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Dan Davidson '11: Why R.I. reformed court debt

A recent New York Times article highlighted one of the ways that states, burdened with massive budget shortfalls, are filling their coffers. In Florida, Georgia, Michigan and elsewhere, state judicial systems are cracking down on people who owe fees and fines to the courts.


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An article in Friday's Herald ("Panelists discuss being gay in the business world," April 10) quoted Kyle Poyar '10 as saying that Brown University does not give medical coverage benefits to domestic partners. In fact, same-sex domestic partners are covered under the University's Health coverage plan, ...


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Editorial: Wertheimer for UCS president

Several of this year's presidential candidates are dedicated members of the Undergraduate Council of Students who have served in leadership positions and taken the lead on important initiatives. But of the four candidates in the running, Clay Wertheimer '10 is the best choice.


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Simon Liebling '12: Student power for Palestine

Students at the New School withstood pepper spray attacks by police last week while trying to force the ouster of their controversial president, continuing the tradition of a year of occupations as part of a national campaign for accessible education. The beleaguered administrators they target could ...


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Nick Hagerty '10: Academic Inequality

My last column ("Picnics or John Edwards?", March 16) stressed the need for greater emphasis on teaching abilities in decisions about faculty hiring and promotions. But since faculty turnover can proceed even more slowly than a UCS meeting, here are two proposals that could improve undergraduate academics ...


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Editorial: UFB leadership endorsements

Tomorrow, Brown students will choose the new leadership of the Undergraduate Finance Board, the body that allocates funding for officially recognized student groups. We strongly urge you to vote for Salsabil Ahmed '11 for UFB chair and Neil Parikh '11 for vice chair. Of the candidates running for these ...


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Andrea Matthews '11: Brown's brain drain

In a few weeks, about a quarter of our population will process out of the Van Wickle Gates and into the real world. But once they're in the real world, where exactly will they go? If I had to hazard a guess, I'd put together a list that goes something like: New York, Boston, D.C., San Francisco, Los ...


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Ratledge '11: Hey, Senator! Leave them kids alone!

For 1,700 poor elementary school students in Washington, D.C., the best chance for a quality education ended last week. Despite entreaties from Education Secretary Arne Duncan and even President Barack Obama himself, the Senate used the omnibus spending bill to eliminate the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship ...


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Anthony Staehelin '10: Frat life no 'Animal House'

This past Tuesday night, some underclassmen went to Wayland Arch and turned in their bid cards, thereby taking the first step towards becoming a Greek brother or sister. Although Greek life at Brown is noticeably less prominent than at many other schools, Brown does have somewhat of a Greek presence ...






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