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Sarah Yu '11: When lawyers and dentists teach the kids

Last month, the Texas Board of Education approved of a series of curriculum changes in the social sciences for public elementary, middle and high school programs. These changes will lay out a set of guidelines for textbook publishers that may affect a larger demographic than just Texas students, as ...


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Editorial: Mixed signals

There is no doubt that Brown is in the midst of serious financial stress. To cope with endowment losses, the Corporation recently approved $30 million in budget cuts and spending reductions for fiscal year 2011. The University let go of 31 staff last year and plans another 60 layoffs this year. On top ...


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Editorial: Just say no

Editor's Note: This story improperly used opinions, facts and language from a Providence Journal article ("Bill would require drug testing for R.I. welfare recipients," March 26, 2010). An Editor's Note was published in the April 14, 2010, Herald. That Editor's Note can be found here.


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Mike Johnson '11: Hey, we have humanities here, too

Recent efforts to approve a proposal to create an engineering school are laudable. Approval would increase the intellectual capital of the University while simultaneously helping Brown join the ranks of all the other Ivy League institutions with engineering schools. It will pull graduate students to ...


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Letter: Teaching at Brown worth the long commute

To the Editor:As a faculty member with a long commute, I read with interest your recent article ("From afar, profs make the commute," March 11) on the subject. In my case, the round-trip drive from my home in Madison, Conn., is approximately 175 miles, which I am able to make every weekday with the ...


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Emily Breslin '10: They're not all made out of ticky tacky

The statement that investment bankers have replaced lawyers as the most hated professionals in America has become a common throwaway line, but it makes me wonder why lawyers apparently occupied that place to begin with. Like many Brown graduates before us, many of my friends and I will probably be headed ...


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Editorial: After the flood

Brown students were lucky to get away from school last week, as Rhode Island was hit with record rainfall and devastating floods. In one 24-hour period, some areas received an astounding seven inches of rain, resulting in floods that forced hundreds from their homes and left thousands without electricity. ...


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Letter: Athletic dept. a key University component

To the Editor:In his recent column ("Why spare athletics?", March 20), Tyler Rosenbaum '11 calls into question the Corporation's decision to incorporate a $64 fee for recreational facilities, arguing that the Department of Athletics should not be exempted from University-wide budget cuts, especially ...


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Simon Liebling '12: Grin and bear it

Another year, another tuition hike, another chorus of compliant students racing to be the first to thank our benevolent administrators for once again balancing their budget on our backs. Judging just by the gratitude some of us expressed for the Corporation's infinite financial wisdom, you'd think they'd ...


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Hunter Fast '12: Young's banishment gets old

Many of my friends at other colleges have related to me stories of Christian fundamentalist protestors visiting to lambast them for the sins of showing their ankles and listening to hip-hop music. In light of this, they are invariably surprised and disappointed that I have had few interactions with ...


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Editorial: Decriminal-izzle

No one will be surprised to hear that a group of Brown students supports reduced penalties for marijuana possession. And with Snoop Dogg scheduled to perform on campus in just a few weeks, some might question our timing in writing this piece. However, we in fact have another pertinent reason. A Rhode ...


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David Sheffield '11: Stop promoting pseudoscience

Over the weekend, the Haitian Student Association held an event for dowsers. It had two purposes. The first was to raise money for water filtration systems in Haiti. The second was to provide classes on dowsing (also known as divining or water witching). Playing with dowsing rods on Pembroke Green is ...





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