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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.

Haimbodi ’22 and Hutton ’22: University needs to change its hiring practices for people who have been incarcerated

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Haimbodi ’22 and Hutton ’22: University needs to change its hiring practices for people who have been incarcerated

October 22, 2019 0 comments

No judge in the United States has ever sentenced anyone to a lifetime of unemployment. However, the collateral consequences of the American carceral system ensure that, although not codified into law, this is often the case.

Ruzicka ’21: Why I comment on Dear Blueno posts

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Ruzicka ’21: Why I comment on Dear Blueno posts

October 17, 2019 0 comments

Recently, there has been much discourse on Dear Blueno, a public Facebook page that publishes anonymous posts submitted by members of the Brown student body, about the role that frequent commenters play in the online forum.

Mlyn ’20, McIntyre ’22: Administration should reverse ban of drug checking program

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Mlyn ’20, McIntyre ’22: Administration should reverse ban of drug checking program

October 17, 2019 1 comment

For years, Brown University Students for Sensible Drug Policy was known on campus primarily for its free and discreet drug checking program. This program allowed Brown students who decided to use recreational drugs to contact an SSDP member, who would use a drug checking kit to evaluate the contents of the substances.

Lerner ‘18.5, Mar ’18, Lehmann ’19, Kupetz ‘19.5: Levin’s legacy: To fund communities or jails?

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Lerner ‘18.5, Mar ’18, Lehmann ’19, Kupetz ‘19.5: Levin’s legacy: To fund communities or jails?

October 11, 2019 0 comments

New York City Council Member Stephen Levin ’03 has publicly supported an estimated $9-11 billion plan to build brand new jail infrastructure in New York City. The City Council will vote on this plan next week.

Caira ’22: University classes in the creative arts should not be mandatory S/NC

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Caira ’22: University classes in the creative arts should not be mandatory S/NC

October 11, 2019 0 comments

The purpose of Brown’s Open Curriculum is to let students choose how to design their education. As a part of this curriculum, students can choose to take courses Satisfactory or No Credit if they want to explore a course out of their comfort zone.

Han ’23: If you’re feeling like an impostor, I’m right there with you

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Han ’23: If you’re feeling like an impostor, I’m right there with you

October 10, 2019 1 comment

The period of transition into college is different for everyone, but for most, Brown is an entirely new world.

Hajdarovic GS: To protect graduate workers’ efforts to unionize, we must oppose the NLRB’s proposal

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Hajdarovic GS: To protect graduate workers’ efforts to unionize, we must oppose the NLRB’s proposal

October 4, 2019 0 comments

One of the most frustrating things about pursuing my PhD is having to explain to friends and family members, repeatedly, what I actually do all day. No, I do not have the summer off. Yes, I do get paid. No, I am not going to be a neurosurgeon when this is all over (sorry, Mom).

Corwin ’23: Bring back ‘Why Brown?’

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Corwin ’23: Bring back ‘Why Brown?’

September 30, 2019 0 comments

Since the eighth grade, attending Brown had been my biggest pipe dream. I was absolutely infatuated with its idiosyncratic and captivating community and was immediately able to envision myself within it.