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Frankel ’20: The Dutch don’t have sex earlier, they just have sex smarter

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Frankel ’20: The Dutch don’t have sex earlier, they just have sex smarter

February 14, 2020 0 comments

“Isabel sent a topless picture to her whole class?” Dumbfounded, eight-year-old me stared at my six-year-old cousin’s birthday invite. She had painted a big six across her chest and belly, striking a pose and pointing at her torso with a huge grin. Isabel and I had a lot in common.

Garcia ’14: Don’t forget about Doug Jones

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Garcia ’14: Don’t forget about Doug Jones

February 12, 2020 0 comments

Last Wednesday, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) shocked the world by standing up to President Trump. Of that, there’s no doubt. Unfortunately, we have grown accustomed to Republican Party members who support and defend their leader at any and all costs.

Apple ’21: Rhode Island Democrats are no true Democrats at all

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Apple ’21: Rhode Island Democrats are no true Democrats at all

February 11, 2020 1 comment

With Democrats in control of all three branches of the Rhode Island state government, Rhode Island appears to be a true blue state and a progressive model to the rest of America.

Mackie ’59: Honoring the Legacy of Arlene Gorton ’52 — Brown’s Opportunity

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Mackie ’59: Honoring the Legacy of Arlene Gorton ’52 — Brown’s Opportunity

February 6, 2020 0 comments

Today, few people on campus know of Arlene Gorton ’52, a Brown athletic administrator who recently passed away. Anyone who participates in athletics at any level, however, is a beneficiary of Arlene’s inclusive philosophy that athletics are for everyone.

Çetintemel, Krishnamurthi: CS Growth and Student Support: Constraints and Challenges

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Çetintemel, Krishnamurthi: CS Growth and Student Support: Constraints and Challenges

February 3, 2020 0 comments

In recent years, The Herald has published several articles and op-eds about growing enrollment in computer science, including suggestions on how to address the resulting challenges that students face. We appreciate this attention and care toward the student experience.

Jackson ’00: Let’s stop profiting from Palestinian suffering, now: Brown must divest

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Jackson ’00: Let’s stop profiting from Palestinian suffering, now: Brown must divest

January 28, 2020 2 comments

In December of last year, the Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility voted to divest from companies complicit in violations of Palestinian human rights.  As a Jewish alum, I want to thank ACCRIP and the overwhelming majority of student voters who supported divestment in the referendum last March.

Shepardson ’22: The war on drugs ignores history and reality

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Shepardson ’22: The war on drugs ignores history and reality

January 22, 2020 0 comments

The liberal sentiment of the Enlightenment, one lauding the value of individual autonomy and choice, has underpinned the American experiment.

Aman ’20: Locked doors don’t keep us safe

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Aman ’20: Locked doors don’t keep us safe

January 22, 2020 0 comments

How many times have you waited in the bitter cold for a friend to let you into their dorm? And of those times, how often did a kind stranger let you into the building, holding the door open as they swiped themselves in?

Morel PhD’14: A different path for the Providence schools

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Morel PhD’14: A different path for the Providence schools

December 5, 2019 0 comments

In early November, the state of Rhode Island took control of the Providence Public School District. The takeover came after the release of the “Johns Hopkins Report,” which detailed the district’s academic challenges as well as the bureaucratic problems that have hindered the management of the district.

Harris-Grosky ’22, Kianovsky ’23, Edelstein ’23, Nussbaum Cohen ’23, Federman ’23: The Democratic party must concretely oppose Israel’s annexationist policies

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Harris-Grosky ’22, Kianovsky ’23, Edelstein ’23, Nussbaum Cohen ’23, Federman ’23: The Democratic party must concretely oppose Israel’s annexationist policies

December 4, 2019 1 comment

For decades, the long-standing consensus in American politics has been support for the two-state solution as the only viable resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.