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Op-eds

Faculty members: Support for Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan

February 1, 2016 4 comments

Brown University is at a crossroads. The events of last semester made it possible for the University to confront head-on persistent issues about diversity.

Gladstone ’18: What does it mean to protest “Jewish journeys”?

February 1, 2016 26 comments

Thursday evening, Brown/RISD Hillel hosted an event featuring Michael Douglas and Natan Sharansky on “Jewish Journeys.”

Pierce: AEPi responds to accusations

February 1, 2016 10 comments

I write to address the unscrupulous and untrue accusations made by Ben Owens ’17, a former member of Alpha Epsilon Pi.

Orkand ’99 and Cohen-Millstein ’98: BRPi should not have disaffiliated from AEPi

January 29, 2016 10 comments

We write to correct some of the mischaracterizations of AEPi in the column signed by Ben Owens ’17 and the members of the newly established Beta Rho Pi.

SJP: A Call to Action: Protest the Douglas/Sharansky Lecture

January 28, 2016 322 comments

Today Jan. 28, Michael Douglas and Natan Sharansky will be coming to Brown for a lecture devoted to spreading “hasbara” (propaganda) on college campuses.

Owens ’17: Why we disaffiliated from AEPi

January 27, 2016 25 comments

Dear fellow Brunonians,We are proud to announce that Nov. 3, 2015, we made the decision to disaffiliate from the Alpha Epsilon Pi National Fraternity.

Girish ’17: Privilege and disenfranchisement are not mutually exclusive

December 4, 2015 4 comments

A person is not defined by just one identity or another, and privilege and disenfranchisement don’t constitute a binary.

Doyle ’18: Grades will not define your identity

December 1, 2015 2 comments

Wear those B’s (or C’s) as a badge of courage. You pushed yourself — and you didn’t drop the class the day before the final exam.

Gladstone ’18: A new low in the Israel/Palestine conversation

November 30, 2015 49 comments

Israel is singled out time and again on our campus, not just for reasoned criticism but also for such extreme hatred.

Beaulieu ’99: Frats vs. feminists

November 30, 2015 8 comments

I hope that my alma mater can continue to lead the work to end sexual violence and find ways to engage new and unlikely champions in this fight.