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Op-eds

Groboski ’24: Are Our Politicians Ready to Take Climate Change Seriously?

Opinions

Groboski ’24: Are Our Politicians Ready to Take Climate Change Seriously?

October 13, 2020 0 comments

On Sept. 19, 2020, Americans watched in shock and horror as the Metronome Climate Clock was unveiled in New York City. The display, which displayed warnings like “The Earth has a deadline,” was programmed to highlight the existential threat that climate change poses to our species’ survival.

García ’14: Three ways you can help protect our democracy

Opinions

García ’14: Three ways you can help protect our democracy

October 5, 2020 0 comments

The first presidential debate was difficult to watch, and it wasn’t because of Joe Biden. As a proud Democrat, Donald Trump’s lies, temper tantrums and interruptions drove me insane, but I’ll cut right to the chase:

Pipatjarasgit ’22: In Defense of the Brown Women’s Golf Team

Opinions

Pipatjarasgit ’22: In Defense of the Brown Women’s Golf Team

October 4, 2020 3 comments

On Sept. 27, 2020, an op-ed by Brendan Ryan was published in The Brown Daily Herald criticizing the recently demoted Brown women’s golf team. In it, Ryan claims that the team was transitioned to club status because of its lack of competitiveness and diversity.

Ryan: Why Brown Women’s Golf lost its varsity status

Opinions

Ryan: Why Brown Women’s Golf lost its varsity status

September 27, 2020 4 comments

Brown student-athlete and former golfer Amanda Levy ’23 recently published an op-ed titled “The Hidden Attack on Gender Equity in College Athletics” on the website Business of College Sports.

Moody P’97, Taylor P’86 P’90: The Not Totally Silent Generation

Opinions

Moody P’97, Taylor P’86 P’90: The Not Totally Silent Generation

September 27, 2020 0 comments

James R. Moody and Sandy McFarland Taylor, co-presidents of the class of 1958, write about three contemporaries who inspire them, prompted by the Black Lives Matter movement.

McCarthy ’23: How Brown lost, and why they will continue to lose

Opinions

McCarthy ’23: How Brown lost, and why they will continue to lose

September 20, 2020 8 comments

It’s been some 100 days since Brown made the decision to eliminate 11 varsity teams, and last Thursday, a successful fight for gender equality in athletics resulted in the University announcing a proposal to reinstate two of them.

Letter: Paxson should hear Carroll’s request to eliminate undemocratic student committees

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: Paxson should hear Carroll’s request to eliminate undemocratic student committees

September 20, 2020 0 comments

In his Sept. 16 op-ed, Jason Carroll ’21 makes a strong and reasonable case for student selection of student representation on advisory committees at the University.

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

Opinions

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?

Opinions

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).