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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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Letter: UCS is committed to transparency

To the Editor: I’m disappointed by the recent Herald op-ed’s (“Shorter ’17: UCS needs to be transparent,” Sept. 28) framing of the Undergraduate Council of Students’ work toward informing our new members of Brown’s context as part of a conspiring liberal agenda. On Sept. 24, UCS went into ...


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Letter: Against pets for all in dorms

To the Editor: Grace Johnson’s ’19 column (“Pets should be for everyone,” Sept. 26) in yesterday’s paper was poorly thought out, insensitive and under-researched. I highlight just a few of the problems with the column: 1. “Allowing all students access to an emotional support animal would ...


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Letter: Meyer ’17 column is what journalism is for

To the Editor: As an alum of The Herald and longtime newspaperman, I was gratified that The Herald had guts enough to publish the Sept. 16 column by Daniel Meyer ’17, “Lamp/Bear sucks,” which was critical not only of that sculpture but also of its lender, former Brown trustee Steven Cohen. It’s ...


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Letter: Meyer’s ’17 column is offensive

To the Editor: I found Daniel Meyer’s ’17 column, “Lamp/Bear sucks,” of Sept. 16 offensive. I’m fairly certain that as many people enjoy Urs Fischer’s sculpture as do not. Art is often controversial. To defame Steve Cohen’s kindness in lending the work to the University as “a monument ...


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Letter: Tisch '76 P'18 P'20 misses the mark

To the Editor: Former Chancellor Thomas Tisch’s ’76 P’18 P’20 shamelessly money-minded and utilitarian letter in response to Daniel Meyer’s ’17 column ought to inspire fear and outrage from students and faculty members of this “liberal” institution alike. The real rub of Meyer’s piece ...


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Letter: CS works to serve low-income students

To the Editor: The financial pressures faced by low-income undergraduate researchers are real, and the Department of Computer Science is working to mitigate them. When we spoke with our low-income students last semester, they mentioned the challenges on Carin Papendorp’s ’17 list  (“Papendorp ...


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Letter: Philanthropy comes in many forms

To the Editor: I read with interest Daniel Meyer’s Sept. 16 column on Urs Fischer’s “Untitled (Lamp/Bear)” on the Ruth J. Simmons Quadrangle. While I know there has been a difference of views on the big blue bear in the community, I’ve come to appreciate the piece for its unexpected joyousness ...


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Letter: Making use of the SciLi

To the Editor: As you know, the SciLi is having an open house Sept. 16 (announced in Provost Richard Locke’s P’17 email). This letter is to point out that in addition to the many important activities described in the email and in The Herald’s article, there is still an important library function ...


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Letter: Money matters

To the Editor: The comment by University Librarian Harriette Hemmasi in the article on the SciLi refurbishment regarding a “guarantee” not to reduce staff number or salaries in the transition of the SciLi to a digital-age library and office complex is very troubling to me as an alumnus, who attended ...


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Letter: On Blueno

To the Editor: I’m writing because I want to speak my mind about a recent issue sparking debate on this campus. We are lucky to have many guests here at Brown this semester, and as a community we must strive to give them the warmest welcome possible. In many cases, I think we succeed. However, I have ...






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