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Ethan Hammerman '13: Favre as hate-able as ever

It's hard to believe the NFL season is half over.It was only two months ago when NFL fans still thought the Tennessee Titans had a legitimate chance of winning the Super Bowl, the Indianapolis Colts could have trouble adjusting to the new regime of Jim Caldwell and the Buffalo Bills — with the ...


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Providence Plantations

Lawmakers in the Rhode Island House of Representatives voted last Wednesday to hold a statewide referendum on the state's official name. The Ocean State is technically called the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. In November 2010, residents will vote on whether to remove the controversial ...


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Jared Lafer '11: What delusive dreams may come

A recent Herald article ("A spirited tour of the East Side's major haunts," Oct. 30) reported on two local organizations: the Providence Ghost Tour and the Providence Ghost Walk. These groups give regular tours of Providence and its allegedly supernatural hotspots. They pass the time with historically ...


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Ethan Tobias '12: Safe Sex Power God

Outside of these gates and far away from College Hill, Brown has received plenty of attention from the media these past few years. Who can forget how the decision to rename Columbus Day "Fall Weekend" caught national attention these past two years? Or two years ago, when a student threw a pie at New ...


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Simon Liebling '12: The fallacy of demonstrated need

When the Corporation decided last spring that it would be just and good to accompany a recession and deep budget cuts at the University with still another tuition hike, disregarding once again the student interests to which they are, of course, unaccountable, I heard two prevailing responses.First, ...


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Editorial: No vacancy

The Rhode Island General Assembly has sent Governor Donald Carcieri '65 a bill that would require that U.S. Senate vacancies be filled by special election rather than gubernatorial appointment. We believe Carcieri should sign the bill, though it could be improved.  


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Editorial: We're all right, Dave

David Dooley, the new president of the University of Rhode Island, has grand plans for increasing collaboration with Brown. He'd like the two universities to share research sites and equipment, work together on projects and grant proposals and allow students to cross-register for classes. We're all ...


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Sean Quigley '10: Why did you come here?

As I began my first year at Brown more than three years ago, I remember receiving this exact question, having made no effort to hide the fact that, at the French Legislative Assembly, I would have sat on the right. Even to this day, when fellow conservatives and I make recommendations concerning where ...


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Mike Johnson '11: Brown is more than just Facs, Man

While reading The Herald the other day, I read an interesting article about an apparent "oversight" on the part of Facilities Management in approving a T-Mobile cell tower on the roof of Barus and Holley ("Profs to FacMan: Can you hear us now?" Oct. 19). My initial response was laughter. I can think ...


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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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