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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/.

Champa P’21: An Open Letter from a Parent to President Paxson on her Excellence in Athletics Initiative

Op-eds

Champa P’21: An Open Letter from a Parent to President Paxson on her Excellence in Athletics Initiative

July 11, 2020 2 comments

President Paxson, there will be no winners in this dispute. During an intense and ongoing public debate, you have succeeded in destroying the athletic careers of the members of eight of Brown’s varsity teams.

Pipatjarasgit ’21: Brown took its time. Why can’t students do the same?

Op-eds

Pipatjarasgit ’21: Brown took its time. Why can’t students do the same?

July 10, 2020 0 comments

On July 7, Brown undergraduate students received an email from the College regarding academic and campus life logistics in the age of coronavirus; students were also notified of the Fall 2020 Location of Study Form, where they are required to indicate their location of study, housing plans and meal plan selection.

Litman ’20.5: Remote Learning Won’t Be Easy, But It’s the Safest Option We Have.

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Litman ’20.5: Remote Learning Won’t Be Easy, But It’s the Safest Option We Have.

July 5, 2020 0 comments

Lately, I’ve been imagining the next time things will feel “normal” again, and the visions I conjure up are blurry, ill-formed and inexact; watercolors with murky paints and flooded lines.

Brownsword ’18: New ‘Excellence’ Initiative Product of Decade-Long Athletic Program Mismanagement

Op-eds

Brownsword ’18: New ‘Excellence’ Initiative Product of Decade-Long Athletic Program Mismanagement

July 1, 2020 1 comment

On May 28, President Christina Paxson P’19 announced the University’s athletic program would take on a new direction:

Moyer ’21— From eight former varsity teams: We have still been wronged

Op-eds

Moyer ’21— From eight former varsity teams: We have still been wronged

June 19, 2020 3 comments

Earlier this month, 65 returning varsity athletes on the Men’s Track & Field and Men’s Cross Country teams were able to show the administration that their decision was ill informed; their team was reinstated. To those 65 men, we say congratulations.

Ten voices on varsity team cuts

Ten voices on varsity team cuts

June 10, 2020 0 comments

Following the University’s decision to cut 11 teams as part of the Excellence in Brown Athletics initiative, The Herald invited 100-word submissions from individuals impacted by the decision.

Letter: Brown is Better Off for President Paxson’s Athletics Initiative

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Brown is Better Off for President Paxson’s Athletics Initiative

June 10, 2020 2 comments

To the Editor: It is highly ironic that contributor Peter Mackie ’59 extolled former President Ruth Simmons when it was her abject decade-long failure to support Brown athletics that has led to President Christina Paxson P’19’s necessary and reasoned initiative.

Letter: Coverage of Excellence in Brown Athletics Initiative

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Coverage of Excellence in Brown Athletics Initiative

June 9, 2020 0 comments

To the Editor: Thank you for your recent coverage of the University’s recent athletics decisions, as well as many reactions described in published opinion pieces.

O’Neil ’16, Paul ’19, McMahon ’19: In Defense of Excellence and Equity in Men’s Cross Country and Track and Field

Op-eds

O’Neil ’16, Paul ’19, McMahon ’19: In Defense of Excellence and Equity in Men’s Cross Country and Track and Field

June 8, 2020 1 comment

As alumnae of the Brown Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field teams, we are writing in solidarity with current teammates on the Brown Men’s Cross Country and Track and Field teams whose collegiate athletic careers were abruptly terminated May 28

Sinai ’21 and Lee ’21: Put me (back) in, Coach: The suddenness of Brown’s sports cuts needlessly destroys athletic careers

Op-eds

Sinai ’21 and Lee ’21: Put me (back) in, Coach: The suddenness of Brown’s sports cuts needlessly destroys athletic careers

June 7, 2020 0 comments

As many may now know, on May 28 Brown University ended the athletic careers of 84 men and 65 women on a roughly six-minute Zoom call.