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Ethan Tobias '12: Who is this for?

The semesters are always extremely busy, with tons of classes, exams and papers.  On top of all the coursework, students have many extracurricular responsibilities. Most students can barely cram in a social life, let alone an occasional full night's sleep. Overwhelmed by the breadth of work and ...


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Kate Fritzsche '10: Is 'good and getting better' enough?

Yesterday, Psychological Services announced its plans to hire a new psychotherapist in order to expand resources available to students. This move will increase the number of free visits students are allowed each year from five to seven, and it should also reduce the waiting time before students are ...


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Editorial: Rites of passage

Brown's Warren Alpert Medical School is on track to implement a new standard that will bolster its rising status. After careful consultation with the Medical Curriculum Committee, which includes medical students and undergraduates in the Program in Liberal Medical Education, the school's officials have ...


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Mike Johnson '11: Sticky fingers

If you're like me, you look forward to the crime updates that the Department of Public Safety sends us. Perhaps it's a healthy dose of schadenfreude, but the Campus Safety reports are much more interesting to read than Morning Mail messages, as they practically embody an e-mail version of "Cops," minus ...


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Simon Liebling '12: Et tu, Ruth?

If there has been a poster child for shameless corporate excess in the throes of the Great Recession, Goldman Sachs — payer of $17 billion worth of bonuses so far this year — must be it. Fortunately, the firm's outlandish compensation, heedless disregard for its civic debts and cynical attempts ...


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Editorial: To live and drink in Providence

Trust us: Bar fights aren't all they're cracked up to be. Broken bones, property damage and police calls make Friday nights less fun. These problems are exacerbated when fights spill out of the bar and onto the sidewalk, potentially turning innocent bystanders into collateral damage. Needless to say, ...


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Letter: 'Ethical vegetarian' analogy flawed

To the Editor:Regarding Will Wray's '10 column ("Tobin plays hardball," Dec. 2): A Catholic supporting pro-choice legislation is nothing like an ethical vegetarian working on a factory farm. First, an ethical vegetarian, by definition, opposes eating meat for ethical reasons. Being pro-life, however, ...


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Dan Davidson '11: Think of the children!

Much was made of the GOP's mid-summer conversion to the party of seniors, despite years of diatribes against Medicare and Social Security. Equally astonishing is Republicans' assertion that by stonewalling the Democratic agenda they are acting as the noble guardians of young people.


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Editorial: Give us a break

Ordinarily, we would never recommend that Brown try to be more like Yale or Wesleyan. But in one regard, these schools set an example that we believe Brown should consider following. At both colleges, students trade a shorter winter break for a two-week spring break. By contrast, Brown's schedule strikes ...


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Adrienne Langlois '10: There's no vote like home 

Time for a warm and fuzzy moment: after nearly four years at Brown, I've come to consider this University, as well as Providence, another home. While I still look forward immensely to returning home to Asheville, North Carolina each and every break, I equally relish returning to Brown and the surrounding ...


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Letter: Cheaters cheat on everyone

To the Editor:Regarding Tuesday's article ("Poll: 17 percent of students say they have cheated," Nov. 24): I am bitterly disgusted to think that nearly one in five of my classmates is an academic cheater.Professor of History Omer Bartov questions why students would spend tuition money in order to cheat. The ...


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Brian Judge '11: Teach teachers how to teach

Publish or perish. This is the mantra of the aspiring professor in the American university system. If the only purpose of universities was research, this wouldn't be a problem. "Publish or perish" is merely a narrower version of the more comprehensive mantra of the American economy: do your job, or ...


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Letter to the Editor: The hidden costs of inaction

To the Editor:Regarding Monday's editorial ("The price of tuition," Nov. 30): Granted, parallels exist between the situation at Brown and the one Californian students are dealing with. That these should be understood by a comparison between what the editorial page board termed Rhode Island's "attempt ...


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Susannah Kroeber '11: How far should democracy go?

Once you look beyond apple pie, Thanksgiving and the consumer culture of the Christmas season, there are few things that are more American than sports. The Super Bowl is the most watched television event in America, and March Madness, the World Series, and NBA and NHL playoffs do not disappoint sponsors ...


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Will Wray '10: Tobin plays hardball

Rhode Island's own Bishop Thomas Tobin went head-to-head with Chris Matthews on MSNBC's Hardball last Wednesday. While it is uncertain who won the confrontation, it is quite clear that Matthews was wrong. Whatever Rhode Island Congressman Patrick Kennedy is, he is not a good Catholic. Bishop Tobin is ...


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Anish Mitra '10: Top three movies to live your life by

Movies are amazing because we get to live vicariously as some of the most evil, kind, adventurous, intelligent and/or entertaining characters of all time. Through their trials and tribulations on screen, we can learn from their mistakes and successes alike and apply those lessons to our own lives without ...


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Editorial: The price of tuition

We remember watching an interesting exchange (at Providence Place Mall during the Iron Man premiere) between Christine Everheart, a ravishing reporter, and Tony Stark. In reference to Stark's career as a weapons engineer, Everheart mentioned one of his nicknames: the Merchant of Death, to which Stark ...


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Fatima Aqeel '12: To go or not to go (to class)

Several high schools, mine included, have a requirement for the number of days of school a student attends. The student's failure to meet this requirement is ultimately recorded on his or her transcript, and this then finds its way to the colleges to which the student applies.Why did the school think ...


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