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O’Neil ’16, Paul ’19, McMahon ’19: In Defense of Excellence and Equity in Men’s Cross Country and Track and Field

Opinions

O’Neil ’16, Paul ’19, McMahon ’19: In Defense of Excellence and Equity in Men’s Cross Country and Track and Field

June 8, 2020 1 comment

As alumnae of the Brown Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field teams, we are writing in solidarity with current teammates on the Brown Men’s Cross Country and Track and Field teams whose collegiate athletic careers were abruptly terminated May 28

Sinai ’21 and Lee ’21: Put me (back) in, Coach: The suddenness of Brown’s sports cuts needlessly destroys athletic careers

Opinions

Sinai ’21 and Lee ’21: Put me (back) in, Coach: The suddenness of Brown’s sports cuts needlessly destroys athletic careers

June 7, 2020 0 comments

As many may now know, on May 28 Brown University ended the athletic careers of 84 men and 65 women on a roughly six-minute Zoom call.

Mackie ’59 — An Open Letter to the Brown Community: The Price of Winning

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Mackie ’59 — An Open Letter to the Brown Community: The Price of Winning

June 7, 2020 0 comments

The May 28 announcement arrived without warning — a thunderbolt from above, striking the hearts of legions within the University athletic community.

Collins – We Suffocate: When Will We Finally Breathe?

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Collins – We Suffocate: When Will We Finally Breathe?

June 5, 2020 0 comments

To the Brown Community: I’m sure by now many of you are consumed by what’s been happening here in the United States. For those of you who are in a particularly difficult place because of the racial killings, I’m writing to you. Honestly, I’m writing to me too. 

From the Brown Women’s Squash Team: President Paxson, Why Aren’t We Excellent?

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From the Brown Women’s Squash Team: President Paxson, Why Aren’t We Excellent?

June 4, 2020 1 comment

We are two of five rising juniors on the Brown Women’s Varsity Squash team. We spent upwards of 10 years training with hopes of playing squash at a collegiate level. We have dedicated 20 hours a week for 25 weeks a year to train, travel and compete.

From the Captains and Supporters of 11 Cut Varsity Teams: Is Brown Ever True?

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From the Captains and Supporters of 11 Cut Varsity Teams: Is Brown Ever True?

June 4, 2020 0 comments

Last Thursday, Brown University announced its decision to cut 11 varsity teams as part of the “Excellence in Brown Athletics Initiative.” This change, guided by the advice of consultants, means former varsity teams will lose all recruiting spots, trainers, athletic department tutors and coaches — effective immediately. Club teams will […]

Kante ’21: A Letter to Our Allies

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Kante ’21: A Letter to Our Allies

June 4, 2020 0 comments

Dear Allies, My brother and I went to a protest in Dallas last Friday night to demand that the police and agents of white supremacy be held accountable for the murders of George Floyd and countless other Black lives. While we were on the streets, clamoring for justice, I realized […]

Skahill ’21: One Team, One Family — Women’s Cross Country, Track & Field Weigh in on Excellence Initiative

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Skahill ’21: One Team, One Family — Women’s Cross Country, Track & Field Weigh in on Excellence Initiative

June 4, 2020 0 comments

On May 28, Brown University revealed that it will cut 11 varsity athletics teams and transition them to club status, effective immediately. The decision, which was made without the knowledge of the University’s head coaches and student-athletes, has been dubbed the Excellence in Brown Athletics Initiative.

Perkins ’22, Maloney ’22: A Statement of Sentiment by the Brown Men’s Track and Field Team

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Perkins ’22, Maloney ’22: A Statement of Sentiment by the Brown Men’s Track and Field Team

June 3, 2020 2 comments

Last week, the Brown Men’s Cross Country and Track and Field teams were completely blindsided and told that, effective immediately, we must “cease training, competition, and related operations at the varsity level” as part of an “Excellence Initiative”

Gaur ’21 and Lee ’20: UFB’s pandemic response fails our communities

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Gaur ’21 and Lee ’20: UFB’s pandemic response fails our communities

May 30, 2020 2 comments

Following Brown’s closure due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, 16 Brown student organizations called on the Undergraduate Finance Board to donate unused funds from these organizations’ annual budgets to mutual aid efforts to support members of both the Brown and Rhode Island communities.