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Locke P’18: Expanding time for faculty excellence, engagement

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Locke P’18: Expanding time for faculty excellence, engagement

April 16, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Brown’s faculty are central to the University’s mission to address some of society’s most pressing challenges through our distinctive, collaborative approach to teaching and research.

Khurana ’18.5: Reconfiguring abortion rights in the era of technology

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Khurana ’18.5: Reconfiguring abortion rights in the era of technology

April 11, 2019 2 comments

I recently had the pleasure of attending “A Conversation with Leana Wen, M.D.” at the Alpert Medical School. Dr. Wen is the incredibly accomplished president of Planned Parenthood.

When Brown students speak, the University should listen: A faculty letter in support of student activism

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When Brown students speak, the University should listen: A faculty letter in support of student activism

April 2, 2019 22 comments

We, the undersigned Brown faculty, wish to express our concern about the content and tenor of President Christina Paxson P’19’s letter to the Brown community March 22.

Cañuelas-Puri ’22: Responding to President Paxson’s letter

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Cañuelas-Puri ’22: Responding to President Paxson’s letter

April 2, 2019 5 comments

Over the past few weeks, as the Brown student body has debated the question of whether we should divest from companies aiding Israeli operations in the Occupied Territories — for example by selling products that contribute to violence against civilians — I have noticed my views shifting.

Lehmann ’19, Frolichstein-Appel ’19, Solomon ’19, Mlyn ’20: A Jewish case for Brown Divest

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Lehmann ’19, Frolichstein-Appel ’19, Solomon ’19, Mlyn ’20: A Jewish case for Brown Divest

March 20, 2019 16 comments

As a group of Jewish students, we feel compelled to oppose injustice across the world in all of its forms, and we stand in solidarity with Palestinian people who are subject to human rights abuses.

Memon ’22: An attack in New Zealand, an ideology in the West

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Memon ’22: An attack in New Zealand, an ideology in the West

March 19, 2019 Comments are Disabled

In the eighth circle of Hell, Dante describes the fate of the beloved Prophet Muhammad (may peace be upon him): “His guts hung between his legs and displayed his vital organs.”

Overall ’19: Vote Yes on Divestment

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Overall ’19: Vote Yes on Divestment

March 18, 2019 2 comments

Last month, the United Nations Human Rights Council concluded that Israeli forces’ shooting of over 6,000 unarmed Palestinian protesters in Gaza last year had “no justification” and that these acts “may constitute war crimes.”

Sahyouni ’21: CS ‘grind’ is unhealthy and unproductive

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Sahyouni ’21: CS ‘grind’ is unhealthy and unproductive

March 18, 2019 2 comments

As computer science students on this campus know all too well, any trip to the Center for Information Technology is bound to be accompanied by the murmurs and moans of concentrators buried under heaps of assignments.

Price ’20: BDS: A wolf in sheep’s clothing

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Price ’20: BDS: A wolf in sheep’s clothing

March 15, 2019 23 comments

Shortly after the United Nations voted in 1947 to partition Palestine into two states, one Jewish and one Arab, the Arab world was incensed. Syria’s then president Shukri al-Quwatli threatened to “eradicate Zionism.”

Hinch ’20: IR concentration needs reform, but not like this

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Hinch ’20: IR concentration needs reform, but not like this

March 13, 2019 1 comment

To be honest, I have never been a passionate supporter of the International Relations concentration, and I have spent most of my time at Brown debating whether to continue my studies in IR or pursue a concentration in which I found fewer faults.