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Nida Abdulla '11.5: Freshman frustrations

As a freshman, homesick and heartsick, I hated it when people would gush at me, "Don't you just love Brown?" Er, not really, I would think, while I stretched my facial muscles into a wide grin and nodded enthusiastically. Instead of eliciting my fake enraptures, I should have been viewed as a resource, ...


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Editorial: Getting old

Editor's Note: The second sentence of the third paragraph in this editorial contains material similar to an article in the Providence Journal ("Annaldo: Ban under-21 crowd from clubs," Feb. 11, 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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Brian Judge '11: Workin' on my fitness

Enough is enough. I was up late trying in vain to write a paper recently about the passing of the literary visionary J.D. Salinger, so I ventured to the OMAC in hopes of going for a run to get the creative juices flowing. As they say: might makes write. But after braving the cold Providence night, I ...


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Letter: Amenities not key to college quality

To the Editor: Ethan Tobias' column ("What Toyota can teach Brown," Feb. 11) sadly condones the continued race of colleges and universities to compete on the basis of country club-like amenities. Brown's reputation is built not on newspapers and paninis, but rather the quality of its faculty and students. ...


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Editorial: President Simmons and Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs has been arguably the most controversial financial firm throughout the recent economic crisis. Critics have accused Goldman Sachs of selling financial products to institutional investors and betting against those same products with its own trading money, as well as hastening American International ...


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Editorial: Green is the new Brown

It's been an exciting year for Brown in the sustainability department. In October, the Herald reported that the University lowered its energy-related carbon emissions by 18 percent since 2007, greatly exceeding its initial goal of a 4-percent-per-year reduction. Last month, President Simmons took Brown's ...


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Ethan Tobias '12: What Toyota can teach Brown

Things are not looking too good for Toyota. After having worked relentlessly on building up its image as the safest and most reliable car company, edging out General Motors for the top spot in car sales in 2007, the company's foundations seem to be crumbling at every turn.


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David Sheffield '11: A skeptic's response to Oscar the Cat

Human interest stories are an easy way for newspapers to fill space. They appeal to readers without having journalists spend much time with pesky fact checking. Especially as newspapers and other organizations lay off science journalists, it is increasingly clear that entertaining consumers, rather ...


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Editorial: Building BIAP

In last Monday's report on the growing popularity of unpaid internships, The Herald cited an increasingly competitive job market and a depressed economy as two major causes. For students, an internship can provide an opportunity to explore a field or career, gain practical work experience, network with ...


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Mike Johnson '11: Let us eat cake...please?

In the aftermath of the horrifically burst steam pipe under the Gate, the University has decided to close the eatery indefinitely until the pipe can be repaired. While fairly understandable from a safety point of view (who really wants their paninis with a side of scalding hot steam?), it leaves Pembroke ...


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Letter: Banner needs to fit values of New Curriculum

To the Editor:I'm writing to thank Pacifica House for their thoughtful analysis of the effect that Banner course registration has had on Brown students' enjoyment of their curriculum. I was lucky enough to find myself on campus this weekend, and I got a chance to look at the special report that they ...


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Yue Wang '12: For the sake of hope

Born to a small Chinese village two thousand miles away from Beijing, my father traveled to the nation's capital in the spring of 1978 and toured the city for the very first time.


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Rosenbaum '11: State of the state

Late last month, Gov. Donald Carcieri '65 gave his final State of the State address. For me — and I venture to suppose for the majority of The Herald's readers as well — the governor's imminent departure from Smith Hill is a rare ray of sunlight in what will undoubtedly otherwise be a cloudy ...


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Editorial: Making us sick

Last Friday, we presented one of our many grievances against the U.S. Senate. By stalling on an important student loan reform bill already passed by the House of Representatives, the Senate is standing in the way of major steps to reduce the extraordinary cost of higher education in America. This alone ...





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