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Strode ’21: The case for unconditional freedom

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Strode ’21: The case for unconditional freedom

November 6, 2019 Comments are Disabled

As an intern on Capitol Hill this semester, I routinely provide tours to constituents visiting Washington.

Siemens ’21: California’s laboratory of democracy

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Siemens ’21: California’s laboratory of democracy

November 6, 2019 Comments are Disabled

It has been a historic session for the California legislature.

Caira ’22: For better classroom discussions, everyone must feel comfortable speaking

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Caira ’22: For better classroom discussions, everyone must feel comfortable speaking

November 6, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Since coming to Brown, I’ve noticed that men tend to speak more frequently in my classroom discussions.

Brownsword ’18: University community must not take Kia McNeill for granted

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Brownsword ’18: University community must not take Kia McNeill for granted

November 5, 2019 Comments are Disabled

For those remaining Brown University sports fans — and I know how few of us there have been over the years — please don’t take women’s head soccer coach Kia McNeil for granted.

Shea ’21: Republican political stunt undermines democratic process

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Shea ’21: Republican political stunt undermines democratic process

October 31, 2019 Comments are Disabled

On Wednesday, Oct. 23, a faction of Republican members of the House of Representatives, around thirty strong, stormed into a closed door meeting where testimony relevant to the ongoing Trump impeachment inquiry was scheduled to be delivered.

Van Horn ’21, Mendez-Flores ’20, Caver ’21, Sanchez-Strauss ’21, Donahue ’20, Hahn ’20: Brown University must cut its contract with Palantir

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Van Horn ’21, Mendez-Flores ’20, Caver ’21, Sanchez-Strauss ’21, Donahue ’20, Hahn ’20: Brown University must cut its contract with Palantir

October 25, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Palantir Technologies, a software company based out of Silicon Valley, recently renewed a three-year contract to provide crucial products to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Haimbodi ’22 and Hutton ’22: University needs to change its hiring practices for people who have been incarcerated

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Haimbodi ’22 and Hutton ’22: University needs to change its hiring practices for people who have been incarcerated

October 22, 2019 Comments are Disabled

No judge in the United States has ever sentenced anyone to a lifetime of unemployment. However, the collateral consequences of the American carceral system ensure that, although not codified into law, this is often the case.

Ruzicka ’21: Why I comment on Dear Blueno posts

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Ruzicka ’21: Why I comment on Dear Blueno posts

October 17, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Recently, there has been much discourse on Dear Blueno, a public Facebook page that publishes anonymous posts submitted by members of the Brown student body, about the role that frequent commenters play in the online forum.

Mlyn ’20, McIntyre ’22: Administration should reverse ban of drug checking program

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Mlyn ’20, McIntyre ’22: Administration should reverse ban of drug checking program

October 17, 2019 1 comment

For years, Brown University Students for Sensible Drug Policy was known on campus primarily for its free and discreet drug checking program. This program allowed Brown students who decided to use recreational drugs to contact an SSDP member, who would use a drug checking kit to evaluate the contents of the substances.

Lerner ‘18.5, Mar ’18, Lehmann ’19, Kupetz ‘19.5: Levin’s legacy: To fund communities or jails?

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Lerner ‘18.5, Mar ’18, Lehmann ’19, Kupetz ‘19.5: Levin’s legacy: To fund communities or jails?

October 11, 2019 Comments are Disabled

New York City Council Member Stephen Levin ’03 has publicly supported an estimated $9-11 billion plan to build brand new jail infrastructure in New York City. The City Council will vote on this plan next week.