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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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Ivy Chang '10: Honest to Blog

It's getting more and more difficult to attract the attention of kids these days. Now colleges, too, must make the effort to keep up with the times. The University of Pennsylvania invited actor Kal Penn to teach, Brown is adopting Tweeting in class and Harvard has even tried putting out a clothing line. ...


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Susannah Kroeber '11: A minor change, a major difference

Brown students defend the New Curriculum almost as if it were a graduation requirement. Against a hostile world of those who believe Brown to be a free-for-all education system, more representative of the late 1960s and 70s than modern-day America, Brown students stand together to advocate for a Satisfactory/No-Credit ...


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Letter: Academia necessitates inquiry into religion

To the Editor:There have been several interesting pieces in recent weeks regarding religion. Sadly, Mike Johnson's column ("The two-thousand-year (approximately) debate," Sept. 29) attempted to sidestep this important issue altogether. He and others have every right to remain "secure" in their personal ...


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Editorial: Assisting assistants

It is unfortunate that only two of 200 undergraduate TAs attended the first installment of a four-part workshop series recently organized by the Office of the Dean of the College in conjunction with the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning. The Herald reported Thursday that the optional workshops ...


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Jared Lafer '11: To test, or be tested

Brown is the bubble on College Hill, a sanctuary from the harsh realities of the world. But this supportive and welcoming veneer can often obscure us from the true purpose of college: Brown is one big testing ground.


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Anthony Badami '11: A retreat from anti-intellectualism

Jonah Fabricant's recent column ("A retreat from pedantry," Sept. 22) is a stupefying and wandering criticism of the use of academic jargon in friendly conversation. He calls it unnecessarily mystifying and invites his readers to retreat from such conduct. I am not of a similar mind. Instead, I invite ...





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