Editor: The recent article on the University’s decision to suspend acceptances to the elementary education track of the Master of Arts in Teaching program for the 2018-19 academic year did not accurately capture the purpose of this action or the process that we followed. As provost, one of ...


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Letter: Landscape the hardscape

To the Editor: Now that the University has wisely changed course about the site of the future performing arts center, it should also turn its attention to the area around the five historic structures which were spared from the wrecking ball or relocation. The ugly, barren hardscape behind the Waterman ...


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Letter: WBRU staff contributions to 101.1 LPFM

To the Editor: As Chief Executive Officer of WBRU, I would like to add a few thoughts to your Jan. 31, 2018 article “Providence organizations create new station." In our recent transition to fully digital programming at WBRU, the staff of our 360 Degree Experience in Sound program wanted to ensure ...


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Letter: Op-ed on Safariland misleading

To the Editor: In response to the op-ed regarding the company I chair, The Safariland Group, and my role on the advisory council of the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, I have to say this is the first time I have been so directly attacked and insulted without the author(s) of a piece, ...


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Letter: Destroying the UEL would betray the community

To the Editor: I fully understand the need for a larger, upgraded performance space. I lobbied for years with success to build a new performing arts space in Greenwich, Connecticut, for public school students. However, consider this experience of a P’14. I did not pursue Brown in the late 70s because ...


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Letter: Graduate student unionization

To the Editor: I write regarding the article of Feb. 2, 2018, “SUGSE fears University stalling talks on grad student unionization,” and to respond to and correct some of the points made in the article. Since the National Labor Relations Board ruled in August 2016 that graduate students at private ...


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Letter: Gerrymandering

To the Editor: The Herald’s Jan. 31, 2018 op-ed “Gerrymandering — a political scapegoat” misrepresents the effect that gerrymandering has had on R.I. politics. Miller writes that gerrymandering has given Democrats an unfair advantage in Rhode Island, yet simple voter registration data shows ...


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Letter: Traitors don’t make good fellows

To the Editor: It is disheartening to read that Brown students want to offer Chelsea Manning a visiting fellowship at the Watson Institute (“Ricci GS, Hemmatian Borujeni GS: Invite Chelsea Manning to Watson,” Jan. 24). I’m all for controversy. Invite Ray Kelly, Rick Ross and Milo Yiannopoulos ...


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Letter: Yiannopoulos has no place at Brown

To the Editor: I am writing in response to the opinions column, “Milo shouldn’t be ‘dangerous,’” written by Fabiana Vilsan ’19 and published in the The Herald Thursday. I appreciate the writer’s time and thought put into this topic which is quite difficult to discuss. However, I emphatically ...


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Letter: In memory of Noah Arnold '20

  To the Editor: Noah Solomon Mukamal Arnold ’20 of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania died on Dec. 29, 2016. Noah was the beloved son of Reisa Mukamal and Steven Arnold of Swarthmore; brother and brother-in-law of Zachary Arnold and Molly Wasser, Benjamin Arnold and Samuel Arnold; and grandson of Jeanne ...


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