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Ren ’23: I did not like the first-year reading

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Ren ’23: I did not like the first-year reading

September 24, 2019 Comments are Disabled

This past summer, as anxiety and excitement for the coming year stewed within the hearts of Brown first-years all over the country and all over the world, we received a book in the mail. It was our First Readings, a novel called “The Idiot.”

Lehrer-Small ’20: Invest in students: A case against e-learning

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Lehrer-Small ’20: Invest in students: A case against e-learning

September 18, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Many American school districts have made a massive mistake, and you should take note.

Duncan ’16, Borgonjon ’14, Bustos ’16, Wolff Landau ’20, Niculescu ’20 and Saji ’20: Warren Kanders still must go

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Duncan ’16, Borgonjon ’14, Bustos ’16, Wolff Landau ’20, Niculescu ’20 and Saji ’20: Warren Kanders still must go

September 12, 2019 7 comments

Warren Kanders ’79, a prominent University donor, recently resigned from his position as vice chair of the Whitney Museum of American Art, which should serve as a reminder of why Brown must cut its financial ties with Kanders.

Self: Why we suspended our MA program in history

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Self: Why we suspended our MA program in history

April 25, 2019 Comments are Disabled

In response to The Herald’s April 19 editorial, “The terminal master’s in history should come back,” I wish to clarify the history department’s rationale for suspending that program.

Sacks ’22: University needs greater diversity of speakers

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Sacks ’22: University needs greater diversity of speakers

April 25, 2019 1 comment

SPEAK was originally founded in 2017 in order to help ensure the survival of healthy discourse and diversity of thought at Brown.

Meszaros GS: Re-evaluate University health insurance for dependents

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Meszaros GS: Re-evaluate University health insurance for dependents

April 25, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Brown students are required to have health insurance, which is provided by default through the University’s Student Health Insurance Plan.

Foster ’19: Brown shouldn’t be harder. The open curriculum wasn’t meant for that.

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Foster ’19: Brown shouldn’t be harder. The open curriculum wasn’t meant for that.

April 24, 2019 Comments are Disabled

I was surprised to read Aidan Calvelli’s ’19 opinion in last Friday’s Herald.

Sahyouni ’21: Questioning an assault weapons ban

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Sahyouni ’21: Questioning an assault weapons ban

April 24, 2019 Comments are Disabled

In the midst of seemingly perpetual mass shootings including the massacres in Parkland, Sante Fe and Christchurch, there are increasingly strong calls to outlaw the purchase of high capacity magazines and the so-called “weapons of choice” for mass shooters: assault weapons.

Bandler ’22: It’s time to look beyond celebrity admissions scandals

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Bandler ’22: It’s time to look beyond celebrity admissions scandals

April 23, 2019 Comments are Disabled

The Granoff dinner was an embarrassment for the University, and it is undeniably immoral that the uber-rich, like Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, can pay or cheat their way into elite institutions and receive special benefits once admitted.

Blalock ’18 GS: A response to Khurana ’18.5: Reconfiguring abortion rights in the era of technology

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Blalock ’18 GS: A response to Khurana ’18.5: Reconfiguring abortion rights in the era of technology

April 17, 2019 6 comments

In his April 10 piece “Reconfiguring abortion rights in the era of technology,” Jay Khurana ’18.5 writes: “Most of us agree that in the vast majority of cases … it would be wrong to abort a third-trimester fetus.