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Tunkel ’19: Before her visit to campus, students should know about Linda Sarsour’s history of anti-Semitism

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Tunkel ’19: Before her visit to campus, students should know about Linda Sarsour’s history of anti-Semitism

November 17, 2019 0 comments

Today, the Brown chapters of Students for Justice in Palestine and Jewish Voice for Peace will be hosting a panel entitled “BDS: The Palestinian Right to Resist.”

Bienstock ’20: Understanding BDS beyond the headlines

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Bienstock ’20: Understanding BDS beyond the headlines

November 17, 2019 1 comment

In recent years, the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement has grown among critics of Israel and its policies. At the same time, opponents of the movement have gained media and political prominence.

Whitaker ’20: Loving the Open Curriculum

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Whitaker ’20: Loving the Open Curriculum

November 14, 2019 0 comments

The merits of the Open Curriculum have become a point of discussion after Galen Hall ’20’s recent column questioned the success of Brown’s experiment. I am glad this is the case — traditions and policies need to be periodically reevaluated.

Gelfond ’23: Brown should lead in advocacy against college rankings

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Gelfond ’23: Brown should lead in advocacy against college rankings

November 12, 2019 0 comments

The morning of Jan. 1, I woke up in a cold sweat. I had finished the majority of my regular decision applications (19 of them by that point).

Strode ’21: The case for unconditional freedom

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Strode ’21: The case for unconditional freedom

November 6, 2019 0 comments

As an intern on Capitol Hill this semester, I routinely provide tours to constituents visiting Washington.

Siemens ’21: California’s laboratory of democracy

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Siemens ’21: California’s laboratory of democracy

November 6, 2019 0 comments

It has been a historic session for the California legislature.

Caira ’22: For better classroom discussions, everyone must feel comfortable speaking

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Caira ’22: For better classroom discussions, everyone must feel comfortable speaking

November 6, 2019 0 comments

Since coming to Brown, I’ve noticed that men tend to speak more frequently in my classroom discussions.

Brownsword ’18: University community must not take Kia McNeill for granted

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Brownsword ’18: University community must not take Kia McNeill for granted

November 5, 2019 0 comments

For those remaining Brown University sports fans — and I know how few of us there have been over the years — please don’t take women’s head soccer coach Kia McNeil for granted.

Shea ’21: Republican political stunt undermines democratic process

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Shea ’21: Republican political stunt undermines democratic process

October 31, 2019 0 comments

On Wednesday, Oct. 23, a faction of Republican members of the House of Representatives, around thirty strong, stormed into a closed door meeting where testimony relevant to the ongoing Trump impeachment inquiry was scheduled to be delivered.

Van Horn ’21, Mendez-Flores ’20, Caver ’21, Sanchez-Strauss ’21, Donahue ’20, Hahn ’20: Brown University must cut its contract with Palantir

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Van Horn ’21, Mendez-Flores ’20, Caver ’21, Sanchez-Strauss ’21, Donahue ’20, Hahn ’20: Brown University must cut its contract with Palantir

October 25, 2019 0 comments

Palantir Technologies, a software company based out of Silicon Valley, recently renewed a three-year contract to provide crucial products to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.