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Opinions

Opinions pieces published in The Herald — which include columns, op-eds, letters to the editor, and editorials — are written independently of news coverage. More information on the difference between these formats can be found at https://www.browndailyherald.com/submissions/.

Han ’23: What we owe to each other – lessons from ‘The Good Place’

Columns

Han ’23: What we owe to each other – lessons from ‘The Good Place’

September 23, 2020 0 comments

When I was a kid, I believed in answers. This wasn’t a coincidence – everything in a normal kid’s life is geared toward finding the right answers.

Shanmugam ’23: Trump’s failure to rekindle the coal industry

Columns

Shanmugam ’23: Trump’s failure to rekindle the coal industry

September 22, 2020 0 comments

On March 4, 2020, President Christina Paxson P’19 informed the Brown community that the University’s Investment Office was stepping away from fossil fuels once and for all. 

Apple ’21: Think nationally, vote locally — State elections matter more than you think

Columns

Apple ’21: Think nationally, vote locally — State elections matter more than you think

September 21, 2020 1 comment

The next 50 days may prove to be among the most consequential in American history, the last chance to reverse the erosion of democracy and loss of international partnership and standing over which President Trump has presided. 

Schmidt ’21: STEM students can still find research opportunities during the pandemic

Columns

Schmidt ’21: STEM students can still find research opportunities during the pandemic

September 21, 2020 0 comments

COVID-19 has taken a toll on the healthcare system, the job market and the simple ability to conduct activities that once took place in person.

McCarthy ’23: How Brown lost, and why they will continue to lose

Op-eds

McCarthy ’23: How Brown lost, and why they will continue to lose

September 20, 2020 5 comments

It’s been some 100 days since Brown made the decision to eliminate 11 varsity teams, and last Thursday, a successful fight for gender equality in athletics resulted in the University announcing a proposal to reinstate two of them.

Letter: Paxson should hear Carroll’s request to eliminate undemocratic student committees

Letters to the Editor, Op-eds

Letter: Paxson should hear Carroll’s request to eliminate undemocratic student committees

September 20, 2020 0 comments

In his Sept. 16 op-ed, Jason Carroll ’21 makes a strong and reasonable case for student selection of student representation on advisory committees at the University.

Letter: Why Isn’t President Paxson an Amy Cohen?

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Why Isn’t President Paxson an Amy Cohen?

September 17, 2020 0 comments

To The Editor: Brown took a step toward gender equity in settling its Title IX lawsuit by reinstating two of the five women’s teams that were reduced to club status.

Carroll ’21: Brown’s administration moves to control student representation

Op-eds

Carroll ’21: Brown’s administration moves to control student representation

September 16, 2020 1 comment

On Brown’s campus, the administration has increasingly asserted itself as the arbiters of student representation, determining which voices are heard and who gets a seat at the table.

Ruzicka ’21: Where is Brown’s Plan B?

Columns

Ruzicka ’21: Where is Brown’s Plan B?

September 15, 2020 5 comments

Last week, on Sept. 10, 2020, President Christina Paxson P’19 sent an email to the Brown community announcing that the University would be moving forward with Phase 2 of its reopening plans.

Pollard ’21: Classes should be accessible. Where are the standards?

Columns

Pollard ’21: Classes should be accessible. Where are the standards?

September 14, 2020 0 comments

Shopping period is in full swing, and while the start of the semester is normally a time filled with options and new opportunities, students face obstacles to accessing their education.