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McKeever ’22 and Caplan ’22: For effective governance, UCS must reform its bylaws

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McKeever ’22 and Caplan ’22: For effective governance, UCS must reform its bylaws

February 28, 2021 0 comments

For most undergraduates, apathy would best describe what they feel toward the Undergraduate Council of Students. In the last election, only about a third of students voted for representatives, and UCS Fall Polls and surveys have consistently revealed a student body that is unaware of UCS achievements and developments.

Fuad ’23: Equity isn’t optional. The SATs should be

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Fuad ’23: Equity isn’t optional. The SATs should be

February 26, 2021 17 comments

In 1968, Black students at Brown staged a walkout to protest, among other inequalities, the disproportionately white student body. They demanded that incoming classes be at least 11 percent Black, so as to reflect the United States population at the time.

Ehrhardt ’22: The Squeeze that Never Squoze: Cultural Reflections on the Gamestop Story

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Ehrhardt ’22: The Squeeze that Never Squoze: Cultural Reflections on the Gamestop Story

February 25, 2021 0 comments

It seems almost poetic that the first significant financial explosion caused by digital communities was centered on, of all things, video games.

Apple ’21: The DNC needs to rethink the primary order

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Apple ’21: The DNC needs to rethink the primary order

February 19, 2021 0 comments

On Feb. 14, 2020, outgoing Chairman of the Democratic National Committee Tom Perez ’83 called for the removal of Iowa and New Hampshire’s vaunted statuses as the first states in the presidential primary.

Sloan ’23.5: Pence isn’t a ‘patriot.’ Please, stop lionizing complicit Republicans

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Sloan ’23.5: Pence isn’t a ‘patriot.’ Please, stop lionizing complicit Republicans

February 16, 2021 0 comments

Last week, Democrat House impeachment managers presented piercing arguments to the Senate in their bid to convict former President Donald Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. In doing so, however, they repeatedly struck a curious chord: lavishing praise on former Vice President Mike Pence.

Bhaskar ’21: Moralistic branding of movements fosters groupthink and denies nuance to sociopolitical issues

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Bhaskar ’21: Moralistic branding of movements fosters groupthink and denies nuance to sociopolitical issues

February 11, 2021 6 comments

Branding signals. From #FeeltheBern’s revitalization of Sanders’s democratic socialism to Trump’s demagoguery-laden “Make America Great Again,” today’s policies and campaigns are dependent on their branding, nomenclature and image, which poise them to garner attention and accumulate a following.

Carroll ’21 and Meirowitz ’22: Why is Brown Celebrating a Nazi Honoree? Rename the Watson CIT

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Carroll ’21 and Meirowitz ’22: Why is Brown Celebrating a Nazi Honoree? Rename the Watson CIT

February 7, 2021 0 comments

Many Brown students, faculty and staff don’t know that Brown University’s Center for Information Technology  is named for Thomas J. Watson, Sr. Even fewer are aware that there is compelling and largely undisputed evidence that Watson Sr. maintained business ties to Nazi Germany and Adolf Hitler.

Rivera Perla ’15 MD’22: Naturalization is a COVID-19 public health intervention

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Rivera Perla ’15 MD’22: Naturalization is a COVID-19 public health intervention

February 7, 2021 0 comments

My phone vibrated with text after text in my scrubs’ top pocket as I placed a hidden stitch under the surface of my patient’s skin. It was June 18, 2020 and I knew the rush of notifications meant that the Supreme Court had ruled on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

There is reason to be optimistic for what lies ahead in the fight against  COVID-19

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There is reason to be optimistic for what lies ahead in the fight against COVID-19

January 28, 2021 0 comments

For all the dark days of this pandemic — and there are still more to come — there is now an unmistakable light ahead. Vaccines are moving: not as fast as hoped, but moving.

Herce ’22, Torres ’22, Castañeda ’21.5: ‘Resilience in the face of adversity’: How Brown continues to fail U-FLi students

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Herce ’22, Torres ’22, Castañeda ’21.5: ‘Resilience in the face of adversity’: How Brown continues to fail U-FLi students

January 28, 2021 7 comments

Brown University holds a miserable track record of supporting its U-FLi (undocumented, first-generation college, low-income) students, who thrive in this hostile environment only by virtue of our own community’s organizing, care and mentorship.