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Editorial: The cannabis question

Once again, Rhode Island is wading into muddy waters. In May the General Assembly approved a law mandating that the health department establish privately run medical cannabis dispensaries; the first is scheduled to open next year. Rhode Island would be only the third state to enact such a law, and it ...


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Letter: Animals are people, too

To the Editor:I am writing in response to a recent editorial ("Animal wrongs," Sept. 29). While I much appreciate the publicity and favorable review given to the Liberation Project, I found several of the article's basic assumptions problematic. Specifically, this piece treats the notion that non-human ...


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Letter: Debate is alive and well

To the Editor:I was delighted to see Anthony Badami's '11 recent column ("A forum for intellectual pugilism," Sept. 21) extol the virtues of campus debate; even going so far as to encourage a debate tournament among the Brown student body.  However, I would be remiss if I did not tell Brown students ...


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Simon Liebling '12: Stand up for Dining Services

Brown students could stand to learn a lot from their peers at the University of California. Across the UC campuses last week, thousands of students walked out of classes alongside faculty and staff to protest the tuition hikes, budget cuts, furloughs and firings imposed by the administration in response ...


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Editorial: Placing the memorial

Two years ago, the University Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice recommended that the University build a public memorial to commemorate Brown and Rhode Island's ties to the slave trade. The Herald reported Friday that the University's Public Arts Committee is considering placing the memorial ...


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Editorial: Animal wrongs?

Anyone who walks by the Main Green this week during the day is likely to be confronted by a slew of blown-up photographs depicting the graphic details of violence done to animals. These images are juxtaposed with shots of similar types of harm being done to people in the context of famous historical ...


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Editorial: Teaching and tenure

Cutting-edge research and first-rate teaching are the foundations of any university. But the two don't always come together. A brilliant professor is not always a brilliant teacher— the best scholars can leave students confused, frustrated or falling asleep during lectures. Unfortunately, these ...


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Anish Mitra '10: The best we'll ever have

I know it's early, but I'm a senior and I want a truly memorable spring weekend.  Last year, the Nas concert was filled with energy, but a large portion of Brown students were still simply unfamiliar with the bulk of his discography.  I did not attend the Of Montreal concert, but I imagine ...


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Editorial: A new hope

An encouraging new force has emerged in local politics. Last month, the Moderate Party of Rhode Island received official certification after turning in over 30,000 supporters' signatures, well beyond the required 23,500. The party's ambitious short-term goal is to put forward a candidate for the governorship ...


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Ethan Tobias '12: Not just a day off

Next week, Brown students may observe an interesting phenomenon. Students will change lab sections. The deadlines for papers will be extended. Tests will be given at alternative times. And for one full day the dining halls might seem a little less crowded. Do not panic! This is not an outbreak of pandemic ...


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Jonathan Topaz '12: A simple fix for your shopping needs

The following is a fairly common narrative of the first day of class at Brown:Hordes of students, many of whom will neither take the class nor know remotely what the class is about, pile into a small room.  The professor and teaching assistants pass out syllabi that, in most cases, have been sitting ...





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