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Heffernan: Gender bias in the critique of Coach Behn

The Feb. 24 Brown Daily Herald article announcing that the Brown Band will not perform at women’s basketball games to protest the head coach was chilling. Citing and reporting “allegations circulating” and “things we were hearing,” the band and The BDH threatened the career of a well-respected ...


Apple '21: One Person, One Vote — No ID

Democrats in many states have committed to defending voter rights and increasing turnout as Republicans make efforts to disenfranchise voters. Stacey Abrams, the 2018 Democratic nominee for Governor of Georgia, recently launched Fair Fight, an organization working to build voter protection in states ...


Garcia '14: Don’t forget about Doug Jones

Last Wednesday, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) shocked the world by standing up to President Trump. Of that, there’s no doubt. Unfortunately, we have grown accustomed to Republican Party members who support and defend their leader at any and all costs — either because they fear his fury, or because, as ...


Apple '21: Rhode Island Democrats are no true Democrats at all

With Democrats in control of all three branches of the Rhode Island state government, Rhode Island appears to be a true blue state and a progressive model to the rest of America. Yet Rhode Island is in crisis: it has the worst infrastructure in the country, and its 2019 Fiscal Year budget called for ...


Aman '20: Locked doors don’t keep us safe

How many times have you waited in the bitter cold for a friend to let you into their dorm? And of those times, how often did a kind stranger let you into the building, holding the door open as they swiped themselves in? How many times have you walked up to Stephen Robert ’62 Hall (“New Watson”) ...


Morel PhD'14: A different path for the Providence schools

In early November, the state of Rhode Island took control of the Providence Public School District. The takeover came after the release of the “Johns Hopkins Report,” which detailed the district’s academic challenges as well as the bureaucratic problems that have hindered the management of the ...


Harris-Grosky '22, Kianovsky '23, Edelstein '23, Nussbaum Cohen '23, Federman '23: The Democratic party must concretely oppose Israel’s annexationist policies

For decades, the long-standing consensus in American politics has been support for the two-state solution as the only viable resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Despite this, the situation on the ground in recent years has deteriorated to the point that the dream of two states appears bleak. ...


Hall '20, Winsor '22: Ban oil money, recruiters from campus

Last month, a representative from ExxonMobil arrived on campus to recruit Brown geology students. One of us, Galen Winsor, went to listen and ask questions. As Brown students, we have deep concerns about the extent to which Brown supports and receives support from companies like ExxonMobil, which is ...


Bienstock ’20: Understanding BDS beyond the headlines

In recent years, the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement has grown among critics of Israel and its policies. At the same time, opponents of the movement have gained media and political prominence. Pundits have gone on at length about the movement’s supposed extremism, its “one-sidedness” ...


Whitaker '20: Loving the Open Curriculum

The merits of the Open Curriculum have become a point of discussion after Galen Hall ’20’s recent column questioned the success of Brown’s experiment. I am glad this is the case — traditions and policies need to be periodically reevaluated. But despite Hall’s thoughtful comments on the subject, ...

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