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Mary Bates GS: Should I stay or should I go?

For most of your time in graduate school, there is little time for self-reflection. It is easy to get caught up in the details of completing your degree and forget about the big picture — that is, until you schedule that dissertation defense. Suddenly, the end is in sight and you have a decision ...


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Sean Quigley '10: R.I.P. cloves

Indonesian spices and tobacco make for an excellent smoking experience. Indeed, even those who look askance at regular cigarettes typically enjoy the unique aroma created by the product that incorporates those two elements: the clove cigarette. Crunchy types especially are known to travel about with ...


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Editorial: Scaling back

There is no question that Brown could use more money. Over the past several weeks, The Herald has reported huge losses in the endowment, suspension of scholarships and the removal of academic support programs. But regardless of the financial state of the University, the chance to save money is no excuse ...


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Letter: Nothing to fear from marijuana dispensaries

To the Editor:Regarding last Thursday's editorial ("The cannabis question," Oct. 1): I am disappointed to see that you have been swayed by law enforcement's talking points on the issue of medical marijuana dispensaries ("compassion centers" in the bill's language) in Rhode Island. Apparently, you share ...


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Will Wray '10: A simple kind of man

You may know him from Robert Redford's hagiography "Motorcycle Diaries." You may have inherited a little secondhand respect from Johnny Depp's medallion, Angelina Jolie's tattoo or Rage Against the Machine's deeply confused, anti-authoritarian lyrics. Jean-Paul Sartre called him our era's perfect man; ...


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Reviving study abroad

This fall the number of Brown students studying abroad sunk to 199, down from 220 last fall. The University reported a more pronounced decrease in study abroad figures for the spring — 268 students went abroad last semester compared with 366 in the spring of 2008. In light of the downward trend, ...


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Ethan Tobias '12: Fall Weekend, reimagined

With shopping period firmly in the rear-view mirror and tons of exams to study for and papers to write, the relief that is "Fall Weekend" could not come sooner. Yet "Fall Weekend" has been plagued by heaps of controversy surrounding the naming and meaning of this one day off from classes.


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Jonathan Topaz '12: A lopsided tradeoff

The next time that the Brown administration wants to cut an extremely popular program that accommodates struggling students and employs hundreds of others, perhaps they should take a simple poll first.This is the question that should have been posed to the Brown community: would you prefer to be tutored ...


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Editorial: Track to the future

A new project to help revitalize Providence is in the works, and we have a chance to be a part of it. Next month, the Metro Transit Study Working Group will announce a proposal for a streetcar system to augment the existing public transportation routes in central Providence. The group's conclusions ...


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Letter: The Zucconi Fellowship lives on

To the Editor:I appreciated The Herald's recent coverage about the Zucconi Fellowship and its value for many graduates of Brown ("Fellowship suspended due to lack of funds," Oct. 1). The article reported that the Zucconi would not be offered this year. I am writing to let you know that we have very ...


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2009 MLB Playoffs: Do I feel lucky?

It's that time of year again! Baseball Playoffs!I know what you're thinking — okay, fine, I only got four of the eight playoff teams in my preseason predictions — this kid sucks at predictions. Blame the World Baseball Classic.But this year, we're in luck. Break out your baseball gear, you ...





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