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Jonathan Topaz '12: The Brown fantasy tour

Sitting on the steps of Faunce during peak high school visiting, a couple friends and I began talking about a few rough patches we encountered in our first semester at Brown. One had trouble finding small, intimate classes. One felt disconnected from his professors. One felt that Providence was inaccessible ...


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Editor's note

Graduation is usually a time for looking ahead.  Trying to find answers in the future is a natural response to the current economic state of the world.


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Will fortune favor the brave?

While I do not normally hobnob with famous journalists, last summer I had the special opportunity to meet Bob Herbert — the New York Times columnist — when I was an intern on the "Morning Joe" Show at MSNBC news.  After I discussed his commentary on the show that day, he amicably fished ...


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Fortunate circumstances

"I feel like we're at a standstill." That's what a friend said to me over a mid-semester coffee break. Since freshman year we had shared our Brown lives over weekly dinners and e-mail chains, four years of new classes, semesters abroad and summer jobs up and down the East coast. Then here we were, just ...


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I was graduated from Brown

Before I started writing this column, I looked up quotations about saying goodbye. They were all cheesy one-liners about not really leaving, just sort of saying goodbye before paths would cross again. I asked friends for their thoughts on graduating from Brown. But I have to give credit here to my Comp ...


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Editorial: Expand orientation, move TWTP

As members of the Class of 2013 move on from ADOCH, they begin the long wait until their next major event at Brown: Orientation. We've all been through it, but Brunonians graduating in 2009 and 2010 experienced their first days somewhat differently — mostly because there were more of them. The ...


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Correction

An article in Thursday's paper ("Wertheimer '10 wins UCS presidency," Apr. 23) incorrectly stated that Juan Vasconez '10 was elected chair of the Undergraduate Finance Board, and that Jose Vasconez '10 was elected vice chair of UFB. In fact, Jose Vasconez was elected chair, while Juan Vasconez was elected ...


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Kevin Roose '09.5: As the world interns

If there's one thing I've learned, it's that Brown students love unpaid internships. We love unpaid internships the way Romeo loves Juliet, the way Joanie loves Chachi, the way Angelina Jolie loves adopting third-world babies. Every June, thousands of us leave College Hill and spread across the nation ...


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Michael Fitzpatrick '12: (Don't) stop the presses!

I learned to read when I was three. I still remember reading nightly with my father, sitting in his lap with a book in my hands and a blanket around my shoulders. I was brought up on "Green Eggs and Ham," "Goodnight Moon" and "The Very Hungry Caterpillar." I wonder what books my sons and daughters will ...


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Corrections

The editorial in Tuesday's Herald ("Another bump in the wall," April 21) incorrectly stated that Rhode Island teachers are not currently under contract. In fact, Providence teachers are not currently under contract.An article in last Thursday's Herald ("Staff hope for increased child care," April 16) ...


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Editor's Note

Earlier this month, The Herald published a letter signed by Philip Kloss '11 ("Transfers a valuable addition to Brown," April 10). Since its publication, the editors have learned that no student with that name is currently enrolled at Brown.


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Editorial: Dear ADOCHers

Brunonians are smiling, and for good reason — spring is here at last. Having braved exams and lectures, papers and presentations, we revel in our own triumph, as much as spring's: Sunburns replace shirtsleeves, Natural Light steps in for natural history and grill smoke fills the air. In the coming ...


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Anish Mitra '10: Fall Weekend fiasco

In a recent Herald poll, more than two-thirds of undergraduates supported the changing the name of Columbus Day. Heeding students' interests, Brown faculty voted to ensure that next year's holiday will indeed be called "Fall Weekend," killing Columbus Day for good.


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Correction

An article in Monday's Herald ("Transfer students embrace life at Brown," April 20) incorrectly referred to Melea Atkins '10 as the Head Transfer Student Adviser. In fact, Atkins, Carly Hudelson '10 and Chelsea Harris '09 are transfer orientation coordinators.


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Editorial: Another bump in the wall

Last Wednesday, Superintendent for Providence Public Schools Tom Brady handed down some good news. In the coming academic year, six schools in his district will abandon the practice known as "bumping," in which teaching vacancies are filled in order of seniority. The year after that, the entire school ...






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