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

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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?

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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

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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

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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.

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

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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

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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.

Mackie ’59 — An Open Letter to the Brown Community: The Price of Winning

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Mackie ’59 — An Open Letter to the Brown Community: The Price of Winning

June 7, 2020 0 comments

The May 28 announcement arrived without warning — a thunderbolt from above, striking the hearts of legions within the University athletic community.

Collins – We Suffocate: When Will We Finally Breathe?

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Collins – We Suffocate: When Will We Finally Breathe?

June 5, 2020 0 comments

To the Brown Community: I’m sure by now many of you are consumed by what’s been happening here in the United States. For those of you who are in a particularly difficult place because of the racial killings, I’m writing to you. Honestly, I’m writing to me too. 

From the Brown Women’s Squash Team: President Paxson, Why Aren’t We Excellent?

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From the Brown Women’s Squash Team: President Paxson, Why Aren’t We Excellent?

June 4, 2020 1 comment

We are two of five rising juniors on the Brown Women’s Varsity Squash team. We spent upwards of 10 years training with hopes of playing squash at a collegiate level. We have dedicated 20 hours a week for 25 weeks a year to train, travel and compete.