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Editorial: Young trustee elections

At an upcoming meeting this May, the Brown Corporation will likely approve a proposal to reserve a few spaces in its membership for young alumni trustees, according to recent Herald coverage. Under the proposal, young alums, defined as students who left Brown less than seven years ago, would be appointed ...


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Corrections

A story in Wednesday's Herald ("Corporation will consider ‘young alum' positions," April 15) incorrectly reported that the proposed young alumni trustees would be elected through the Brown Alumni Association. In fact, according to Vice President for Public Affairs and University Relations Marisa ...


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Alyssa Ratledge '11: Lawyers won't kill IR

Since the publication of a scathing article on Interim Director of the Watson Institute David Kennedy '76 ("Watson director's unpopular agenda draws ire," March 16), several Herald letters and columns have stepped up to defend Kennedy from personal criticism. Few, however, challenged the article's angle: ...


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Diamonds and Coal

A diamond to the sophomore who runs a business making "pupcakes" and other baked goods in need of quotation marks. With Spring Weekend coming up, you may want to whip up some "brownies." A sympathetic diamond to Latin American countries, who former Chilean President Ricardo Lagos Escobar said had ...


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Editorial: Beyond forgiveness

The current state of the economy is taking a toll on all levels of the University — the endowment has already shrunk from $2.8 billion to $2 billion, employees are being laid off and, most pervasively, students and their families are having trouble paying tuition. University administrators have ...


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Tyler Rosenbaum '11: Rhode Island falls behind

Many of you have probably heard that two more states will join Massachusetts and Connecticut in recognizing same-sex marriages this year. For those of you who haven't, can you guess which ones they are? One is Vermont. And the other? Oregon, perhaps? Hawaii? Another coastal bastion of liberalness, like, ...


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Jeremy Feigenbaum '11: The Passover story

For most Jews, Passover provides an opportunity to spend time with friends and family — and to grumble about how much they miss eating bread. But Passover also provides important lessons for modern Jews and non-Jews alike about the freedoms they enjoy.Jews are not just required to remember that ...


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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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