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Manas Gautam '12: Everybody hit the floor

The minimum wage is defined as the lowest wage that an employer is legally allowed to pay. This concept was first brought to power by the Fair Labor Standards Act in 1938 and has been enforced ever since. Currently, the minimum wage for Rhode Island is $7.40 per hour and most employers, including the ...


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Editorial: The write way

A long-planned effort to step up enforcement of the University's writing competency requirement got off to a rocky start last semester. The Herald reported in September that the Dean of the College's Office had been screening incoming students' letters to advisers without informing students. At the ...


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Ethan Tobias '12: B.S. about B.A.s

Will Wray's '10 column ("B.A. — D.O.A.", March 5) makes the case against higher education for those who cannot afford it and are not brilliant enough to deserve merit-based financial aid. He argues that a B.A. is essentially an overpriced tool for businesses to screen applicants, and dismisses ...


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Corrections

An article in Wednesday's Herald ("Faculty changes med school grad reqs," March 3) incorrectly stated that there are 14 clinical departments at Alpert Medical School. In fact, there are 15. The Herald regrets the error.


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Editorial: Formula one

Rhode Island is well on its way to rejoining the rest of the country. Yesterday, the state's Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education considered a new method for allocating money to the state's troubled public education system. Rhode Island let its last formula for this purpose obsolesce ...


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Andrea Matthews '11: Safer sex on a Saturday night

A disturbing opinions column ran in the Daily Princetonian on Feb. 22 ("The real ‘Sex on a Saturday Night' " by Iulia Neagu). The thesis was that a girl becoming significantly intoxicated is "equivalent to agreeing to anything that might happen to her while in this state," and that a serious injustice ...


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Editorial: Keeping the Peace

Rhode Island School of Design wants its public safety officers to be able to make arrests, and a bill in the state's General Assembly would give these officers the authorization to do just that. We encourage the General Assembly to pass the bill.


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Editorial: The Corporation and the economy

Forty years ago, in December 1970, the Brown Corporation raised University tuition for the fifth year in a row. Students were outraged. A Dec. 14 editorial in the Herald titled "Price of Shit on the Rise" lamented that no students were consulted before the raise was approved and urged the University ...


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Tyler Rosenbaum '11: No physicists need apply

Phi Beta Kappa is a prestigious collegiate honor society. In fact, it's the oldest one in the country. According to its Web site, Phi Beta Kappa "celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences." Its chapters invite America's "most outstanding arts and sciences students."


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Editorial: Feeling stimulated

February 17 marked the first anniversary of the enactment of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act — better known as the economic stimulus package. The University noted the occasion by putting out a press release listing the research at Brown that has benefited from stimulus funding. In the ...


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Brian Judge '11: The creeping nihilism of Stanley Fish

A few days ago, Providence native and New York Times opinionator Stanley Fish penned the most mind-bogglingly stupid opinion column I have ever read ("Are There Secular Reasons?", Feb. 22). In fact, this column was so stupid that Professor Fish managed to edge out Miss Teen South Carolina for "stupidest ...


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Adrienne Langlois '10: Life after Brown

It's about that time of year again. As the days until June fly off the calendar, students are rushing to find summer internships and post-graduation jobs in a still relatively weak economy.  With so many possibilities and so little time, finding something to do when classes end can be a daunting, ...


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Letter: Universities about more than just facts

To the Editor:In his excellently written opinion piece ("What could Brown do for you?," Feb. 25), David Sheffield '11 does not share my holistic view of higher learning. Where he seems to view education as the mere acquisition of facts, my own learning at Brown is fed by what I get from my classes, ...


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Editorial: Cut it out

Last week, the Center for Studies in Higher Education at the University of California at Berkeley, released a report that analyzed funding for higher education from a comparative international perspective. According to the report, the United States is an outlier in that it has responded to the current ...






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