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Columns

Andrew Reed: On Liberalism

Arjun Shanmugam: Brunomics

Augustus Bayard: The Public Sphere

Beth Pollard: Stirring the Pod

Bliss Han: For the Culture

Caleb Apple: Political Calculus

Donnie Sahyouni: The American Tradition

Jackson McGough: The Rate of Change

Jaehyun Hong: In Limbo

John Wrenn: Liber Brunonia

Nidhi Bhaskar: Intersections

Matt Walsh: Created Equal

Poom Andrew Pipatjarasgit: From the Quiet Green

Rachael Schmidt: The Fourier

Meghan Murphy: Big World, Smallest State

Recent Columns

Pipatjarasgit ’21: An ode to the Brown University Library

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Pipatjarasgit ’21: An ode to the Brown University Library

March 18, 2021 0 comments

It has now been over a year of living in the COVID-19 pandemic and learning largely in a virtual environment. Yet, academic functions at Brown must continue. One of the unsung heroes involved in some shape or form in all our academic journeys is the Brown University Library.

Brown University leveled 51 buildings in 1950 to clear the way for Wriston Quad.

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Wrenn GS: College Hill’s Grim Reaper

March 18, 2021 3 comments

Since January, Brown has sought to exclude five University buildings — the Orwig Music Hall (c. 1850), Grant-Fulton Recital Hall (c. 1845), King House (c. 1895), 137 Waterman St. (c. 1910) and 190 Hope St. (c. 1865) — from a historic district proposed by the Providence Preservation Society.

Bayard ’24: The new social conservatism: Barstool conservatism

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Bayard ’24: The new social conservatism: Barstool conservatism

March 18, 2021 6 comments

Last fall I was speaking with a high school classmate of mine about politics when he, after some prodding, admitted he voted for Trump. It isn’t surprising for a high school peer of mine to vote for Trump — I’m from a very “Trumpy” part of Florida — but I […]

Pollard ’21: Preparing a healthy transition to our next new normal

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Pollard ’21: Preparing a healthy transition to our next new normal

March 15, 2021 0 comments

Student life at Brown has changed dramatically during COVID-19, and while many of us expected our hiatus from an in-person college experience to be brief, we have already passed the one year mark of attending university online.

Han ’23: The tragedy of “cancel culture”

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Han ’23: The tragedy of “cancel culture”

March 14, 2021 3 comments

“Green Eggs and Ham,” a children’s book by Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, is an all-time classic. But why am I writing a column about “Green Eggs and Ham” now, in 2021, as our country has only just started to hope for an end to a devastating pandemic […]

Reed ’21: Steven Pinker Wants to Repair Campus Culture

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Reed ’21: Steven Pinker Wants to Repair Campus Culture

March 12, 2021 10 comments

In a world seemingly beset by problems, Steven Pinker has made a career out of focusing on the positive. For the past decade, the Harvard professor turned celebrity intellectual has been spreading the good news about human progress.

Murphy ’23: Trump’s Midnight Middle East Moves May Be Here to Stay

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Murphy ’23: Trump’s Midnight Middle East Moves May Be Here to Stay

March 12, 2021 1 comment

As the realization crept into the West Wing that — despite his best efforts to nullify the election — Donald Trump would soon be on his way out of power, last-minute policy decisions came flowing out of Washington.

Hong ’24: What culture shock can tell us about the first-year experience

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Hong ’24: What culture shock can tell us about the first-year experience

March 12, 2021 0 comments

As first-years’ midterms come and go, most of us feel stressed. For students like me who are on campus for our first full semester, midterm stress may be exacerbated by homesickness and irritability.

Bhaskar ’21: Reconciling the pharmaceutical industry in the age of COVID-19

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Bhaskar ’21: Reconciling the pharmaceutical industry in the age of COVID-19

March 11, 2021 5 comments

As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout progresses nationally, all eyes are on the industries responsible for creating and churning out the vaccine in such record time. Given the success of Operation Warp Speed, can we possibly praise the companies that took a huge gambit to provide us the vaccine? Or is […]

Pipatjarasgit ’21: Understanding and keeping advancement accountable

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Pipatjarasgit ’21: Understanding and keeping advancement accountable

March 10, 2021 0 comments

When students found out about the now infamous “Granoff Dinner,” they were outraged. To be fair, there were also some published opinions defending the events, but most students will likely recall an overwhelmingly negative reaction when the story broke in spring 2019.