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Sender ’25: Sustainable RFPs will ensure a sustainable future

Across the nation, a deluge of public works projects are preparing to take advantage of the plentiful infrastructure dollars recently unleashed by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. While cities, counties or states may take the lead in authorizing these projects, it is exceedingly rare to ...


Sacks ’22: Institutional neutrality comes before viewpoint diversity

Last month, my friend and former peer Thomas Bickel ’22 advocated for greater intellectual diversity at Brown. While I too consider viewpoint diversity vital for the academic health of the University, a different approach would produce better results. Bickel glosses over the most important aspect ...

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Bahl ’24: What we really should take away from Elizabeth Holmes

Less than two weeks ago, we saw the end of a seven-year-long saga of fraud and white-collar crime — entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes was at last sentenced to 11 years in prison for defrauding investors in her health care technology startup, Theranos.  Holmes founded Theranos, a company ...

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Siddiqui ’24: Brown should subsidize electric scooters, bikes

In 2018, Providence launched its Shared Micromobility Program to improve affordable travel by adding electric scooters and bikes to Providence's streets. Over the last few months, the number of electric bikes and scooters in Providence has increased, with two new companies joining the program in ...


Lin '23: Brown is no place for hate

As a bright-eyed first-year, I was tripped and pushed on Thayer Street by a man calling me an anti-Asian slur. I was harassed and threatened by six teenagers on a bus who shouted that I had caused COVID-19. Hate crime figures have risen dramatically nationwide, increasing 13.4% in 2020 according ...

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Gaber ’23: Moving can be an emotional trauma

Since Brown’s student body comes from all 50 states and more than 100 countries, the vast majority of us have experienced the transitional phase of moving to a new place. Some of us come from distant time zones, while others live an hour drive away. No matter the distance, moving from one place ...


Letter: Noise enforcement can take many forms

We at the Providence Noise Project greatly appreciated the op-ed by Juliet Fang ’26, “We need to reduce noise pollution,” which we thought did an excellent job covering the sources and detrimental impacts of excessive noise in Providence and elsewhere. Unnecessary ...

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