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Douglas ’20: The CS Department needs to change. Here’s how.

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Douglas ’20: The CS Department needs to change. Here’s how.

January 27, 2020 0 comments

In recent years, the computer science department has exploded. In 2015, 133 students graduated with a concentration or joint concentration in computer science. By 2019­­ — just four years later — that number had skyrocketed to 259, an increase of almost 95 percent.

Hall ’20: Liberals need to think beyond horse race politics

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Hall ’20: Liberals need to think beyond horse race politics

January 24, 2020 0 comments

Watching liberal political commentators talk about the 2020 presidential election, one starts to wonder whether the world will even continue to exist should Democrats lose.

Ren ’23: No more New Year’s resolutions for me

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Ren ’23: No more New Year’s resolutions for me

January 24, 2020 0 comments

For the past few years, I have made New Year’s resolutions. For the past few years, I have also failed my New Year’s resolutions.

Douglas ’20: Dear Bruno, how do I write good?

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Douglas ’20: Dear Bruno, how do I write good?

January 23, 2020 0 comments

Many undergraduates believe that they are strong writers; they got into Brown based partially upon their ability to write better than over 90 percent of other applicants, confirming their writing prowess and signaling that their craft need not be improved much further.

Shanmugam ’23: The Federal Reserve is powerless to stop the next recession

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Shanmugam ’23: The Federal Reserve is powerless to stop the next recession

January 23, 2020 1 comment

January 2008. Markets were in free fall as confidence in long-trusted yet misunderstood financial instruments had eroded. American communities entered a taxing saga defined by unemployment, chaos and class conflict.

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

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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

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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.

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

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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.

Reed ’21: Please, Mr. Kanders, stay

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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.

Hall ’20: To the PTP: Don’t legitimize climate denial

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Hall ’20: To the PTP: Don’t legitimize climate denial

December 3, 2019 0 comments

Peter Kropotkin was a Russian aristocrat, political agitant, contemporary of Marx and radical anarcho-communist. Besides being an all-time great class traitor, he also had a passion for science. My favorite work of his is a book called “Mutual Aid,” a collection of essays written during the late 19th century.