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Jared Lafer '11: A history of discrimination against Jews

In 2005, the New Yorker published an article by Malcolm Gladwell called "Getting In," which discussed admissions at elite universities. It cited Jerome Karabel's book "The Chosen," which argues that discrimination against Jews in the early 20th century gave rise to modern day admissions practices. I ...


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Editorial: The Green Light

On Oct. 19, the Justice Department circulated a memorandum to federal prosecutors in Rhode Island and the other 13 medical marijuana states instructing them not to prosecute individuals using medical marijuana or those involved in dispensary operations that are "in clear and unambiguous compliance" ...


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Adrienne Langlois '10: A sound decision

If you've been at Brown longer than, say, three days, you've probably noticed that there is always a significant amount of construction on campus. Indeed, wherever one turns, there are tarp-covered fences labeled "Building Brown" — the undeniable sign of all sorts of construction, from new science ...


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Editorial: Feeling taxed

Over the past two years, Rhode Island has given $87 million in tax breaks to businesses, with the goal of creating jobs and encouraging business expansion. So have these tax breaks actually had their intended effect? Sadly, nobody really knows for sure.  


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Editorial: Next year in Providence

There will be no quick and easy resolution of the struggle between municipal officials, University administrators and state legislators over proposed development in the Jewelry District of downtown Providence. Along with Johnson and Wales University, Brown is considering whether to acquire properties ...


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Fatima Aqeel '12: Life in the SciLi

Plenty of people start their academic career at Brown hating the SciLi, and not understanding the bold artistic ideas behind those unpainted walls and that depressing grey facade. But by the end of freshman year, it becomes a second home for most of us.


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Mary Bates GS: Doing time in graduate school

Sometimes, graduate school can feel like a prison sentence — the drudgery of running experiments, being cooped up in a lab or library all day, and the endless questions about when you get out. No matter where one is in his or her graduate career, the question, "When do you plan on finishing your ...


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Ivy Chang '10: We're all mad here

Almost every Tuesday and Thursday morning, despite arriving ten minutes before class, I can barely find a seat in the filled-to-capacity auditorium where Abnormal Psychology is taught. What exactly is it about classes dealing with mental illness that draws so many people?Well, we're curious. While it's ...


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Tyler Rosenbaum '11: Poor old Rhode Island

When I was at the Empire State Building last week, I noticed an interesting mural. It was a stylized map of the northeast, the point of which undoubtedly was to portray New York at the center. All the states but one were labeled. Can you guess which was left behind?Anyone who's ever lived in Rhode Island ...


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Editorial: Dropped call

Professors in the physics and engineering departments must have been surprised when they arrived at their building last spring and found the parking lot closed to accommodate a crane. They must have been even more surprised to find out that the crane was there to install a T-Mobile cell phone tower ...


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Editorial: The sauce

Brown's athletics department recently partnered with an outside company, Nelligan Sports Marketing, to increase advertising sales and sponsorships. The company has done well for us so far, bringing in corporate sponsorships from Dunkin' Donuts, AT&T, Domino's Pizza and Taco Bell. Sponsorship funding ...


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Letter: Think before you eat

To the Editor:In Fatima Aqeel's '12 recent article ("For the love of animals, and of meat," Oct. 15), there were some nuanced insights made about differing views on animal rights, and for that the members of the Brown Animal Rights Club are grateful.  There were also some insinuations about BARC ...


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Brian Judge '11: A sense of humor no one likes

So in case you pizza-eating, Mac-using, lecture-going bourgeois rabble haven't heard, there is this really funny blog/book called "Stuff White People Like." The premise of it is that if some clever guy in horn-rimmed glasses can describe things you like as being cliche, then you aren't a unique snowflake ...


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Kate Fritzsche '10: Feminism is not dead

During our four years on campus, many students create new identities, and they find themselves drastically changed by the time of graduation. One of the experiences most central to my identity change in college has been coming out as a feminist. It sounds simple, but there are many reasons why I hope ...


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Editorial: Food for thought

Last week's contract negotiations between the University and Brown Dining Services workers made for a surprisingly tense drama. BDS workers threatened to strike on Parents' Weekend, and the two sides came to an agreement at 2 a.m. the night before the strike would have begun. Students held multiple ...


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Anish Mitra '10: Stuff Brown students should like

Recently, post- Magazine did a six-part series entitled "Stuff Brown Students Like." Gmail, celebrity children, spandex, Nice Slice, shopping period and even ‘spicy with' were all on the list, and rightly so. To their credit, post- was spot-on, and I hope they continue the series.





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