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Editors’ Note: The Herald’s 2019 in review

Editors' Note

Editors’ Note: The Herald’s 2019 in review

December 31, 2019 0 comments

From a turbulent political climate and several campus activism campaigns to star-studded campus visits and business turnover on Thayer Street, the University community experienced various scales and styles of change in 2019.

Secondo ’16 GS: Reality distortion: the unnerving legacy of the 2010s

Columns

Secondo ’16 GS: Reality distortion: the unnerving legacy of the 2010s

December 6, 2019 0 comments

Well, we made it — another 10-year demarcation that allows us to reflect on society and ourselves.

Ren ’23: The kids are alright

Columns

Ren ’23: The kids are alright

December 6, 2019 0 comments

Growing up, I would often hear complaints, usually from adults much older than myself, about the sorry state of modern songwriting.

Letter: Preventing ExxonMobil recruitment misguided

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Preventing ExxonMobil recruitment misguided

December 5, 2019 0 comments

To the Editor: I’m writing in response to a recent Herald column that called for the end of ExxonMobil’s recruitment at Brown. I live in New Mexico, the second-poorest state in the United States (ahead of Mississippi). In the past three years, we have grown from the sixth largest oil […]

Lehrer-Small ’20: A collective alternative to the sophomore meal plan requirement

Columns

Lehrer-Small ’20: A collective alternative to the sophomore meal plan requirement

December 5, 2019 0 comments

The University’s new policy requiring sophomores to enroll in a meal plan has taken a lot of heat — and rightly so. After a long process of evaluating food security at Brown, the University ultimately reduced food options rather than deciding to help students make healthy choices.

Morel PhD’14: A different path for the Providence schools

Op-eds

Morel PhD’14: A different path for the Providence schools

December 5, 2019 0 comments

In early November, the state of Rhode Island took control of the Providence Public School District. The takeover came after the release of the “Johns Hopkins Report,” which detailed the district’s academic challenges as well as the bureaucratic problems that have hindered the management of the district.

Letter: Another look at ACCRIP

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Another look at ACCRIP

December 5, 2019 0 comments

To the Editor: I was a participant in the Dec. 2 meeting of the Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Practices.

Reed ’21: Please, Mr. Kanders, stay

Columns

Reed ’21: Please, Mr. Kanders, stay

December 4, 2019 4 comments

Last July, Brown alum Warren Kanders ’79 P ’23 stepped down as vice chairman of the Whitney Museum of American Art amid a storm of protests by the activist group Decolonize This Place.

Harris-Grosky ’22, Kianovsky ’23, Edelstein ’23, Nussbaum Cohen ’23, Federman ’23: The Democratic party must concretely oppose Israel’s annexationist policies

Op-eds

Harris-Grosky ’22, Kianovsky ’23, Edelstein ’23, Nussbaum Cohen ’23, Federman ’23: The Democratic party must concretely oppose Israel’s annexationist policies

December 4, 2019 1 comment

For decades, the long-standing consensus in American politics has been support for the two-state solution as the only viable resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Letter: The ACCRIP: Hypocrisy lives

Letters to the Editor

Letter: The ACCRIP: Hypocrisy lives

December 4, 2019 2 comments

I was disappointed, saddened and, yes, outraged to read in the Dec. 3 Herald that the Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Practices voted to recommend that the University divest from “companies identified as facilitating human rights abuses in Palestine.”