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Wrenn MS’18 PhD’21: Fact-Checking the UCS Executive Board’s Herald Letter: A Historical Perspective

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Wrenn MS’18 PhD’21: Fact-Checking the UCS Executive Board’s Herald Letter: A Historical Perspective

May 24, 2020 0 comments

In their May 15 letter to the editor, the Executive Board of the Undergraduate Council of Students appealed to the Brown community that the Class Coordinating Board is not an official form of student government: 

De Georgia ’20: Why UFB doesn’t fund donations to the greater Providence community

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De Georgia ’20: Why UFB doesn’t fund donations to the greater Providence community

May 20, 2020 2 comments

In early March, after Brown made the call to finish the semester virtually and cancel all events on campus, the Undergraduate Finance Board was faced with making a number of important decisions.

Sachar ’20: UCS, Do You See Us?

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Sachar ’20: UCS, Do You See Us?

May 9, 2020 3 comments

Student government has the ability to play a vital role on our campus, but its constitutive organizations are severely struggling to be transparent and accountable to the students they serve.

McLaughlin: A reflection on the COVID-19 Crisis and the University

COVID-19 Updates, Opinions

McLaughlin: A reflection on the COVID-19 Crisis and the University

May 5, 2020 1 comment

Since roughly the middle of March we have all been living in a professional and social world of distance and remoteness imposed by the coronavirus public health emergency. As the Dean of the Faculty at Brown, I can confirm that we are managing to navigate the crisis at the University. […]

Ostrovsky ’23, Carroll ’21, Amkieh ’21.5: Why Brown must do more

COVID-19 Updates, Opinions

Ostrovsky ’23, Carroll ’21, Amkieh ’21.5: Why Brown must do more

April 30, 2020 6 comments

Recently, Brown University announced it will temporarily house those fighting coronavirus on the front lines, namely emergency personnel and healthcare workers.

Agarwal ’24: In our focus on viruses, we underestimate the risk of deadly bacteria

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Agarwal ’24: In our focus on viruses, we underestimate the risk of deadly bacteria

April 22, 2020 0 comments

I have always found it ironic that Alexander the Great likely died of a fever. With the benefits of modern medicine, it is hard for us to appreciate the threat that fevers have posed to people in the past. Before the 1920s, fevers were the leading cause of premature death.

Chen ’22: The danger of a single narrative in the form of petitions

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Chen ’22: The danger of a single narrative in the form of petitions

April 16, 2020 0 comments

In a campus-wide email sent on March 30, Dean of the College Rashid Zia ’01 officially denied the adoption of a Universal Pass system at Brown, which has gained substantial momentum among students.

Veluvali ’20: Establishment entitlement will cost the Dems the presidency

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Veluvali ’20: Establishment entitlement will cost the Dems the presidency

April 15, 2020 7 comments

On April 8, Bernie Sanders suspended his campaign for the presidency. This had been coming for a while. Though Sanders started as the Democratic frontrunner, his campaign was dealt repeated blows as his moderate opponents consolidated around Joseph R. Biden, Jr., who is now the presumptive nominee.

Bielenberg ’20, Smithwick ’20: Students and Decision-Making at Brown: Reflections from a Time of Crisis

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Bielenberg ’20, Smithwick ’20: Students and Decision-Making at Brown: Reflections from a Time of Crisis

April 13, 2020 0 comments

Crises illuminate how institutional power works. They prompt us to ask: How do dramatic, unexpected shifts impact decision-making? What role do larger pressures and resource constraints play? Who is included in decision-making — and how is input gathered?  Here at Brown, we have most recently seen these dynamics in our discussions […]

Simpson ’20: In Response to Dean Zia

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Simpson ’20: In Response to Dean Zia

April 7, 2020 0 comments

I believe that in times of crisis the true character of each and every individual comes to light. Leaders are tested, communities are strained. But in times of hardship, one can truly find out where one’s allies rest.