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Editorial: University must improve actual, perceived sense of student safety

Editorial: University must improve actual, perceived sense of student safety

November 24, 2019 0 comments

Recently as part of The Herald’s Fall 2019 poll, students were asked how safe they feel both on and off campus after dark.

Editors’ note: What we’re thankful for

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Editors’ note: What we’re thankful for

November 24, 2019 0 comments

Broken chairs and no concussions. Computers that always crash and then sometimes wake up. The old printer, for dying, and the new printer, for barely staying alive. Expo markers.

Editorial: How RailRoad gets it wrong, and how RailRoad gets it right

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Editorial: How RailRoad gets it wrong, and how RailRoad gets it right

November 22, 2019 0 comments

RailRoad, a student activist organization at Brown which seeks “a world where the Prison Industrial Complex has been destroyed,” presented to the Undergraduate Council of Students last month and hosted a public teach-in this month, highlighting its proposal that the University adopt a “fair chance hiring” policy.

Editorial: University must improve strategies for fighting food insecurity

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Editorial: University must improve strategies for fighting food insecurity

November 5, 2019 0 comments

In June, the University announced a revision to the undergraduate student meal plan in an ongoing effort to lessen food insecurity on campus.

Editorial: Undergraduate Council of Students should convert student feedback into tangible change

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Editorial: Undergraduate Council of Students should convert student feedback into tangible change

November 1, 2019 0 comments

Last Friday, the Editorial Page Board wrote about student engagement with the Undergraduate council of Students after The Herald released its undergraduate student poll results, which reported that just over half of undergrad students held no opinion of the council.

Editorial: Students should do more to engage with UCS

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Editorial: Students should do more to engage with UCS

October 25, 2019 0 comments

Every semester, The Herald polls the undergraduate student body to gauge student opinion on various community topics. One question that has remained consistent across each semester’s poll is, “Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Undergraduate Council of Students is handling its job?”

Editorial: Five-year suspension of Sigma Chi is misguided

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Editorial: Five-year suspension of Sigma Chi is misguided

October 22, 2019 1 comment

In September, the University suspended the Sigma Chi fraternity for violating hazing and alcohol procedures that endangered students. The five-year suspension came within weeks of a revision to the Code of Student Conduct that targets derecognized group activity.

Editorial: CS Department needs ethical guidelines for industry partnerships

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Editorial: CS Department needs ethical guidelines for industry partnerships

October 11, 2019 0 comments

At the fall Career Fair, a group of students affiliated with the Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition protested four companies — Amazon, Microsoft, Palantir and Ernst & Young — that hold contractual agreements with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Editorial: Endowment performance deserves recognition

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Editorial: Endowment performance deserves recognition

October 4, 2019 2 comments

The Herald reported September 30 that the University’s endowment returned 12.4 percent for the fiscal 2019 year, which spanned from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. The endowment gained an impressive $467 million and increased to a record-high $4.2 billion.

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Editorial: Brown should amplify community voices in school takeover

September 30, 2019 0 comments

In a scathing report released by the Johns Hopkins Institute for Educational Policy in June, researchers described major failings of the Providence Public School District.