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Letter: You get what you pay for

To the Editor: Monday’s editorial on Brown sports underscores Bruno’s plight since beginning intercollegiate athletic competition in 1859 with a crew race against Harvard and Yale. In case you hadn’t guessed, we were dead last in the race. Historically, Brown has been cast as the underdog, especially ...


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Letter: John Savage — A true educator

To the Editor: I particularly enjoyed your profile of Professor of Computer Science John Savage in the Feb. 28 issue. Of the 30 or so professors I was lucky to have at Brown, he stands apart for his dedication to students. John embodies the best of Brown’s undergraduate focus. When he first offered ...


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Letter: On Brown's budget

To the Editor: I appreciate the perspectives shared in Lainie Rowland’s ’17 column (“Questioning the Budget,” Feb. 15) and welcome the opportunity to clarify a few points. The fiscal year 2018 budget, which was developed by the broad-based, representative University Resources Committee, advances ...


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Letter: “International”: An artificial race

To the Editor: The problems that Aliosha Bielenberg ’20 addressed in his op-ed are absolutely essential. However, “International” is a race. It is an artificial race created by and for the American federal government to legally persecute, oppress and discriminate against the foreign population. ...


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Letter: Brown should go gender-blind in admission

To the Editor: I wish to thank The Herald for its Nov. 30 article, “Brown consistently admits male applicants at higher rate.” This is an important topic for all members of the Brown community to consider. The article accurately quotes me saying I am “skeptical” of the argument put forth by ...


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Letter: Brown should protect DACA-status students, staff

To the Editor: I cannot pretend to know all or any options actually available to students or staff currently at Brown under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program or any other immigrant program. I do believe that these individuals should be able to get some level of security or sanctuary ...


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Letter: Brown should follow Columbia’s lead

To the Editor: Brown’s decision not to offer legal sanctuary to members of the community who are undocumented immigrants is disheartening to say the least. While I applaud President Christina Paxson P’19 for adding her name to the letter from the Association of American Universities that calls for ...


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Letter: Brown should resist deportation

To the Editor: Colleges have always been sanctuaries of sorts. But it appears that Brown will not be a sanctuary for those undocumented immigrants whom our government wishes to deport. Brown will abide by the law as advised by its attorneys. Obviously, morality will not enter into the decision. Laws ...


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Letter: Gantz’s letter misses many points

To the Editor: Both as a Brown alum and as a former managing editor of The Herald, it was with great disappointment that I read Monday’s letter to the editor written by Lindsay Gantz ’17.5 (“Letter: Hermano Fortes feature falls short,” Nov. 14). Gantz seemed to miss entirely a key part of The ...


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Letter: ‘Untitled (Lamp/Bear)’ has never been uglier

To the Editor: Last month, I wrote a letter to The Herald regarding former Chancellor Thomas Tisch’s ’76 P’18 P’20 defense of the University’s acceptance of the blue bear statue from Steven Cohen, the infamous investor whose firm was accused by the Securities Exchange Commission of insider ...


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Letter: Hermano Fortes feature falls short

To the Editor: “Hermano Fortes finds family at hockey rink” (Nov. 11) is a short-sighted, one-dimensional article that was published carelessly on the front page of The Herald Friday. The Herald clearly intended to publish a heartwarming, behind-the-scenes piece about a beloved Facilities worker. ...


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Letter: Reading cures homesickness

To the Editor: I would like to complement Wednesday’s columns (“Esemplare ’18: Reading in the smartphone era,” Oct. 26 and “Johnson ’19: Hiding homesickness,” Oct. 26). Firstly, I would like to offer a solution to Johnson’s argument on homesickness: reading. Esemplare clearly lays down ...


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Letter: Opinions section must embrace diversity

To the Editor: There is a major flaw in Monday’s column “Brown voters can do better” that should be addressed. It should be addressed because the flaw contradicts the idea that diverse opinions are valuable, which is not a good thing for an opinion article to do, especially not one written by ...


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Letter: A call for lecturer diversity

To the Editor: There are many gates at Brown and even more gatekeepers — explicit and implicit — that contribute to the University’s history of institutional racism. Last week I attended a lecture and witnessed one of these gates at work. The 24th Annual Harriet Sheridan Literature and Medicine ...


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Letter: Brown still committed to undergrad experience

To the Editor: Duncan Weinstein’s ’17 assessment (“Weinstein ’17: Brown decides to chase its ‘peers,’” Oct. 12) of Brown’s significant assets is right on: We have exceptional faculty, a stunning campus and a curriculum that attracts intellectually independent students driven to explore ...


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Letter: In defense of Locke’s plan

To the Editor: The erstwhile writer’s perspective in yesterday’s Herald op-ed (“Weinstein ’17: Brown decides to chase its ‘peers,’” Oct. 12) is appreciated but fails to convince of the faults of a financial prescription that focuses on enhancing Brown’s relatively meager endowment, undertaking ...





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