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Rauschenbach ’23: Subcontracted service workers are a valuable part of the Brown community, too

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Rauschenbach ’23: Subcontracted service workers are a valuable part of the Brown community, too

April 2, 2020 0 comments

Almost daily for the past week, the University has sent its students an email about how we will remain connected during these “unprecedented times.” They shared best practices for how students, along with the entire University community, will endure.

Ruzicka ’21: Maintain reading period to ensure student success

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Ruzicka ’21: Maintain reading period to ensure student success

April 1, 2020 0 comments

On the evening of March 24, 2020, Rashid Zia, dean of the College, and Andrew Campbell, dean of the Graduate School, emailed the Brown community detailing temporary academic policies that will be implemented in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Glickman ’23: What the Grade Option Debate is Really About

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Glickman ’23: What the Grade Option Debate is Really About

March 31, 2020 2 comments

As spring break comes to a close and we resume classes this week, the fervor around the grading option debate continues to increase. The three options most widely debated amongst students at Brown are implementing Mandatory S/NC, extending the grade option deadline, or implementing Universal Pass.

A message from the Chaplain: Upholding community through song

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A message from the Chaplain: Upholding community through song

March 30, 2020 1 comment

More a love letter than an op-ed, I write with a deep April heartache for beloved, far-flung Brunonia and a suffering world. Everywhere, everything has changed. College Hill is now oddly quiet, despite a loud riot of daffodils and magnolias defiantly gathered to bloom. 

Ruzicka ’21: Brown should make all courses S/NC while allowing grade petitions

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Ruzicka ’21: Brown should make all courses S/NC while allowing grade petitions

March 24, 2020 0 comments

Amid the panic and fear caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, college students everywhere have been left in limbo about the trajectory of their academic careers. The most prominent concern I have encountered among students is the impact the global crisis might have on their academic success.

Javaheri ’20: Against mandatory S/NC — why choice matters

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Javaheri ’20: Against mandatory S/NC — why choice matters

March 24, 2020 1 comment

In recent days, there has been a call for all courses to switch to mandatory S/NC grading as a measure to “achieve real equality,” claiming that the loss of our on-campus community and access to resources necessitates the implementation of a forced pass/fail semester.

Oke ’20, Saji ’20: Brown University must continue paying its student workers

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Oke ’20, Saji ’20: Brown University must continue paying its student workers

March 23, 2020 0 comments

On March 20, Brown University announced that they would no longer pay student workers after Saturday, April 4, if students could not continue their on-campus jobs remotely.

McCarthy ’23: In the age of COVID-19, we must consider inequality: make classes mandatory S/NC

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McCarthy ’23: In the age of COVID-19, we must consider inequality: make classes mandatory S/NC

March 22, 2020 1 comment

As the majority of students depart from campus, entering into new environments with new routines, I fear that remote learning will amplify the inequalities among our student body.

Frieden ‘19.5: I was tear gassed by the IDF. Warren Kanders Must Go.

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Frieden ‘19.5: I was tear gassed by the IDF. Warren Kanders Must Go.

March 11, 2020 1 comment

Last fall, I watched a livestream of the Whitney Museum filling with smoke. The smoke emanated from bundles of sage burned by members of Decolonize This Place, an activist collective based in New York City advocating for the removal of Warren Kanders ’79 P’23 from the board of the museum.

Arnold MA’19: What’s it like to be ‘Black Like Me?’

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Arnold MA’19: What’s it like to be ‘Black Like Me?’

March 9, 2020 0 comments

Recently, I participated in a screening of the film “Black Like Me.” The event was hosted at Brown University’s Manning Chapel by the Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life.