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Kate Fritzsche '10: Real news requires real analysis

The recent gay marriage battle in Maine is just one frustrating example of the disturbing trend of the media's irresponsible coverage of political issues. In recent reports on political events and opinions, most news media sources in the U.S. have developed a dangerous habit of just repeating what speakers ...


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Editor's note

During the course of its standard copy-editing process, The Herald discovered that portions of an article scheduled for publication on Oct. 29 used language from another source without proper quotation or attribution. The passages in question were corrected, and The Herald reviewed all of the reporter's ...


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Mary Bates GS: The importance of mentoring

Success in graduate school cannot be accomplished alone. One of the most important relationships you will develop in grad school will be with your mentor, a person whose role goes beyond merely advising to include support, encouragement and guidance.


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Honoring the war dead at Brown

To the Editor:I was glad to see Alyssa Ratledge's '11 recent column ("Do you know what today is?", Nov. 11), because I too grew up formally recognizing this day. I grew up in the UK during World War II. We lived on a hilltop south of London, on a regular night flight path for German bombers. I witnessed ...


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Editorial: Return of the soldier

Last Friday, The Herald published a poll showing a strong plurality of Brown students in support of the return of the Reserve Officer Training Corps, which prepares college students to serve in the United States military. With 33.8 percent of respondents uncertain, 41.3 percent said they would approve ...


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Mike Johnson '11: Shameful walking

When we were little, our mommies and daddies (or other analogous figures) all taught us how to cross the street: left, right, then left again. However, it seems that most students on campus forgot the rest of the lesson, which is that if you see a car in your trinary looking procedure, you need to stop ...


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Simon Liebling '12: WTF, PLME?

Over at Alpert Medical School last week, administrators showed their unapologetic disregard for student interests when they sprung a surprise on unsuspecting students in the Program in Liberal and Medical Studies — a decision that we can expect to have precedential repercussions even for us common ...


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Editorial: PLME bait and switch

Have you ever had something promised to you and then taken away? Of course you have. For some, it was probably something pretty important, like, say, your ability to make free choices about your career. At this point, if you're a student enrolled in the Program in Liberal Medical Education, we're no ...


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Editorial: The Opened Curriculum

Count us among the staunchest supporters of Brown's Open Curriculum. We love that we can register for whatever we want, while our friends at other universities get stuck in required writing classes. We love that we don't have to worry about fulfilling complicated graduation requirements. We love the ...


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Alyssa Ratledge '11: Do you know what today is?

Last month, the debate over renaming Columbus Day "Fall Weekend" captured the community's attention for the second year in a row. I have little doubt that next year, we'll see all the same people saying all the same things yet again. Protests and debate on campus and off proved that it will be a long ...


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Letter: University should welcome ROTC

To the Editor: After reading Friday's article ("Herald Poll: Students more satisfied with advising," Nov. 6) concerning the results of the recently conducted BDH survey of Brown students, I was disappointed with the choice of title. While student opinion of academic advising is important, I thought ...


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Grad students and the Corporation

Last week the New England Association of Schools and Colleges released a detailed report on the University as part of Brown's decennial re-accreditation process. We passed. But for Brown, the review's main purpose was to solicit feedback from leaders at peer schools on how the University might make ...


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Letter: Jewelry District already a great neighborhood

To the Editor:We are writing in response to the article about Providence's Jewelry District ("Downtown, big ideas are soon to be tested," Nov. 2). The article suggests that the Jewelry District is empty (of businesses, of Brown University students, etc.) and dead, and therefore ripe for University development. ...


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Editorial: Groupthink

As the Herald reported Friday, student involvement in Group Independent Study Projects (GISPs) is well past its heyday. GISPs were most popular in the earliest years after they first became an option in 1969 as part of the New Curriculum. The 1974-75 school year saw 50 GISPs, but more recently, the ...


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Jonathan Topaz '12: Increasing the education gap

The majority of Brown students can breathe a sigh of relief that the Rhode Island Senate seems to be turning against the implementation of a student tax. The Oct. 29 Senate meeting did not feature discussion of a potential bill that would tax out-of-state students up to $300 per year, and if the proposal ...


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Hahn '10: MLB lessons learned

Now that the World Series is over and the Yankees are once again champions of baseball, the world, universe, whatever, it's a great time to step back and reflect on what we learned. Baseball is a simple game, and here are some simple lessons. Fear the YankeesSaying the Yankees are really good is an ...





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