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

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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

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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.

Letter: To the Class of 2020 from President Christina Paxson P’19

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Letter: To the Class of 2020 from President Christina Paxson P’19

June 1, 2020 0 comments
This article is part of the series Commencement Magazine 2020

I hope you are embracing your graduation as a moment of tremendous accomplishment and celebration.

Letter: Student Governance and the Class Coordinating Board

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Letter: Student Governance and the Class Coordinating Board

May 15, 2020 0 comments

To the Editor:  The Undergraduate Council of Students has and will always welcome input and collaboration from all students and student groups on our campus. 

Letter: We Have Been Trying and Will Try Harder

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Letter: We Have Been Trying and Will Try Harder

April 25, 2020 0 comments

To the editor: I wanted to add some context to the recent op-ed titled: “Chen ’22: The danger of a single narrative in the form of petitions.

Letter: Biden should compromise with progressives. And he already has.

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Letter: Biden should compromise with progressives. And he already has.

April 19, 2020 0 comments

To the Editor:  I agree with Arvind Veluvali ’20 that if moderate Democrats “are willing to make compromises to the right, they should be willing to do so to the left.” Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, must make compromises with the progressive wing of the party. If […]

Letter: Coach Behn is a positive force, not a negative one

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Letter: Coach Behn is a positive force, not a negative one

March 9, 2020 5 comments

The Herald’s recent article about Women’s Basketball Head Coach Sarah Behn, titled “Brown University Band will not perform at women’s basketball games in protest of Head Coach,” was quite disheartening.

Letter: Criticizing Kanders donations is self-righteous, misses point

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Letter: Criticizing Kanders donations is self-righteous, misses point

February 24, 2020 0 comments

I was disappointed to read the letter to the editor, “If the Sacklers must go, so too must Kanders,” by Abdullah Shihipar MPH’20 in the Jan. 27 issue of The Herald. It represents yet another example of self-righteous virtue-signaling by a Brown student.

Letter: The case for divestment is riddled with untruths

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Letter: The case for divestment is riddled with untruths

February 14, 2020 2 comments

To the Editor: Brown University should take a moral stand by continuing to keep its investments in Israeli companies. Alums should be proud that our university recognizes that the existence of Israel is necessary in the global fight against anti-Semitism.

Letter: Centrism is cynical, not realistic

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Letter: Centrism is cynical, not realistic

February 11, 2020 0 comments

To the Editor: The irony of centrist pleas for realism like Andrew Reed’s ’21, in his column “It’s Time to get real, Dems,” is that they are built on a fantasy. They emulate the Joe Biden-style wish that if Democrats just moderate their policies enough or make overtures to Mitch […]