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To the Editor: Swine flu article misses the point

Your recent article on H1N1 influenza ("U. preps for widespread H1N1 cases," Sept. 8), while informative, fails to discuss the flu's epidemiological aspects. First, the most serious danger is that H1N1 flu will mutate to a more virulent form, which could very well occur through interaction with the ...


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Tyler Rosenbaum '11: Uncle Ruth wants you!

We're back at Brown! Another year passed, another anticipated yet somehow still jarring transition from the indolent laze of summer to the purposeful buzz of academia. It's been four long months. So long, in fact, that I even missed the Ratty! I suppose a summer of shopping and cooking and cleaning ...


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Anish Mitra '10: First-years, welcome to Brown

I still remember the first day I stepped on campus as a freshman. Trying desperately to find Hope College (map in hand), I studied my new surroundings with great excitement. Eager anticipation and promise resided in every building and structure I laid eyes upon. Finally, all my questions about Brown ...


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Jake Heimark '10: An unfair burden

Itinerant Brunonians are welcomed back to Providence this fall with a slap in the face — a proposed $300-per-student tax for out-of-state students who attend private colleges in Rhode Island. The message from City Hall is clear: students at Brown, RISD, Providence College and Johnson and Wales ...


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To the class of 2013

You've finally arrived on College Hill. For the next few weeks, you'll wander aimlessly around Thayer Street looking for Smith-Buonanno, Wilson Hall and Kassar House. Finding your way around campus is hard enough, so we thought we'd give you a roadmap for all the non-navigational issues you may encounter ...


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Editorial: A tax on learning

If Mayor David Cicilline '83 has his way, Providence will become the first city in America to tax private colleges for, of all things, enrolling students. At the mayor's urging, the Rhode Island House of Representatives recently approved a bill that would let cities impose a $150-per-student fee on ...


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Sarah Rosenthal '11: Li'l Rhody's big name change

Rhode Island is the littlest state with the longest name. I tell people this and watch as they try to figure out whether "Rhode Island" has more letters or syllables than "Pennsylvania" or "South Carolina." Usually, they conclude that it doesn't, and then I bust out that arcane but wonderful fact about ...


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Jonathan Topaz '12: The Brown fantasy tour

Sitting on the steps of Faunce during peak high school visiting, a couple friends and I began talking about a few rough patches we encountered in our first semester at Brown. One had trouble finding small, intimate classes. One felt disconnected from his professors. One felt that Providence was inaccessible ...


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Editor's note

Graduation is usually a time for looking ahead.  Trying to find answers in the future is a natural response to the current economic state of the world.


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Will fortune favor the brave?

While I do not normally hobnob with famous journalists, last summer I had the special opportunity to meet Bob Herbert — the New York Times columnist — when I was an intern on the "Morning Joe" Show at MSNBC news.  After I discussed his commentary on the show that day, he amicably fished ...


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Fortunate circumstances

"I feel like we're at a standstill." That's what a friend said to me over a mid-semester coffee break. Since freshman year we had shared our Brown lives over weekly dinners and e-mail chains, four years of new classes, semesters abroad and summer jobs up and down the East coast. Then here we were, just ...


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I was graduated from Brown

Before I started writing this column, I looked up quotations about saying goodbye. They were all cheesy one-liners about not really leaving, just sort of saying goodbye before paths would cross again. I asked friends for their thoughts on graduating from Brown. But I have to give credit here to my Comp ...


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Editorial: Expand orientation, move TWTP

As members of the Class of 2013 move on from ADOCH, they begin the long wait until their next major event at Brown: Orientation. We've all been through it, but Brunonians graduating in 2009 and 2010 experienced their first days somewhat differently — mostly because there were more of them. The ...


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Correction

An article in Thursday's paper ("Wertheimer '10 wins UCS presidency," Apr. 23) incorrectly stated that Juan Vasconez '10 was elected chair of the Undergraduate Finance Board, and that Jose Vasconez '10 was elected vice chair of UFB. In fact, Jose Vasconez was elected chair, while Juan Vasconez was elected ...


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