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Carroll ’21: Brown’s administration moves to control student representation

Opinions

Carroll ’21: Brown’s administration moves to control student representation

September 16, 2020 1 comment

On Brown’s campus, the administration has increasingly asserted itself as the arbiters of student representation, determining which voices are heard and who gets a seat at the table.

Patterson ’23: Stop the theatrics. Pause reopening plans before it’s too late

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Patterson ’23: Stop the theatrics. Pause reopening plans before it’s too late

September 8, 2020 6 comments

Almost everyday I think about the words of President Christina Paxson P’19 in her April op-ed entitled “College Campuses Must Reopen in the Fall, Here’s How We Do it.” It’s a snazzy headline, to be sure.

Pipatjarasgit ’21: President Paxson, since when has safety been your priority?

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Pipatjarasgit ’21: President Paxson, since when has safety been your priority?

August 14, 2020 0 comments

On Aug. 11, President Christina Paxson P’19 announced “modifications” to the University’s original fall 2020 plans released on July 7 (though the term “reversal” is more appropriate in my view).

Carroll ’21: Reducing the pandemic fees is good. Now we need long-term transparency and change.

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Carroll ’21: Reducing the pandemic fees is good. Now we need long-term transparency and change.

August 13, 2020 1 comment

Last week, the Brown Undergraduate Council of Students launched a campaign against what we deemed Brown’s “pandemic fees” and nearly 2,000 Brown community members and concerned parties signed our petition. 

Pollard ’21: Flawed housing policies and Brown’s broken commitments to transparency in communications

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Pollard ’21: Flawed housing policies and Brown’s broken commitments to transparency in communications

August 12, 2020 1 comment

Prior to students’ return to campus this fall, the University has upheld its policy requiring students to spend six semesters living on campus, and promised to uphold their agreement to house all students who request it.

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.